Bianca Kajlich

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Bianca Kajlich
Bianca Kajlich SXSW 2015.jpg
Kajlich in 2015
Born
Bianca Maria Kajlich

(1977-03-26) March 26, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)
Landon Donovan
(m. 2006;div. 2010)

Michael Catherwood (m. 2012)
Children1

Bianca Maria Kajlich ( /ˈklɪk/ KY-lik; born March 26, 1977) is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film including the role of Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement (2007–2013). [1] Kajlich is currently starring in the Amazon Prime series Bosch as Christina Henry.

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Early life

Kajlich was born in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of Patti (née Campana) and Dr. Aurel Jan "Relo" Kajlich. Her father was Slovak and her mother is of Italian descent. [2] [3] [4] She is a graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington, and attended Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.

Career

Kajlich began her career with the Olympic Ballet Theater as a ballet dancer in Edmonds, Washington. After seven years, she decided to try acting. By that time, she had already performed lead roles in The River, Swan Lake, and The Nutcracker. Kajlich's first acting part was in an advertisement for Kragen Auto Parts. She has since appeared in the films Bring It On , 10 Things I Hate About You , Halloween: Resurrection , and 30 Minutes Or Less . Kajlich also had recurring roles in the television series Boston Public as Lisa Grier and in Dawson's Creek as Natasha Kelly, as well as roles in UPN's Rock Me Baby and the Fox drama Vanished .

Kajlich appeared in an episode of the USA Network's Psych entitled "Psy vs. Psy" as a psychic FBI agent who ends up not being who she appears to be. She appeared as a major character in an episode of Fox's short-lived action TV show, Fastlane , as a prostitute named Bree whose pimp wants her dead. Kajlich had a quick appearance as a punk nose-piercing girl in an episode of Freaks and Geeks , and she played Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement . [1] She was ranked No. 74 on the Maxim "Hot 100 Women of 2004" [5] and No. 63 on the Maxim "Hot 100 Women of 2007". [6]

In March 2013, Kajlich was cast as a main character in the NBC sitcom Undateable , which premiered on May 29, 2014 and ended January 29, 2016. [7]

In October 2017 she appeared as Paula, a prostitute befriended with sartorial advice by Larry David in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm

She is currently starring in the Amazon Prime series Bosch as Christina Henry.

Personal life

Kajlich married association football player Landon Donovan on December 31, 2006. [8] The couple separated in late 2009 [9] and a petition for divorce was filed on December 23, 2010. [10] On December 16, 2012, she married radio personality Michael Catherwood. [11] Kajlich gave birth to the couple's first child, Magnolia, in April 2014. [12]

Filmography

Films
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Coffee Girl
1999This Is the Disk-O-BoyzMall Girl
2000 Bring It On Carver
2002 Halloween: Resurrection Sara Moyer
2011 30 Minutes or Less Juicy
2011Hard LoveKaty
2015 Dark Was the Night Susan Shields
2015DriftSamanthaShort film
TV shows and appearances
YearFilmRoleNotes
1999SororityRoxanneTelevision film
2000 Freaks and Geeks Piercing Girl"Noshing and Moshing" (Season 1, Episode 15)
2000–01 Boston Public Lisa GrierRecurring role (Season 1)
2001Semper FiSharon ExlerTelevision film
2002 Fastlane Sabrina "Bree" Falson"Get Your Mack On" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2002In My OpinionLaneTelevision film
2002–03 Dawson's Creek Natasha KellyRecurring role (Season 6)
2003–04 Rock Me Baby Beth CoxMain role
2005Confession of a DogErikaTelevision film
2006 Vanished AnnaTelevision film
2006More, PatienceMiaTelevision film
2006 In Justice Angela DiMarco"Victims" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2006 Vanished Quinn KeelerRecurring role
2007 Psych Lindsay Leikin"Psy vs. Psy" (Season 2, Episode 3)
2007–13 Rules of Engagement Jennifer MorganMain role
2014–16 Undateable Leslie BurtonMain role
2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm Paula"The Pickle Gambit" (Season 9, Episode 2)
2019 Legacies Sheriff MacGuest starring (Season 2, 3 episodes so far)
2019 Bosch Christina Henry(Season 5, 8 episodes)

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