Actress and model Leslie Bibb was born in the United States on November 17, 1974. Bibb made his cinematic debut in 1997 with a small part in Private Parts after making brief appearances on television in 1996 in a few different programs. In The Big Easy, she had her first regular television role (1997).
She won a Teen Choice Award for Television Choice Actress for her portrayal of Brooke McQueen in the dramedy series Popular on the WB Network. As Christine Everhart, she has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), What If…? (2021), and a number of viral marketing initiatives where the host of WHIH Newsfront is featured. She makes an appearance in the Netflix series Jupiter’s Legacy as Grace Sampson/Lady Liberty (2021).
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Leslie Bibb was raised in Lovingston, in Nelson County, Virginia, after being born in Bismarck, North Dakota. Three years after she was born, her father passed away. After that, Bibb relocated to Richmond, Virginia, where she attended the all-girls Catholic private school Saint Gertrude High School together with her mother and three elder sisters.
The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Elite Agency sponsored a nationwide modeling search in 1990 when Bibb was sixteen years old. Bibb was selected as the winner by the celebrity judges, John Casablancas, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Iman.
After completing her junior year, Bibb took a plane to New York City to sign a contract with Elite Agency. That summer, she modeled and visited Japan. For her senior year, Bibb moved back to the country, and she earned her degree in 1991.
Bibb has been featured on the covers of numerous publications throughout her modeling career, including CosmoGirl, 944, Seventeen, Gear, Paper, L’Officiel, Teen, FHM, Stuff, YM, and Fit. Both the Maxim Uncut 2001 15-Month calendar and the 2001 FHM calendar featured her. Bibb made an appearance in an Almay Pure Blends television commercial in 2008.
1996 saw Bibb’s first television appearances, which included roles in episodes of Pacific Blue and Home Improvement. Her debut performance in a movie was in the comedy Private Parts. She took over Susan Walters’ role as the female lead in The Big Easy’s second season in her first television series, which came after that. The majority of critics derided the program, and it was discontinued months later due to poor viewership.
She played a minor role in the 1997 romance drama Touch Me and the movie This Space Between Us (1999). Bibb’s big break came in 1999 when she played the lead role on the WB Network television show Popular.
She played Brooke McQueen, Kennedy High School’s most popular student, cheerleader, and attractive straight-A student. Teenagers loved the show, which helped Bibb land more well-known film parts. She received nominations for the Young Hollywood Award for Exciting New Face – Female and the Teen Choice Award for Television Choice Actress for the show. She shot The Skulls (1999), a psychological thriller, while it was airing as one of the main character’s classmates, friend, and love interest. The Skulls was a big office hit despite receiving scathing reviews from critics.
She landed a part in the comedy See Spot Run in 2001, in which she played a single mother who spent the majority of the movie going on her own version of the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles journey.
In addition to playing the title part in the television series Line of Fire, Bibb was cast in a recurring role on the show ER. Before Season 6, Bibb joined the Crossing Jordan cast as Detective Lu Simmons. In the independent film Wristcutters: A Love Story, she played Desiree (2006).
Additionally, Bibb played Jessica in the sitcom Atlanta. In the 2007 direct-to-video black comedy Sex and Death 101, she was portrayed by Dr. Miranda Storm. In the action movie Iron Man, she played Christine Everhart, a reporter for Vanity Fair.
She has a really strong sense of right and wrong, of good and evil, and I admired her intensity, Bibb said about her character in an interview. The Midnight Meat Train (2008), a horror movie directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and based on Clive Barker’s short tale of the same name from 1984, featured Bibb in the lead role of Maya Jones.
In the 2009 comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, she played the lead character’s adversary. Although Confessions of a Shopaholic received negative reviews from critics, it was a financial success.
She returned to the character of Everhart in Iron Man 2, the follow-up to Iron Man, in 2010. With a $621.8 million global revenue, the movie is Bibb’s largest box office hit. She starred in Miss Nobody, an independent comedy that she co-produced, later in 2010. She took home the Best Actress prize at the 26th Boston Film Festival for her performance. Bibb also made an appearance in Kevin James’ 2011 film The Zookeeper. Bibb played Amanda Vaughn on the ABC drama GCB in 2012, which premiered on March 4 but was canceled after 10 episodes.
Rhett & Link’s Buddy System, a YouTube Red original series, featured Bibb in its inaugural season in 2016. She also made an appearance in an episode of the 2017 season two of the show. In 2016, she started appearing frequently as the divorcée next-door neighbor Viv on ABC’s American Housewife. Bibb featured in the comedy-horror movie The Babysitter on Netflix in 2017.
