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Bristol Palin Biography

Birth Name:
Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin
Birth Place:
Wasilla, Alaska, United States

Fast Facts

  • Was named after the towns of Bristol, CT (home to ESPN headquarters, where her mother had hoped to work) and Bristol Bay, AK (her father's hometown)
  • Following her teenage pregnancy, became an advocate for abstinence for unmarried teenagers
  • Serves as a Teen Ambassador for the Candie's Foundation, which works to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancies
  • Made her TV acting debut playing herself on an 2010 episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager
  • Partnered with professional ballroom dancer Mark Ballas in the 2010 fall season of Dancing With the Stars