Born: February 28, 1971
Birthplace: Stowe, Vermont, U.S.
Maxine Lee Bahns (born February 28, 1971) is an American actress, triathlete and model. She is best known for roles in the films The Brothers McMullen and She's the One, appearing in both as the love interest of her then boyfriend, Edward Burns, who directed both films. She also appeared, uncredited, as the murdered wife of the protagonist of the television show The Mentalist.
Bahns was born in Vermont, but the family later moved to Long Island, New York. Her father is German-American and her mother was born in Hong Kong of mixed Chinese and Brazilian descent. She has one sister, Brandy de St Phalle. At age 16, Bahns traveled to Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, and Rome. After returning to New York, she attended New York University, majoring in Latin and Greek language and literature, thinking of pursuing a Ph.D. in Classics.
She attended acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse taught by Milton Katselas and also studied with Ivana Chubbuck. Her big break came when her boyfriend at the time, actor Edward Burns, asked her to star in his low-budget film The Brothers McMullen. She also appeared, uncredited, as Simon Baker's murdered wife on CBS's The Mentalist.
Bahns has also been involved in modelling working for the Elite Model Management. During her time as a model, she appeared in numerous magazines including FHM, Sports Illustrated for Women, Self, Glamour, and Maxim.
In 2001, upon moving to Los Angeles, Bahns became involved in triathlons, and during the year she had completed the Ironman Triathlon. She has also competed in a number of triathlons such as Wildflower ½ Ironman and the Keauhou ½ Ironman. Bahns has appeared on the covers of Runner's World, Triathlete Magazine, and FIT! Magazine.
From October 5, 2003 to November 2006, Bahns was married to Peter Crone, who appeared as Nikos in Music Within. On October 13, 2007, Bahns married Patrick Watson; the couple now reside in Los Angeles with their two daughters, Madison Rose (born 2009) and Harper Lee (born 2012).
|2012||A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III||Mom|
|Driving Me Crazy (2012)||Kelly Petterson|
|The Mentalist||Angela Ruskin Jane||TV series, 1 episode (, "Redwood")|
|The Tribe or The Lost Tribe||Maya Carrillo|
|2007||Justice||Gail Rose||TV series, 1 episode ("False Confession")|
|Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Lena||TV series, 2 episodes ("Breaking News", "4 A.M. Miracle")|
|CSI: NY||Anna, the Elementary School Representative||TV series, 1 episode ("Dancing with the Fishes")|
|Dangerous Curves||Stella Crosby|
|Spin Cycle||Vicky Taylor|
|1997||Perversions of Science||Betty Sorensen||TV series, 1 episode ("The People's Choice")|
|1996||She's the One||Hope|
|1995||The Brothers McMullen||Audrey|