She's the One
"You are who you spend time with, so you have to pick your friends wisely." Maxine Bahns.
Actress Maxine Bahns began appearing in the mid 1990s in Edward Burns' films "The Brothers McMullen" (1995) and "She's the One" (1996). She has since appeared in the films "Chick Flick" (1998), "Spin Cycle" (2000), "Dangerous Curves" (2000), "Vice" (2000), "The Elite" (2001), "Paradise Lost" (2006), "Naked Run" (2006), and "Steam" (2007). She will next be seen in the upcoming films "Stellina Blue," "Conjurer," "Driving Me Crazy," "The Lost Tribe," and "Charlie Valentine."
On the small screen, TV viewers could catch her in the TV series "Perversions of Science," "CSI: NY," "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," and "Justice."
This 5' 8½" of German, American, Chinese, and Brazilian descent, who was with the Elite Modeling agency, is also a model and has graced the covers of Health Magazine, Runner's World, British Maxim, Triathlete, Fit, and FHM Bionic, as well as appeared in American Vogue, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Glamour, FHM, Self, Maxim, and Sports Illustrated for Women. She also appeared in a TV commercial for Jaguar Cars and Coca-cola.
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of a German-American father and a Chinese-Brazilian mother, Maxine Lee Bahns, nicknamed “Max,” was born on February 28, 1971 in Stowe, Vermont. She has a sister named Brandy de St Phalle.
At 16, Maxine left home and traveled to Barcelona, Valencia, Paris and Rome. Returning to New York, she attended New York University (NYU), where she majored in Latin and Greek language and literature. She has a Bachelor's degree from NYU in Classics and an M.A. in French-Middlebury College. Maxine, who is a student of Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, also attended acting classes at Three Arts Studios.
Maxine dated actor, producer, writer, and director Edward Burns (born on January 29, 1968) during the mid 1990s and broke off her engagement to model/actor Jason Lewis (born June 25, 1971) of “Sex in the City” in 2001. On October 5, 2003, she married Peter Crone, but they divorced in November 2006.
On moving to Los Angeles, Maxine became involved in triathlons, and in 2001 she competed in the Hawaii Ironman Championships. She has also competed in numerous other triathlons such as the Wildflower 1/2 Ironman and the Keauhou 1/2 Ironman. She has appeared on the covers of Runner's World, Triathlete Magazine, and Fit magazine.
The Brothers McMullen
While attending acting classes at Three Arts Studios, Maxine Bahns auditioned for then-boyfriend Edward Burns' film “The Brothers McMullen” (1995), in which she was cast as the female lead as Burns' love interest and eventual partner Audrey. In the following year, she acted in another Burns' film, the romantic comedy "She's the One" (1996). And after a guest spot in a 1997 episode of HBO's science fiction/horror television series "Perversions of Science," Bahns starred in John Mallory Asher' independent comedy, "Chick Flick" (1998).
Entering the new millennium, Bahns co-starred with Sarah Chalke in Scott Marshall's comedy movie "Spin Cycle," with Robert, David, and Marina Anderson-Carradine in Jeremiah Cullinane's thriller film "Dangerous Curves," and opposite Bo Hopkins in John Woodward's drama/comedy "Vice." She also teamed up with Tom Berenger, Stephen Baldwin, and Dennis Rodman in the action TV movie "Cutaway."
In 2001, Bahns co-starred with Jürgen Prochnow in Terry Cunningham's action/crime film, "The Elite," and with Brad Ashten and David Austin in the straight-to-video released horror "Scarred" in 2005. She also guest-starred in an October 2005 episode of CBS' police procedural television series "CSI: NY."
2006 saw Bahns acting in two films, Kyle Schickner's horror "Paradise Lost" and Vincent Foster's comedy "Naked Run," and in Kyle Schickner's dramatic film "Steam" in the following year. Meanwhile, she appeared as a guest in two episodes of NBC comedy-drama television series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and in an episode of the short-lived Fox legal-themed television show "Justice."
5' 8½" Bahns, who has German, American, Chinese, and Brazilian heritage and was with the Elite Modeling agency, also graced the covers of Health Magazine, Runner's World, British Maxim, Triathlete, Fit and FHM Bionic, and appeared in American Vogue, Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Glamour, FHM, Self, Maxim and Sports Illustrated for Women. She also appeared in a TV commercial for Jaguar Cars and Coca-cola commercial directed by Tarsem Singh (“The Cell”).
Bahns has completed her upcoming film projects, "Stellina Blue," a drama by Gabriel Scott, and "Conjurer," a thriller by Clint Hutchison. She is currently filming Steve Marshall's romantic drama comedy "Driving Me Crazy," Roel Reiné's action/thriller "The Lost Tribe," with Lance Henriksen, and Jesse V. Johnson's drama "Charlie Valentine," starring Raymond J. Barry.