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Gena Lee Nolin (Born November 29, 1971) is a model, actress and author who portrayed Neely Capshaw in Baywatch from 1995-1998 and the TV movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.

She also appeared as one of the interviewees in July 2001 in an episode about Baywatch in the The E! True Hollywood Story series.

Her first TV appearance was in 1994 as a model on the game show The Price Is Right.

After she started on Baywatch, she appeared with David Chokachi as celebrity guests on the final season of the original American Gladiators.

She has also had a starring role as Sheena, Queen of the Jungle in the television series Sheena which also featured John Allen Nelson and appeared in several commercials such as Coors, Starburst and Hyundai. Gena was also one of the six contestants in the third Celebrity Fear Factor and co-starred with country music singer Billy Currington in the music video for the song "I Got a Feelin'," which reached #5 on Billboard's US Hot Country Songs chart in 2004.

Gena has been married three times and has four children, a son called Spencer Michael Gregory Fahlman from her second marriage, another son called Hudson Lee Hulse, a daughter called Stella Monroe Hulse from her current third marriage and a stepdaughter called Caia.

She also published a book in 2013 called Beautiful Inside and Out, Conquering Thyroid Disease with a Healthy, Happy, "Thyroid Sexy" Life describing her long struggle with Thyroid disease and means of overcoming it.

Gena later reprised her role as Neely again this time as Astro-X rocket scientist and former lifeguard along with Alexandra Paul in the 2016 sci-fi comedy disaster film Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens which also starred David Hasselhoff.

Characters portrayed by Gena Lee Nolin on the show[]


  • Gena was the second and longest running actress to play the role of Neely, having played the character for three seasons of the series as well as the television movie.
  • Gena was told she had won the role of Neely by David Hasselhoff showing her a Rescue Can with a handwritten message that said "Congratulations, You've got the job!"
  • Gena said this in a interview regarding her time on Baywatch in Los Angeles: "I think Baywatch is such a hit here because of the weather."