Canadian actress and model Tracy Tweed is known for playing roles mostly in soft core low budget movies. Since making her debut in 1991 with Sunset Heat, she has dotted her resume with such projects as Live Wire (1992, with Pierce Brosnan), Night Rhythms (1992) and Johnny Mnemonic (1995, opposite Keanu Reeves). More recently, she played herself in three episodes of “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels” (2006). As a model, Tweed is probably best-remembered for her scorching poses for Playboy magazine, frequently appearing opposite her sister, model-actress Shannon Tweed.
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Childhood and Family:
The youngest of seven children, Tracy Lee Tweed was born on May 10, 1965, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She is younger sister to actress Shannon Tweed (born on March 10, 1957).
Tracy had a short-lived marriage with Diana’s Ross’ brother, Chico, in the 1980s. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
On and Off Screen
Canadian native Tracy Tweed made her debut as an actress at age 26 with the supporting role of Lena in director John Nicolella’s Sunset Heat, opposite Michael Paré, Adam Ant and Dennis Hopper. She followed it up with appearance in an episode of TV series “Who’s the Boss?” in 1992. Her next big screen outings also arrived that same year with a bit part in the Pierce Brosnan vehicle Live Wire, playing Rolls Royce Girl, and with a supporting role along side Martin Hewitt and David Carradine in the thriller Night Rhythms.
However, it was her appearance in Playboy’s Sisters March 1992, where she posed with her sister Shannon, that put Tweed on the limelight. She gained additional popularity for her recurring pose for Playboy in such special editions as Playboy’s Blondes, Brunettes & Redheads August 1993, Playboy’s Nudes November 1994 (with her sister Shannon) and Playboy’s Hot Denim Daze May 1995 (with her sister Shannon).
While modeling, the pretty performer continued to pursue her acting career. She made a guest appearance in the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom “Ellen” in the 1994 episode of “A Kiss Is Still a Kiss,” playing Jennifer. Her more recent film performance is playing the supporting role of Pretty in Johnny Mnemonic in 1995, directed by Robert Longo and written by William Gobson. The action/ sci-fi starred Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer and
In 2006, Tweed could be seen playing herself in three episodes of the reality TV “Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.” In addition to teaming up with, Gene, Nick and Sophie Simmons, as well as Ashlyn Dixon, her sister Shannon also appeared on the show.