Brenda Bakke is a Canadian fashion designer. She is also an accomplished writer. Her writing has appeared in a number of publications including Canadian Women’s Weekly, InStyle, Lucky for Ladies, L Magazine, Self Magazine, Bicycles, Brides and a number of other print and online periodicals. In addition to her fashion design work, she has been a writer for many years. Her many books include Kitchen Confidential: Recipes For Great Life, Cooking With Joy, and Dance, The Movie.
Brenda Bakke was born in Southern Canada. Her parents were both teachers. Bakke attended Southern Ontario University in Maple Ridge (born May 11, 1963) and earned a degree in education. After graduation, she worked for the National Film Centre as a production assistant. Later, she landed jobs in New York City, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, British Columbia, working as an assistant to producer Arpad Nagy.
Bra Size & Body Measurements
|Bra Size||34 B|
|Waist Size||25 Inches|
|Hips Size||35 Inches|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Body Measurements||34-25-35 Inches|
In between the years spent in Canada and in Hollywood, Bakke lived in Los Angeles, California. She had an upbringing in a household that “was not particularly observant.” As a child, her parents would tell her to speak only to the adults in her family, and not to talk to little girls. It is unknown whether this was influenced by anti-Americanism or simply cultural attitudes toward African Americans in the US.
In her teens, Bakke played piano, singer, and dancer. She was part of the all-girls rock band named The Pains of Love and went on to achieve success in the music industry in the seventies. During this time, she would meet and become involved with director Richard Curtis. Their mutual passion for African-American movies led them to form a company that would produce four more films in the genre, American biography-based films called What We Do in Our Daily Jobs. These are the films that would help make Brenda Bakke into the legendary figure she is today.
When Bakke studied acting in Los Angeles in the late 1960s, her first major break came in the form of roles in plays in New York, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. She appeared in four of these, American biography-based plays entitled My Fair Lady, Come Home To Me, Old McDonald, and The Bells of Sleep. Her other two roles were uncredited, but the two shows brought her recognition in the theater, and what was to follow would prove to be a series of popular appearances on television and movie screens. These roles would help to solidify Bakke’s credentials as an American actress. In the course of her acting career, Bakke would also appear in some less prestigious projects but what would remain of these would provide her with a body of work that would qualify her for inclusion in the Best actress on the 2021 Academy Award List.
Today, Bakke is a versatile and respected vocalist and actress. She is most famous for her role as Miss “deen” from Disney’s Fantasia! She has also been nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Whiplash. Today, we find her supporting a very different kind of character in one of her most celebrated films, as the lead character in the forthcoming film The Secret Life of Bees.