Leslie Bibb got her break as one of the lead characters on the teen series Popular. She played the role of Brooke McQueen, the popular girl at Kennedy High. As an attractive and straight-A student, she seemed to have a perfect life. However, her life was filled with pressure and personal issues, suffering from an eating disorder and low-self esteem. At the end of the second season during the series finale, Brooke was run over by fellow cheerleader Nicole Julian (Tammy Lynn Michaels).
After Popular was canceled in 2001, Bibb lingered on television with a string of recurring roles and guest appearances. She was cast on ER as Erin Harkins from 2002 to 2003 and later starred in the crime-drama Line of Fire as the lead character Paige Van Doren. She also appeared on Nip/Tuck as Naomi Gaines, a victim of the serial killer, The Carver.
On the silver screen, she had a part in the romantic comedy Wristcutters: A Love Story as Desiree, as well as Will Ferrell’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby as Carley Bobby.
Back on TV, Bibb portrayed the role of Detective Tallulah ‘Lu’ Simmons on Crossing Jordan for thirteen episodes. During her stint on the show, she became a frequent collaborator with the ME’s office on cases and even struck a relationship with Hoyt. Unfortunately, her character was killed during a riot in Boston. Most recently, she became part of the comedy My Wife Is Retarded, a short film about a man who discovers the secret behind his perfect marriage.
Currently, Bibb has a series of movie gigs lined up until 2008. Her movie Sex and Death 101, which will be released this year, is a dark comedy about a man whose life gets complicated when he receives an email with the list of people he’s had sex with in the past and will have sex with in the future. However, his world turns upside down when he falls in love with a girl not on the list. In October 2007, she stars in the comedy-horror Trick ‘r Treat, a film about four intersecting stories that occur on Halloween. Next year, she will star as the character Maya in the horror-thriller Midnight Train, which is directed by Ryuhei Kitamura.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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