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Gena Lee Nolin

Gena Lee Nolin has a way of getting noticed. From model to actress, Nolin has moved quickly into the realm of international stardom in the title role of Columbia TriStar Domestic Television's syndicated action-adventure series Sheena.

Nolin brings a combination of both beauty and brawn to Sheena, having spent numerous hours with a martial arts instructor and animal trainer to prepare for her role as defender of a tropical paradise. It's been quite a unique learning experience, comments Nolin on working with the animals. "The chimps are hysterical! They're like little people, and they will remind you of a toddler. I'm fine with snakes, but spiders are really tough for me, so I handle them as much as possible so I can have some sort of comfort level."

In addition to Sheena, Nolin is featured in a major national print campaign for Coors, and also stars in the upcoming independent feature film comedy, The Flunky, with Farrah Fawcett and Dean Stockwell. A native of Duluth, Minn., Nolin moved with her family to Las Vegas during her senior year in high school. In Las Vegas, she stood out in numerous modeling competitions, winning the Ford Agency and Elite Agency regional Look of the Year contests, and the Miss Barbizon USA national title.In addition to her extensive modeling credits, Nolin has appeared in national commercials for Home Depot, Star Burst and Hyundai. She has been the spokesperson for such fashion industry icons including Sassoon Jeans, Clothestime, Maui & Sons, Levi's and Swatch.

From modeling and commercials to daytime television, Nolin's career rose to the next level in 1994, when she became a Showcase Model on The Price Is Right. Proving once again that she has the look, Nolin was chosen over hundreds of others for the part on the CBS game show. That same year, she appeared in the CBS daytime series, The Young & the Restless, and hosted a USA Network special, The 50th Anniversary of the Bikini.

Nolin auditioned for the Price is Right job at the urging of the man whom she would later marry, Greg Fahlman. They met while Nolin was working as a model in a booth at a Las Vegas trade show. He's Canadian, super cool and down-to-earth, she says of her husband. "He made me laugh, one thing led to another and that was it!

The Price Is Right" became a showcase for Nolin, who caught the attention of Baywatch producer Douglas Schwartz. Following a familiar pattern in her career, she was selected among hundreds of others to play Neely Capshaw on the international hit series. "She was the most beautiful woman we've ever had on the show," says Schwartz of Nolin. Over the course of three seasons, she became one of the most popular actresses in the 11-year history of Baywatch.

Now poised for major superstardom in the role of Sheena, Nolin welcomes the opportunity to play such a powerful woman character. "I think all women should embrace their power from within and be comfortable with who they are," she says.

Nolin currently lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., with her husband and three-year-old son. Her birthday is November 29.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Gena Lee Nolin Facts

OccupationActress, Model
BirthdayNovember 29, 1971 (46)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Gena Lee Nolin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Baywatch Season 6
Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding
Baywatch
Baywatch: White Thunder At Glacier Bay
Sheena
Baywatch:Nightmare Bay
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