Childhood & Early Life
Jaime Bergman was born on September 23, 1975 in Salt Lake City, Utah, US, to Susan Marie Scallion and Ronald Smith Bergman. Ever since she was a child, she was interested in the world of glamor and wished to make a career in the field.
She graduated from ‘West Jordan High School’ in 1993. During her high-school years, she was in the school cheerleading team. Hence, her journey toward the glamour world began in school itself.
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Jaime began modeling soon after graduating high school. During the initial years of her struggle, she found it quite hard to find a strong footing in the industry but eventually caught up. Her modeling career started flourishing in the late 1990s.
1999 was the biggest year of her career. She was finally being recognized as a model. She was made the brand ambassador of ‘St. Pauli Girl’ beer and came to be known as the ‘St. Pauli Girl’ of 1999.
The same year, she also appeared in ‘Playboy’ magazine as the ‘Playboy Playmate of the Month’ for the month of January (the 45th anniversary issue of the magazine). Following this appreciation from ‘Playboy,’ she appeared in many of their videos, such as ‘Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party.’ She also had her very own video centerfold.
However, she was still not considered to be ready to begin her screen acting career. Although she had started to get some TV and film roles, they were mostly short roles that were a few seconds or minutes long. Such roles did not give her the chance to exhibit her acting skills. She was mostly given glamorous roles that required her to show off her beautiful physique.
In 1999, she started her film career with one such role, in the film ‘Speedway Junky.’ It was a tiny role. The same year, she made her TV debut with the series ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’
She played the role of ‘Trish Jansen’ in one of its episodes, titled ‘Loo-Ouch.’ The role lasted on screen for just a few seconds.
The same year, she appeared in a single episode of the comedy series titled ‘The Love Boat: The Next Wave’ and played a small role in one of its episodes, titled ‘Trances of a Lifetime.’ She continued her film career with yet another small but glamorous role, in the film ‘Any Given Sunday.’ Hence, her first year in the entertainment industry basically consisted of Jaime appearing as a “glamor girl” on screen.
She began 2000 with yet another small, unnamed role in the film ‘Gone in 60 Seconds.’ She then appeared in another small role, in the film titled ‘Daybreak a.k.a Rapid Transit.’ In 2000, she appeared in supporting roles in series such as ‘Brutally Normal’ and ‘Shasta McNasty.’
However, the year 2000 also brought her the best role of her acting career. She appeared as ‘BJ Cummings’ in the sitcom ‘Son of the Beach.’ The sitcom was mainly designed as a spoof of the much more successful series ‘Baywatch.’
‘Son of the Beach’ was filled with sexual humor, practical jokes, and puns. At first, it was received well by viewers. However, as the seasons progressed, it stopped making waves. The sitcom was canceled after its third season. Jaime played ‘BJ’ in 42 episodes of the series, spanning all three seasons.
In 2001, she played the role of ‘Melissa’ in an erotic film titled ‘Virgins’ and then appeared in a TV film titled ‘Soulkeeper.’ The latter was ascience-fiction film that featured her in the role of ‘Buxom Blonde.’
In 2002, she appeared in the guest role of ‘Denise’ in one of the episodes of the series ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ titled ‘Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell.’
In 2003, she appeared in the role of ‘Zoey Abernacky’ in the mockumentary comedy film ‘Pauly Shore is Dead.’ The film received mixed reviews, but it was the first time Jaime received some appreciation for her performance.
In 2004, she appeared in guest roles in series such as ‘It’s All Relative’ and ‘Angel.’ Following this, she disappeared from the small screen for a very long time, only to re-appear in 2017 with the guest role of ‘Dawn Skaggs’ in the series ‘Bones.’
Her film career also went nowhere and halted in 2004, after she appeared in films such as ‘DysEnchanted’ (as ‘Alice’) and ‘Boa vs. Python’ (as ‘Monica Bonds’).
Family & Personal Life
Jaime Bergman married actor David Boreanaz in November 2001, after announcing their engagement in August the same year. The couple has two children, a son, Jaden Rayne Boreanaz, born in May 2002, and a daughter, Bella Vita Bardot Boreanaz, born in August 2009.
Their marriage has been a rocky affair since a while. David was accused of cheating on his wife several times. The couple attended therapies together after Jaime clarified that she was determined to make things work despite his infidelity.