Maxine Bahns

Maxine Bahns

Birth name: Maxine Lee Bahns
Born: February 28, 1971
Age: 49
Birthplace: Stowe, Vermont, U.S.
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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. 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 PhD 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 Edward Burns asked her to star in his low-budget film The Brothers McMullen. In 1996, she co-starred in She's the One opposite Burns, marking the couple's final collaboration before their split. In 1997, she made her television debut on the HBO science-fiction/horror series Perversions of Science, guest-starring episode "People's Choice". She starred as the title character in the 1998 film Chick Flick. In 2000, Bahns co-starred in the made-for-television movie Cutaway opposite actor Tom Berenger, and three films: crime/thriller film Dangerous Curves opposite actors Robert Carradine and David Carradine, comedy/drama film Vice opposite actor Bo Hopkins, and comedy film Spin Cycle opposite actress Sarah Chalke. In 2001, she co-starred in the film The Elite opposite actor Jurgen Prochnow. In 2005, she was in the direct-to-video horror film Scarred, and guest-starred on an episode of CBS's mystery/drama series CSI: NY episode "Dancing with the Fishes". In 2007, she co-starred in the drama film Steam opposite actresses Ruby Dee, Ally Sheedy, and Kate Siegel; she also made two guest appearances on television: FOX's legal drama Justice episode "False Confession", and NBC's comedy/drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip for two episode. In 2008, Bahns co-starred in the horror/thriller film Conjurer opposite actor Andrew Bowen. That same year, she appeared, uncredited, as Simon Baker's murdered wife Angela Ruskin-Jane on CBS's The Mentalist.[1] In 2009, she returned to the silver screen, appearing in three back-to-back films, including drama film Stellina Blue opposite actress Christina Mauro, crime/drama-thriller film The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine starring actor Raymond J. Barry, and adventure/horror-thriller film The Lost Tribe starring actress Emily Baldoni. In 2010, she co-starred in the drama film What Would Jesus Do? opposite actor John Schneider, and made a guest appearance on TNT's police procedural/crime-drama series Rizzoli & Isles episode "Money for Nothing". In 2011, she appeared in the comedy film Naked Run starring actor Charles Durning, and made an uncredited guest appearance on the NBC police procedural/legal drama Law & Order: LA episode "Silver Lake". In 2012, she co-starred in the comedy/drama romance film Driving Me Crazy opposite actor Keith Black. She did not return to acting until 2017, when she appeared in the drama film Web Cam Girls starring actress Arianne Zucker. In 2018, she will make a guest appearance on the up-coming Amazon Video crime/drama-thriller series Too Old to Die Young.

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.

Personal life

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, and FIT!.

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 resides in Los Angeles with their two daughters, Madison Rose (born March 8, 2009) and Harper Lee (born October 2012).



Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Brothers McMullen Audrey film debut
1996 She's the One Hope Davis
1998 Chick Flick
2000 Dangerous Curves Stella Crosby
2000 Vice Savannah Logan
2000 Spin Cycle Vicky Taylor
2001 The Elite Lena
2005 Scarred Heather Hanson Direct-to-Video
2007 Steam Susan
2008 Conjurer Helen Burnett
2009 Stellina Blue Kathy
2009 The Hitmen Diaries: Charlie Valentine Jenny also known as "Charlie Valentine"
2009 The Lost Tribe Maya
2010 What Would Jesus Do? Virginia
2011 Naked Run Jill
2012 A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Mom uncredited
2012 Driving Me Crazy Kelly Petterson
2017 Web Cam Girls Detective Sarzo


Year Title Role Network Notes
1997 Perversions of Science Betty Sorensen HBO television debut

Episode: "People's Choice"

2000 Cutaway Star Television Movie
2005 CSI: NY Elementary School Representative CBS Episode: "Dancing with the Fishes"
2007 Justice Deborah Rose FOX Episode: "False Confession"
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Lena NBC 2 episodes
2008-2010 The Mentalist Angela Ruskin Jane CBS 3 episodes (uncredited)
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Jocelyn Fairfield TNT Episode: "Money for Nothing"
2011 Law & Order: LA Kathy Alvin NBC Episode: "Silver Lake" (uncredited)
2018 Too Old To Die Young Rebecca Gilkins Amazon Video Episode: "#1.3"

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