Prior to her role as the anxious bride-to-be in the summer 2009 comedy hit “The Hangover,” Sasha Barrese found extensive work on television. But while her resume may look like just another 20-something actress working the Hollywood ranks, Sasha has experienced a more unique background and adolescence.
Of Irish, Dutch, Russian, and even American Indian descent, Sasha was born Alexandra Barrese in Hawaii in 1981. After seven years in France, she settled with her mother in southern California, bouncing around various schools while making her acting debut in “Homer and Eddie.” While in high school in Massachusetts, she was a model, and following graduation in 1999, focused full time in acting with appearances in such seminal works as “American Pie” and an episode of “Boy Meets World.”
She had minor roles in “Legally Blonde” and “The Ring” before finding recurring roles on a number of television series including “Run of the House” and “LAX.” While still in the supporting role department of her career, Sasha has shown tastes that stretch beyond grabbing screen time – she plays a good deal of chess and runs Ubik Productions, an entertainment company.
Sasha on the Web
TV Guide: Sasha Barrese
TV Listings, credits and video links.
Brief life overview with filmography.
Sasha’s MySpace page.
Vital stats of Sasha and external links.
Sasha on Video
Sasha Video Clips
A wealth of video clips from scenes and interviews with Sasha.
Sasha at “The Hangover” premiere.
Sasha teams with actor David Rountree from NBC’s “LAX.”
Sasha on the Screen
She’s Courtney, the Cute Random Girl in “American Pie,” credited as Another Girl in “Legally Blonde,” Girl Teen #1 in “The Ring,” Sally Franklin for 18 episodes on “Run of the House,” Caitlin Mansfield for 9 episodes of “LAX,” Nun 1 in “Full-Dress,” Madeline Stone in the 2008 TV film “The More Things Change,” and Tracy in “The Hangover.”
On who she’d like to meet:
“Phillip K. Dick. Camille Rose Garcia. Nan Goldin. Jean Michael Basquait. Murakami. Keri Hume. The Easter Bunny, somebody in this town who plays chess!”