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Brenda Tess Broussard (born June 2, 1978) is an American actress, glamour model, and media personality.

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Early life

Broussard grew up in Dallas, Texas. Her first television appearance was on Romper Room at age 5. Broussard studied tap, ballet, and jazz during her teen years and varsity lettered in basketball, track and tennis in high school.

She attended Randolph Macon Woman's College, an all-girls liberal arts school in Lynchburg, Virginia, then transferred to Pepperdine University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. In 1998, Broussard received a paralegal certificate from the University of West Los Angeles.

Career

While attending Pepperdine University, Broussard was acting and modeling. She booked her first national commercial - a GMC truck commercial during her junior year. She also worked as a spokesmodel for E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) video game conventions in Los Angeles for the company THQ from 1997–2003 and as a Cadillac spokesmodel from 2001-2003. Broussard appeared in the 1997 British edition of FHM, Risque - Shirley's of Hollywood Lingerie Catalog 1996,[1] and the 1998 Harley-Davidson Calendar.

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Broussard went on to host and act in Playboy TV and video shows such as Playboy's Hollywood Stripsearch 3, 2001 and Playboy Girls of the Grotto 2000. Broussard also appeared in their magazine as a Playboy model. Broussard appeared in many MTV hip hop music videos such as a dancer in Will Smith's Get Jiggy Wit It (1997),[2] lead girl in South Park's Kenny's Dead tonight with Master P (1999), and girl wrestler in Warren G and Ron Isley's Smokin Me Out (1997).[3]

Broussard's first big break in television was being cast in Saban Entertainment's action children show VR Troopers as the Pink Vixen. Besides starring in the action genre, Broussard also co-starred in comedy television shows like The Jamie Foxx Show: Hot Coco on a Cold night (2000),[4] and has made hosting appearances on the Extreme Gong Show (1999). Another action film Broussard appeared in was Supreme Champion (2010)[5] and she co-starred in the action/comedy movie Secret Agent 420 (2005).[6] She has starred in several HBO and Cinemax movies such as Andromina: The Pleasure Planet (1999),[7] Survivors Exposed (2001),[8] and Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle in Paradise (2000).[9] In 2012, Broussard was featured in the sketch comedy show The Eric Andre Show.[10] Parlaying more into comedy, she worked as a returning co-star on Comedy Central's The Nick Kroll Show.[11]

Along with acting, Broussard in 2012 became a cohost and celebrity reporter for the weekly Radio podcast of the John and Dave Show in LA, an entertainment, sports talk show.

Charity Work

Broussard is actively involved with charity work ranging from animal rescue to aiding the homeless on skid row to children in need. From 2003 to the present, she volunteers at The Bill Foundation animal rescue[12] and adopted her dog Salvador Dalí there. In 2012, she also appeared and spoke at SPCALA[13] celebrity events to help acquire donations, blankets and toys for the rescue animals. She is also involved with the St. Vincent de Paul Society[14] to help the homeless on skid row in Los Angeles. In early March, Broussard participated in a celebrity PSA - My Hope For Children.[15]

Filmography

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The Nick Kroll Show (2012)

The Eric Andre Show (2011)

Supreme Champion (2010)

Secret Agent 420 (2005)

Carnal Confessions (2004)

Wicked Temptations (2002)

Sinful Temptations (2001)

Survivors Exposed (2001)

Lady Chatterly Stories (2001) Before and After (2001) - Helen

Sunstorm (2001)

Dying on the Edge (2001)

Bedtime Stories (2000) 1 episode - Another Woman - Andrea

Rude Awakening (2000) 1 episode - All's Well That Amends Well

Kama Sutra (2000) 1 episode - The Art of Biting Stephanie - 1 episode

Resurrection Blvd. (2000) (Jessie) episode - Negro y Moreno (Black and Brown)

Resurrection Blvd. (2000) (Jessie) episode - El Baile

Luck of the Draw (2000) Zippo's Boudoir Girl

The Jamie Foxx Show (2000) - Hot Coco on a Cold Night

Emmanuelle 2000: Emmanuelle in Paradise (2000) Beautiful Girl

Insatiable Coeds (2000) - Beth

Hollywood Sins (2000) - Debbie

The Pleasure Zone - episode: What's Past is Past (1999) - Tristan

Andromina: The Pleasure Planet (1999) - Trina

Extreme Gong Show 1999 - Episode #1.88 (1999)

V.R. Troopers (1995)

References

External links

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