Bridgette Leann Wilson-Sampras, born on the 25th of September, 1973, is an American actress who became famous for winning Miss Teen USA and for starring in movies like “Billy Madison” and “The Wedding Planner”.
So how much is Wilson’s net worth? As of mid 2016 it is reported to be $8 million, acquired from her years as an actress in both movies and television.
Bridgette Wilson Net Worth $8 million
Born and raised in Golden Beach, Oregon, Wilson is the daughter of Kathy and Dale Wilson. She started as a sporty kid, playing volleyball in high school at Golden Beach High School, until she decided to join Miss Oregon. She ended up winning the competition and continued to win Miss Teen USA in 1990, becoming the second person to win from Oregon.
After winning the acclaimed competition, Wilson flew to Los Angeles and took up acting classes to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. After only a year she ended up landing a role in the daytime television show “Santa Barbara” in which she played the role of Lisa Fenimore Castillo. The role made her a constant face on television and catapulted her to success. The show officially started her career as an actress and also helped in her net worth.
Wilson spent two seasons in “Santa Barbara” and then she also made appearances in other television shows like “Saved by the Bell” and “Murder, She Wrote”. After a couple of shows, she took a break from television and launched a career in movies.
In 1993, Wilson starred in the movie “Last Action Hero”. After taking a break for a few years, she returned in 1995 and made non-stop movie appearances. Some of the memorable movies she made included “Billy Madison” playing the lead female role of Veronica Vaughn, “Mortal Kombat” as Sonya Blade, “Higher Learning” and “Nixon”.
During the early 90’s, Wilson also released a couple of albums highlighting her talent in singing. She released her first album, “I Only Wanna Be with You” in 1994, and her second album “Gimme a Kiss” in 1996. Both albums were under King Records.
The following years also became a stream of movies for Wilson increasing her net worth tremendously. The following movies she made are “Final Vendetta”, “Unhook the Stars”, “Nevada”, a TV-movie entitled “The Stepsister”, “The Real Blonde” and the hit horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.
Although she didn’t become a superstar but her talent constantly gave her works both in movies and television. She came back in television and did plenty of appearances in shows like “The $treet”, “Frasier”, “CSI: Miami”, “Beyond the Glory”, “Jake in Progress” and “Carpoolers”. She was also a great supporting actress in movies like “Buying the Cow”, “Extreme ops”, “Shopgirl” and “Phantom Punch”. Although she wasn’t the lead in any of her projects, her talent still shined and her wealth increased consistently.
In terms of her personal life, Wilson is married to tennis player Pete Sampras and together they have two children, Christian and Ryan.
Mother, with her husband Pete Sampras, of a boy named Ryan Nikolaos, born July 29, 2005 at 6 lbs. 4 oz. in Los Angeles.
Insisted on doing all her own stunts for Last Action Hero (1993), in part because she wanted to feel more "in touch" with her character, "Meredith Caprice/ Whitney Slater." Later, Bridgette complained that most of her better footage was left on the cutting room-floor; many of her fans seemed to agree, citing that she disappeared from the movie far too soon.
Is a considerably in-demand singer in Japan, where she has released two CDs: "I Only Wanna Be With You"; and "Gimme a Kiss."
First child Christian Charles Sampras was born 21 November 2002 in Los Angeles. London, UK bookmakers have given Christian a 150-1 chance to win Wimbledon (Sampras has 7 Wimbledon titles); he's a 2,000-1 shot to beat Wimbledon champs Andre Agassi (Sampras's arch-rival) and Steffi Graf's son, Jaden Gil, in a Wimbledon final.
As a child, she taught herself to play the piano.
On Tuesday, June 20, 2000, it was announced that she was engaged to tennis star Pete Sampras, 28. According to Sampras, they got engaged after he lost the first round of the French Open.
Got the role of Sonya Blade, in Mortal Kombat (1995), after Cameron Diaz had to drop out, due to a broken wrist.
Once took the stage at a festival for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
Sister of Tracy E. Wilson. Their parents are Dale and Kathy Wilson.
Miss Teen USA 1990.
The first time around as a mom, I held on really tight and I was so stressed.
We had to give each other permission to be different as parents. That's why there's a mom and a dad with two different approaches, because you do need both.
I played varsity on all of them for four years. I'm 5'9 and that's not that tall for a center so I was a forward. I loved playing volleyball and basketball and track I was good at, but it stressed me out.
Celebrities say the darnedest things.
I balance family and career by doing what makes me the happiest! That for me, without question, is putting my family and kids first.
I've only skied a couple of times in my life. Any skier would say I stink.
Of all the movies I've done in my life, the one where I play a crazy awful psycho woman finds me my husband.