Bree Turner

Bree Turner

Born: March 10, 1977
Age: 41
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, U.S.
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Bree Nicole Turner (born March 10, 1977) is an American actress.


Early life

Turner was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up in Alamo, California. Her father is former NFL linebacker Kevin Turner. In 1995, she graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, where she was voted 1994 Homecoming Queen. She then attended King's College London and University of California, Los Angeles.


Turner landed her first speaking role in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. That same year, she was cast on MTV's late night anthology series, Undressed. She also did TV commercial for Gap "Khaki Country" and "Khaki-a-go-go," and for Dr. Pepper.

Turner was a background dancer in such hit films as The Big Lebowski (1998), She's All That (1999) and Mike MyersAustin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999). She has since appeared in films like The Wedding Planner (2001), Joe Dirt (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), Sorority Boys (2002), Bring It On Again (2004) and Jekyll + Hyde (2006). She played a supporting role in Todd Holland's family film Firehouse Dog, alongside Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Dash Mihok, Steven Culp and Bill Nunn.

In 2000, Turner could be seen in two independent films, Scott Falconer and Scott Hatley's musical and romantic drama True Vinyl and writer-director Robert Boris' wrestling drama Backyard Dogs. The next year, she shared the screen with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy The Wedding Planner, and with David Spade in the comedy Joe Dirt.

Meanwhile, Turner was also playing recurring roles on the UPN sitcom Moesha, the ABC sitcom Spin City and the CBS drama Cold Case. She also did a TV commercial for Hyundai. Additionally, she acted on stage, playing Ivy in The Pages of My Diary I'd Rather Not Read at Hudson Mainstage Theater in Los Angeles in January 2003.

After being cast in Wallace Wolodarsky's comedy film Sorority Boys, she landed the starring role as the head cheerleader in Bring It On Again. Back on the small screen, she starred as Marjorie in the short-lived sitcom Good Girls Don't.

The next year in October, she guest starred on UPN drama Sex, Love & Secrets. That same month, she also starred in the pilot episode of the Showtime's horror/thriller series Masters of Horror, entitled "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road.". On her appearance in the pilot episode of the series, she said: "I caught the first four and I loved them. It was nice to be rewarded with being the first episode to kick off the whole series. We actually went to the (Mick Garris; the series creator) executive producer's house and we had a little screening. The second the opening credits came on with the music and the stark white and the blood drops I was just so pleased. This is a class A project and I think it turned out that way."

In 2006, she guest starred on the CBS/VH1 drama Love Monkey, appearing in the TV series pilot-turned-TV movie, Flirt and in a TV commercial for Budweiser. Back on the big screen, she was cast in The TV Set and in Nick Stillwell's Jekyll + Hyde, adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. She also had a supporting role in the romantic comedy Just My Luck.

In 2007, Turner appeared in an episode of the ABC series Traveler and in an episode of the Fox series Standoff. She also appeared in the family film Firehouse Dog.

She appeared in the comedy The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, which was released on July 24, 2009.

In 2012, she landed a recurring role in Season 1 of the NBC drama series Grimm, portraying the character Rosalee Calvert. In April, it was announced that Turner would join the Main Cast beginning with Season 2.

Personal life

In 2008, Turner married orthopaedic surgeon Justin Saliman at the Casa Del Mar hotel in Santa Monica, California. They have a daughter named Stella Jean (born June 29, 2010), and a son named Dean (born September 12, 2012).

Regarding her hobbies, Turner said:

Growing up, I had a Nintendo. I liked Mario Bros. and Track & Field. I was very good. I don't mean to age myself, but I came home every day, went straight to my Nintendo and rocked it. I have three younger brothers, so I always leaned towards more boy hobbies. I was a dancer, so in my down time I always wanted to play video games and hang out with the boys. Then when I went to college, I had a PlayStation but I haven't picked up my joystick in a while. I need to get back on it. I got into Dance Dance Revolution for a while.


Year Title Role Notes
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding Title Sequence Performer #4
1999 Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Allison
2001 The Wedding Planner Tracy
2002 Sorority Boys Tiffany
2003 Cold Case Ellen Episode: Our Boy Is Back
2004 Bring It On Again Tina Hammersmith
2004 Good Girls Don't Marjorie
2005 Incident On and Off a Mountain Road Ellen first season of Masters of Horror
2006 Just My Luck Dana
2007 Firehouse dog Liz Knowles
2007 Standoff Natalie Keegan Episode: Road Trip
2008 Ghost Whisperer Elizabeth Episode: Ball & Chain
2009 The Ugly Truth Joy
2010 Rules of Engagement Heather Episode: Fun Run
2010 A Girl's Life Tiny Mosquito (voice)
2011 Raising Hope Susan Episode: Sabrina Has Money
2011 Take Me Home Eve
2012-2017 Grimm Rosalee Calvert Recurring season 1; Regular season 2 onwards
2012 Wedding Band Sara
2012 The Mentalist Iris Porchetto
2015 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "13 Chefs Compete"

[ Source: Wikipedia ]