Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lindsay Price Biography

Lindsay Jaylyn Price (born December 6, 1976 in Arcadia, California) is an American television actress, currently starring on NBC's 2008 mid-season series, Lipstick Jungle. She is known for her work on soap operas such as All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, and Beverly Hills 90210. She guest starred in NCIS for two episodes as a neurotic fling of main character, Anthony DiNozzo. She also starred on the short-lived American version of Coupling and had a recurring role on Becker, where she played Amanda, Jake Malinak (Alex Désert)'s girlfriend, a role that spanned three seasons.

Actress Lindsay Price got her start in entertainment at the ripe age of three, appearing in commercials for Toys R’ Us and McDonald’s. From then on, she would make her presence known in film, television and even music, recording her first CD in 2003. But despite a busy career, Price hasn’t harnessed the fame one would expect for someone with such a lengthy resume.

Price was born on December 6, 1976 into a racially mixed family: her father was German-Irish and her mother was a Korean émigré. Interestingly, Price’s mother was her dad’s adopted sister. At 14, Price attended the Professional Children’s School in New York, which boasts of such luminaries as Sidney Lumet, Ricki Lake and Yo-Yo Ma. It was at this time that Price got her breakthrough role as the teen-aged vixen, An Li, on ABC’s daytime drama, “All My Children” (1991-93). Price also was on prime time television, making appearances on “Life Goes On” (1991-92) and “Parker Lewis” (1991-92).

After her stint on “All My Children”, Price landed another recurring gig as Michael Lai, the successful career girl on the CBS daytime soap, “The Bold and the Beautiful” (1995-97). Price then made the leap from daytime to a prime time soap with her regular role Janet Sosna on the long-running “Beverly Hills 90210” (1998-2000). Though her role started during the show’s last two seasons, Price made an immediate impact with audiences. More appearances on popular prime time shows followed: as Emily on the WB’s short-lived “Jack & Jill” (2000-01); as Sharon Weizak the USA Network’s “The Dead Zone” (where she met fiancée, producer Shawn Piller); and a three episode stint as Amanda on CBS’s “Becker” (2001-03).

Price didn’t limit herself to television. Though her feature debut was in the kid’s flick, “Purple People Eater” (1988), the actress didn’t appear in another film until “One Hundred Percent” (1998), an indie never-was directed by Eric Koyanagi. After a small part in the Gwyneth Paltrow comedy, “View From the Top” (2003), Price had a prominent role in the barely released “No Turning Back” (2003), the story of an illegal immigrant who accidentally runs over a child and goes on the run with his daughter.

Price returned to her bread and butter, television. As the bisexual, living-in-her-own-world Janet on the NBC sitcom, “Coupling”, a raunchy sitcom that boasts of its non-stop barrage of sex-laden jokes and innuendo, Price has positioned herself to become the star she worked her whole life to be.

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