Survivor has been a staple of reality television for over two decades, putting contestants to the ultimate test of survival and strategy on a remote island. One of the notable contestants to emerge from the show is Andrea Boehlke, who has not only made her mark on Survivor but has also carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry.
In this article, we’ll delve into the intriguing life of Andrea Boehlke, exploring her biography, net worth, relationships, family, and career.
Early Life, Family, and Background
Andrea Loraine Boehlke was born on May 10, 1989, in West Bend, Wisconsin, making her a Taurus by zodiac sign. She is 34 years old.
Known affectionately as ‘Bunco’ in her home, Andrea grew up in a close-knit family. Her dad, Royal Boehlke, and her mom, Linda Boehlke, played pivotal roles in shaping her adventurous spirit and love for the outdoors.
As a child, Andrea displayed an innate curiosity about the world and a competitive edge, traits that would later serve her well in the challenges of Survivor.
She was the oldest of four sisters, including Sharla Boehlke and Sabrina Boehlke. Unfortunately, one of her sisters passed away, leaving a lasting impact on the family.
Additionally, Andrea’s aunt, Trina Van Horn, significantly contributed to the family’s sports legacy by playing four seasons on the UW-Milwaukee women’s basketball team. This family connection to sports influenced Andrea and her sisters, motivating them to excel in high school sports.
With this strong family foundation, Andrea embarked on a remarkable journey in the world of Survivor and beyond. Let’s dive deeper into her biography, career, and the fascinating twists and turns of her life.
|Family Member||Relationship||Notable Information|
|Andrea Boehlke||Main Focus||Host of Discover Wisconsin, media career, Survivor contestant|
|Royal Boehlke||Father||Background in photography and videography|
|Linda Boehlke||Mother||Retired art teacher, artist, and art teacher|
|Jeri Boehlke||Sister (Deceased)||Encouraged parents to apply for Survivor (Passed away in 2004)|
|Sabrina Boehlke||Sister||Videographer, Women’s Lacrosse Coach|
|Sharla Boehlke||Sister||Certified Nursing Assistant, basketball player|
|Rich||Maternal Side Grandpa||84 years old.|
|Trina Van Horn||Aunt||Played basketball for UW-Milwaukee|
|Cary Schoessow||Aunt||Notable family member|
|Sara Stout||Aunt||Notable family member|
|Ric Lied||Uncle||Notable family member|
|Evie Rathke||Grandmother||Maternal grandmother|
Details on Her Mom Linda Boehlke and Dad Royal
Her mom Linda lives in a 2,000-acre family farm in Random Lake with her husband Royal. Their farm has a few horses and sheep.
Linda L. Boehlke, born on June 11, 1962, is a retired art teacher who had a fulfilling career at Campbellsport High School. She has a deep-rooted connection to Random Lake, Wisconsin, and currently resides there.
Linda’s artistic journey is a remarkable one, as she has created hundreds of exquisite paintings, earning her several well-deserved awards. She creates oil and watercolor pastel paintings of landscapes, animals, and portraits.
Not only does she create art, but she also shares her knowledge and skills with others through teaching.
In Random Lake, her art gallery named “Open House” in Redemption Cove is a testament to her dedication to art and the community.
She has also played the role of associate producer in a short haunting pseudo-documentary titled “Red Bluff” in 2015, where her daughter, Andrea, starred.
While her artistic talents shine, Linda is also an admirer of the show “Survivor.” Alongside her husband, Royal, Linda is a big fan of the show and even applied for the show years earlier, although they never received a response from CBS.
The Boehlke family’s love for “Survivor” extended beyond their television screens, as they would gather for weekly “Survivor” parties.
Her dad Royal used to be a photographer and videographer who used to film events. It seems like he works full-time on his farm now.
Details on Her Sisters
Her sister Sabrina Boehlke is a videographer and Lacrosse coach too.
Sabrina Boehlke assumed the role of the first-ever head coach for Eagles Women’s Lacrosse on September 4, 2019. Her impressive lacrosse background includes leading the Divine Savior Holy Angels High School program in Milwaukee since 2016.
