Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.jpg
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe at Los Angeles Fashion Week, Smashbox Studios, Culver City on March 9, 2008
Born(1978-10-10) October 10, 1978 (age 35)[1]
Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, U.S.
Other namesJodi O'Keefe
OccupationActress, model, fashion designer
Years active1995–present
 
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Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.jpg
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe at Los Angeles Fashion Week, Smashbox Studios, Culver City on March 9, 2008
Born(1978-10-10) October 10, 1978 (age 35)[1]
Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, U.S.
Other namesJodi O'Keefe
OccupationActress, model, fashion designer
Years active1995–present

Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (born October 10, 1978)[1] is an American actress and model, who at age 17 portrayed Cassidy Bridges on Nash Bridges. She is also known for her role on Prison Break as Gretchen Morgan, a.k.a. "Susan B. Anthony".

Early life[edit]

O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, the daughter of Noreen, a homemaker, and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck.[1] She has Czech, Irish, Polish, Swedish and German ancestry. O'Keefe has 2 older sisters Jenna and Heather

Career[edit]

O'Keefe started her career as a model at the age of 8 years old, she did some model works for a Jeans company. Midway through her junior year of high school, O'Keefe left school to star on the soap opera Another World, playing Marguerite “Maggie” Cory. She then got a role on Nash Bridges, playing Cassidy, the daughter of Don Johnson’s title character. She and her mother moved to Hollywood, so O'Keefe completed her schooling by mail.

O'Keefe made her big screen debut in 1998 in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and later starred in such films as The Crow: Salvation, Whatever It Takes and Devil In The Flesh 2. In 1999, she co-starred in the teen film She's All That (1999) as Taylor Vaughan alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. When asked if it was hard to play her character, a high school prima donna, she replied, “Everybody knew a Taylor Vaughan in high school. Working in show business, you meet girls like that every day.”

O'Keefe kept on filming both movies and Nash Bridges until the series ended in 2001. Later films have included Out for Blood, in which she played a vampire named Layla Simmons and Venice Underground. In 2005, she appeared for three episodes in the first season of Boston Legal.

O'Keefe was also in 3 Doors Down's video for "Let Me Go", alongside Jesse Metcalfe of Desperate Housewives. She joined the cast of Prison Break in 2007.

She appeared in episodes of the television series' Charmed, The Evidence, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Dharma & Greg and Tru Calling. In 2009 she appeared in the stand alone add-on of the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising.

On August 14, 2010, O'Keefe appeared as Kylie Burch in the Hallmark Original Movie Class. She also appeared in the web series Soul Fire Rising as Lilith Reborn for three episodes.

On June 22, 2011, O'Keefe started her own clothing line, Queen George Clothing.

On September 19, 2011, O'Keefe had a guest role as Isabella in the Two and a Half Men episode "Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt". She appeared in the 26 January 2012 episode of The Finder as Lisa and Mandy. She also appeared as Emily Bennett in the thriller Exposed.

In 2012, O'Keefe launched her own jewelry line, Q. In June 2013, O'Keefe did a photoshoot for NOH8 campaign.

In 2014 O'Keefe has been cast in the TV series Hit the Floor and Wall Street, and the film Merry ExMas.

O'Keefe is also a licensed bounty hunter together with her friend Victoria Pratt, with whom she starred in the movie A Nanny's Revenge.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1998Halloween H20: 20 Years LaterSarah WainthropeFilm debut
1999She's All ThatTaylor Vaughan
2000The Crow: SalvationLauren Randall
Whatever it TakesAshley Grant
Devil in the Flesh 2Debbie Strong / Tracy Carleyaka Teacher's Pet
2002Falling in Love in Pongo PongaShawneeshort movie
2003Red RoverKylie Logan
2004Out for BloodLayla Simmonsaka Vampires: Out for Blood
Mummy an' the ArmadilloJackie
2005Venice UndergroundTyler
Three Wise GuysMary Ann Davidson
2007American IdentityLyndsey Simpsonshort movie
2009Prison Break: The Final BreakGretchen MorganV, Release 21 July 2009
2010ClassKylie BurchPremiere 14 August 2010 Hallmark TV USA
2011ExposedEmily BennettPremiere 18 March 2011 Hallmark TV Netherlands
2012A Nanny's RevengeGina Wright2012
2013StalkersJulia WinstonMarch 2013
2013Frozen GroundChelle RingellPremiere 11 July 2013
2014Merry ExMasPremiere 5 December 2014

Television[edit]

YearSeriesRoleEpisodes
1995Another WorldMaggie Cory #46 episode
1996–2001Nash BridgesCassidy Bridges76 episodes
1999Happy HourHerself1 episode
2002Dharma & GregSimone2 episodes
George LopezCampbell2 episodes
2003The Pool at Maddy Breaker'sMaddy Breaker1 episode
2004Tru CallingCandace Aimes1 episode
The HelpBecky Wiggins1 episode
CharmedSpider Demon1 episode
2004–2005Boston LegalNora Jacobs3 episodes
2004–2011Two and a Half MenGail / Isabella4 episodes
2005EveRita's stepmother1 episode
2006The 12th ManLindsay1 episode
Halloween: 25 Years of Terrorherself1 episode
The EvidenceOfficer Jackie Kazaris5 episodes
Criminal MindsAgt. Amanda Gilroy1 episode
2007The CallJenna "Kinky" Kincaid1 episode
CSI: NYMelodee Constanza1 episode
RainesAngelina Billings1 episode
2007–2009Prison BreakSusan B. Anthony / Gretchen Morgan32 episodes
2009The Big Bang TheoryMikayla the Prostitute1 episode
2010LostAva1 episode
Soul Fire RisingLilith Reborn3 episodes
2011Law & Order: LAJenn Mackie1 episode
2012The FinderLisa / Mandy1 episode
CastleKristina Coterra1 episode
2013The ExesEmployee1 episode
2014Hit The FloorLionel Davenport1 episode
2014Untitled Wall Street ProjectRiley SimmsPilot

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2009Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: UprisingKelly Weaver

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

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