1. She played minor roles in a few television series before making her film debut in the Howard Stern biopic Private Parts.
2. She scored her first recurring role in the TV show The Big Easy, followed by a film role in This Space Between Us.
3. During breaks in filming the series, she also played notable roles in the films The Skulls and See Spot Run.
4. She had a recurring role in the television roles in ER, Line of Fire, Crossing Jordan, and the lead in GCB series.
5. Bibb appeared as Carley Bobby in the Will Ferrell comedy film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, followed by supporting roles in the films Iron Man, Law Abiding Citizen, and Zookeeper.
6. Bibb was born in Bismarck, North Dakota, and raised in Nelson County, Virginia.
7. Her father died three years after she was born. In 1990, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Elite Agency held a nationwide modeling search.
8. The celebrity judges, John Casablancas, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Iman chose Bibb as the winner.
9. After finishing her junior year, Bibb flew to New York City to sign a contract with Elite Agency and modeled over that summer and went on a trip to Japan.
10. After a single semester, however, Bibb abandoned her studies and moved to New York City to pursue her full-time modeling career.
11. She also attended the William Esper acting studio for three years.
12. This was followed by her first television series, where she replaced the departed Susan Walters as the female lead in the second season of The Big Easy.
13. Most critics panned the show, and it was canceled months later after low ratings.
14. She appeared in the romantic drama Touch Me, co-starring Amanda Peet, Michael Vartan and Peter Facinelli.
15. Later she portrayed a supporting role, Summer, in the film This Space Between Us, released in 1999.
16. In 1999, Bibb had her big break appearing as a lead character on the WB Network television series Popular.
17. Her role was Brooke McQueen, the most popular girl at Kennedy High School who is beautiful, a straight-A student, and a cheerleader.
18. The show was a major success among teenagers and led Bibb to more recognizable film roles.
19. The show garnered her a Teen Choice Award for Television Choice Actress and a Young Hollywood Award nomination for Exciting New Face – Female.
20. During the series, she filmed the horror–thriller The Skulls – released in 2000 – which co-starred Paul Walker and Joshua Jackson.
21. The Skulls received a negative reception from critics but was a box-office success.
22. Her role in the film was Stephanie, a single mother who spend most of the film on her own “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”.