Traci Bingham was the youngest of seven children, born on January 13, 1968 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A smart and active child, she pursued athletics in order to try and keep up with her older brothers. She ended up excelling in sports, running track and cross country as well as competing on her school swim team. Traci Bingham's athletic endeavors helped mold what was to become one of the most mesmerizing natural figures in entertainment. After high school, Traci Bingham followed in the footsteps of her Ivy League siblings and attended Harvard University. While going to classes there, Traci kept busy by appearing in lots of local stage productions, including 'Grease,' 'West Side Story' and 'Annie.' One night she was spotted on stage by director John Landis, who instantly cast her in a small part in his basketball comedy 'Celtic Pride.' Traci Bingham's success in that film caused her to put her academic career on hold. She left Harvard and moved to Los Angeles, her sights set on the big time. In no time at all, her fantastic good looks and real acting skills started getting her parts. She spent the middle part of the 90s playing small roles in lots of TV shows, including 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air,' 'Married With Children' and 'The Cosby Show.' Traci also landed roles in some big-screen productions like 'The Nutty Professor' and 'The Firm' and in a few national ad campaigns.
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Traci appeared in the June '98 issue of Playboy Magazine. Besides appearing in the magazine, Traci hosted a Playboy video featuring her and other unclad Baywatchers like Pamela Anderson. Unfortunately, just as Traci's issue was hitting the stands her Baywatch career ended as the producers let her go from the show in May of '98. After two years in L.A., Traci Bingham was offered a role on 'Baywatch.' Although the part relied more on Traci's skills at filling out a bikini than acting, it was to be her big break. She spent two seasons on the show, winning over fans worldwide with her dazzling beauty. She left the show in May 1998, but kept her name in the headlines with a June 1998 photo spread for Playboy magazine.
In August of that year, Traci Bingham married musician Robb Vallier in a ceremony in his hometown of Ames, Iowa. Bridesmaids included fellow 'Baywatch' babes Carmen Electra and Gena Lee Nolin. Since she left 'Baywatch,' Traci Bingham has drifted a bit out of the spotlight, but she continues to keep her hand in the industry. She starred in the short-lived action series 'The Dream Team' with Roger Moore and has been seen in Comedy Central's 'Strip Mall' series. Traci Bingham has also served as a reporter on that network's 'Battlebots.' Traci is without a doubt one of the most alluring and exotic TV personalities around, an athletic and fun-loving beauty who also happens to have quite a few smarts. << Less Bio
Traci Bingham Trivia
Former BAYWATCH star Playboy model
Stopped traffic in Berlin by wearing a fake-lettuce bikini to promote vegetarianism.
Despite all the Hollywood glitz and glamour, Bingham is a simple girl who loves to redecorate her apartment with rare flea market finds, wrought iron furniture, scented candles and plants.
Half Afro-American, part Cherokee Indian and part Bingham, Traci
Also credited as: Traci A. Bingham
Appeared in the June 1998 issue of Playboy Magazine.
Was the first African-American female to appear as a regular on BAYWATCH.
Is a vegetarian.
Traci Bingham Photos
Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff - Arrivals
Opening Of Burberry To Benefit Shakespeare Festival
Macy's 2008 Passport Gala - Arrivals
The Fox Reality Channel 2008 Really Awards - Arrivals
9th Annual "Race To Erase MS" - Arrivals
Dream Foundation "Le Cabaret des Reves" (Dance of Dreams) - Arrivals