Who is Sasha Barrese?
Alexandra Feline ‘Sasha’ Barrese was born on 24 April 1981 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, in Maui, Hawaii USA. She is a 40-year-old former actress and professional poker player, probably best recognized for starring in the role of Tracy Billings in “The Hangover Trilogy”.
How rich is she, as of now? Sasha Barrese Net Worth
As of early 2022, Sasha Barrese’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who garnered nearly 30 television and film acting credits during her acting career from 1989 to 2013. She has also increased her fortune as a professional poker player.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Sasha Barrese was born in Maui to a single mother, Katherine Barrese, a well-known model and actress. Soon afterwards they relocated to Paris, France, where they lived for four years, both learning to speak French fluently. Several years later, Sasha and Katherine moved back to the US and settled in California. Her biological father remains a mystery. She’s of British, German and Swedish descent, holds both Hawaiian and American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.
Speaking about her education, Sasha went to Ojai Private School in Ojai Valley, California, and later attended Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, where she completed her high school education in 1999.
Sasha Barrese launched her acting career aged eight in 1989, when she made her debut feature film appearance as a four-year-old girl in the comedy film “Homer And Eddie”, alongside her mother Katherine. The next year the mother-daughter duo appeared as the older and younger versions of the title character in the thriller drama film “Jezebel’s Kiss”, written and directed by Harvey Keith.
She then took an hiatus to focus on her education, but during this time, she began pursuing a career as a model, working for such agencies as Elite and NEXT. She eventually returned to the big screen in 1999, when she landed a minor role in the hit sex comedy coming-of-age film “American Pie”, which was a huge box office hit with more than $235 million grossed worldwide. During the same year, she also made a guest appearance as Jonina in an episode of the ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World”.
Rise to Fame
In 2000, Sasha Barrese landed the role of Heather in Mark Osborne’s comedy film “Dropping Out”, next to Kent Osborne, David Koechner, and Vince Vieluf, and featured as Daphne in the direct-to-video horror film “Hellraiser: Inferno”, which is the fifth installment of the “Hellraiser” franchise.
She then booked a minor role in the 2001 comedy film “Legally Blonde”, with Reese Witherspoon in the lead role, which was also a huge commercial success, grossing over $140 million on an $18 million budget. It was followed by her portrayals of a teen girl in the supernatural horror film “The Ring”, alongside Naomi Watts and Martin Henderson, and Kelly Billingham in the made-for-TV crime drama film “Paranormal Girl”, both released in 2002. From 2002 to 2003, she took the recurring role of Tess in the NBC sitcom “Just Shoot Me!”, followed by her first major TV role in 2003, when she joined the main cast of The WB’s sitcom “Run Of The House”, in which she portrayed Sally Franklin, but the series was canceled after a single season.
From 2004 to 2005, Sasha was cast as Caitlin Mansfield in the NBC drama series “LAX”, starring Heather Locklear, Blair Underwood and Paul Leyden. After leaving the show, she guest-starred as April Goodwin in an episode of the world’s most popular CBS police procedural drama series “CSI: Miami” (2006), and as Casey in an episode of The WB’s dark fantasy drama series “Supernatural” (2007). In 2008, she played Madeline Stone in the comedy film “The More Things Change…”, directed by Todd Phillips, then her biggest role to date came in the following year, when she was chosen to play Tracy Billings in the Golden Globe Award-winning comedy film “The Hangover”, next to Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
It is the first installment of “The Hangover” franchise, directed by Todd Phillips, and was both a critical and commercial success which spawned two more sequels, “The Hangover II” (2011) and “The Hangover III” (2013), in both of which she reprised the role; all three film titles grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide. Concurrently, she also featured as Virginia in the 2010 romantic horror film “Let Me In”, written and directed by Matt Reeves, but since then hasn’t been active in the film industry.
Career as a Poker Player
Sasha Barrese is also known for being a professional poker player.
She started playing draw poker, gin, backgammon, as well as chess at a very young age. In May 2014, she announced her plans to launch her playing career professionally, and during the same year participated in several poker tournaments, such as the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. By September 2020, she’d won about $120,000, competing in more than 30 events, and cashing in five World Series events and six WSOP Circuit events. She also often plays in private cash games in Hollywood.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Sasha Barrese has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), weighs around 128lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 31-24-34, bra size 36B, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 6 (US).
Sasha Barrese is a married woman – the name of her husband is Suhaib Zaino, with whom she exchanged wedding vows at an intimate ceremony held in August 2016. They are the parents of two, a son and a daughter, whose names aren’t disclosed to the public. Their residence is in Los Angeles, California.