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Josie Bissett

Josie Bissett is recognized internationally for her role as the popular 'Jane Andrews Mancini' on FOX-TV's Melrose Place (1992), which ended its successful seven-year run in May of 1999. To date, she has graced over 40 magazine covers, including such publications as TV Guide, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Shape's Fit Pregnancy and New Woman.In early 2008, Josie began work on ABC Family Channel's new one-hour drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008), which was created by Brenda Hampton . Hampton previously credits include "7th Heaven" (1996)_. The show revolves around an unexpected teen pregnancy and debuted July 1, 2008. Josie will played 'Kathleen Johnson', wife to 'Dr. Marshall Johnson' (played by John Schneider) and mother of two.She starred in the Lifetime Television original film Je veux votre mari! (2008), based on the best-selling novel by Joy Fielding and directed by Jason Priestley. The film aired on June 21, 2008.Josie's first book, "Little Bits Of Wisdom", was inspired by the birth of her first child in 2001 and is now in its third printing. It is a heart-warming collection of parenting wisdom and child-rearing "tricks of the trade" gathered from more than 1,000 parents and grandparents throughout the world.Two years later, Josie completed a second book, "Making Memories", which featured over 200 ways for parents to create rich family memories with their children that last a lifetime. Tens of thousands of parents have already embraced this magical book, the premise of which is so simple and powerful: The moments with our children pass so quickly, but the memories we create today will last forever.Josie wrote her first children's book, "Tickle Monster" which was released in September 2008. It is an inspiring and beautifully illustrated storybook for kids, based on a treasured family tradition that Josie has continued with her own kids. She later wrote "Maya and the Magic Bubble Gum", about a young girl who finds a pack of magic bubble gum. When she blows a bubble, it takes her to magical places around the world.The Seattle native began her career in front of the camera at the age of 12 as a model in print advertisements and television commercials. At 16, she left home and moved to Japan to further her career and, at 17, headed to Hollywood to make her mark.Josie soon landed the role of "Cara" on Valerie (1986) (aka "The Hogan Family" ), where she spent two seasons. Within two years of her arrival in Los Angeles, Josie was cast on Melrose Place (1992) and quickly became one of television's most recognizable actors. In recent years, she has had the opportunity to explore many diverse and interesting characters in such projects as the ABC movies Fire Above, The (1999) and Dare to Love (1995), the FOX TV's Deadly Vows (1994) and the USA cable film Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998). She most recently starred in the ABC Family Channel movie I Do, They Don't (2005), a romantic comedy about two widowed parents whose spontaneous marriage thrusts them into the position of having to blend two families into one. She has also made numerous guest-starring appearances, most recently on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).On the big screen, she made her feature film debut in Oliver Stone's The Doors (1991), in which she played the wife of The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger. Her subsequent films include the coming-of-age comedy Book of Love (1990) and the psychological thriller Mikey (1992).Josie has appeared on numerous television and cable shows, including Parenting & Beyond. The show offered parents creative solutions to everyday problems, so that they can have more quality time to enjoy their family and watch their children growing up. She also hosted the PBS educational special, Teach More, Love More which follows four families, each with a child in one of the four critical stages of early childhood development -- newborn, infancy, toddler and preschool. As host, Josie guided viewers through the program which explores the joys, fears and a myriad of questions that accompany the beginning of life. Teach More, Love More included interviews with nationally renowned experts such as Dr. T. Berry Brazelton.Josie has been the face of several national commercial campaigns, including Neutrogena's skin care line and Dr. Scholl's Pedicure Essentials, an entire line of 14 different products designed to pamper the feet. She is a spokesperson for Murad Skin Care, an inclusive whole body approach to treating the skin and body.In the spring of 2008, Josie was named Celebrity Mom of the Year by the Mom's Choice Awards, an annual awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies and parents for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. Josie and her children were also featured on the cover of MCA's Entro magazine. Josie's ability to offer parenting advice and bring laughter in the lives of families, along with her mission to live life as a whole team and balanced person, made her the perfect choice for the Mom's Choice team.Josie is the proud mother of two children, son Mason and daughter Maya, from former husband Rob Estes. She and her boyfriend divides their time between a home Seattle and fly-fishing lodge in Montana with their blended family.

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Oct 5, 1970 In Seattle, Washington, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Quantum Leap 1989-03-26
Latest Project:
Series The Secret Life of the American Teenager 2008-09-03
Known For
Poster of The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Poster of Melrose Place
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Kathleen Bowman / ... 90 episodes, 2008-2013 2008-09-03
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Melrose Place Jane Andrews Mancini 172 episodes, 1992-1999 1992-07-08
Parker Lewis Can't Lose Unknown 1990-09-02
Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Doogie Howser, M.D. Unknown 1989-09-19