In the 2020 follow-up The Babysitter: Killer Queen, she played the same part again. In the comedy Tag from the same year, she was given the role of Susan Rollins. Bibb was introduced as Grace Sampson in the Netflix superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy in February 2019. She was hired to appear in the slasher film The Inhabitant in December 2020.
In March 2021, Bibb began playing Satan on the Netflix workplace comedy series God’s Favorite Idiot. She was chosen to play Ellie in the comedy film About My Father in September 2021.
Bibb supports Friends of El Faro, a neighborhood nonprofit that works to raise money for Casa Hogar Sion, a children’s home in Tijuana, Mexico.
The Almay brand of Revlon announced in 2008 that Bibb had been appointed as its ambassador. She serves as a spokesperson for both the old and new Revlon cosmetics lines. She has starred in numerous international multi-media commercials.
As the national spokesman for Life Insurance Awareness Month in the fourth quarter of 2010, Bibb worked with the nonprofit LIFE Foundation.
Alongside Maria Menounos, Debra Messing, Taraji P. Henson, and Morena Baccarin, she posed nude for the May 2012 issue of Allure magazine.
Leslie Bibb and Sam Rockwell got together in the Chateau Marmont’s West Hollywood lobby in 2007 and went on to co-star in the movies “Iron Man 2,” “Don Verdean,” and “The Dark of Night.” Rockwell dated Sarita Choudhury before Bibb. Sam stated that having kids is “not [his] bag” in a 2007 interview, adding that he had “so much respect for parents.”
Who Is Sam Rockwell?
Sam Rockwell has almost 100 acting credits to his resume, including “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “Moon,” “Iron Man 2,” “Seven Psychopaths,” “Richard Jewell,” and “Jojo Rabbit” (2019). Sam won more than 20 prizes, including an Oscar, for his portrayal of the bigoted police officer Jason Dixon in the 2017 film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
Early in the 1990s, Rockwell made appearances on “Law & Order,” “Lifestories: Families in Crisis,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as well as in the movies “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Strictly Business,” “The Search for One-eye Jimmy,” and “Somebody to Love” (1994). Sam worked as a busboy and a private investigator’s assistant during his first few years in New York City, but after appearing in a 1994 Miller commercial, he started acting full-time. Then, in 1995, he made a special appearance on “NYPD Blue” and acted in the movies “Glory Daze,” “Basquiat,” “Box of Moonlight,” and “Lawn Dogs” (1997).
In 1999, Rockwell performed the roles of Guy Fleegman in “Galaxy Quest,” Francis Flute in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and William “Wild Bill” Wharton in Stephen King’s “The Green Mile,” which brought in $286.8 million at the box office and received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
Sam made appearances in the 2000 movie “Charlie’s Angels” and a stage performance of “The Dumb Waiter & The Zoo Story” before landing the part of Chuck Barris, host of “The Gong Show,” in the George Clooney-helmed 2002 film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” Then, Rockwell co-starred in “Matchstick Men” (2003) alongside Nicolas Cage, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005) as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” (2005) under the direction of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
In 2007’s “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” and 2008’s “Frost/Nixon,” Rockwell played outlaw Charley Ford and author James Reston Jr. He subsequently played Justin Hammer in 2010’s “Iron Man 2,” which was a huge hit with a worldwide total of $623.9 million. Sam played a drug lord in the Jonah Hill comedy “The Sitter,” starred in the science fiction Western “Cowboys & Aliens,” narrated the “Gettysburg” documentary, and appeared in “Seven Psychopaths” the next year alongside Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, and Colin Farrell.
The Way, Way Back, “A Single Shot,” “Trust Me,” “A Case of You,” and “Better Living Through Chemistry” were the five movies in which Rockwell made an appearance in 2013; in 2014, he also starred in “Laggies” and “Loitering with Intent.” He portrayed the titular character in “Don Verdean” and engaged in spirit-battling in the “Poltergeist” adaptation in 2015. After playing Officer Jason Dixon in the highly acclaimed movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” in 2017, Sam won an Oscar for best actor. He also received a nod for his portrayal of George W. Bush in the 2018 film “Vice.”
Rockwell co-starred opposite Michelle Williams in the miniseries “Fosse/Verdon” in 2019 and as Captain Klenzendorf in Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” as well as attorney Watson Bryant in the biography “Richard Jewell.” He portrayed Westley in the 2020 film “Home Movie: The Princess Bride,” in which every actor recorded their individual scenes on a smartphone while hiding out during the Coronavirus outbreak. He is also slated to produce and star in a future Merle Haggard movie.