Josie Bissett is recognized internationally for her role as the popular'Jane Mancini' on FOX-TV's "Melrose Place," which ended its successfulseven-year run in May 1999. To date, she has graced over 50 magazinecovers, including such publications as TV Guide, Rolling Stone,Entertainment Weekly, Shape's Fit Pregnancy and New Woman. She appeared for five seasons on ABC Family Channel's hit breakoutteen-pregnancy drama series "The Secret Life of the American Teenager,"created and executive produced by Brenda Hampton ("7th Heaven"). Josieplayed 'Kathleen Bowman,' mother to good girl 'Grace' (Megan Park).
Josie recently starred as 'Sonia Clifton,' a veterinarian who discoversthat her husband is having an affair, in telefilm "Pregnant at 17. " Shealso had a starring role in "A Mother's Instinct," both for Lifetime. She previously starred opposite James Brolin in Hallmark Movie Channels'first-ever original holiday movie, "Christmas with Tucker," whichpremiered in late 2013 as part of their "Most Wonderful Movies ofChristmas" new holiday initiative. "Christmas with Tucker" is the MostWatched Hallmark Movie Channel Original Premiere among HH's and W25-54in network history! Josie also starred opposite Matthew Settle in theoriginal Christmas film "Paper Angels," which premiered on UP TV inNovember 2014. Her first children's book, "Tickle Monster," became a national sensationwhich got kids and parents to laugh, laugh, laugh! "Tickle Monster" isan inspiring and beautifully illustrated storybook for kids, based on atreasured family tradition that Josie has continued with her own kids.
Fuzzy 'Tickle Monster' mitts, an interactive companion piece to thebook, are available and packaged in an adorable gift set. Parents canwear the gloves to tickle their children while reading along to theclever text. "Tickle Monster" and publisher Compendium, Inc. were awarded the PTPA(Parent Tested Parent Approved) Media Inc. 's Seal of Approval forexcellence in parenting products.
"Tickle Monster" earned thePublisher's Choice Award from the Family Magazine Group, and Josie wasnamed Celebrity Mom of the Year" by the Mom's Choice Awards (MCA), anannual awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies andparents for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media,products and services. Josie and her children were also featured on thecover of MCA's Entro magazine. Josie's ability to offer parentingadvice and bring laughter in the lives of families, along with hermission to live life as a whole team and balanced person, made her theperfect choice for the Mom's Choice Team. As a follow up to the highly successful "Tickle Monster," Josie haswritten her second children's book, "Boogie Monster," and both titlesare currently available in major book stores. With a loveable newcharacter from Planet Boogie whose only mission is to inspire kids todance, dance, dance, "Boogie Monster" teaches kids that there's noright or wrong way to dance.
In the process, kids build confidence andhave fun exercising. Also available is a complete dance kit (packagedin a colorful, reusable keepsake gift box with magnetic closure), whichincludes a "Boogie Monster" book, a pair of Boogie Monster LegsLeggings and a full-length Boogie Monster music CD by Recess Monkey. The "Boogie Monster" Dance Kit was the recipient of the prestigiousMom's Choice Award, honoring excellence in family-friendly media,products and services. In addition, the Dance Kit won the Moonbeam GoldMedal at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Josie's first book, "Little Bits Of Wisdom," was inspired by the birthof her first child in 2001 and is now in its third printing.
It is aheart-warming collection of parenting wisdom and child-rearing "tricksof the trade" gathered from more than 1,000 parents and grandparentsthroughout the world. Two years later, she completed a second book,"Making Memories," which featured over 200 ways for parents to createrich family memories with their children that last a lifetime. Tens ofthousands of parents have already embraced this magical book, thepremise of which is so simple and powerful: The moments with ourchildren pass so quickly, but the memories we create today will lastforever. The Seattle native began her career in front of the camera at the age of12 as a model in print advertisements and television commercials. At16, she left home and moved to Japan to further her career and at 17headed to Hollywood to make her mark.
