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Jenna von Oÿ (born May 2, 1977) is an American actress and country music singer best known for her roles as Six LeMeure on the NBC series Blossom, and Stevie van Lowe on the UPN sitcom The Parkers.

Early life and career

Born Jennifer Jean von Oÿ[1] in Stamford, Connecticut, to Gloria and Frank von Oÿ. She began her acting career as a child in regional stage productions and commercials.[2] von Oÿ made her television acting debut in 1986 on an episode of ABC Weekend Special, followed by a guest roles on Tales from the Darkside and Kate & Allie. From 1990 to 1991, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Lenny.[3]

From 1991 to 1995, von Oÿ portrayed the role of Six LeMeure on the series Blossom.[4] After the series ended, she attended film school at the University of Southern California for two years before dropping out to return to acting.[5] In 1999, she won the role of Stevie van Lowe, Kim Parker's (Countess Vaughn) sidekick on The Parkers.[6] During the run of The Parkers, von Oÿ also provided the voice of Trinket St. Blaire in animated series Pepper Ann.[5] After The Parkers ended its run in 2004, von Oÿ appeared in the 2005 television film Marsha Potter Gets a Life. Later that year she guest starred on an episode of Cold Case, and parodied Lauren Graham's character of Lorelei Gilmore in the Family Guy episode "Perfect Castaway".

In addition to television, von Oÿ has also appeared in the feature film Born on the Fourth of July (1989), opposite Tom Cruise. She has also provided the voices of Stacey in A Goofy Movie (1995) and Gracie in direct-to-DVD feature Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006).

Music career

In June 2000, von Oÿ recorded a demo compact disc in an attempt to launch a recording career in country music. Her debut album, Breathing Room, was released on September 18, 2007.

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Young Suzanne Kovic
1995 A Goofy Movie Stacey Voice
2002 Final Breakdown Kellie
Truth Be Told Kelly
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Gracie (Voice) Direct-to-DVD
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1986 ABC Weekend Special Mary Ann 1 episode
Tales from the Darkside Stefa 1 episode
1987 Kate & Allie 1 episode
At Mother's Request Audrey Schreuder Television film
1989 Monsters Amy 1 episode
1990–1991 Lenny Kelly Callahan Unknown episodes
1990–1995 Blossom Six LeMeure 114 episodes
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Herself 1 episode
1995 Family Values Phoebe Huck Unknown episodes
1996 She Cried No Jordan Television film
1997 Dying to Belong Shelby Blake Television film
Martin Donna 1 episode
Chicago Hope Stacey Kagan 1 episode
Unhappily Ever After Bitsy Berg 1 episode
1998 7th Heaven Theresa 1 episode
1999 Moesha Stevie 1 episode
1999–2000 Pepper Ann Trinket Voice; 6 episodes
1999–2004 The Parkers Stevie Van Lowe 108 episodes
2001–2002 What's with Andy? Jen Voice; 6 episodes
2005 Marsha Potter Gets a Life Television film
Cold Case Kitty 1982 1 episode
Family Guy Rory Voice; 1 episode

Awards and nominations

Year Result Award Category Series
1991 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series Lenny
1992 Nominated Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Blossom
1993 Won Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Blossom
1994 Won Best Youth Comedienne Blossom

References

  1. Riggs, Thomas (2005). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television 60. Gale Group. p. 303. ISBN 0-787-69033-3. 
  2. Cerio, Greg (1995-04-10). "This Six Is a Ten". People 43 (14). ISSN 0093-7673. 
  3. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 781. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)
  4. Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 0-740-75118-2. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Laufenberg, Norbert B. (2005). Entertainment Celebrities. Trafford Publishing. p. 679. ISBN 1-412-05335-8. 
  6. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1053. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)

External links

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