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Once named the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World by Playboy, Joanna Krupa fast became as big of a hit on the Internet as she was gracing the covers of the biggest fashion magazines. Born on April 23, 1979 in Warsaw, Poland, Krupa moved to Chicago, IL, with her family when she was five. With her heart set on becoming a model at an early age, she convinced her mother to move her and her sister, Marta, to Los Angeles so she could pursue an acting and modeling career. Krupa began appearing on numerous magazine covers, including FHM, Stuff and Steppin' Out while making strides onscreen with walk-ons in "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Planet of the Apes" (2001). Expanding her scope, she was named Model of the Year in 2004-05 by German Maxim and posed for the July 2005 issue of Playboy. On the small screen, she had a larger supporting role on an episode of "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08), and served as host and presenter at the first annual "Guys Choice" (Spike TV, 2007) awards.Continuing to diversify her portfolio, Krupa was a Miss Howard TV model on "The Howard Stern Show" in December 2007. Also that year, she had a larger supporting turn in "The Dog Problem" (2007), a romantic comedy about a down-and-out...

Once named the Sexiest Swimsuit Model in the World by Playboy, Joanna Krupa fast became as big of a hit on the Internet as she was gracing the covers of the biggest fashion magazines. Born on April 23, 1979 in Warsaw, Poland, Krupa moved to Chicago, IL, with her family when she was five. With her heart set on becoming a model at an early age, she convinced her mother to move her and her sister, Marta, to Los Angeles so she could pursue an acting and modeling career. Krupa began appearing on numerous magazine covers, including FHM, Stuff and Steppin' Out while making strides onscreen with walk-ons in "Legally Blonde" (2001) and "Planet of the Apes" (2001). Expanding her scope, she was named Model of the Year in 2004-05 by German Maxim and posed for the July 2005 issue of Playboy. On the small screen, she had a larger supporting role on an episode of "Las Vegas" (NBC, 2003-08), and served as host and presenter at the first annual "Guys Choice" (Spike TV, 2007) awards.

Continuing to diversify her portfolio, Krupa was a Miss Howard TV model on "The Howard Stern Show" in December 2007. Also that year, she had a larger supporting turn in "The Dog Problem" (2007), a romantic comedy about a down-and-out novelist whose life is transformed by his newfound friendship with his pet Schnauzer. Following an appearance in the low-key relationship drama, "The Ripple Effect" (2008), starring Forest Whitaker, Virginia Madsen and Minnie Driver, she made noise as a contestant on the celebrity competition show, "The Superstars" (ABC, 2009), which pitted two-person teams that comprised a celebrity and an athlete in a series of obstacle course events. Krupa had the misfortune to be teamed with NFL wide receiver and famed loudmouth, Terrell Owens. Both were eliminated in the first episode, which caused her to go on a profanity-laced tirade against Owens, calling him a prima donna and chastising him for his poor performance, given his elite status in professional football. The pair was allowed back into the competition after another team fell to injury, only to lose again a few weeks later. Meanwhile, Krupa joined the season nine cast of "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) alongside Donny Osmond, athlete Michael Irvin and singer Macy Gray.

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 Ripple Effect (2008)
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 Dog Problem, The (2007)
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 Planet of the Apes (2001) Friend At Leo'S Party
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