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Dani Behr (born 9 July 1971 in London) is a British television presenter and singer.

Early life

Behr is of South African Jewish descent.[1] She is a graduate of the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and was discovered by Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins, who put her in his female Bros concept, Faith Hope and Charity, signed to the WEA record company. However the band was not successful and Behr moved into television production.

Career

At the age of sixteen,[citation needed] she was signed to present the late night Channel 4 music show The Word, which she was involved with for five years. She went on to present over 30 TV shows, including The Big Breakfast,"Hotel Babylon", Ice Warriors, and in 2002 The Saturday Show for the BBC.

After numerous presenting jobs for shows in the United States, Behr decided to move permanently to Hollywood to begin presenting "Extra" for NBC. She went on to host several more shows for Fox, NBC/Bravo, VH1, with her biggest hit so far being the 2003 reality show Boy Meets Boy". In between TV, Behr has also presented radio shows for KissFM, and has had some minor film acting roles and appeared alongside Kate Winslet, Oprah Winfrey, Glenn Close & co in the successful play "The Vagina Monologues" both in London at 'The Old Vic' and on Broadway at 'Madison Square Gardens'.

Behr was Maxim's female presenter of the year in 2002. She voices the safety message on Virgin Atlantic and was named in "Turn A Blind Eye" by Half Man Half Biscuit. "They came for Dani Behr. I said 'she's over there, behind the wardrobe.'"

One of her more notable was when she landed top job as flagship host on CBBC's The Saturday Show.

Personal life

Behr has dated several high-profile names whilst living in the UK, including footballer Les Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs and J from boy band '5ive'. During this time her relationships were well publicised by the tabloids. Behr married American restauranter and surfer Carl Harwin in Malibu, California, on 5 May 2005 - with pictures of the wedding featured in Hello! magazine. They have a daughter named Coco born in December 2005. They have recently moved to Sydney, Australia. On April 19, 2007, Dani welcomed new baby boy Zane Max Harwin to the family.

Filmography

The Rainbow - Directed by Ken Russell, Behr played a school girl

1997 - Bolt Directed by David Caffey, herself

1998 - Like It Is Directed by Paul Oremland, playing "Paula". A gay indie film co-starring Roger Daltrey

1999 - Dark Realm for Warner Brothers

2001 - Rancid Aluminum Directed by Ed Thomas, playing Charlie. Co-starring with Joseph Fiennes and Rhys Ifans

2001 - Goodbye Charlie Bright Directed by Nick Love playing a blonde. Co-staring with Paul Nicholls

2002 - Tabloid a made for TV special, playing a TV presenter

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