Spotted by the Ford Modeling Agency in her teens, American actress and model Lorri Bagley soon created a reputation for herself as a booming model in Europe thanks in part to her gigs in such fashion cities as Paris, London and New York. Her fruitful five-year-deal with Victoria's Secret further established her triumphant on the modeling scene. As an actress, Bagley won a President Award at the 2001 Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival for her work in the film “Peroxide Passion” (2001) and played the regular role of June Bilson on the short-lived comedy series “Veronica's Closet” (1999-2000). Other film credits include “54” (1998, with Ryan Phillippe), Woody Allen's “Celebrity” (1998), “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999, with Huge Grant), “Trick” (1999, with Tori Spelling), “The Crew” (2000, with Richard Dreyfuss), the animated hit “Ice Age” (2002) and “The Stepford Wives” (2004). She has also guested in such TV series as “Spin City” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
Bagley has the measurements of 34-25-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). She enjoys reading biographies and self-help books, traveling, dancing and horseback riding. She is also an animal lover.
Childhood and Family:
Lorri Bagley was born on August 5, 1973, in Dallas, Texas. Before being spotted by the Ford Modeling Agency, she was trained to become a professional dancer. Later, she added acting to her endeavors and learned the skill under the guidance of Sheila Gray.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Lorri Bagley had her first taste in front of the television cameras at age 9 when she performed a skit along side Larry “Bud” Melman in “Late Night with David Letterman.” An aspiring dancer, she subsequently turned her attention to modeling after being discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency and by age 15, she had become a flourishing fashion model in Europe. Some of the prestigious fashion cities she had visited include Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York. Her burgeoning modeling career was further confirmed when she signed a five-year contract with the high-profile Victoria's Secret.
After modeling, Bagley wanted to try her hand in acting. Encouraged to become an actress by Francis Ford Coppola after auditioning for “Dracula” (1992), she trained with Sheila Gray and has appeared in such stage productions as “Bus Stop,” “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and “Born Yesterday.” In 1995, Bagley made her first big screen appearance as naked woman at motel pool in the Peter Segal-directed adventure/comedy “Tommy Boy,” which starred Chris Farley and David Spade. She followed it up with other bit parts in the Farrelly brothers sport-themed “Kingpin” (1995), with Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid, and the indie-comedy “The Deli” (1997), by John A. Gallagher.
However, Bagley did not receive her first break until she landed the role of Patti on the history film “54” (1998). Directed and written by Mark Christopher, the film earned a total of 7 nominations and starred Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers and Sela Ward. Later that same year, she worked with Woody Allen in his ensemble comedy, “Celebrity,” in which she was cast as Gina, the Chekhov-style writer.
Bagley appeared as Lacey in a 1998 episode of “As the World Turns” and played Mitsy in a 1999 episode of “Spin City.” She returned to film by having a small role as Antoinette in the comedy/romance “Mickey Blue Eyes,” starring Huge Grant, James Caan and Jeanne Tripplehorn, and playing Judy on the Tori Spelling/Christian Campbell vehicle “Trick” (both 1999). Thanks to her comedic power in the latter production, Bagley was cast in the regular role of June Bilson on the sitcom “Veronica's Closet,” starring Kirstie Alley. She joined the show in 1999 and stayed there until its final season in 2000.
After working with Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds and Seymour Cassel for the crime/comedy “The Crew” (2000), Bagley played Mimi on the Monty Diamond Award-winning film “Peroxide Passion” (2001) and for her fine performance, she was handed a Star on the Horizon Award at the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. Still in 2001, she portrayed Bosco's neighbor on an episode of “Third Watch.”
The industrious entertainer made her TV-movie bow in the following year in “B.S.,” a Fox comedy she co-starred with Christy Carlson Romano, Jordan Wood and Eddie McClintock. The project was done before she provided the voice of female sloth on the popular animated film “Ice Age” (2002) as well as played the supporting role sof Dierdre on the drama film “Poster Boy” (2004) and Charmaine Van Sant on Frank Oz's “The Stepford Wives” (2004), a box office disappointment starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.
More recently, in 2006, Bagley guest starred as Lila Gibbs on an episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival: President Award, Star on the Horizon, 2001