Maxine Bahns

Intro American triathlete and actor
Is Model Actor Television actor Film actor Triathlete
From United States of America
Type Fashion Film, Television, Stage and Radio Sports
Gender female
Birth 28 February 1971, Stowe, USA
Star sign Pisces
Residence Los Angeles, USA

Maxine Lee Bahns (born February 28, 1971) is an American actress, triathlete, and model. She is best known for roles in the films The Brothers McMullen and She's the One, appearing in both as the love interest of her then-boyfriend, Edward Burns, who directed both films. She also appeared, uncredited, as the murdered wife of the protagonist of the television show The Mentalist.

Early life

Bahns was born in Vermont, but the family later moved to Long Island. Her father is German-American and her mother was born in Hong Kong of mixed Chinese and Brazilian descent. She has one sister, Brandy de St Phalle. At age 16, Bahns traveled to Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, and Rome. After returning to New York, she attended New York University, majoring in Latin and Greek language and literature, thinking of pursuing a PhD in classics.

Career

Bahns attended acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse taught by Milton Katselas and also studied with Ivana Chubbuck. Her big break came when Edward Burns asked her to star in his low-budget film The Brothers McMullen. In 1996, she co-starred in She's the One opposite Burns, marking the couple's final collaboration before their split. In 1997, she made her television debut on the HBO science-fiction/horror series Perversions of Science, guest-starring episode "People's Choice". She starred as the title character in the 1998 film Chick Flick. In 2000, Bahns co-starred in the made-for-television movie Cutaway opposite actor Tom Berenger, and three films: crime/thriller film Dangerous Curves opposite actors Robert Carradine and David Carradine, comedy/drama film Vice opposite actor Bo Hopkins, and comedy film Spin Cycle opposite actress Sarah Chalke. The following year, she co-starred in the film The Elite opposite actor Jurgen Prochnow. In 2005, she was in the direct-to-video horror film Scarred, and guest-starred on an episode of CBS's mystery/drama series CSI: NY episode "Dancing with the Fishes". In 2007, she co-starred in the drama film Steam opposite actresses Ruby Dee, Ally Sheedy, and Kate Siegel; she also made two guest appearances on television: FOX's legal drama Justice episode "False Confession", and NBC's comedy/drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for two episode. In 2008, Bahns co-starred in the horror/thriller film Conjurer opposite actor Andrew Bowen. That same year, she made an uncredited appearance as Simon Baker's murdered wife Angela Ruskin-Jane on CBS's The Mentalist. Bahns returned to the silver screen in 2009, appearing in three back-to-back films, including drama film Stellina Blue opposite actress Christina Mauro, crime/drama-thriller film The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine starring actor Raymond J. Barry, and adventure/horror-thriller film The Lost Tribe starring actress Emily Baldoni. In 2010, she co-starred in the drama film What Would Jesus Do? opposite actor John Schneider, and made a guest appearance on TNT's police procedural/crime-drama series Rizzoli & Isles episode "Money for Nothing". In 2011, she appeared in the comedy film Naked Run starring actor Charles Durning, and made an uncredited guest appearance on the NBC police procedural/legal drama Law & Order: LA episode "Silver Lake". In 2012, she co-starred in the comedy/drama romance film Driving Me Crazy opposite actor Keith Black. She did not return to acting until 2017, when she appeared in the drama film Web Cam Girls starring actress Arianne Zucker. In 2018, she made a guest appearance on the Amazon Video crime/drama-thriller series Too Old to Die Young. Bahns has also been involved in modelling, working for the Elite Model Management. During her time as a model, she appeared in numerous magazines including FHM, Sports Illustrated for Women, Self, Glamour, and Maxim.

Personal life

In 2001, upon moving to Los Angeles, Bahns became involved in triathlons, and during the year, she had completed the Ironman Triathlon. She has also competed in a number of triathlons such as Wildflower ½ Ironman and the Keauhou ½ Ironman. Bahns has appeared on the covers of Runner's World, Triathlete, and FIT!. From October 5, 2003, to November 2006, Bahns was married to Peter Crone, who appeared as Nikos in Music Within. On October 13, 2007, Bahns married Patrick Watson; the couple now reside in Los Angeles with their two daughters, Madison Rose (born March 8, 2009) and Harper Lee (born October 6, 2012).

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