Bridgette Wilson is a Hollywood actress who has been missing from the screen for a while now, prompting fans to wonder where she is and what she has been up to recently. She is a former beauty queen and model who won the Miss Teen USA crown in 1990. She is also married to former ATP professional tennis player, Pete Sampras. Read on for more…
Bridgette Wilson’s Bio
Bridgette Leann Wilson was born on September 25, 1973, she also grew up in Gold Beach, Oregon, a small coastal town in the United States. The former beauty queen has only one known sibling, a sister who goes by the name Tarcy Wilson. Their parents are Dale and Kathy Wilson. Bridgette attended the Gold Beach High School and graduated in 1991. She was active in extra-curricular activities while she was in high school, participating in volleyball with the school’s team. Her interest in entertainment and showbiz led her in a different direction from sports.
One year before Bridgette graduated from high school, she registered and took part in the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant. She won the competition and was crowned queen in the final of the event which held in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1990. She was 17 years old at the time she won and she was also the second teen from Oregon to win the pageant. Bridgette hails from a mixed ethnic background – part English and part Swedish. Her nationality is American while she holds the white ethnicity.
Career – Where is She Now?
It is normal for beauty queens to end up as models but for Bridgette Wilson, it pointed her towards acting instead and her reign as Miss Teen USA opened up the access to opportunities for acting roles. Bridgette made her acting debut by appearing as Lisa Fenimore in the 1990’s TV series Santa Barbara for just the concluding series – April 1992 to January 1993. She then joined the cast of another TV show, Saved By The Bell (1992). Her first film feature came in 1993 as Whitney, daughter of Jack Slater in The Last Action Hero. It was followed by a small role as a university student in Higher Learning (1995).
Her introduction into the world of acting went quite well and the movie and TV roles never stopped coming. Apart from the ones mentioned above, some other appearances which the talented actress has made over the period of her career include Final Vendetta (1996), The Stepsister (1997), Starstruck (1998), House on Haunted Hill (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), CSI Miami (2003), etc. In 2006, the former beauty pageant winner was part of the panel of judges in the Miss Universe competition that year. Her last screen appearance was in 2008 when she featured as herself in Signature Series and the same year, she appeared as Farah in Phantom Punch.
Bridgette Wilson has also had a stint with singing. She was featured on the album, Then Came the Night by Tommy Shane Steiner with her part coming on the track “What We’re Gonna Do About It”. It turned out to be a notable input as in 2002, the song rose to #43 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Having been scarce in film and television, Bridgette Wilson is focused on her family and raising her kids with her husband, Pete Sampras in their Bel Air home in California.
With over thirty-five film and television appearances to her credit, Bridgette Wilson’s net worth has also risen proportionately. Her annual salary is not known at the moment as it is not revealed how much the versatile thespian takes home per year but her net worth is estimated at $8 million.
Bridgette Wilson’s Married Life and Husband
Bridgette Wilson is married to Pete Sampras. They wedded on September 30, 2000. The union has produced two children, all boys. Their first son, Christian Charles Sampras, was born on November 21, 2002, while their second son, Ryan Nikolaos Sampras was born on July 29, 2005. Her husband, Pete Sampras is a former professional tennis player widely regarded as one of the greatest players of the game. Born August 12, 1971, Pete was nicknamed “Pistol Pete” because of his powerful serve in the court (tennis). He retired from tennis on a high at the 2002 US Open where he won against Andre Agassi in the tournaments’ final.
Quick Facts About Bridgette Wilson
Name: Bridgette Leann Wilson
Known as: Bridgette Wilson
Birth Date: September 25, 1973
Birth Place: Gold Beach, Oregon
Spouse: Pete Sampras
Children: 2 (Christian Charles and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras)
Height: 5ft 9in (1.75m)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Net Worth: $8 million