In 2008, Marquardt appeared on an episode of NBC's Last Comic Standing along with Wilkinson and Madison in an episode in which the girls were told funny "bedtime stories" by the competing comics.In June of that year, Marquardt landed her own TV series, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, which aired on the Travel Channel.
In April 2010, Marquardt announced plans for her own reality show.
The pilot was to begin shooting in April and would cover her life after leaving the Playboy Mansion, and on her current relationships.
She matriculated to California State University, Sacramento and graduated in 1998 with a B. in communications and an emphasis on public relations.
She later took a graduate level course in broadcast journalism through UCLA Extension, which was depicted on the first season of The Girls Next Door, most notably when she had to be absent from her first Playboy shoot in order to take her final exam.
is an American television personality, model, and actress, known for her role on the reality television series The Girls Next Door, which depicted her life as one of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner's girlfriends.
Although not a Playboy Playmate, she has appeared in nude pictorials with her Girls Next Door co-stars and fellow Hefner girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.
On the advice of friends who suggested she pose for Playboy magazine, Marquardt sent a letter to Playboy, inquiring how to become a Playmate, before enrolling at San Joaquin Delta College.
In 1998, aged 25, she entered Playboy's Millennium Playmate search.
“I was at the mansion and I knew that kids were something I would like to have someday.
And it didn’t look like there would be kids anytime in my near future.
She appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm as herself along with Madison and Hefner in 2005.