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  • Her Trinidadian father died in a plane crash when she was 5. On the inside of her right ankle is a tattoo of a silver cross to commemorate him.
  • Grew up in the Virgin Islands, moving to Florida with her mother when she was a junior in high school.
  • In 1994, she became the first female athlete to create a shoe for Nike.
  • Was a member of the team that won the first Beach Volleyball World Championships in 1997.
  • Has appeared on the covers of (among others) Sports Illustrated for Women, Travel & Leisure Golf, Elle, Shape, Self , Playboy and Harper's Bazaar.
  • Actively supports the American Heart Association's Teaching Gardens program, which combats childhood obesity by teaching kids about fitness and nutrition.
  • Has her own line of health and fitness products.


  • Reece Viola Hamilton — Daughter
  • Laird Hamilton — Husband
  • Robert Reece — Father
  • Dean Cain — Ex-significant Other
  • Terry Glynn — Mother
  • Izabela Hamilton — Stepdaughter
  • Brody Jo Hamilton — Daughter


  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States (BA in Communications, 1991)


  • Birth Place: La Jolla, California, United States
  • Profession: Former pro volleyball player, Model, Actor

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