Meredith Giangrande

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Meredith J. Giangrande (born July 2, 1981 in Myersville , Maryland ) is an American model and actress .

Life & Career

Meredith Giangrande was born in the summer of 1981 as the eldest child of Gary and Robyn Sanson Giangrande in the small town of Myersville, Maryland, USA , where she also grew up alongside her younger siblings Justin J. and Kyle Andrew. At a young age, Giangrande started a career as a photo model for initially only small campaigns, mainly for local agencies. Sarah Olbert , her eldest brother Justin's partner, is also a popular model. Meredith Giangrande graduated from High School in 1999 at Middletown High School in the neighboring town of Middletown, just ten kilometers south of Myersville . Her hometown gained notoriety through the two snipers and serial killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo , whose deeds went down in criminal history as Beltway Sniper Attacks in the United States. The two were arrested at a rest stop in Myersville.

Giangrande had her first job at Burger King , where she was accepted mainly through the relationships with her father, who at the time was running a Burger King branch himself. She finally had her first appearance in film and television in 2002 in an episode of CSI: On the trail of the perpetrators ; In 2004 she was seen in the short film In a Nutshell . She made a small breakthrough as a model the following year when she finished fourth in the 2005 Hometown Hotties Contest in the state of California , where she had moved a few years earlier. The photos taken by the French-born Antoine Verglas in Maxim pushed her career as an actress and model even further. In the same year she had another Maxim shoot with the well-known photographer Kelly Stuart . In the acting field, a large number of engagements in internationally known television series followed, but also in various feature films. After brief guest appearances in Mind of Mencia (2005) and In Love with a Witch (2005), she was seen in 2006 in the drama Shutter , in the comedy SHIT - Die Highschool GmbH and in the low-budget film Don't Be Scared .

2007 was just as eventful as an actress. In addition to appearances in the films The Dukes , The Metrosexual , X's & O’s and Pool Party , this year she was also involved in the television series Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz and Life , as well as in the soap opera General Hospital , where she was each involved in a single episode appeared. With the movie Pool Party , in which she also played an essential supporting role, she also had her first topless appearance; another four years in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star followed. In 2008 she was seen alongside Johnny Messner in the television film Ring of Death in the role of Nova ; This year she also appeared in one episode of the hidden camera series Pop Fiction and the sitcom Always Again Jim . Giangrande, who at that time already belonged to the Aqua Talent Agency , which was founded in 2004 and was continuously booked as an actress and model through this, made the next step in her acting career by 2009 at the latest. From this year on, major appearances in internationally broadcast film and television productions should follow. She was in only very small roles in the television series Monk and in the movie Fast & Furious - New Model. Original parts. and even had a not insignificant supporting role in Party Animals 3 - Welcome to University .

She was also cast for the recurring role of Tasha Frost in the short-lived television series Valley Peaks . In this role she was involved in a total of five different episodes. While she was lent the German voice in Party Animals 3 by Tanya Kahana , she received the voice in Valley Peaks by Anna Grisebach . The 1.66 m tall Giangrande had another recurring role this year in the television series Nip / Tuck - Beauty Has Its Price , in which she was seen in two different episodes in the role of Bonnie . Without any notable acting appearance in 2010, she returned to the screen a year later and took on minor supporting roles in The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy and Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star , where she played the aforementioned second top had no-appearance of her acting career. The German voice was given to her in this film by the native of Stuttgart Katie Pflegehar . She could also be seen in one episode of the successful television series Rizzoli & Isles and The Mentalist that year. Further engagements in 2012 included appearances in Dexter and The League , as well as a supporting role as Natalia Whatever in the television film Parental Payback . In 2013, Meredith Giangrande, who (s) continues to work as a model in addition to her acting career, was seen in an episode of Two and a Half Men and 90210 .

Giangrande is a member of the SAG-AFTRA union , which was formed on August 30, 2012 through the merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists , and is represented by the Aqua Talent Agency based in West Hollywood . In her career so far, she has lived in various California cities and currently (as of January 2014) names the Toluca Lake district as her place of residence. After graduating from Middletown High School, Giangrande studied fashion merchandising at California State University, Long Beach , just like her mother did .


Film appearances (also short appearances)
Series appearances (also guest and short appearances)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Meredith Giangrande - 2005 Hometown Hottie (English), accessed January 16, 2014
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