Josie soon landed the role of 'Cara' on "The Hogan Family," where shespent two seasons. Within two years of her arrival in Los Angeles,Josie was cast on "Melrose Place" and quickly became one oftelevision's most recognizable actors. In recent years, she has had theopportunity to explore many diverse and interesting characters in suchprojects as the ABC movies "The Fire Above" and "Dare to Love," the FOXtelefilm "Deadly Vows" and the USA cable film "Baby Monitor: Sound ofFear. " She starred in the ABC Family Channel original film "I Do, TheyDon't," a romantic comedy about two widowed parents whose spontaneousmarriage thrusts them into the position of having to blend two familiesinto one. In addition, Josie starred in the Lifetime Televisionoriginal film "The Other Woman," based on the best-selling novel by JoyFielding and directed by Jason Priestley.
She has also made numerousguest-starring appearances including NBC's "Law & Order: SpecialVictims Unit. "On the big screen, she made her feature film debut in Oliver Stone's"The Doors," in which she played the wife of Doors' guitarist RobbieKrieger. Her subsequent films include the coming-of-age comedy "Book ofLove" and the psychological thriller "Mikey. "In addition to acting, Josie has hosted numerous shows. She mostrecently co-hosted Lifetime Television's morning talk show, "TheBalancing Act.
" She previously hosted "Parenting & Beyond," a show thatoffered parents creative solutions to everyday problems, so that theycan have more quality time to enjoy their family and watch theirchildren growing up. She also hosted the PBS educational special,"Teach More, Love More," which followed four families, each with achild in one of the four critical stages of early childhood development-- newborn, infancy, toddlerhood and preschool. As host, Josie guidedviewers through the program which explores the joys, fears and a myriadof questions that accompany the beginning of life. "Teach More, LoveMore" included interviews with nationally renowned experts such as Dr. T.
Berry Brazelton. Josie has been the face of several national commercial campaigns,including Neutrogena's skin care line and Dr. Scholl's PedicureEssentials, an entire line of 14 different products designed to pamperthe feet. Additionally, she was a spokesperson for Murad Skin Care'sResurgence® Regimen, the first comprehensive line of productsformulated exclusively to help revitalize and rebuild hormonally agingskin. Josie resides in Seattle with her children, 16-year-old son Mason and13-year-old daughter Maya.
She is working on her next children's book. .
|1||Late Show with David Letterman||1993||as Herself|
|2||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||2008||as Kathleen Bowman|
|3||1996 Clio Awards||1995||as Herself - Host|
|4||All-American Murder||1991||as Tally Fuller|
|5||Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear||1998||as Ann|
|6||Book of Love||1990||as Lily|
|7||Christmas with Tucker||2013||as Jill|
|8||Dare to Love||1995||as Jessica Wells|
|9||Deadly Vows||1994||as Bobbi Gilbert Weston|
|10||Desideri||1990||as Jessica Harrison|
|11||Her Own Justice||2015||as Nora Betnner|
|12||I Do, They Dont||2005||as Carrie Lewellyn|
|13||Mikey||1992||as Jessie Owens|
|14||Obituary||2006||as Denise Wilcox|
|15||Paper Angels||2014||as Lynn Brandt|
|16||Paura nel buio||1989||as Daniela Foster|
|17||Posing: Inspired by Three Real Stories||1991||as Claire|
|18||Pregnant at 17||2016||as Sonia|
|19||Secrets||1992||as Gaby Smith|
|20||See for Yourself||2001||as Herself|
|21||The 19th Annual Peoples Choice Awards||1993||as Herself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series|
|22||The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||1999||as Herself|
|23||The Doors||1991||as Robby Krieger's Girlfriend|
|24||The Other Woman||2008||as Jill Plumley|
|25||The Skys on Fire||1999||as Jennifer Thorne|
|26||When Melrose Place Ruled the World||2004||as Herself|
|27||Where Are They Now?: 90210, Melrose and More||2003||as Herself|
|28||Burkes Law||1994||as Conner O'Neil|
|29||Doogie Howser, M.D.||1989||as Crista Benson|
|30||E! True Hollywood Story||1996||as Herself|
|31||Entertainment Tonight||1981||as Herself|
|32||Gylne tider||2002||as Herself / Jane Mancini|
|33||How to Look Good Naked||2008||as Herself|
|34||I Love the 90s||2004||as Jane Mancini|
|35||Intimate Portrait||1993||as Herself|
|36||Late Night with Conan OBrien||1993||as Herself|
|37||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||1999||as Jennifer Fulton|
|38||Melrose Place||1992||as Jane Andrews Mancini|
|39||Melrose Place||2009||as Jane Andrews|
|40||P.S.I. Luv U||1991||as Diane Peters/Lisa|