Sabrina also served as an assistant coach for the Concordia University Wisconsin Women’s Lacrosse team in 2018 and competed in the 2015 Down Under Lacrosse Cup Tournament in Australia through USA Athletic International.
She is also a skilled photographer and videographer, operating under Boehlke Media. During high school, she excelled in sports, helping her volleyball team win a conference title. She captained the volleyball team and earned varsity letters in volleyball, basketball, and track & field.
She is 5’5″ tall.
She went to Kewaskum High School and majored in multimedia communication.
When not capturing moments behind the camera, Sabrina enjoys the outdoors, coaching lacrosse, and skiing, particularly at Sunburst ski hill.
She shares a close bond with her sister, Sharla (born on April 15, 1998), who has dedicated herself to a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) working in a memory care unit at Oakwood Village, University of Wisconsin-Madison, located in Random Lake, Wisconsin.
Their shared love for adventure is apparent as Sharla has an adventurous spirit, having gone skydiving over a hundred times.
Both sisters also share a passion for basketball, with Sharla having played on the Kettle Moraine Lutheran basketball roster from 2013 to 2016.
Currently, she resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Death of Her Sister Jeri
Tragically, Andrea’s younger sister, Jeri, lost her life in 2004 due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident at the age of 13. Jeri was with Andrea on the ATV and Andrea survived the accident. Andrea, who was 15 at that time, let Jerilyn drive the vehicle as Andrea was afraid to drive fast.
Jeri was the second daughter of Linda and Royal Boehlke, marking her as a beloved part of the family.
Jeri was born on February 28, 1991, and her presence in the family was cherished by all.
Jeri’s untimely passing had a profound impact on the Boehlke family, and it’s evident that her memory continues to hold a special place in their hearts. The tragic loss of their daughter and sister was undoubtedly a difficult experience for the family to endure.
Interestingly, Jeri had encouraged her parents, Linda and Royal, to apply to the Survivor show years earlier. They had applied for a chance to be a part of the show, but unfortunately, they did not receive a response from CBS at that time.
However, years later, Andrea, another member of the Boehlke family, successfully secured a spot on the show. Jeri’s influence and the family’s shared dream played a role in their connection to the popular television series.
She graduated from Random Lake High School in 2007.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Andrea Boehlke made her Survivor debut in the show’s 22nd season, Survivor: Redemption Island, which premiered in 2011.
Her competitive spirit and determination quickly made her a standout contestant. She returned for two more seasons, Survivor: Caramoan, in 2013, and Survivor: Game Changers, in 2017, solidifying her status as a Survivor veteran.
Throughout her Survivor journey, Andrea exhibited a strong strategic game and remarkable physical prowess.
Her ability to adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of the show made her a significant threat in the eyes of her competitors. Although she never clinched the title of Sole Survivor, her impact on the game was undeniable.
Career Beyond Survivor
Just like Brice Izyah and Hai Giang, Andrea’s experience on Survivor opened doors to various opportunities in the entertainment industry. She transitioned into a career in media and entertainment, becoming a host and television personality.
She has worked on PEOPLE.com’s PEOPLE Now series and CBS Local Sports Network.
At Entertainment Weekly, Andrea’s deep understanding of reality television and her firsthand experience on Survivor made her a sought-after commentator.
She provided readers with unique insights into the behind-the-scenes happenings of popular reality shows, unraveled the strategies of contestants, and offered a fresh perspective on the genre.
She has also been hosting the official NYE Times Square webcast since 2013.
Andrea also hosted the travel show “Slice Of” on The Design Network, which premiered in the early summer of 2023, starting with an episode in Cabo, Mexico.
In addition to her media work, she’s also made appearances in other television shows and podcasts, further establishing herself as a respected voice in the entertainment world.
