Deal or No Deal
“If I were a fruit, I would be an extremely poisonous berry so hopefully no one would eat me because that would be painful. But, if they did eat me, at least they would die.” April Scott
American actress, model and TV host of French, Native American and Spanish descent, April Scott is popular among game show fans as model No. 4 on NBC's runaway hit “Deal or No Deal” (2006-2007). She has made guest appearances in TV series like “CSI: Miami,” “The Shield” and “Entourage” and has acted in several films, including 2007’s “The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning,” in which she became the third actress to portray Daisy Duke, “Waylaid” (2007) and “The Penthouse” (2008). The one time co-host of “Ripley's Believe It or Not!” on TBS has modeled for best-selling magazines like Maxim, People, Shape, 944, Elle and Glamour, to name a few. She is the face of Merle Norman Cosmetics and is a Dreamgirl Lingerie model.
On June 1, 2008, Scott released an autobiography called “Behind The Briefcase: The Unauthorized Guide to Deal or No Deal,” which details her experiences working on the show “Deal or No Deal.”
Scott was named one of People Magazine's “100 Most Beautiful People” in 2006. She ranked No. 62 on Stuff Magazine's 2007 list of the “100 Sexiest Celebrities” and No. 75 in Maxim's 2007 “Hot 100” list. She was voted by FHM as one of the “100 Sexiest Women of the World” in 2008.
An animal lover, Scott has a French bulldog named Capone and a teacup poodle named Jewels. Her hobbies include writing, backgammon and watching films. Scott also likes to read.
Childhood and Family:
April Ann McIntosh, who would later be famous as April Scott, was born on January 29, 1979, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was raised on a 20-acre farm in Campbell, a small town in the southeastern corner of Missouri, and graduated from Campbell High School in 1997. Soon after graduating high school, she attended The College of the Ozarks, a private Christian college in Branson, Missouri, and received her B.S. degree in Theater with a Minor in Rhetoric in 2001. Within a year, April had made her way to Los Angeles to try her luck at acting.
April has a sister who is seven years her senior. She is a Biological Engineer.
Currently, April resides in Beverly Hills. When asked if she ever misses her hometown, she answered, “I can’t say that I really miss living in my hometown. I like to go back and visit once or twice a year. I miss my family and the people there, but not so much the small town life. I also miss the peace and quiet of living out in the country on the farm. The air is so much cleaner there than here in Los Angeles.”
Young Daisy Duke
Hailing from Missouri, April Scott began competing in beauty pageants as a teenager and won the Miss Missouri Peach Queen, her hometown pageant, when she was 16 years old. In 2002, a year after completing college, she left her small town for the bright lights of Los Angeles.
With a degree in Theater in her pocket, Scott was determined to pursue an acting career, but subsequently changed direction after a modeling agent approached her and encouraged her to pursue modeling. Before she knew it, she had booked a number of modeling shoots, including one for Glamour Magazine.
Scott got a Screen Actors Guild card and in 2003, landed guest spots in the FX series “The Shield” and the CBS series “CSI: Miami.” She went on to appear in HBO's “Entourage” (2004) and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” Scott also became a co-host of TBS' “Ripley's Believe It or Not” and hosted the extreme sports show on ESPN2 called “The Hook,” in which she interviewed athletes.
In 2005, Scott starred in the music video “If I Die Tomorrow” by heavy metal legends Mötley Crüe. Also that year, she appeared as a runway model in multiple episodes of “SoapTalk” (2005) and played two different characters in two episodes of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”
Scott's TV career gained a substantial boost when she was hired to become a model on the popular game show “Deal or No Deal” in 2006. She quit after the Season 2 premiere week and began shooting the Warner Brother's movie “Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning” (2007). As young Daisy Duke, she costarred alongside Jonathan Bennett, Randy Wayne, Willie Nelson, Christopher McDonald and Harland Williams. The film, however, went directly to video release.
“I was so excited when I found out that I was hired for the film. My family and I were big fans of the TV series. I grew up playing with ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ toy cars. I never dreamed that I would one day have an opportunity to play a role like that. For 'The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning,' I was portraying Daisy at age 18 and I really wanted to stay true to the original series. I had watched Jessica Simpson in the first movie, as the sexier, blonde, almost ditzy Daisy. It was an interesting choice, but I wanted to see the character return to the brunette, more intelligent Daisy. I think that one of the reasons that Catherine Bach was so memorable in that role was that her Daisy was beautiful and sexy, but in a very natural and down to earth way. I wanted to capture that side of her too.” April Scott
Scott next starred as Jesse in the short film “Waylaid” (2007), opposite Rick Hall, Sam Maccarone, Alyshia Ochse and Alesha Rucci, and in 2008, could be seen in the comedy “I Do...I Did,” opposite Marcus Patrick, Shar Jackson and Cherry Johnson, the thriller “Nite Tales: The Movie,” with Gary Busey and Tiny Lister, and “Coma,” alongside Michael Madsen and George Hamilton. She has also completed filming “The Penthouse” (2008), playing Trista. Among her costars in the comedy are Kaley Cuoco, Rider Strong, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nikki Griffin.
Scott has also added several more hosting gigs to her resume. She was the host of “The Paranormal News with April Scott,” Ripe TV, and the Octane Network. She also was a co-host of Spike TV's “Guys Choice Awards.”
As a model, Scott has graced the covers of various magazines like Maxim, People, Breed, Image, 944, Fitness Rx, Sense, Rounder, Best Body, Import Tuner, Knockout, and Mopar, and has done print editorials for such publications as Elle, Shape, Open Your Eyes, and In Style. She also emerged as the new face of Merle Norman Cosmetics and has appeared in promotions for Dreamgirl Lingerie, Jamaican Style Swimwear and Baby Lingerie. She stated, “I am pretty comfortable posing in lingerie and swimwear. But that’s totally different than being completely nude! If Playboy called me today, I might consider it, but I can’t say that I would do it. Maybe I’m too old fashioned or conservative, but I just don’t personally feel right about doing that magazine.”
Scott will portray Linda in the horror “Something in the Night,” scheduled for an October 2009 release. Directed by Chuck Parello and scripted by Eddie Brown Jr., the upcoming film also stars Larramie Doc Shaw, Cherie Johnson, Shar Jackson and Elissa Dowling.