'Cluless' Actress Nicole Bilderback Is In Every Teen Movie Ever — No, Really
You may not know her name, but you'd definitely know her face. She played the girl ready to have sex "right now" in Can't Hardly Wait, Whitney in Bring It On, and a member of Cordelia Chase's posse in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Actress Nicole Bilderback has been in so many of your favorite teen movies and TV shows, making her debut in Clueless , which celebrates its 20th anniversary. In the classic teen comedy, Bilderback played Summer, who was part of Cher Horowitz's cool clique.
More recently, Bilderback has had guest roles in TV shows like The Mentalist, Cold Case, Hidden Palms, and the original Heroes. In 2012, people thought the Korean actress was the Jane Doe suing the IMDB for revealing her age to be 40, but it wasn't her. Bilderback was able to make fun of this in a cute Funny Or Die video parody. According to an interview with Asiance Magazine, the Texas native came out to LA as a teen and booked her first jobs right away — commercials for Disneyland and Radio Shack. "After Clueless, a lot of other jobs were easier," she said. "Just having it on my resume, it was the big talk of the town at the time, all of young Hollywood wanted a role in that movie. I mean it was a huge deal. I had no idea."
Here are Bilderback's teen roles that followed her big screen teen debut in Clueless.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Bilderback appeared as one of Cordelia's possee in the series' unaired pilot, as well as the Season 1 episode "The Wish."
Sabrina The Teenage Witch
Bilderback played Sasha, one of Queen Bee Libby's friends in the Season 1 episode "Dream Date." This is back when Libby and Sabrina were fighting over Harvey, but we know Sabrina wins that fight at the very end.
Can't Hardy Wait
Kenny Fisher was desperate to have sex during this final high school party. Bilderback played a girl dumped by her boyfriend and ready to sleep with the next guy she saw and Kenny made sure it was him. But then Kenny got locked in the bathroom with Denise.
Bring It On
Bilderback played Whitney, one of the Rancho Carne Torros cheerleaders as part of the "cheer-ocracy."
Bilderback guested on four episodes of this James Cameron drama series, in which she played Brin, one of the X5 soldiers.
In 2001, Bilderback played Dawson Leery's Hollywood film producer for his movie in Seasons 5 and 6 of the classic '90s teen drama.