Bridgette Wilson is a Hollywood actress who has been missing on the big screen for some time, which makes fans wonder where she is and what she has been doing lately. She is a former beauty queen and model who won the crown of Miss Teen USA in 1990. She is also married to former ATP tennis professional Pete Sampras. Read on for more…
Bridgette Wilson’s Bio
Bridgette Leann Wilson was born on 25 September 1973. She also grew up in Gold Beach, Oregon, a small coastal town in the United States. The former beauty queen has only one famous sibling, a sister named Tarcy Wilson. Her parents are Dale and Kathy Wilson. Bridgette attended Gold Beach High School and graduated in 1991. During her time in high school, she actively participated in extracurricular activities and played volleyball with the school team. Her interest in entertainment and show business led her in a different direction than sports.
A year before her high school graduation, Bridgette signed up to participate in the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant. She won the competition and was crowned queen in the finals of the 1990 event, which was held in Biloxi, Mississippi. At the time of her victory, she was 17 years old, and she was also the second teenager from Oregon to win the pageant. Bridgette comes from a mixed ethnic background – partly English, partly Swedish. Her nationality is American, while she belongs to the white ethnic group.
Career – Where is She Now?
It’s normal for beauty queens to end up as models, but for Bridgette Wilson, it directed her to act instead, and her reign as Miss Teen USA opened up access to acting opportunities for her. Bridgette made her acting debut by appearing as Lisa Fenimore in the television series Santa Barbara in the 1990s, only for the final series – April 1992 to January 1993, after which she joined the cast of another television show, Saved By The Bell (1992). Her first feature film was made in 1993 as Whitney, daughter of Jack Slater in The Last Action Hero. This was followed by a small role as a university student in higher education (1995).
Her introduction to the world of acting went quite well and the film and television roles never stopped coming. In addition to the above-mentioned performances, the talented actress has played Final Vendetta (1996), The Stepsister (1997), Starstruck (1998), House on Haunted Hill (1999), The Wedding Planner (2001), CSI Miami (2003), etc. throughout her career. In 2006, the former winner of the beauty contest was on the jury of the Miss Universe contest that year. Her last cinema appearance was in 2008 when she appeared in the Signature Series as herself, and in the same year, she appeared as Farah in Phantom Punch.
Bridgette Wilson also sang a little. She was featured on the album Then Came the Night by Tommy Shane Steiner, with her part appearing on the track “What We’re Gonna Do About It”. It turned out to be a remarkable contribution because in 2002 the song climbed to number 43 in the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts. Bridgette Wilson, who has rarely been seen in film and television, focuses on her family and raising her children with her husband, Pete Sampras, at her home in Bel Air, California.
With over thirty-five film and television appearances, Bridgette Wilson’s net worth has also increased proportionally. Her annual salary is not known at the moment, as it is not known how much the versatile actress takes home each 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 married on 30 September 2000 and the union produced two children, all boys. Their first son, Christian Charles Sampras, was born on 21 November 2002, while their second son, Ryan Nikolaos Sampras, was born on 29 July 2005. Her husband, Pete Sampras, is a former professional tennis player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the game. Born on 12 August 1971, Pete was nicknamed “Pistol Pete” because of his powerful serve on the court (tennis). At the US Open 2002, where he won the final of the tournament against Andre Agassi, he retired from tennis with a high.
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