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Elaine Hendrix (b. December 28, 1970) is an American actressproducersingerdancer, and activist. She is best known for her roles in the 1998remake of The Parent TrapInspector Gadget 2, and the 2004 documentary What the Bleep Do We Know!?.

Hendrix was born as Katherine Elaine Hendrix in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Thomas Hendrix, Jr., and Mary Elaine DePersio, and was raised in Morristown, Tennessee. When Elaine was 15 she and her mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Northside School of Performing Arts.

She has a brother, David Maher, and a sister, Stephanie Smith; both are married and have children. Hendrix has maternal Italian, Irish, and Danish heritage.

Career[]

Dancing and modeling[]

In her senior year of high school Hendrix won a model search and became a professional dancer with the Gary Harrison Dance Co. She soon split her time as a professional model and dancer for such companies as NikeLevi'sMattel, and Sun Microsystems, and for a number of hip-hop artists including WhodiniKeith Sweat, and MC Hammer.

In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and shortly after moving was hit by a car while riding her bike, ending her early career as a model and dancer.

Film and television[]

After recuperating from her accident, Hendrix was cast in the short-lived 1995 Get Smart series. She has also appeared on the television series Joan of ArcadiaFriendsEllenCharmed and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and had a recurring role in Married... with ChildrenUser Friendly (1995) and Lez Be Friends (1997). Films in which she appeared include the remake of The Parent TrapRomy and Michele's High School ReunionSuperstar, the movie version of Inspector Gadget — Inspector Gadget 2, and What the Bleep Do We Know!?. In 2006, she also appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer and the movie Coffee Date. In 2008 Hendrix appeared in two episodes of the now cancelled ABC Family show The Middleman as Roxy Wasserman, a succubus who works as a fashion designer.

In 2009 Hendrix made an appearance on the ABC show Castle and in the film Rock Slyde (2009 Film).

Hendrix has also appeared as Renee on 90210 in Season 3 in "They're Playing Her Song" and "Holiday Madness".

She can currently be seen in the web-series Fetching, which is also a nod to her love of animals.[1]

Activism and humanitarian efforts[]

As an activist, Hendrix is the celebrity spokesperson for In Defense of Animals, and has participated in many protests against cruelty to animals. She also regularly participates in Pets 90210adoption events. On January 11, 2011, the non-profit organization Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) was launched, with Hendrix named as its Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

In her humanitarian efforts she regularly participates in What a Pair, an annual performance of female celebrity duets benefiting breast cancer research. She also records textbooks at Learning Ally's Hollywood studio for their annual Record-a-thon event.

Personal life[]

Hendrix currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, entertainment attorney, Christopher K. Corabi, and their rescued dogs, Tiloc and Rossmore, and cats, Goodie Cornbread and Kimbo. She is regularly involved with humanitarian efforts, animal rights, cancer research, the environment and children.[citation needed]

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