- 1 Who is Bridgette Wilson?
- 2 Where is Bridgette Wilson Now?
- 3 Bridgette Wilson Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
- 4 Career Beginnings
- 5 Rise to Prominence and Career Decline
- 6 Do You Know How Rich Bridgette Wilson Is?
- 7 Bridgette Wilson Personal Life, Wedding, Marriage, Children
- 8 Bridgette Wilson Husband, Pete Sampras
Who is Bridgette Wilson?
Bridgette Lean Wilson was born on the 25th September 1973, in Gold Beach, Oregon USA, she is an actress, model and former Miss Teen USA pageant winner. She is perhaps still best recognized by the world as Sonya Blade in the fantasy action film “Mortal Kombat” in 1995, and as the wife of the tennis legend Pete Sampras.
Where is Bridgette Wilson Now?
Bridgette had her last known role in the 2008 film “Phantom Punch”, a biopic about the heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston, since when she has retired from acting and became more focused on her family. Her sons are now in their teens and she is looking to ensure that the two don’t get into trouble. When asked about returning to acting, Bridgett stated that for now she is focused on family, but a return is not excluded.
Bridgette Wilson Bio: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Bridgette is the daughter of Kathy and Dale Wilson, and grew up in a small coastal town, where in high school she was a part of the volleyball team. For her looks, stunning since she was a little girl, Bridgette was advised by everybody to compete in the Miss Teen USA pageant, and was victorious in 1990 when she was 17 years old. She finished high school in 1991 and after her reign as the Miss Teen USA ended, she decided to pursue acting.
Career BeginningsBridget made her acting debut in 1992 with the minor role of Ginger in the TV series “Saved by the Bell”, while later the same year she was chosen for the part of Lisa Fenimore in the soap opera “Santa Barbara”, and featured in over 40 episodes of the highly acclaimed TV series, which pushed her forward for the double role in the action comedy film “Last Action Hero”, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, and Art Carney. She continued with minor roles in successful films, such as “Higher Learning” and “Billy Madison”, both in 1995, but that was enough to be cast in one of the cult films, “Mortal Kombat” as Sonya Blade, joining other lead actors Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Linden Ashby.
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Rise to Prominence and Career Decline
The role of Sonya Blade launched her to stardom, but she failed to use the momentum as she only appeared in a minor role in the film “Nixon” (1996), and co-starred in the Japanese film “Sweet Evil”, also known as “Final Vendetta”. However, before the ‘90s ended she made a couple notable appearances, such as in the romantic comedy-drama “The Real Blonde” in 1997, starring Matthew Modin, Catherine Keener and Daryl Hannah, featured in the horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, and in 1998 starred in the not so successful drama film “Starstruck”. Bridgette also starred in the romantic comedy film “Love Stinks” next to French Stewart and Bill Bellamy, and made a minor appearance in the horror film “House on a Haunted Hill”, both in 1999.
Since the start of the 2000s, Bridgette’s career has slowly declined, and she became more focused on her family. She remained active as an actress until 2008, during which time she appeared in such films as “Extreme Ops” (2002), and then in 2005 she had a supporting role in the film “Shopgirl”, an adaptation of the novel written by Steve Martin.
Do You Know How Rich Bridgette Wilson Is?Since she became Miss Teen USA and later differed into acting, Bridget has become a household name, and with over 30 film and TV credits to her name, her net worth has increased significantly. So, have ever wondered how rich Bridgette Wilson is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Wilson’s net worth is as high as $8 million. Pretty impressive don’t you think?
Bridgette Wilson Personal Life, Wedding, Marriage, Children
When it comes to her personal life, Bridgette has been quite open about ups and downs that happen behind the camera; since 2000 she has been married to tennis legend Pete Sampras and the couple has welcomed two children, Christian Charles Sampras, born on the 21st November 2001, and Ryan Nikolaos Sampras born on the 29th July 2005. The Wilson-Sampras family reside in Bel Air, Los Angeles, where they bought a 5,100 square foot home located on an estate that spans over 2 acres.
Bridgette Wilson Husband, Pete Sampras
Now that we have covered all the major details about Bridgette’s life let’s now share some information about her husband, Pete Sampras. Pete Sampras was born on the 12th August 1971 in Washington, D.C. USA, and is a retired tennis player, often regarded as one of the all-time best players in the world.
Of Polish, Greek and Jewish ancestry, Pete is the son of Georgia and Soterios Sampras – he has two older siblings, brother and sister, and one younger sister. At the age of three, Pete found a racket in the basement of his home and since then never dropped it out of his hands. He became a professional at the age of 16, and since then until his retirement in 2002, he won 14 Grand Slam titles, including two Australian Open titles, Wimbledon seven times, and five times he lifted the trophy at the US Open. He held numerous records before Roger Federer began his dominance, and since then has also been surpassed by Rafael Nadal. Pete was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007. His net worth is estimated at $150 million, as of mid- 2018.