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Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (born August 15, 1978) is an American actress. She has performed in a number of theater productions and had minor roles in some feature films. She is the great-granddaughter of the 34th president of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower and the granddaughter of the 37th president of the United States Richard Nixon, respectively.

Jennie Eisenhower
Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower

(1978-08-15) August 15, 1978 (age 41)
Years active2003–present
Anthony Cheslock
(m. 2011; div. 2017)
Parent(s)David Eisenhower
Julie Nixon Eisenhower
RelativesJohn Eisenhower (grandfather)
Richard Nixon (grandfather)
Pat Nixon (grandmother)

Early lifeEdit

Eisenhower was born in San Clemente, California,[1] to Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower. Her maternal grandparents were U.S. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, while her paternal great-grandparents were U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.[2] She spent her childhood in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania,[2] and graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[1] She has one brother, Alexander Richard Eisenhower (b. 1980), and one sister, Melanie Catherine Eisenhower (b. 1984).[3]

In 1996, Jennie Eisenhower was presented as a debutante to high society at the International Debutante Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. [4]


On stage, Eisenhower has performed in Off-Broadway productions and at regional theaters across the United States. She is currently based in Philadelphia where she has won two Barrymore Awards: Best Actress in a Musical (2009) for Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits,[5] and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (2004) for The Wild Party.[6] She has also been nominated for Barrymore Awards for her work in Parade at the Arden Theatre, Show Boat at the Media Theatre, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, Little Women at Bristol Riverside Theatre and A Grand Night for Singing at the Walnut Street Theatre. She has small roles in the films Mona Lisa Smile and Arthur.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Eisenhower was married to Anthony Cheslock from 2011 to 2017; they have a daughter named Chloe.[8][9] Eisenhower currently resides in Philadelphia with her partner Sara, and her daughter.[10]


  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003) – Girl at the Station
  • Head Space (2006) – TV Correspondent
  • Arthur (2011) – Alexis


  1. ^ a b "Historical play's lead adds touch of history", St. Petersburg Times
  2. ^ a b "Jennie Eisenhower, Making Herself Perfectly Clear", Washington Post
  3. ^ Bennett, Kitty. "Where Are They Now? Julie and David Eisenhower", AARP Bulletin, December 22, 2010. p. 2.
  4. ^ Yazigi, Monique. "The Debutante Returns, With Pearls and Plans". New York Times. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Award Nominees and Recipients - Theatre Philadelphia".
  6. ^ "Award Nominees and Recipients - Theatre Philadelphia". Archived from the original on 2014-07-06.
  7. ^ "Jennie Eisenhower - Actor, Director, Teacher".
  8. ^ Eisenhower, Jennie (29 October 2013). "Chloe turns 4 months". Jennie Eisenhower Official Site. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Biography". Jennie Eisenhower Official Site. Retrieved 12 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Biography". Jennie Eisenhower Official Site. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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