Bianca Kajlich

Active - 1999 - 2014  |   Born - Mar 26, 1977 in Seattle, Washington, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Horror

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Raven-haired Italian-American actress Bianca Kajlich (pronounced "Ky-lick") netted recognition early in her career for her contribution to the slasher movie sequel Halloween: Resurrection (2002), which found her character -- Sarah Moyer -- facing off against homicidal maniac Michael Myers, as she received play-by-play advice on a handheld. (Kajlich would later acknowledge her relief at not being cast in the next installment of the series.) She made a deeper and more enduring impression with her portrayal of newly engaged Jennifer on the relationship-oriented ensemble sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007). Her resumé also includes brief multi-episode stints on such prime-time series as Boston Public, Dawson's Creek, and Vanished. She also appeared in the crime comedy 30 Minutes or Less.

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  • Father is Czechoslovakian; mother's family is Italian.
  • Spent seven years as a dancer with Washington's Olympic Ballet Theater, performing in productions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
  • Made her big-screen debut with a bit part in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), which was filmed in and around her hometown of Seattle.
  • Joined the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement after the role of Jennifer was recast following the pilot.