• Bree Turner is an American actress and professional dancer born in 1977
• Attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and King's College in London
• Gained fame from roles in “Grimm”, “Bring It On Again”, “My Best Friend's Wedding” and “The Big Lebowski”
• Married orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman in 2008, divorced in 2018
• Has an estimated net worth of over $3 million as of 2020

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1977
SpouseJustin Saliman
FactGave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Stella Jean Saliman on June 29, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Justin Saliman.

Bree Turner is an American actress and professional dancer born on 10 March 1977, in Palo Alto, California USA. She’s best known for her in roles in “Grimm” and “Bring It On Again”.

Early Life and Education

Bree Nicole Turner was born the first of four children of Diane and Kevin Turner. She has three younger brothers who still live in Danville. Due to her father’s job – he is a former linebacker in various National Football League  (NFL) teams – she traveled a lot during her childhood. She moved to Danville, California when she was very young and attended Stone Valley Middle School and matriculated from Monte Vista High in 1995. During her childhood she became a competitive roller skater.

After matriculation she moved to Los Angeles, where she attended University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

However, she soon discovered her true passion in dancing and left her studies there, moving to London to attend King’s College, enrolling in dancing and acting lessons.



She was discovered by a dancing agent while attending UCLA, and thanks to that, she was cast as a back-up dancer in various films such as “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “The Big Lebowski”. She appeared in several more TV shows, and in commercials spots for Hyundai, Dr. Pepper and others.


After attaining moderate success as dancer, Bree auditioned for acting roles in various successful films. Her acting debut came with “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” as Allison the Fish Girl, and then as Tiffany in “Sorority Boys”.

In 2004 she was cast in the successful “Bring It On Again” as head cheerleader Tina Hammersmith, one of her most famous characters to date and her first starring role.

Turner’s career as actress includes roles in various early 2000’s TV shows: as Marjorie in “Good Girls Don’t…” for eight episodes of the series, then in teen sitcom “USA High”, MTV’s “Undressed”, “Moesha”, “Spin City” and “Sex, Love & Secrets”.

In addition, she acted in various TV films such as “1/4life” and “Flirt”, and appeared in several independent projects: in the award-winner film “The Quest for Length”, as Kristy James in the video “Backyard Dogs”, and as Maya Taylor in “True Vinyl from 2004.

Some other unforgettable films she’s played a role in are “Jewtopia” and “Smashed”, both in 2012.

Recent Roles

In 2013 Bree was cast in the fantasy drama series “Grimm”. Her role as Rosalee Calvert, a human but also fox-like creature, was a recurring character for the series’ six seasons. The show was named ABC’s #1 new drama for its high ratings, and continued gathering large audiences for years until its end on 31 March 2017. When asked about the series, she said: ‘I love this show. Its creators are these beautiful fantasy geeks who are constantly creating and living in this new world’.

Not only was Rosalee’s character the one that brought Turner more recognition than any other she played before, it’s also a role she has come to love: ‘I am in love with Rosalee. I’m so proud of her and her journey and her growth from season one to season six, just as a woman, as a person, professionally … and her courage and compassion is just one of my favorite parts about her.’

After “Grimm” ended, Bree was cast in two short films: “Punching Bag” in 2018, and “I’m F%$#ing Fine” in 2019. Furthermore, she briefly appeared in various series: as Sarah in a single episode of “9-1-1”, and as Granya Marcil in two episodes of “Law & Order SVU”.

Currently, Turner’s projects are the TV film “Glass Houses” and short film “Me Too Nice”.

Personal Life

Marriage: 2008

Bree married orthopedic surgeon Justin Saliman in 2008. The Jewish wedding ceremony was celebrated at Casa Del Mar in California, and the couple chose the wedding theme as serendipity, because in Bree’s words, it described her relationship with her husband: ‘it was fate that our paths crossed in life’.

Bree Turner

Bree initially wanted a dress in the style of Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. However, her attention was attracted by “Swan Lake”, a dress created by designer Monique Lhuillier, which had 14 layers of tulle and tight bodice. After she tried it, she knew it was right for her: ‘I just felt so beautiful and fun and girly and bridal when I put that dress on – I immediately started spinning and dancing and I thought, ‘This has to be the one’.’ She combined her dress with a bouquet made of roses, sweet peas and freesias.

The wedding cake created by Nancy Kay’s shop, was prepared with chocolate and fruits by the couple’s petition, and its blush color matched the wedding’s décor.


Bree and her husband Justin welcomed their first child in 2010, when their daughter Stella Jean was born on 29 June. Two years later, a boy they named Dean was born on 12 September.

However, the couple’s marriage ended in 2018 when Turner filed for divorce after nearly a decade of marriage. The documents listed ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason for the separation. Turner asked and obtained their children’s custody, along with spousal support from her ex-husband.


Besides her love for dance and skating, Turner is also a gamer. She has listed “Mario Bros” and “Track & Field” as the video games she grew up with: ‘I was very good.

I don’t mean to age myself, but I came home every day, went straight to my Nintendo and rocked it’. Besides that, she also likes PlayStation.

Net Worth

Bree Turner has an estimated net worth of over $3 million as of 2020, which is a result of her successful work as a dancer and Hollywood actress.


Bree Turner is a woman of white ethnicity, who has brown hair and eyes. Her weight is unknown, but she’s 5ft 8ins (1,73m) tall. Thanks to her longtime job as a professional dancer, she has maintained a slender, fit and elegant build.

