Sasha Barrese

Sasha Barrese went from the shores of Hawaii and the streets of Paris to the red carpet of Hollywood with the kind of ease and grace that has defined her as an actress and model. Born Alexandra Barrese, Sasha grew up on ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1981 in Maui, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

The Hangover Part III 2013 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Leverage 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Let Me In 2010 (Movie)

Virginia (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Trauma 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roommates 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hangover 2009 (Movie)

Tracy (Actor)

Carpoolers 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drive 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Supernatural 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

LAX 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Run of the House 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ring 2002 (Movie)

Girl Teen #1 (Actor)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

Another Girl (Actor)

Boy Meets World 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dropping Out 2000 (Movie)

Heather (Actor)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

Random Cute Girl (Actor)

Homer and Eddie 1989 (Movie)

4-Year-Old Girl (Actor)

Biography

Sasha Barrese went from the shores of Hawaii and the streets of Paris to the red carpet of Hollywood with the kind of ease and grace that has defined her as an actress and model. Born Alexandra Barrese, Sasha grew up on the set of her mother Katherine's modeling shoots. After the pair moved back Paris to the U.S. in 1985, Sasha made her film debut alongside Katherine in the Whoopi Goldberg comedy "Homer & Eddie" (1989), and played Katherine's younger self in the romantic thriller "Jezebel's Kiss" (1990). She took the next 10 years off to attend school, during which time she also briefly modeled for agencies such as NEXT and Elite. After returning to acting with small but memorable performances in "American Pie" (1999) and on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000), Sasha landed her first lead role on the short-lived WB sitcom "Run of the House" (2003-04). In 2009 the avid chess and poker player was cast as Justin Bartha's worried bride Tracy in "The Hangover," and later portrayed a vampire victim in the 2010 remake of "Let Me In." She may have been mostly on the sidelines in "The Hangover II" (2011) and "The Hangover III" (2013), but Sasha Barrese is still holding out for that big-screen leading role.

Born in Maui, HI, Barrese was raised alone by her mother, Katherine, who was just 16 when gave birth. A model and aspiring actress, Katherine moved to Paris with her infant daughter, who she brought along on modeling and photo shoots. After moving back the U.S., they made their film debut together in the road trip comedy "Homer & Eddie," and Sasha next portrayed Katherine's younger self in "Jezebel's Kiss," co-starring Malcolm McDowell. She spent the next decade concentrating on school (aside from the occasional modeling job through NEXT and Elite agencies), and eventually graduated from Massachusetts' Tabor Academy. Barrese, who is fluent in French, made her film debut in "American Pie" just months later, and quickly broke into TV with a guest role on the primetime teen sitcom "Boy Meets World."

Those two roles proved to be just the beginning for the art-loving Barrese. She worked steadily through the early 2000s in everything from the hit film "Legally Blonde" (2001) to the workplace sitcom "Just Shoot Me!" (NBC, 1997-2003) before being cast in "Run of the House" as one of four siblings left to fend for themselves when their parents relocate to Arizona. A brief stint on the airport drama "LAX" (NBC, 2004-05) was followed by a string of TV guest roles, and in 2009 Barrese landed a major break when she was cast as Tracy, Justin Bartha's worried fiancée, in the surprise hit "The Hangover." In addition to appearing in the well-received remake of the Swedish vampire film "Let Me In" and studying at the Actors Circle Theater in West Hollywood, Barrese has also reprised her role as Tracy in the increasingly desperate "Hangover" sequels.

EDUCATION

Le Lycée Français

Milestones

2011

Reprised her "Hangover" role in two sequels

2009

Featured as a bride-to-be in "The Hangover"

2004

Cast in a supporting role on NBC's "LAX"

1999

Cast in a supporting role in "American Pie"

1999

Made TV debut on ABC's "Boy Meets World"

1990

Co-starred with her mother again in "Jezebel's Kiss"

1989

Made film debut alongside her mother in "Homer and Eddie"

Bonus Trivia

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Was born in Hawaii and raised in Paris by her mother, model Katherine Barrese; they moved back to the States when she was four years old

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Inspired by specific roles rather than people, i.e. Jane Fona in "Klute," Naomi Watts in "Mullholland Dr."

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Filmed her role in "American Pie" when she was home on vacation from boarding school

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