On the big screen, Burns starred in Shallow Hal, opposite Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow and in Smokejumpers, alongside Erin Karpluk and Rick Ravanello. Other film credits include the role of Jan Lambert in Single White Female 2: The Psycho, opposite Allison Lange and Todd Babcock. Next, she stars in the upcoming Urban Decay with Dean Cain and Meat Loaf.
Her television credits include North Shore, alongside Shannon Doherty and Jay Kenneth Johnson, Pepper Dennis, opposite Rebecca Romijn, Ally McBeal, with Calista Flockhart, as well as Just Shoot Me. She also played the role of Jessie Owens on Baywatch. Burns hosted the American version of the Dog Eat Dog game show for two summer seasons in 2002 and 2003, for which she was nominated for a teen choice award. She got into acting in 1996, when she played the role of Peg in Out of the Blue.
A Southern belle, Burns was born in Dallas, Texas. The middle child of three siblings, Burns learned solid family values from her supportive parents. Her mother encouraged her from a young age to pursue her dream, which, since kindergarten, was to become a ballerina. As a teenager, she showed great promise as a professional ballet dancer, but her career was abruptly ended at age 14 after a ski accident. She is a natural athlete who excels as a swimmer, having been trained by her father, a former national champion swimmer at SMU (Southern Methodist University). In 2005, Burns suffered a life threatening accident while diving into a swimming pool in Los Angeles, breaking her neck and injuring her body from her chin to her chest. The incident almost left her paralyzed, but through the help and support of her friends and family she returned to acting.
In her spare time, she is a mentor for Penny Lane, a residential home for abused children.
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