Interesting Facts

She appeared on the cover of the first edition of “Play 360 DVD Magazine” in 2003.

In her wedding, she let her bridesmaids chose their dresses. She also gifted them unique necklaces with the word ‘love’ and the wedding’s date engraved.

Her ex-husband’s cousin Elana read a Pablo Neruda poem at Bree’s wedding reception.

Turner has acted alongside big Hollywood names such as Jennifer Lopez and Gerard Butler.

During the filming of “Grimm”, Turner shared some thoughts about the hardness of being a mother and professional actress at the same time: ‘I’m the only one in the cast who has children, and sometimes I’m holding it all together with the skin of my teeth. It’s tough, but it’s getting a little easier every day. I love being a mom, and so far, I’ve been fortunate and have been able to do both’.

She read the original Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales – from which “Grimm” is inspired – when she was very young: ‘When I was seven, my grandmother gave me an old set of the Grimm stories, and I couldn’t get enough of them because of that sadistic dark underbelly. When you’re a kid, it just feels wrong and intriguing. They’re made to get into your self-conscious.’

General Info

Full NameBree Turner
Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1977
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActor, Dancer
EducationKing's College London, University of California, Los Angeles, Monte Vista High School


SpouseJustin Saliman
ChildrenDean Saliman, Stella Jean Saliman
ParentsKevin Turner


MoviesThe Ugly Truth, Just My Luck, Bring It On Again, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Firehouse Dog, My Best Friend's Wedding, Sorority Boys, The Wedding Planner, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, American Pie 2, Incident On and Off a Mountain Road, Joe Dirt, Backyard Dogs, Smashed, Jewtopia, Dunston Ch...
TV ShowsGrimm, Masters of Horror, Good Girls Don't

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1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 35, a son Dean Turner Saliman on September 12, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Justin Saliman.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 33, a daughter Stella Jean Saliman on June 29, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Justin Saliman.
3Is Play 360 DVD Magazine's premiere cover girl in 2003. "The Modern Day Player's DVD Magazine.".
4Competitive roller skater.
5Her father is a former pro-football player for the Washington Redskins.
6Attended UCLA.
7Professional dancer.
8Attended Monte Vista High School in Danville, CA.




Grimm2012-2017TV SeriesRosalee Calvert
Peter's Ashes2014ShortRuth
Grimm: Love Is in the Air2014TV Series shortRosalee Calvert
Grimm: Bad Hair Day2013TV SeriesRosalee Calvert
Wedding Band2012TV SeriesSara
Life's a Beach2012Aimee
Jewtopia2012Helen O'Connell
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesIris Porchetto
Wakey Wakey2012/IDisco Dancer
Grace2011TV MovieKirsten
Raising Hope2011TV SeriesSusan
Take Me Home2011Eve
Identity2011TV MovieTessa
Rules of Engagement2010TV SeriesHeather
Dancing Ninja2010Crystal
Celebrities Anonymous2009TV SeriesAmanda Stiles
The Ugly Truth2009Joy
Held Up2008TV MovieLarry
Ghost Whisperer2008TV SeriesElizabeth
Animated American2008ShortTrixie
Green Flash2008VideoCharla
Quarterlife2008TV SeriesCarly
The Year of Getting to Know Us2008Sandi
Standoff2007TV SeriesNatalie
Traveler2007TV SeriesNell Graham
Firehouse Dog2007Liz Knowles
Flirt2006TV MovieDiana Crane
Just My Luck2006Dana
Jekyll + Hyde2006VideoMartha Utterson
Love Monkey2006TV SeriesAnnette
The TV Set2006Carla
Masters of Horror2005TV SeriesEllen
Sex, Love & Secrets2005TV SeriesSam
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesJenny
1/4life2005TV MovieBrittany
True Vinyl2004Maya Taylor
Good Girls Don't...2004TV SeriesMarjorie
Century City2004TV SeriesEva
Perfect Opposites2004Starr
Bring It on Again2004VideoTina
Special Breakfast Eggroll: 99¢2003Jessie
Cold Case2003TV SeriesEllen Curtis
Andy Richter Controls the Universe2003TV SeriesTeena
Spin City2002TV SeriesTracy Crandall
Sorority Boys2002Tri Pi - Tiffany
The Quest for Length2002ShortRoger's Girlfriend
The Myersons2001Jenny
American Pie 22001Amy's Friend
Moesha2000-2001TV SeriesBrenda
Joe Dirt2001Sorority Girl
The Wedding Planner2001Tracy - Bride
North Hollywood2001TV MovieCasting Assistant
Backyard Dogs2000VideoKristy James
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo1999Allison
Undressed1999TV SeriesTina
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999Dancer #1
Duel on Planet Z1999Nurse Yummhumm
She's All That1999Dancer
Night Train1998/IIShortGirl
Hang Time1998TV SeriesGail
USA High1997TV SeriesTina
My Best Friend's Wedding1997Title Sequence Performer
Dunston Checks In1996French Girl


The Big Lebowski1998dancer


Dinner at Tiffani's2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2016TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Player
Hell's Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2010TV SeriesHerself
Free Radio2009TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Working with a Master: Don Coscarelli2006Video documentary short
You're on the Set of 'Bring It on Again' DVD2004Video documentary shortHerself
Electric Playground2000TV Series documentary
Happy Hour1999TV SeriesBombshell

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