Carmen Electra

Carmen Electra

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    • April 20th, 1972
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.

Starring Carmen Electra on Plex


Acting (35 Credits)

2015Chocolate City as DJ
2014Lap Dance as Lexus
20122-Headed Shark Attack as Anne Babish
2010Barry Munday as Iconic Beauty
2009Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! as Sybil Williams
2008Meet the Spartans as Queen Margo
2008Bedtime Stories as Hot Girl
2008Disaster Movie as Beautiful Assassin
2007I Want Candy as Candy
2007Full of It as Carmen Electra
2007Christmas in Wonderland as Ginger Peachum
2007Epic Movie as Mystique
2006Getting Played as lauren
2006Hot Tamale as Riley
2006Date Movie as Anne
2006Scary Movie 4 as Holly
2005Dirty Love as Michelle Lopez
2005Lil' Pimp as Honeysack (voice)
2005Cheaper by the Dozen 2 as Sarina Murtaugh
2004Starsky & Hutch as Staci
2004Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon as Debbie
2004Mr. 3000 as Tonight Show Guest
2003Sol Goode as Treasure
2003My Boss's Daughter as Tina
2003Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding as Lani McKenzie
2002Whacked! as Laura
2001Perfume as Simone
2001Get Over It as Mistress Moira
2000Scary Movie as Drew Decker
1999The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human as The Female
1999Christmas Vacation 2000 as Esmeralda
1998The Chosen One: Legend of the Raven as McKenna Ray / The Raven
1998Welcome to Hollywood as Carmen Electra
1997An American Vampire Story as Sulka
1997Good Burger as Roxanne

Herself (5 Credits)

2012Sunset Strip as Herself
2011Mardi Gras: Spring Break as Self
2006Pledge This! as Herself
2006American Dreamz as Herself
2004Monster Island as Herself


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