Jolene Blalock

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Jolene Blalock
JoleneBlalockEgyptCropped.jpg
Jolene Blalock in Egypt, 2006
Born(1975-03-05) March 5, 1975 (age 39)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Other namesJolene Rapino
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Spouse(s)Michael Rapino (m. 2003)
 
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Jolene Blalock
JoleneBlalockEgyptCropped.jpg
Jolene Blalock in Egypt, 2006
Born(1975-03-05) March 5, 1975 (age 39)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Other namesJolene Rapino
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Spouse(s)Michael Rapino (m. 2003)

Jolene King Blalock (born March 5, 1975) is an American film and television actress and model, perhaps best known for playing the Vulcan T'Pol on the UPN science fiction series Star Trek: Enterprise. She is a regular guest star in television films and series and has appeared in a few feature films.

Early life[edit]

Jolene Blalock was born and raised in San Diego, California, with three siblings.[2] She spent her childhood developing surfing and artistic skills.[3] She said of her childhood:

I was such an awkward-looking child, I've no idea what happened. I didn't have a good childhood because I never could get along with other kids. I was the child that sat in the corner eating lunch by herself. I worked in the library at lunchtime because I had no real friends. I read a lot and educated myself a different way because me and school didn't get along. Even boys were never interested in me. I remember playing kiss-chase in the first and second grade. I would run but no one would ever chase me.[4]

Early career[edit]

A popular model, Blalock left home at 17 to model in Europe and Asia.[3] She has appeared on the cover of many men's lifestyle magazines, was twice featured in Maxim's "Girls of Maxim" gallery and was named the 10th sexiest woman in the world in 2005 by FHM. She posed for a clothed fashion layout in Playboy in April 2002. She was later interviewed by the magazine for its "20Q" section in February 2005.

Blalock spent years dieting as a model and was relieved to move into acting, saying: "I'm jaded by my experiences in the modelling industry. You're never skinny or perfect enough and it was difficult mentally making the transition to acting."[2]

She made her television debut in sitcom Veronica's Closet, before guest appearances in The Love Boat: The Next Wave, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, JAG and starring as Medea in a 2000 television movie adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts. She also appeared in On the Edge and the mini-series The Diamond Hunters before being cast in Star Trek: Enterprise.[2][3]

Star Trek: Enterprise[edit]

Landing a role on Enterprise was Blalock's biggest break and she described it as a dream come true.[2] She admitted she was excited at being a newcomer to the series:

We're really fortunate. More than 100 people are working together on this every day and we haven't had one argument. It's incredible. I've had bad days in my personal life, but it's always a joy to go to work. There's also a sense of immortality that the show gives you, that you're working on something that will never die, that your contribution will last forever. That's a very special feeling.[5]

2003–present[edit]

Blalock appeared in the film Slow Burn with LL Cool J and Ray Liotta which was shot in 2003 between seasons of Enterprise, unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2005 and finally saw limited theatrical release in 2007.

She guest-starred in two episodes of Stargate SG-1 as Ishta, leader of a group of female Jaffa.

She was scheduled to appear on an episode of Lost during the 2005–2006 season as a former love interest of Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Even though she filmed some scenes, the flashback scenes in that episode were changed from Sawyer to Michael (Harold Perrineau) and her scenes were never used in an episode nor featured as "deleted scenes" in the DVD set's bonus material. Set photos from the shooting of a scene surfaced in 2008.[6]

She played Captain Lola Beck in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, which was released directly to DVD in the US, on August 5, 2008.

She made an appearance on the House episode titled "Teamwork" as Lexa, the wife of the porn star featured as the patient in this episode; airdate: November 16, 2009.

She played Sister Nicci, a Sister of the Dark, in the second season of Legend of the Seeker, appearing in episode nine, "Dark", broadcast on January 23, 2010 and episode ten, "Perdition", broadcast on January 30, 2010.

Blalock had a supporting role as Stacy in the William Kaufman action thriller Sinners And Saints, set in post-Katrina New Orleans, which prémiered in Los Angeles on June 30, 2010.

She has not participated in conventions or given interviews regarding her role in Star Trek: Enterprise, but did agree to join the cast reunion for an interview during the Blu-ray conversion and production.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Blalock currently lives in Los Angeles.[4]

She is married to Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation - the two met when he booked her for a beer commercial in Los Angeles.[2] Nearly all her time was taken up with work.[4] He lived in England and while working on Enterprise she found conducting a long-distance relationship difficult, running up an "astronomical" phone bill.[2] She proposed to him and the two married in Negril, Jamaica on April 22, 2003.[8][9][10][11][12]

Blalock is a passionate dog lover and appeared on the cover of the popular British dog publication K9 Magazine.[13]

Acting roles[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Veronica's ClosetWoman #3Episode: "Veronica's Breast Efforts"
1999Love Boat: The Next Wave, TheThe Love Boat: The Next WaveWomanEpisode: "Prom Queen"
2000Queen for a DayHot Babe in Yellow
2000G vs ELibbyEpisode: "Cougar Pines"
2000D.C.KristiEpisode: "Truth"
Episode: "Justice"
2000Jason and the ArgonautsMedeaTV movie
2000CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationLaura GarrisEpisode: "Crate 'n Burial"
2001Diamond Hunters, TheThe Diamond HuntersRuby GrangeTV series
2001JAGCpl. Lisa AntoonEpisode: "Touch and Go"
2001On the EdgeCharlie's WifeTV movie
2001–2005EnterpriseSub-Commander/Commander T'Pol98 episodes
2003Stargate SG-1IshtaEpisode: "Birthright"
2004Stargate SG-1IshtaEpisode: "Sacrifices"
2005Slow BurnNora Timmer
2006I Dream of MurderJoannaTV movie
2007Shadow PuppetsKate
2008Starship Troopers 3: MarauderCaptain Lola Beck
2008CSI: MiamiFeratelli PorterEpisode: "Bombshell"
2009HouseLexaEpisode: "Teamwork"
200910 Items or LessHerselfEpisode: "Star Trok"
2010Legend of the SeekerSister NicciEpisode: "Dark"
Episode: "Perdition"
2011One Kine Day
2012Sinners & SaintsStacy
2012Killing FriscoJolene
2014Sex TapeCatalina

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryder James. "Jolene Blalock - IMDb". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Nick Fiaca, "Starship trouper; Sci-fi; Television", The Sun (30 March 2002), The TV Mag 24.
  3. ^ a b c "Star Profile: Jolene Blalock", Evening Times (Glasgow, 4 September 2002), p. 23.
  4. ^ a b c "Vulcan gorgeous!!", Daily Star (26 October 2002), p. 32.
  5. ^ Marshall Julius, "Why I'm boldly going ... in a skintight catsuit", The Express on Sunday (6 January 2002).
  6. ^ Il y a 4 mois. "The sawyer's centric you'll never see, Lyly Ford Blog". Lylyford.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2010-08-10. 
  7. ^ http://www.startrek.com/article/reuniting-the-nx-01-crew
  8. ^ Starr, Michael (9 May 2003). "Starr Report". New York Post. p. 135. 
  9. ^ "Actress Blalock Sets Up Surprise Wedding", AP Online (10 May 2003).
  10. ^ Katherine Dillinger, "Newsmakers", Austin American-Statesman (11 May 2003), p. A2.
  11. ^ Abel, Olivia (May 26, 2003). "Passages". People. Vol. 59 No. 20.
  12. ^ Dinah Eng, "Even a Vulcan has to question arranged marriage", Gannett News Service (14 October 2004).
  13. ^ K9 Magazine, Issue 17 (Summer 2006).

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