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Elaine Hendrix          

Actress & Animal Activist; Known for her Role in the Remake of "The Parent Trap"

Elaine Hendrix is an American actress, producer, singer, dancer and activist. She is best known for her roles in the 1998 remake of "The Parent Trap," "Inspector Gadget 2" and the 2004 documentary "What the Bleep Do We Know!?."

In her senior year of high school, Hendrix won a model search and became a professional dancer with the Gary Harrison Dance Co. She soon split her time as a professional model and dancer for such companies as Nike, Levi's, Mattel, and Sun Microsystems, and for a number of hip-hop artists including Whodini, Keith Sweat, and MC Hammer.

In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and shortly after moving was hit by a car while riding her bike, ending her early career as a model and dancer. After recuperating from her accident, Hendrix was cast in the short-lived 1995 "Get Smart" series. She has also appeared on the television series "Joan of Arcadia," "Friends," "Ellen," "Charmed" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and had a recurring role in "Married... with Children," "User Friendly" and "Lez Be Friends." Films in which she appeared include the remake of "The Parent Trap," "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion," "Superstar," the movie version of Inspector Gadget — "Inspector Gadget 2" and "What the Bleep Do We Know!?." In 2006, she also appeared in an episode of "Ghost Whisperer" and the movie "Coffee Date."

She also starred in the web-series "Fetching," which is also a nod to her love of animals.

As an activist, Hendrix is the celebrity spokesperson for In Defense of Animals and has participated in many protests against cruelty to animals. She also regularly participates in Pets 90210 adoption events. On January 11, 2011, the non-profit organization Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) was launched, with Hendrix named as its Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

In her humanitarian efforts, she regularly participates in What a Pair, an annual performance of female celebrity duets benefiting breast cancer research. She also records textbooks at Learning Ally's Hollywood studio for their annual Record-a-thon event.

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