One of the 25 women competing for the heart of The Bachelor Ben Flajnik in season 16 of the popular ABC reality series won’t have any difficulty getting used to being in front of the camera, and that’s because 31-year-old Shira Scott Astrof is a professional actress with quite an extensive resume – including a rather infamous role on NBC’s The Office!
Shira, who now goes by just Shira Scott, played Andy Bernard’s girlfriend Jamie in The Office Season 3 episode 20 “Product Recall.” That may not sound all that impressive or memorable, but in that episode Andy is shocked when he runs into Jamie while making a sales call at a local high school. As it turns out, Jamie is a student! It was something the ol’ ‘Nard Dog probably should have realized when Jamie told him she was a part time yogurt chef, or maybe when he went out with her friend to smash mailboxes.
Here are Shira’s clips from her episode of The Office:
And a couple screen caps:
Some of Shira’s other small screen credits include How I Met Your Mother, 100 Questions, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Don’t Make Me Sick, On The Lot, King Of Queens, Grounded For Life, Good Morning Miami, Reality School, Drake and Josh, Veronica’s Closet, Popstar.com, and Taste of L.A.
Shira Scott Astrof’s big screen credits include Stanley DeBrock (10′), Trim (10′), The Sit Down Supporting, Cult, Chloe, Circadian Rhythm, Fastback, Victim, Ride, ICON, Just Ask, Invisible, All About The Money, and Five Days.
Shira graduated from USC (University of Southern California) with a B.A in Theater. According to her online resume her dance skills include Hip Hop, Improvisational, Square, and Swing, and her “performances” include Billiards, Cue Cards, Ear Prompter, Film Stunts, Firearms, Hosting, Improvisation, Jump Rope, Martial Arts, Modeling, Newscasting, Speed Talking, and Voice Characterizations. Billiards, firearms, jump rope, and speed talking? The other bachelorettes don’t stand a chance!
Oh, and just in case you were wondering, yes Shira has an amazing bikini body:
Pro: Attractive actress who appeared on The Office? I’m on one knee typing this!
Con: Why in the world would an attractive young woman wear a brown satiny potato sack dress for her official portrait?
Heterosexual dude notes: Shira filmed that episode of The Office in 2007, which means she was a 27-year-old playing the role of a high school student – and it was believable. At that rate, she’ll look 29 when she’s 47! Plus, oooooooo she’s a cute little thang!
Shira Scott Astrof
Birthday: July 15
Hometown: Massapequa Park, New York
Do you have any pets and if so, what kind?
I have a Siamese cat named Baby Sebastian Ted Striker. I saved him from the shelter (he was about to be euthanized because he had no mother to nurse him at 3 weeks old so I bottle fed him and brought him back from near death. He’s 13 months now.
If you could be someone else for just one day, who would it be and why?
I’d have to go with President Obama. I would hold an emergency press conference and say everything I’ve ever wanted to say to the world.
Do you like to dress up or do you prefer casual attire as a rule?
I love getting dressed up! But I also love my sweats. So both!
Tattoo Count: 0
What is you’re best date memory?
My best date memory was actually a first date that happened on a 4th of July. We went to a fancy, romantic dinner and then drove around in a limo all night stopping to watch fireworks from different locations.
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Official profile photo (blue background):
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