Raised in a small Cajun town in Louisiana, Landry graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a degree in Communications. She entered the Miss USA pageant in 1996 with the hope of launching a career in broadcasting or entertainment and her win brought her to the attention of a major Hollywood talent agency. The popular host of such television shows as Prime Time Comedy
and America's Greatest Pets
then signed with Frito Lay for an acclaimed Doritos campaign that debuted during the 1998 Super Bowl telecast and gained her instantaneous fame.
Landry made the transition to acting with a variety of roles, including a co-starring role in UPN's Eve. She has made guest-starring appearances on series Felicity, Pensacola and Popular. In 2000, she had a featured role in Beautiful, directed by Sally Field.
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