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Leslie Bibb

Bibb at the 2009 premiere of Moon
Born Leslie Louise Bibb
November 17, 1974 (1974-11-17) (age 35)
Bismarck, North Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Rob Born (2003–2004) divorced

Leslie Louise Bibb (born November 17, 1974) is an American actress and former fashion model.


Early life

Bibb was born in Bismarck, North Dakota and raised in Nelson County, Virginia. Her father died when she was three years old. Later, she and her mother, along with her three older sisters, moved to Richmond, Virginia, where she attended an all-girls Catholic high school, Saint Gertrude High School.

In 1990, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Elite Agency held a nationwide modeling search. Bibb's mother took photos of her then 16-year-old daughter and sent them in. The celebrity judges, John Casablancas, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista and Iman were impressed and they picked her as the winner.

After finishing her junior year, Bibb flew to New York City and signed a contract with Elite Agency. She modeled over that summer, and went on a trip to Japan. She returned home for her senior year and graduated in 1992. Then she decided to attend the University of Virginia. After a single semester, she dropped out and moved to New York City to pursue a full-time modeling career. Her modelling photographs have appeared in such magazines as Maxim and FHM. She also attended the William Esper acting studio for three years.


Bibb's first film role was in the comedy Private Parts. This was followed by her first television series, where she replaced the departed Susan Walters as the female lead in the second season of The Big Easy. Most critics panned the show and it was canceled months later after low ratings.

Bibb at Comic-Con promoting The Midnight Meat Train in July 2007.

In 1999, Bibb had her big break appearing as a lead character on the WB Network television series Popular. The show was a major success among teenagers and led Bibb to more recognizable film roles such as The Skulls and See Spot Run. Since then she has had notable lead or guest roles on TV shows such as ER, Line of Fire and CSI: Miami. Bibb also joined the cast of Crossing Jordan as Detective Lu Simmons until season 6 where her character had become a recurring character and was killed off.

Bibb played Will Ferrell's wife Carley in the hit comedy movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. She also played Desiree in the 2007 production Wristcutters: A Love Story. She appeared as a Vanity Fair reporter named Christine Everhart in the 2008 film Iron Man. She was also in the role of Emma in Trick 'r Treat and Maya in the 2008 horror/thriller The Midnight Meat Train. In 2009 Bibb played Sarah Lowell in the 2009 film Law Abiding Citizen.

Bibb can be seen in the TV show Atlanta in the role of Jessica, opposite Freddie Prinze, Jr. In the 2009 comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, she portrayed the rival of the main character, played by Isla Fisher. Bibb is also starring in a new movie called Miss Nobody, for which she also serves as co-producer. She also had a pivotal recurring role in Kings on NBC as Katrina Ghent.

Bibb is a spokesmodel for Revlon for Almay Pure Blends.

Personal life

Bibb is a supporter of Friends of El Faro,[1] a grassroots non-profit that helps raise money for Casa Hogar Sion, an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.

Bibb is a cousin of Bob Bibb of Lifetime Television.

Bibb is close friends with her Popular co-star Carly Pope and The Skulls co-star Joshua Jackson.[citation needed]


Year Film Role Other notes
1997 Private Parts WNBC Tour Guide
Touch Me Fawn
1999 This Space Between Us Summer
2000 The Young Unknowns Cassandra
The Skulls Chloe Whitfield
2001 See Spot Run Stephanie
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Desiree
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Carley Bobby
2007 My Wife Is Retarded Julie Short film
Sex and Death 101 Dr. Miranda Storm
2008 Iron Man Christine Everhart
The Midnight Meat Train Maya
Trick 'r Treat Emma
2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic Alicia Billington
Law Abiding Citizen Sarah Lowell
2010 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy awaiting release
Miss Nobody Sarah Jane McKinney post-production
Iron Man 2 Christine Everhart post-production
Zookeeper post-production
2012 The Avengers Christine Everhart pre-production
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Pacific Blue Nikki Episode: Wheels of Fire
Home Improvement Lisa Burton Episode: No Place Like Home
1997 Just Shoot Me! Nikki Episode: Secretary's Day
Fired Up Lana Episode: The Rules
The Big Easy Janine Rebbenack 13 episodes
1998 Astoria TV-Pilot
Something So Right Tina Episode: Something About a Double Standard
Early Edition Emily Harrigan Episode: Lt. Hobson, U.S.N.
1999 Sons of Thunder Nancy Jones Episode: Daddy's Girl
1999–2001 Popular Brooke McQueen 43 episodes
2002–2003 ER Erin Harkins 8 episodes
2003–2004 Line of Fire Paige Van Doren 13 episodes
2004 Capital City Paige Armstrong TV-Pilot
Nip/Tuck Naomi Gaines Episode: Naomi Gaines
2005 Hitched Emily TV-Pilot
2005–2007 Crossing Jordan Det. Tallulah 'Lu' Simmons 14 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Beth Selby/Cayla Selby/Ashley Whitford Episode: Triple Threat
Entourage Laurie Episode: Gotcha!
Atlanta Jessica TV-Pilot
2009 Kings Katrina Ghent 5 episodes
2009–present The League Meegan

Awards and nominations

Teen Choice Award

  • 2000: Nominated, "TV Choice Actress" - Popular

Young Hollywood Award

  • 2001: Won, "Exciting New Female Face"


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