Cameron Richardson is an American television and film actress, as well as a model. She is most famous for her role as Claire in the live-action film adaptation of "Alvin and the Chipmunks" as well as her starring roles on the series "Point Pleasant" and "Harper's Island."
Cameron Richardson may have never reached A-list levels of stardom, but that doesn't mean the foxy young actress out of New Jersey hasn't had a solid career as both a model and actress. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 11, 1979, she spent her youth in New Jersey trailer parks while attending Old Bridge High School until deciding to make a go of it as a model in New York upon graduating in 1997. Due to her incredibly thin physique, she earned herself the nickname of "Cam-Bones," which wound up working out okay for her once her modeling began to take off.
Cameron's modeling career has been nothing short of fruitful, having appeared in such fashion magazines as Mademoiselle, Interview, and Cosmopolitan, as well as on the covers of Ocean Drive and Women's Health in 2006 and 2008 respectively. She's also modeled clothing for well-known brands like American Eagle, GAP, and Lucky Jeans, while still finding the time to star in ads for companies such as Dasani water and Carl's Jr. Of course, it was these acting roles that really put her on the map, as without the encouragement to become an actress while modeling in New York, she likely would never have been named one of Maxim's "Hot 100" in 2001, 2002, and 2005.
While Cameron has never starred on a TV series that has lasted longer than a season, this is not for lack of trying. Along with her numerous guest spots on series such as "House M.D.," "Entourage," and "CSI," she has played recurring roles on five different TV series which have failed to be picked up for a second year. Among them, the most recognizable are "Point Pleasant" and "Harper's Island." The situation with her film career is very similar, as while she has starred in over a dozen films, she is probably best known for her role in 2007's "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Regardless, she is a women of determination, and has continued to star in multiple productions every year since her career began in 2000.