Colleen Haskell

Actor, Advertising employee, Waitress
A cute brunette with a magnetic onscreen presence and an effervescent charm, Colleen Haskell emerged as arguably the best-loved "Survivor" on the 2000 premiere season of the cult-inspiring CBS reality show, turning her ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1976 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Filmography

Actor (6)

Maybe It's Me 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reel Comedy: The Animal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Survivor: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

Rianna (Actor)

Survivor 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Biography

A cute brunette with a magnetic onscreen presence and an effervescent charm, Colleen Haskell emerged as arguably the best-loved "Survivor" on the 2000 premiere season of the cult-inspiring CBS reality show, turning her popularity into an acting career by 2001 when she made her feature debut in the comedy "The Animal". Describing her strategy as "fly below the radar so that no one will notice me", the straight-shooting Haskell wasn't expected to last long on the island but hung in there for several weeks until she became one of the last remaining contestants. Having chosen soap as the one luxury item afforded the castaways, Haskell embodied fresh-faced, all-American charm and spunk, and quickly became a favorite among viewers. Keeping her sense of humor when rumors of a sex scandal involving her and fellow castaway Greg were spread, and proving quite a trouper when countless untreated bug bites left her legs badly blistered, Haskell maintained high spirits up to the end of her run. The last Pagong tribemate left on the Malaysian island of Pulau Tiga, Haskell was voted off by a vote of four to one in the eleventh of the series' thirteen episodes.

Relationships

Andrew Haskell

Brother
younger

EDUCATION

Connolly School of the Holy Child

Potomac , Maryland
all-girls Catholic middle and high school

Walter Johnson High School

Bethesda , Maryland 1994
attended for senior year

Miami Ad School

Miami Beach , Florida 2000
was attending when picked for "Survivor"

University of Georgia

Athens , Georgia
while a student, studied abroad for six months in London, interning at the London Film Festival

Milestones

2001

Made feature acting debut in the comedy "The Animal", as a woman whose love interest (Rob Schnieder) has been rebuilt with animal parts after a terrible accident

2000

Was a contestant on the popular CBS reality series "Survivor"; voted off the island in the 11th of 13 episodes

After receiving her undergraduate degree, traveled through Ghana and France

Raised in Maryland

Bonus Trivia

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From the People "Survivor" special issue, Spring 2001, Haskell talks about her first movie experience: "Nothing's hard here. I come in, I walk through a door five times, then eat lunch. On 'Survivor' they give you no food. Here you get three carts full!"

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"I think some people went on the island just to pursue [careers] in entertainment. I was there to take a free vacation to Malaysia."When you think about where I was a year ago, it's such a kick. I'm really just along for the ride." --Haskell quoted in the Teen People special issue "25 Hottest People Under 25", April 2001.

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Haskell on being crowned "America's sweetheart" by the media: "My mom was like, 'Oh, if they could hear your language they wouldn't say that.' But people are going to classify you whatever they want. Next year I could be something else."Mary Lou Retton was America's sweetheart, and she always kinda creeped me out, so I don't really want to be known as that." --to iF Magazine, May 4, 2001.

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