Carmen Electra

Film Actress / Actress / Model (person) / Musician / Playboy Playmate / Television Actress / Voice Actress | * 04/20/1972 (48) | Sharonville, Ohio, USA
Tara Leigh Patrick (born April 20, 1972), known professionally as Carmen Electra, is an American model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer. She began her career as a singer after moving to Minneapolis, where she met Prince, who produced her self-titled debut studio album. Electra began glamour modeling in 1996 with numerous appearances in Playboy magazine. She later relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career as an actress, playing the role of Lani McKenzie in the television series Baywatch (1997–1998). Electra also hosted MTV’s Singled Out (1997–1998). Electra made her film debut in the horror comedy American Vampire (1997), and subsequently appeared in a number of movies, including Good Burger (1997), Get Over It (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Cheaper by the Dozen 2, Dirty Love (b... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Talk-Shows

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Movies with Carmen Electra as Actress(51)

as Theodora2015 The Book of Fire
as DJ2015 Chocolate City
as Lisa2014 Dragula
as Lexus2014 Lap Dance
as herself2012 Sunset Strip
as Anne Babish2012 2-Headed Shark Attack
as Judy2010 Back Nine
as Iconic Beauty2010 Barry Munday
as Sybil Williams2009 Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!
as Hot Girl2008 Bedtime Stories
as Beautiful Assassin2008 Disaster Movie
as Königin Margo2008 Meet the Spartans
as Carmen Electra2007 Full of It
as Candy2007 I Want Candy
as Ginger Peachum2007 Christmas in Wonderland
as Riley2007 Hot Tamale
as Mystique2007 Epic Movie
as herself2006 Pledge This!
as Anne2006 Date Movie
as herself2006 American Dreamz
as Holly2006 Scary Movie 4
as Sarina Murtaugh2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2
as Rebecca2005 Searching for Bobby D
as Honeysack (voice)2005 Lil' Pimp
as lauren2005 Getting Played
as Michelle Lopez2005 Dirty Love
as Tonight Show Guest2004 Mr. 3000
as herself2004 Monster Island
as Staci2004 Starsky & Hutch
as herself2004 Lit: All Access
as Treasure2003 Sol Goode
as Tina2003 My Boss's Daughter
as Lani McKenzie2003 Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
as Audrey2003 Rent Control
as Laura2002 Whacked!
as herself2002 Cleavage
as Simone2001 Perfume
as Mistress Moira2001 Get Over It
as herself2001 Playboy's Celebrities
as Drew Decker2000 Scary Movie
as Esmeralda1999 Christmas Vacation 2000
as McKenna Ray / The Raven1998 The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven
as herself1998 Welcome to Hollywood
as Iona Shirley1998 Starstruck
as Roxanne1997 Good Burger

TV Shows/Series with Carmen Electra as Actress(53)

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Born: Thursday, 04/20 1972 (April) in Sharonville (current age: 48 years + 45 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Record Label: Paisley Park Records
Spouses (current/former): Dennis Rodman, Dave Navarro
Other names for Carmen Electra (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Кармен Электра"
"Tara Leigh Patrick"
Carmen Electra frequently works together with these people:
Jenny McCarthy (17x, Actress)
Lindsay Lohan (14x, Actress)
Ryan Seacrest (14x, Actor)
Tom Arnold (13x, Actor)
Eva Longoria (13x, Actress)
Andy Dick (13x, Actor)
Tori Spelling (13x, Actress)
Sharon Osbourne (13x, Actress)
Brittany Murphy (12x, Actress)
Tyra Banks (12x, Actress)
Snoop Dogg (12x, Actor)
Jason Friedberg (12x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:461, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/09/2020