Lucinda Jenney

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Lucinda Jenney
Born (1954-04-23) April 23, 1954 (age 66)
OccupationActress
Years active1984-2011
Spouse(s)
(m. 2017)
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Lucinda Jenney (born April 23, 1954) is an American actress.

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Life and career

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.

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1979Impostors
1984 Hearts and Diamonds
1986 The Whoopee Boys Olivia
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Rosalie Testa
1987The Verne Miller StoryBobby
1988 Rain Man Iris
1989 Wired Judy Belushi
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Passerby #2
1991 Thelma & Louise Lena
1992 American Heart CharlotteNominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1993 Matinee Anne Loomis
1993 Mr. Jones Christine
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Weird Woman
1996 Grace of My Heart Marion
1996 Thinner Heidi Halleck
1997 Loved Kate Amerson
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Rosie Trickle
1997 G.I. Jane Blondell
1997 Mad City Jenny
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 Sugar Town Kate
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 YoastUncredited
2000 Thirteen Days Helen O'Donnell
2001 Crazy/Beautiful Courtney Oakley
2002 The Mothman Prophecies Denise Smallwood
2003 S.W.A.T. Kathy
2007 The Final Season Sheryl 'Chic' Van Scoyoc
2008 American Violet Elizabeth Beckett
2009 The Hangover Cameo
2010Rogue RiverLea
2019 3 From Hell Nebraska
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1985 First Steps CarolynTelevision film
1985 Out of the Darkness MaryTelevision film
1986 Spenser: For Hire Melissa BrennerEpisode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
1988 Miami Vice Annie PierceEpisode: "Vote of Confidence"
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse LucyEpisode: "Microcops"
1990 Shannon's Deal Audrey WattsEpisode: "Custody"
1991Shoot First: A Cop's VengeanceBethTelevision film
1992 The Water Engine Gross's SecretaryTelevision film
1992The Habitation of DragonsBernice Dayton
1994 Next Door Marci BenedettiTelevision film
1994 Homicide: Life on the Street Pamela WilgisEpisode: "Extreme Unction"
1995A Stranger in TownJeanineTelevision film
1995 Fallen Angels GinnyEpisode: "The Black Bargain"
1995 Eye of the Stalker Elizabeth 'Liz' KnowltonTelevision film
1996 The Late Shift Debbie VickersTelevision film
1996 High Incident Off. Anne Bonner4 episodes
1997 EZ Streets Mrs. Dog FaceEpisode: "Every Dog Has Its Day
1997 First Time Felon SharonTelevision film
1997 The Visitor Nadine WaldenEpisodes: "Pilot", "Fear of Flying"
1998 Scattering Dad MollyTelevision film
1998 NYPD Blue RoseEpisode: "Hammer Time"
1998 L.A. Doctors RosalindEpisode: "A Prayer for the Lying"
1999FitzLinda PalmerEpisodes: "First Love: Part 1", "First Love: Part 2"
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 Ella's MommySegment: "2000"
2000 The Practice Angela JamisonEpisodes: "Summary Judgments", "Germ Welfare"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Teddy GreenEpisode: "The Race"
2002 Judging Amy Allison CosseyEpisode: "Not Stumbling, But Dancing"
2002 The West Wing Karen KroftEpisode: "Swiss Diplomacy"
2002The Pennsylvania Miners' StoryCindy ThomasTelevision film
2003 The Shield Lanie Kellis 7 episodes
2003 Carnivàle Flora HawkinsEpisode: "Milfay"
2003 24 Helen Singer 4 episodes
2004 Law & Order Renee BishopEpisode: "Married with Children"
2004 Crossing Jordan Judy StrandEpisode: "Missing Pieces"
2004 Six Feet Under Kenneth's Ex-WifeEpisode: "Untitled"
2004 House Sister Mary EucharistEpisode: "Damned If You Do"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Elise GarrettEpisodes: "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 1", "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 2"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Beth McGuireEpisode: "Leaving Las Vegas"
2007 Cold Case Shirley ReedEpisode: "8:03AM"
2007 Battlestar Galactica Carolanne AdamaEpisode: "A Day in the Life"
2007 ER AllisonEpisode: "Seas Change"
2007 Monk Zena DavisEpisode: "Mr. Monk is Up All Night"
2011 Law & Order: LA ProfessorEpisode: "Big Rock Mesa"
Short film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Two Over EasyDiane
2006Hide & SeekBetty
2007At the Beach
2009The PostcardBlanche Katz

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