Ami Dolenz

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Ami Dolenz
BornAmi Bluebell Dolenz
(1969-01-08) January 8, 1969 (age 43)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Other namesAmy Dolenz
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1986–present
SpouseJerry Trimble (m. 2002) «start: (2002)»"Marriage: Jerry Trimble to Ami Dolenz" Location: (linkback://
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Ami Dolenz
BornAmi Bluebell Dolenz
(1969-01-08) January 8, 1969 (age 43)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Other namesAmy Dolenz
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1986–present
SpouseJerry Trimble (m. 2002) «start: (2002)»"Marriage: Jerry Trimble to Ami Dolenz" Location: (linkback://

Ami Dolenz (born January 8, 1969) is an American television and film actress and producer.


Early life and career

Born in Burbank, California into a show business family, Dolenz is the daughter of Micky Dolenz of the 1960s group the Monkees, and British television presenter Samantha Juste.[1] Her paternal grandparents were the film actors George Dolenz and Janelle Johnson.[2]

At age 15, Dolenz won a junior talent contest and decided to become an actress. She dropped out of high school and began appearing in roles on various television series.[2] One of her first acting roles was in the television movie The Children of Times Square, followed by a two episode stint on Growing Pains. In 1987, she appeared in a small role in the comedy Can't Buy Me Love. Later that year, she landed the role of Melissa McKee in the long-running soap opera General Hospital. The role garnered Dolenz attention, earning her two nominations (in 1988 and 1989) for a Young Artist Award.

After leaving General Hospital in 1989, Dolenz landed a co-starring role opposite Tony Danza in She's Out of Control. The following year she portrayed Sloan Peterson in the television series of Ferris Bueller. The series lasted only 13 episodes and was cancelled in 1991.[3] After the demise of Ferris Bueller, Dolenz starred in two films, Children of the Night, followed by the lead role in 1992's Miracle Beach.[4]

Throughout the 1990s, Dolenz continued to appear in films and television, including; Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, Murder, She Wrote, Wake, Rattle and Roll, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Demolition University, Pacific Blue, and Teen Angel. In 1998, she voiced a character for the children's show, The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs. After a four year hiatus from acting, Dolenz returned in the independent film Mr. Id. In 2007, she appeared in the film Even If, in which she also served as producer.

Personal life

On August 10, 2002, Dolenz married actor and martial artist Jerry Trimble.[5]

In addition to acting, Dolenz manages KidPix Productions with her husband. The company stages birthday parties for children as movie shoots. She also performs with the Write Act Repertory Theatre,[6] and co-owns Bluebell Boutique, an Internet custom jewelry shop, with her mother.

Selected filmography

1985 to 1986Growing PainsLinda2 episodes
1986StarmanKelly JordanEpisode: "One for the Road"
1987Mr. BelvedereShannonEpisode: "The Ticket"
1987Can't Buy Me LoveFran
1989She's Out of ControlKatie Simpson
1989HardballLaurenEpisode: "The Out of Towner"
1990SuperboyJessica JamesEpisode: "Superstar"
1990 to 1991Ferris BuellerSloan Peterson13 episodes
1991Children of the NightLucy Barrett
1992Miracle BeachJeannie Peterson
1993InfestedDee Dee DavenportAlternative title: Ticks
Direct-to-video release
1993Witchboard 2: The Devil's DoorwayPaigeAlternative title: Witchboard: The Return
1994Pumpkinhead II: Blood WingsJenny BraddockDirect-to-video release
1995Life 101JoyDirect-to-video release
1996Daedalus is DeadBilly Daedalus
1997Demolition UniversityJennyDirect-to-video release
1997Pacific BlueDarla WallenchikEpisode: "Runaway"
1997Teen AngelCindyEpisode: "Living Doll"
1998The Secret Files of the Spy DogsOatz Cautere (Voice)Episode: "I.H.R.F./Oatz"
1999Shogun CopSacrificed Virgin
2001Dark RealmHelen/Melissa Cochran2 episodes
2003Mr. IdHeather Dombrowski
2007Even IfKateProducer
20082012 DoomsdaySusanDirect-to-DVD release
2009New Hope ManorClaudia
2010Rules of EngagementLoriEpisode: "The Reunion"

Award nominations

1988Young Artist AwardNominatedBest Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital
1989Young Artist AwardNominatedBest Young Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesGeneral Hospital


  1. ^ Dolenz,, Micky; Bego, Mark (2004). I'm a Believer: My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 160. ISBN 0-8154-1284-3. 
  2. ^ a b Cozad, W. Lee. More Magnificent Mountain Movies. W. Lee Cozad. p. 308. ISBN 0-9723372-3-7. 
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (1999). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (7 ed.). p. 342. ISBN 0-345-39736-3. 
  4. ^ Young, R. G. (2000). The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 405. ISBN 1-55783-269-2. 
  5. ^ "The wedding of Ami Dolenz & Jerry Trimble". 2002-08-10. Archived from the original on 24 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-07. 
  6. ^ KidPix Productions Official site[dead link]

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