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... Brittany Daniel
JAM SHOWBIZ Monday, April 16, 2001
'Joe Dirt' actress has an identical twin By LOUIS B. HOBSON Calgary Sun
HOLLYWOOD -- Brittany Daniel, who stars as David Spade's love interest in Joe Dirt, is an identical twin. Her sister Cynthia is more into photography these days, but the girls started out modelling and acting as a duo. "Our very first job was playing a two-headed monster on The New Leave It To Beaver Show. For four seasons, Cynthia and I co-starred on a TV show called Sweet Valley High," recalls Daniel. When she was 16, Brittany starred in the New York-based TV series Swan's Crossing, which also featured Mira Sorvino and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Daniel made her film debut in Basketball Diaries playing the young coke addict who seduces Leonardo DiCaprio. "That was one wild, surreal week. I flew to New York to film two days of fake coke-snorting and kissing Leo and then flew home to Florida for my graduation ceremonies, which were held at Disney World." Any guy thinking of dating Daniels might like to know that her favourite pastime is bungee-jumping. "I absolutely love to bungee-jump off bridges. It's the most liberating feeling in the world because the cord is in control, not you." She and her sister make it a rule not to trick their boyfriends, though they know they can. "The only time we ever purposely used the twin thing was in Grade 5, where we switched classes to see if anyone could tell. There were nine sets of twins at our (Florida) high school so the teachers were used to this kind of tomfoolery."
( taken from www.jamshowbiz.com )