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Known Credits: 86

Birthday: 1972-04-20

Place of Birth: Sharonville, Ohio, USA

Adult Actor: False

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Carmen Electra

Biography

Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), professionally known as Carmen Electra is an American glamour model, actress, television personality, singer, dancer and sex symbol. She gained fame for her appearances in Playboy magazine, on the MTV game show Singled Out, on the TV series Baywatch, and dancing with the Pussycat Dolls, and has since had roles in the parody films Scary Movie, Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, and Disaster Movie.

Electra was born in Sharonville, Ohio, the daughter of Patricia, a singer, and Harry, a guitarist and entertainer. She attended Ann Weigel Elementary School and then studied dance at Dance Artists dance studio under Gloria J. Simpson, in Western Hills, a neighborhood of Cincinnati. Her mother died of a brain tumor in 1998. Her older sister Debbie died from a heart attack, also in 1998. Carmen graduated from Princeton High School in Sharonville. Carmen Electra also attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in the Cincinnati Public School District. She has Irish, German, and Cherokee ancestry.

Electra started her professional career in 1990 as a dancer at Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio in the show "It’s Magic", one of the more popular shows in the park's history. In 1991, she moved to California and met Prince. Soon after meeting Prince, Electra signed a recording contract with Prince's Paisley Park Records and began a short-lived singing career.During her time at Paisley Park Records, she officially became known as Carmen Electra. Electra on June 3, 2008.

In 1995, Electra started appearing in television programs. In May 1996 she was featured in a nude pictorial in Playboy magazine, the first of several. This exposure led to higher profile television appearances, including Baywatch (cast member from 1997–1998, as Leilani "Lani" McKenzie) and MTV's Singled Out. She returned to Baywatch for the 2003 reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.

Electra was featured in Playboy four more times, with her second appearance in June 1997, third in December 2000, fourth in April 2003 and her fifth in the January 2009 anniversary issue. She was on the cover three times, in December 2000, April 2003 and on the 55th anniversary Issue in January 2009.

Electra has appeared in films such as American Vampire (1997), Good Burger (1997), The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human (1999), the horror spoof Scary Movie (2000) and also appeared in Meet the Spartans (2008), Scary Movie 4 (2006), Epic Movie (2007), Date Movie (2006), Disaster Movie (2008), the remake of the 1970s TV show Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She won an MTV Movie Award (best kiss) for Starsky & Hutch. She also appeared in an episode of House in which she portrayed herself as an injured golfer and an injured farmer, playing out House's fantasy.

In 1999, she appeared in the Bloodhound Gang's music video of "The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope." In 2005, she joined the voice cast of the animated series Tripping the Rift, replacing Gina Gershon as the voice of the sexy android "Six". Also in 2005, she began the Naked Women's Wrestling League, acting as the commissioner for the professional wrestling promotion. In late 2006, Carmen began to be featured in commercials by Taco Bell.

Acting
2012 2-Headed Shark Attack as Anne Babish
2011 Mardi Gras: Spring Break as Herself
2010 Back Nine as Judy
2008 Bedtime Stories as Hot Girl
2008 Disaster Movie as Beautiful Assassin
2008 Meet the Spartans as Königin Margo
2007 Christmas in Wonderland as Ginger Peachum
2007 Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease, Vol 6 - In the Bedroom as Carmen Electra
2007 Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease, Vol 7 - Vegas Strip as Carmen Electra
2007 I Want Candy as Candy
2007 Epic Movie as Mystique
2007 Hot Tamale as Riley
2006 The Charlotte Church Show - (1 episode)
2006 Scary Movie 4 as Holly
2006 Date Movie as Anne
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 as Sarina Murtaugh
2005 Getting Played as lauren
2005 Dirty Love as Michelle Lopez
2005 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List - (1 episode)
2005 Stacked - (1 episode)
2005 Fat Actress - (1 episode)
2005 American Dad! - (2 episodes)
2005 Lil' Pimp as Honeysack (voice)
2004 House - (1 episode)
2004 Manhunt: The Search for America's Most Gorgeous Male Model - (8 episodes)
2004 The Tony Danza Show - (5 episodes)
2004 Joey - (2 episodes)
2004 Summerland - (4 episodes)
2004 30 Days Until I'm Famous as Pauline
2004 Monster Island as Herself
2004 Starsky & Hutch as Staci
2004 Tripping the Rift - (1 episode)
2004 Tripping the Rift - (46 episodes) as Six of Nine
2004 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen and Dave - (7 episodes)
2004 On Air with Ryan Seacrest - (2 episodes)
2003 Aerobic Striptease - (5 episodes)
2003 Hope & Faith - (1 episode)
2003 Eve - (1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show - (4 episodes)
2003 My Boss's Daughter as Tina
2003 Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease, Vol 1 as Carmen Electra
2003 Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease, Vol 2 as Carmen Electra
2003 Reno 911! - (1 episode)
2003 E!'s 101 - (4 episodes)
2003 The New Tom Green Show - (1 episode)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored - (3 episodes)
2003 Punk'd - (1 episode)
2003 Sol Goode as Treasure
2003 Baywatch: The Reunion as Lani McKenzie
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! - (3 episodes)
2003 Rent Control as Audrey
2002 Monk - (1 episode)
2002 The Osbournes - (1 episode)
2001 Off Centre - (1 episode)
2001 Perfume as Simone
2001 An American Vampire Story as Sulka
2001 An American Vampire Story as Sulka
2001 Get Over It as Mistress Moira
2000 Scary Movie as Drew Decker
1999 Christmas Vacation 2000 as Esmeralda
1999 Christmas Vacation 2000 as Esmeralda
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn - (5 episodes)
1999 The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human as The Female
1998 TRL - (1 episode)
1998 The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven as McKenna Ray / The Raven
1998 Two Guys and a Girl - (1 episode)
1997 EP Daily - (1 episode)
1997 The View - (2 episodes)
1997 Just Shoot Me! - (1 episode)
1997 King of the Hill - (1 episode)
1996 Malcolm & Eddie - (1 episode)
1996 E! True Hollywood Story - (1 episode)
1995 MADtv - (2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien - (2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - (3 episodes)
1989 The Simpsons - (1 episode)
1989 Baywatch - (251 episodes)
1983 Live! with Kelly and Michael - (4 episodes)
1900 The Jamie Kennedy Experiment - (1 episode)
1900 Best Week Ever - (3 episodes)
1900 Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding - (0 episodes) as Lani McKenzie
1900 Carmen and Dave: An MTV Love Story - (0 episodes)
1900 Hyperion Bay - (0 episodes) as Sarah Hicks
1900 Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise - (0 episodes) as Lani McKenzie
1900 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock - (0 episodes)
1900 Singled Out - (0 episodes)
1900 Soccer AM - (1 episode)
1900 BattleBots - (48 episodes)
1900 Dance Fever - (1 episode)