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Brenda Jean Bakke is an American actress best known for her role as Selena Coombs in the supernatural horror series American Gothic.

Biography[]

Bakke was born on May 15, 1963, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The names of her parents are not known, as is why she wanted to become an actress. What is known is that Bakke grew up in Portland, Oregon, and graduated from both the Sunset High School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Bakke got her first on-screen role in 1986, when she was cast as Veroneeka in the comedic film Last Resort. Bakke got her first major role in 1995, when she was first cast as Selena Coombs, a schoolteacher that resides in Trinity, South Carolina, for 18 episodes of the supernatural horror series American Gothic. Bakke has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as The Mentalist, Grey's Anatomy, What/If, Colony, Foster Boy, Billy Boy, The Bridge, The Quickie, Dark Angel, Dollhouse, Supernatural, L.A. Confidential, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

On Criminal Minds[]

Bakke portrayed Camille Smit, a woman whose children were abducted in Johannesburg, in the Season One episode "Iqiniso".

Filmography[]

  • Foster Boy (2019) - Linda Ryan
  • What/If - 2 episodes (2019) - Older Laura
  • Colony - 2 episodes (2017-2018) - Swiss Chancellor
  • Billy Boy (2017) - Margarette
  • If Loving You Is Wrong - 10 episodes (2015-2017) - Virginia
  • Grey's Anatomy (2017) - Gwen Nolan
  • Heartbeat (2016) - Unknown Character
  • Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - "Iqiniso" (2016) TV episode - Camille Smit
  • Supernatural (2015) - Suzie
  • There (2015) - LLM
  • The Bridge (2014) - Female Guard
  • Dark Blue (2010) - Ana Perry
  • Medium Rare (2010) - Rosie
  • The Mentalist (2010) - Detective Sharon Florey
  • Dollhouse (2009) - Margaret Bashford
  • Leave No Trace (2004) - Victoria Blake
  • NYPD Blue (2004) - Claudia Weintraub
  • Hot Rush (2002) - Old Lady
  • Groom Lake (2002) - Joyce
  • Moving August (2002) - Ginny Forster
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2001) - Bonnie Ritten
  • The Quickie (2001) - Jane
  • Dark Angel (2001) - Doctor Adriana Vertes
  • Popular - 2 episodes (2001) - Mary Lou Parker
  • Time Loves a Hero (2000) - Alice
  • Warm Texas Rain (2000) - Kim
  • Ryan Caulfield: Year One - 2 episodes (1999) - Mrs. Caulfield
  • Charmed (1999) - Soul Collector
  • Nobody Lives Forever (1998) -Laurel Trevelyn
  • The Fixer (1998) - C.J.
  • American Gothic - 18 episodes (1995-1998) - Selena Coombs
  • Shelter (1998) - Helena
  • Trucks (1997) - Hope
  • L.A. Confidential (1997) - Lana Turner
  • Frame by Frame (1996) - Unknown Character
  • Lone Justice: Showdown at Plum Creek (1996) - Wren
  • Lone Justice 2 (1995) - Wren
  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) - Captain Linda Gilder
  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) - Cordelia
  • Terminal Voyage (1994) - Zinovitz
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1994) - Frances McCabe
  • Second Chances - 2 episodes (1994) - Lara Peterson
  • Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times - 4 episodes (1993) - Wren
  • Gunmen (1993) - Maria
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) - Michelle Rodham Huddleston
  • Twogether (1992) - Allison McKenzie
  • The Medium (1992) - Unknown Character
  • Secrets (1992) - Sandy Warwick
  • Jake and the Fatman (1992) - Lori Menza
  • The Young Riders (1991) - Alice
  • Father Dowling Mysteries (1990) - Claudia Marshall
  • Solar Crisis (1990) - Claire Beeson
  • Stolen: One Husband (1990) - Samantha
  • Death Spa (1989) - Laura Danvers
  • Gunhed (1989) - Texas Air Ranger Sergeant Nim
  • Another Chance (1989) - Nurse Sandy
  • Nowhere to Run (1989) - Joannie
  • Fist Fighter (1989) - Ellen
  • Fast Gun (1988) - Julie Comstock
  • Dangerous Love (1988) - Chris
  • A Father's Homecoming (1988) - Nurse Pitzer
  • High Mountain Rangers - 2 episodes (1978-1988) - Unknown Character
  • Scavengers (1988) - Kimberly Blake
  • Medium Rare (1987) - Rosie
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) - Rivan
  • Hardbodies 2 (1986) - Morgan
  • Last Resort (1986) - Veroneeka

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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