Former Miss Massachusetts Teen (1991) Erinn Bartlett has appeared in several films and television shows since making her debut in an episode of “Pacific Blue” (1999). Her film credits include “Deep Blue Sea” (1999), “Little Nicky” (2000), “Shallow Hal” (2001), “Girl Fever” (2002), “Buying the Cow” (2002), “Raising Helen” (2004), “Rumor Has It...” (2005) and “The Benchwarmers” (2006). She has also guest starred in the TV series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “CSI: Miami,” “Charmed,” “Monk,” “A Nero Wolfe Mystery,” “How I Met Your Mother” and “Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.”
Bartlett is married to actor Oliver Hudson. They have a young son named Wilder Brooks Hudson, who was born in 2007. The family is expecting a new member in 2010.
Childhood and Family:
Erinn Anne Bartlett was born on February 26, 1973, in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She graduated from Ithaca College in New York with a degree in Communications. While at college, she participated in varsity lacrosse.
On February 21, 2004, Erinn became engaged to actor Oliver Hudson (born on September 7, 1976), the son of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. They eventually married on June 9, 2006. She gave birth to a baby boy, Wilder Brooks Hudson, on August 23, 2007. Erinn and her husband are expecting their second child, who is due sometime in 2010.
Miss Massachusetts Teen
Erinn Bartlett began competing in the Miss Massachusetts Teen USA contest in 1989 when she was 16 and ended up placing first runner up. She finally won the Miss Massachusetts Teen title in 1991 and went on to represent Massachusetts in the 1991 Miss Teen USA contest, where she placed in the top 20. She left Massachusetts for New York to pursue college, but later moved to Los Angeles to try her hand at acting.
In 1999, Bartlett made her television acting debut in an episode of the USA Network drama series “Pacific Blue” called “Naked Truth,” in which she played Suzanne. She appeared on the big screen later that same year with a bit part in “Deep Blue See,” a commercially successful thriller directed by Renny Harlin and starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Bartlett next played a stripper named Fenner in the Adam Sandler comedy “Little Nicky” (2000), which was directed by Steven Brill, and Sheila in director Mar Lambert's drama “The In Crowd” (2000), opposite Susan Ward, Lori Heuring, Matthew Settle, Nathan Bexton and Tess Harper. She also appeared as Bella in the popular romantic comedy “Shallow Hal,” (2001) which starred Gwyneth Paltrow and was directed by the Farrelly brothers. She then supported Christina Ricci, Hank Harris and Brenda Blethyn in the dark comedy “Pumpkin” (2002), costarred with Chad Donella and Jennifer Morrison in “Girl Fever,” (2002) which was written and directed by Michael Davis, and starred as Meat's girlfriend in “A Day with the Meatball” (2002), a two minute length film featuring Meatball and Adam Sandler. It was also in 2002 that the actress offered a noted supporting turn as Julie Madison in the Walt Becker directed comedy film “Buying the Cow.” Costars of the movie included Jerry O'Connell, Bridgette Wilson, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Bellamy and Alyssa Milano.
Meanwhile, on the small screen, Bartlett was featured as a blond woman in the “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” episode “Organ Grinder” (2001). She next played Claire in an episode of “Felicity” called “Time Will Tell” (2002) and Anne Tenzer in the episode “Motherhunt” of A&E's “A Nero Wolfe Mystery,” a drama series based on Rex Stout's classic series of detective stories. In 2003, she could be seen making guest appearances on “Charmed” (as Jessica), “Monk” (as Amber) and “10-8: Officers on Duty” (as Rebecca Tilney).
In 2004, Bartlett received the supporting role of Amelia in the comedy film “The Last Run,” starring Fred Savage and Amy Adams and directed and co-written by Jonathan Segal, and appeared as a fashion model in “Raising Helen,” which was directed by Garry Marshall and starred her future sister-in-law Kate Hudson. She also portrayed Julie and Jasmine in episodes of “CSI: Miami” and “Out of Practice,” respectively. Bartlett then appeared as Donna in the comedy film “Rumor Has It...” (2005), directed by Rob Reiner and starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo, Richard Jenkins, Mena Suvari and Mike Vogel. She also appeared in “The Benchwarmers” (2006), a comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan that starred Rob Schneider, David Spade and Jon Heder. After “The Benchwarmers,” Bartlett was seen in episodes of the TV shows “How I Met Your Mother” (2006, as Mary), “Four Kings” (2006, as Denise), “Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service” (2007, as Madeline Torrance) and “Unhitched” (pilot, 2008, as Nikki).