Leslie Bibb is a talented American actress and former model who is best known for her roles in GCB, Iron Man, Popular, Iron Man 2 and Tag. Being beautiful, charming and talented, the actress has been able to find success in Hollywood. The actress, who has been in the entertainment industry since in 1996, has built up an impressive résumé.
Leslie Louise Bibb was born in Bismarck, North Dakota on the 17th of November, 1944. She was raised by a single mother after her father passed away at the age of three. She grew up with three older sisters named – Kim, Bev and Trish.
Her family then moved to Richmond Virginia where she attended Saint Gertrude High School. She got her start in modelling when she won a nationwide competition in 1990. After finishing her junior year, she travelled to New York to sign a modelling contract with Elite Agency. During that summer, Leslie Bibb modelled for Elite and travelled to Japan. Her pictures were found in famous magazines like Maxim and FHM.
She came back home and finished her senior year in 1992. After high school, Leslie Bibb didn’t immediately go back to modelling. She had gained admission into the University of Virginia and decided to pursue it, but after one semester, she left and travelled to New York to focus on modelling as a career.
She then signed up at the William Esper acting studio for a three-year program but took several months off to go to Europe to model. She got her film debut in the comedy Private Parts – starring Howard Stern in 1997. After her big screen debut, Leslie Bibb landed a role in TV series Big Easy.
Her big break came in 1999 when she appeared as the lead character on the TV series Popular, for which she won a Teen Choice Award and was nominated for a Young Hollywood Award.
The show led her to more recognizable films and TV shows such as The Skull, See Spot Run, ER, Line of Fire, Crossing Jordan, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Atlanta, Sex and Death 101.
Leslie Bibb made an appearance in the independent film Wristcutters: A Love Story in 2006. The film got nominations for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize, two Independent Spirit Awards and the Humanitas Prize.
Her biggest box office works are the MCU films Iron Man and Iron Man 2, where she played Christine Everhart, a reporter.
In 2009, Leslie Bibb played the antagonist in the comedy film Confession of a Shopaholic – starring Isla Fisher. She also had a recurring role in Kings as Katrina Ghent and appeared in the thriller Law Abiding Citizen.
Over the years, Leslie Bibb has starred in other film and TV shows and she’s currently on ABC’s American Housewife playing the divorced neighbour, Viv.
Boyfriend – Sam Rockwell
Leslie Bibb’s boyfriend is veteran actor Sam Rockwell. The couple, who have been together for over a decade, largely keep a low profile.
Just like Leslie Bibb, Sam is an actor. He has appeared in many films and television series and is considered one of the most talented and versatile actors presently. He was born on the 5th of November 1968 in San Mateo, California. Both his parents, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess were actors as well. Sadly, they got divorced when Rockwell was only five years old.
While growing up, Sam Rockwell shuttled between San Francisco with his father and New York with his mother. After high school, the handsome actor permanently moved to New York and attended the William Esper acting studio for two years while working two jobs as busboy and burritos delivery boy at restaurants. He also appeared in a variety of roles at that time, slowly building up his career.
He has appeared in many films and TV shows over the years, some of which include Clownhouse, Dream Street, Over The Limit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Law & Order, Box of Moon Light, Lawn Dogs, Charlie’s Angels, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Iron Man 2, which Leslie Bibb also appeared in.
Everything You Need To Know About Leslie Bibb
1. She Was Married Once
Leslie Bibb was once married to investment banker named Rob Born. The two tied the knot on the 22nd of November 2003 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Their marriage only lasted for about a year before the couple divorced on the 7th of December 2004.
Leslie Bibb supports El Faro, a charity organization that helps raise money for Casa Hogar Sion, an orphanage home in Tijuana, Mexico.
She also has partnered with the nonprofit – LIFE Foundation and is their national spokesperson for the Life Insurance Awareness month.
3. Revlon Campaign
In 2008, Leslie Bibb became a spokesperson and brand ambassador for Revlon, appearing in global multi-media campaigns.
4. She Is A Producer
The first film she produced was the independent comedy Miss Nobody which she also starred in. The movie was met with praise from critics and also won awards at the 26th Boston Film Festival.
5. Net Worth
Leslie Bibb has come a long way in terms of acting and modelling. Her total net worth is recorded to be $2 million.