Here is the list of movies and TV series that she has starred in.
|Another Day Gone By||Short||Emily||2015|
|Blue Bloods||TV Series||Toweled Girl||2015|
|What Happened Last Night||Catie||2016|
|The Other Two||TV Series||Reporter||2023|
|The Brawler||Julie (uncredited)||2019|
|The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel||TV Series||Girl Singer||2017|
|The Applicant||Short||The Administrator||2016|
|What Happened Last Night||Catie||2016|
|Identical||TV Series||Gemini Carpenter||2016|
|Another Day Gone By||Short||Emily||2015|
|Red Bluff||Short||Mona Branin||2015|
|Blue Bloods||TV Series||Toweled Girl||2015|
|Back to Reality||TV Series||Andrea Boehlke||2014|
|The House That Cried Blood||Short||Zoe||2012|
|Jest Originals||TV Series||Office Worker||2012|
Where Does She Live Now?
She lives in New York City and she has been hosting the has been hosting the official NYE Times Square webcast since 2013.
Andrea Boehlke’s Net Worth
Andrea has an estimated net worth of 500 thousand USD.
Andrea Boehlke’s career in media and entertainment has undoubtedly contributed to her net worth. She has worked on People Magazine, Good Morning America, Discover Wisconsin, and many other popular shows.
She also runs a photography and videography business with her sister Sabrina.
Her company Boehlke Media does wedding videography, couples photoshoots, family photos, events photography and videography, and more.
Who Has Andrea Boehlke Dated? List of Her Boyfriends!
Andrea has previously dated a guy named Sam Prince. They dated for a few years and separated. Sam even wrote a blog criticizing Andrea for her behavior.
He alleged that Andrea did not repay a loaned sum of money and failed to return a borrowed bed. Sam also claimed that Andrea engaged in an intimate encounter with Survivor contestant Cochran on the bed that he lent her.
Sam Prince is now already married to a woman named Belinda (Wedding Date: October 13, 2019).
She also dated Desperate Housewive‘s actor Josh Henderson in 2013-2014.
They were pictured together at the Nautica Men’s Spring 2014 Fashion Show in New York.
They were also seen together at ‘Dallas’ Season 3 viewing party, the 18for18 Summer Soiree in 2013, and the ASOS Rocks VIP After Party during the 2013 Lollapalooza Music Festival.
During the Caramoan season of “Survivor,” Andrea Boehlke affectionately referred to Edward “Eddie” Fox as her “Survivor boyfriend.”
Their time on the show saw them share a flirtatious connection.
However, a few months after returning home from filming, Andrea started dating someone else.
Despite this shift, Andrea and Eddie maintained their friendship.
Interestingly, watching their on-screen relationship play out on TV made things a tad awkward for both of them.
She was also rumored to be dating Xander Hastings from Survivor. They even went on vacation in Paris together.
Besides she has been rumored to have been romantically involved with Suvrivor contestants Matt Elrod, Malcome, and Ashley Underwood too.
Is Andrea Boehlke Married?
No, she is not married yet.
She looks like Alabama Hannah
Many people say that she looks like The Bachelorette Season 15’s lead Hannah Brown. We also feel she somehow resembles Hannah. Well, we’ll let you be the judge of this intriguing similarity.
Who Has She Interviewed?
She has interviewed popular names including Jennifer Aniston, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, and Robert De Niro. She has also interviewed Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lopez in a red carpet interview.
How Tall is Andrea Boehlke?
Andrea is 5 feet 5 inches tall (165 cm) and she weighs around 120 lbs.
Her Accident with Horses
One time, she was back home for Thanksgiving day and got into an accident with her horses. She suffered minor injuries including a broken nose, swollen cheeks and lips, and bruises on her face. She ended up in the hospital.
Her hobbies include sports, theater, horseback riding, hunting, and outdoor activities.
- “The Wisconsin Bourbon Trail” for Discover Wisconsin which she hosted aired on TV on May 27, 2022.
- Her grandpa Rich broke his leg in 2021 and also caught COVID. He is fit and healthy now.
- She has hosted carpets at the Emmys, Golden Awards, ACM, VMA, and SAG Awards.
- She also hosted Fit or Flop.
- Andrea began her career journey in 1996 at Lakeshore Productions, Inc., starring in “The Wizard of Oz” at a community theater.
- Her family trips include fishing, camping, and hiking.
- She wishes to get back in “Survivor” one more time.
- Her survivor nickname is G.oddess.
- She even invested some of her money in a cryptocurrency named Dogecoin.
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