Full Name: Johanna Selhorst Maran
Birth Date: May 8, 1978
Birth Place: Menlo Park, California, USA
Height: 5' 7"
Quote: ďI love talking about sex, but doing it is better. Iím good at psychology, and Iím good at loviní. My dream is to have sex twice a day. Every time I get into bed, I want it. Guys are, like, ĎWhoa, slow down!í For most guys itís time to sleep. Iím, like, ĎNo, itís not!í They canít keep up with me. And I donít believe in marriage."
Josie Maran (born Johanna Selhorst Maran on May 8, 1978) is an American fashion model and actress. She is also well known for her association with cosmetics company Maybelline.
Maran was born in Menlo Park, California to a father of Russian and Polish descent and a mother of Dutch, French and German ancestry. She began modeling part-time after an agent spotted her at a local barbecue restaurant at the age of 12. Maran continued a more dedicated career after graduating from Castilleja School. Considered to be too short for runway modeling at 5 feet 7 inches, her career consists mostly of editorial modeling and advertising/image modeling. Signed at age 17 with the Elite agency of Los Angeles, Maran appeared on her first cover with Glamour in 1998, and was the featured Guess? Girl in their Summer 1998 and Fall 1998 campaigns. After accumulating a resumé of over 25 commercials and advertisements, including a music video for popular boy-band Backstreet Boys, Maran moved cross-country to join with Elite New York. In 1999 she landed a multiyear deal with Maybelline following in the footsteps of Christy Turlington, her idol.
In addition to her thriving modeling career, Maran began an acting career in 2001 with a star turn as title character Mallory in an independent film, The Mallory Effect. She continued to take on roles, in 2004 landing film roles as a French model in Little Black Book and as one of Dracula's brides in Van Helsing.
In 2005, she was recruited by EA Games to appear as a main character in the street-racing computer and video game, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which was released on November 17, 2005. She plays the game's second lead Mia Townsend, who guides the lead character through the game.
A January 2006 Shape Magazine interview with Josie has revealed that she has quit modelling and acting and is now happily living in Hawaii teaching children. She has also started doing yoga, eating organic foods, and has quit smoking.
She has dated magician David Blaine.
She is expecting a baby with Lee Alialbozi.
Josie Maran is an avowed bisexual. She has spoken of having sex with women, including porn star Jenna Jameson.
Josie Maran Filmography
The Gravedancers (2006) .... Kira Hastings
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (Video Game) .... Mia (Voice)
The Confession (2005) .... Wife
The Aviator (2004) .... Cigarette Girl
Little Black Book (2004) .... Lulu Fritz
Van Helsing (2004) .... Marishka
The Mallory Effect (2002) .... Mallory
Swatters (2002) .... Susan
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