Estella Warren

Estella Warren

Birth name: Estella Dawn Warren
Born: December 23, 1978
Age: 38
Birthplace: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Biography

Estella Dawn Warren (born December 23, 1978) is a Canadian actress, fashion model, and former synchronized swimmer. During her swimming career she was a member of the National Canadian Team and won 3 national titles. Since 1994 she has been modeling through publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as working for campaigns for such brands as Perry Ellis and Victoria's Secret.

She later began a career as an actress, starring in such films as Tim Burton's 2001 re-adapted film Planet of the Apes as well as television roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Beauty and the Beast.

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Early life

Estella Warren was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to Esther, an elementary school headmistress, and Don Warren, a used car dealer. She is the youngest of three daughters.

Career

Synchronized swimming

In 1990, Warren moved to Toronto to train with the national synchronized swimming team. In 1995, after becoming the senior national champion, Warren had the chance to move on to the 1996 Summer Olympics. She is a three-time Canadian national champion, and the solo bronze medalist at the 1995 Junior World Championships.

Fashion modeling

Estella Warren was discovered by Rhonda Broadbelt Fonte, the owner of Broadbelt & Fonte Models, in 1994 when she was a synchronized swimmer living in Ontario. Broadbelt Fonte then introduced Warren to George Gallier, the owner of American Models. She then came to New York City to shoot some photo tests; during that time Gallier introduced her to fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, who immediately saw Estella's unique looks and booked her for a photo shoot for Italian Vogue.

Her international modelling career and recognition worldwide was set after she shot the Cacharel fragrance campaign "Eau d'Eden" with French photographer director Jean Paul Goude, then followed the Chanel No. 5 campaign with director Luc Besson, all while she was managed by George Gallier.

Her work in modelling is known through publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as working for campaigns for such brands as Perry Ellis and Victoria's Secret.

Warren has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and two television commercials for Chanel No. 5 perfume. She was named Maxim Magazine's Hottest Woman in 2000. She was ranked Number 61 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement and was the November 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-07 pinup calendar.

Warren also has appeared in campaigns for UGG Australia, Andrew Marc, Perry Ellis, Nine West, Cartier, Volvo, De Beers, and Cacharel, as well as in television advertisements for Samsung. Additionally, she has modelled for Victoria's Secret and in 2000 hosted the televised special for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's 2000 edition.

She appeared on the cover in the nude for the third issue of the 3D magazine World's Most Beautiful, which came out in June 2013.

Acting

Warren's films include Driven (2001), Planet of the Apes (2001), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and The Cooler (2003).

Warren has appeared in That '70s Show in 2003, as well as two part crossover role in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in September 2005. She also appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer in 2005.

Warren has appeared in music videos for INXS's "Afterglow", Blank & Jones' "Beyond Time" and Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor".

Warren stars in the upcoming feature film Undateable John with John Philbin, Daryl Hannah, Tom Arnold, Kash Hovey, Margaret Cho, Meredith Baxter, and Shannen Doherty.

Arrest

On May 24, 2011, Warren was arrested in Los Angeles after she allegedly hit three parked cars with her Toyota Prius and then fled the scene. Police eventually found her and arrested her for DUI. During her arrest she allegedly kicked an officer and resisted being handcuffed. Later at the police station where her arrest was being booked she managed to slip her cuffs and run but was quickly recaptured. Ultimately she was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, battery on a police officer and resisting a police officer. Her bail was set at $100,000. On August 19, 2011, Warren entered a no contest plea and was ordered to a residential rehab facility for six months.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department incorrectly recorded Warren's date of birth as December 23, 1970. Although Warren's 1978 birth year is well-established, some news sources then reported that she was born in 1970 or cited her age as if she were born that year.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Perfume Arrianne
2001 Driven Sophia Simone
2001 Planet of the Apes Daena
2001 Tangled Elise Stevens
2003 Kangaroo Jack Jessie
2003 The Cooler Charlene
2003 I Accuse Kimberly Jansen
2004 Blowing Smoke Faye Grainger Television film
2004 Pursued Emily Keats
2004 Trespassing Kristy Goodman
2005 Her Minor Thing Jeana
2006 Taphephobia Jesse Lennox
2006 National Lampoon's Pucked Jessica
2007 Lies and Crimes Sally Hanson Television film
2009 Blue Seduction Matty Television film
2009 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2010 Irreversi Kat
2010 Transparency Monika
2010 See You in September Lindsay
2013 The Stranger Within Emily
Dangerous Intuition Laura Beckman Television film
2015 No Way Out Maria
Undateable John Jane
Decommissioned Rebecca Niles
2017 Just Within Reach Grace

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2003 That '70s Show Raquel Episode: "The Kids Are Alright"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit April Troost Episode: "Design"
2005 Law & Order April Troost Episode: "Flaw"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Alexis Fogarty Episode: "On the Wings of a Dove"
2009 Mental Niobe Graham Episode: "Book of Judges"
2010 The Being Frank Show Episode #1.1
2017 Feel the Dead Skyler
2017 Age of the Living Dead Michelle

[ Source: Wikipedia ]