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Lucinda Jenney (born April 23, 1954) is an American actress.
Jenney was born in Long Island City, Queens, New York. She began her acting career in 1979 with the film Impostors. Several roles followed throughout the eighties, with appearances in the 1986 comedy The Whoopee Boys , and the award-winning Peggy Sue Got Married , with Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage. She appeared as 'Iris' in the Oscar-winning film Rain Man , starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.
In 1991, Jenney played waitress 'Lena' in Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise ; the following year, she appeared in American Heart , a film which earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. Jenney played the role of 'Anne Loomis' in the Joe Dante comedy Matinee , with John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty. During the nineties, she appeared in much smaller roles including Mr. Jones with Richard Gere, and Leaving Las Vegas , with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue, as well as Grace of My Heart .
In 1997, she had a supporting role in the Tom Holland's horror film Thinner , which was based on the book by Stephen King. She also starred as medical officer Lieutenant Blondell in G.I. Jane , with Demi Moore, Mad City , with Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta, Desert Blue , with Kate Hudson and Christina Ricci, Practical Magic , with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman and The Deep End of the Ocean , which starred Michelle Pfeiffer and was based on the book by Jacquelyn Mitchard.
In 2000, Jenney portrayed Helen O'Donnell in Thirteen Days . She then appeared in romantic drama Crazy/Beautiful , with Kirsten Dunst and The Mothman Prophecies , starring Richard Gere. Jenney's has appeared in other roles in S.W.A.T. , American Violet and Rogue River. In 2009, she made a cameo appearance in The Hangover .
Jenney has had a successful career in television. Several of her television credits include guest roles in Miami Vice , The Practice , Judging Amy , The West Wing , 24 , Law & Order , its spin-offs Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: LA , Crossing Jordan , Six Feet Under , House , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , ER , Monk , and portrayed Admiral Adama's wife, Carolanne on Battlestar Galactica , in the episode "A Day in the Life".
Jenney has appeared in many television films throughout her career. Her first was Out of the Darkness , with Martin Sheen. Some of her roles include Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance, The Habitation of Dragons, A Stranger in Town, First Time Felon , the Emmy Award-winning If These Walls Could Talk 2 , and The Pennsylvania Miners' Story.
She is now a writer and mother.
|1984||Hearts and Diamonds|
|1986||The Whoopee Boys||Olivia|
|1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Rosalie Testa|
|1987||The Verne Miller Story||Bobby|
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Passerby #2|
|1991||Thelma & Louise||Lena|
|1992||American Heart||Charlotte||Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female|
|1995||Leaving Las Vegas||Weird Woman|
|1996||Grace of My Heart||Marion|
|1997||The Last Time I Committed Suicide||Rosie Trickle|
|1998||Desert Blue||Caroline Baxter|
|1998||What Dreams May Come||Mrs. Jacobs|
|1998||Practical Magic||Sara (adult)|
|1998||Welcome to Hollywood||Actress at Alison Anders' House|
|1999||The Deep End of the Ocean||Laurie|
|2000||Crime and Punishment in Suburbia||Vincent's Mom|
|2000||How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog||Trina Walsh|
|2000||Remember the Titans||Arleen Yoast||Uncredited|
|2000||Thirteen Days||Helen O'Donnell|
|2002||The Mothman Prophecies||Denise Smallwood|
|2007||The Final Season||Sheryl 'Chic' Van Scoyoc|
|2008||American Violet||Elizabeth Beckett|
|2019||3 From Hell||Nebraska|
|1985||First Steps||Carolyn||Television film|
|1985||Out of the Darkness||Mary||Television film|
|1986||Spenser: For Hire||Melissa Brenner||Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"|
|1988||Miami Vice||Annie Pierce||Episode: "Vote of Confidence"|
|1989||CBS Summer Playhouse||Lucy||Episode: "Microcops"|
|1990||Shannon's Deal||Audrey Watts||Episode: "Custody"|
|1991||Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance||Beth||Television film|
|1992||The Water Engine||Gross's Secretary||Television film|
|1992||The Habitation of Dragons||Bernice Dayton|
|1994||Next Door||Marci Benedetti||Television film|
|1994||Homicide: Life on the Street||Pamela Wilgis||Episode: "Extreme Unction"|
|1995||A Stranger in Town||Jeanine||Television film|
|1995||Fallen Angels||Ginny||Episode: "The Black Bargain"|
|1995||Eye of the Stalker||Elizabeth 'Liz' Knowlton||Television film|
|1996||The Late Shift||Debbie Vickers||Television film|
|1996||High Incident||Off. Anne Bonner||4 episodes|
|1997||EZ Streets||Mrs. Dog Face||Episode: "Every Dog Has Its Day|
|1997||First Time Felon||Sharon||Television film|
|1997||The Visitor||Nadine Walden||Episodes: "Pilot", "Fear of Flying"|
|1998||Scattering Dad||Molly||Television film|
|1998||NYPD Blue||Rose||Episode: "Hammer Time"|
|1998||L.A. Doctors||Rosalind||Episode: "A Prayer for the Lying"|
|1999||Fitz||Linda Palmer||Episodes: "First Love: Part 1", "First Love: Part 2"|
|2000||If These Walls Could Talk 2||Ella's Mommy||Segment: "2000"|
|2000||The Practice||Angela Jamison||Episodes: "Summary Judgments", "Germ Welfare"|
|2001||Gideon's Crossing||Teddy Green||Episode: "The Race"|
|2002||Judging Amy||Allison Cossey||Episode: "Not Stumbling, But Dancing"|
|2002||The West Wing||Karen Kroft||Episode: "Swiss Diplomacy"|
|2002||The Pennsylvania Miners' Story||Cindy Thomas||Television film|
|2003||The Shield||Lanie Kellis||7 episodes|
|2003||Carnivàle||Flora Hawkins||Episode: "Milfay"|
|2003||24||Helen Singer||4 episodes|
|2004||Law & Order||Renee Bishop||Episode: "Married with Children"|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Judy Strand||Episode: "Missing Pieces"|
|2004||Six Feet Under||Kenneth's Ex-Wife||Episode: "Untitled"|
|2004||House||Sister Mary Eucharist||Episode: "Damned If You Do"|
|2005||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Elise Garrett||Episodes: "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 1", "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 2"|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sheriff Beth McGuire||Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"|
|2007||Cold Case||Shirley Reed||Episode: "8:03AM"|
|2007||Battlestar Galactica||Carolanne Adama||Episode: "A Day in the Life"|
|2007||ER||Allison||Episode: "Seas Change"|
|2007||Monk||Zena Davis||Episode: "Mr. Monk is Up All Night"|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Professor||Episode: "Big Rock Mesa"|
|1994||Two Over Easy||Diane|
|2006||Hide & Seek||Betty|
|2007||At the Beach|
|2009||The Postcard||Blanche Katz|
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