Lucinda Jenney

Lucinda Jenney (born April 23, 1954) is an American actress.

Lucinda Jenney
Born (1954-04-23) April 23, 1954 (age 68)
Occupation(s)Actress and voice artist
Years active1979–present
John Henry Swanger III
(m. 1989; div. 1991)
(m. 2017)

Early lifeEdit

Jenney was born in Long Island City in 1954.


She began her acting career in 1979 with the film Impostors. Several roles followed throughout the 1980s, with appearances in the 1986 comedy The Whoopee Boys, and the award-winning Peggy Sue Got Married, with Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage. She appeared as 'Iris' in the Oscar-winning film Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise.

In 1991, Jenney played waitress 'Lena' in Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise; the following year, she appeared in American Heart, a film which earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. Jenney played the role of 'Anne Loomis' in the Joe Dante comedy Matinee, with John Goodman and Cathy Moriarty. During the nineties, she appeared in much smaller roles including Mr. Jones with Richard Gere, and Leaving Las Vegas, with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue, as well as Grace of My Heart.

In 1996, she had a supporting role in the Tom Holland's horror film Thinner, which was based on the book by Stephen King. She also starred as medical officer Lieutenant Blondell in G.I. Jane, with Demi Moore, Mad City, with Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta, Desert Blue, with Kate Hudson and Christina Ricci, Practical Magic, with Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman and The Deep End of the Ocean, which starred Michelle Pfeiffer and was based on the book by Jacquelyn Mitchard.

In 2000, Jenney portrayed Helen O'Donnell in Thirteen Days. She then appeared in romantic drama Crazy/Beautiful, with Kirsten Dunst and The Mothman Prophecies, starring Richard Gere. Jenney's has appeared in other roles in S.W.A.T., American Violet and Rogue River. In 2009, she made a cameo appearance in The Hangover.

Jenney has had a successful career in television. Several of her television credits include guest roles in Miami Vice, The Practice, Judging Amy, The West Wing, 24, Law & Order, its spin-offs Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: LA, Crossing Jordan, Six Feet Under, House, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, ER, Monk, and portrayed Admiral Adama's wife, Carolanne on Battlestar Galactica, in the episode "A Day in the Life".

Jenney has appeared in many television films throughout her career. Her first was Out of the Darkness, with Martin Sheen. Some of her roles include Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance, The Habitation of Dragons, A Stranger in Town, First Time Felon, the Emmy Award-winning If These Walls Could Talk 2, and The Pennsylvania Miners' Story.


Year Title Role Notes
1979 Impostors
1984 Hearts and Diamonds
1986 The Whoopee Boys Olivia
1986 Peggy Sue Got Married Rosalie Testa
1987 The Verne Miller Story Bobby
1988 Rain Man Iris
1989 Wired Judy Belushi
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Passerby #2
1991 Thelma & Louise Lena
1992 American Heart Charlotte Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1993 Matinee Anne Loomis
1993 Mr. Jones Christine
1995 Leaving Las Vegas Weird Woman
1996 Grace of My Heart Marion
1996 Thinner Heidi Halleck
1997 Loved Kate Amerson
1997 The Last Time I Committed Suicide Rosie Trickle
1997 G.I. Jane Lieutenant Blondell
1997 Mad City Jenny
1998 Desert Blue Caroline Baxter
1998 What Dreams May Come Mrs. Jacobs
1998 Practical Magic Sara (adult)
1998 Welcome to Hollywood Actress at Alison Anders' House
1999 Sugar Town Kate
1999 The Deep End of the Ocean Laurie
2000 Crime and Punishment in Suburbia Vincent's Mom
2000 How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Trina Walsh
2000 Remember the Titans Arleen Yoast Uncredited
2000 Thirteen Days Helen O'Donnell
2001 Crazy/Beautiful Courtney Oakley
2002 The Mothman Prophecies Denise Smallwood
2003 S.W.A.T. Kathy
2007 The Final Season Sheryl 'Chic' Van Scoyoc
2008 American Violet Elizabeth Beckett
2009 The Hangover Cameo
2010 Rogue River Lea
2019 3 from Hell Nebraska
Year Title Role Notes
1985 First Steps Carolyn Television film
1985 Out of the Darkness Mary Television film
1986 Spenser: For Hire Melissa Brenner Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
1988 Miami Vice Annie Pierce Episode: "Vote of Confidence"
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Lucy Episode: "Microcops"
1990 Shannon's Deal Audrey Watts Episode: "Custody"
1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance Beth Television film
1992 The Water Engine Gross's Secretary Television film
1992 The Habitation of Dragons Bernice Dayton
1994 Next Door Marci Benedetti Television film
1994 Homicide: Life on the Street Pamela Wilgis Episode: "Extreme Unction"
1995 A Stranger in Town Jeanine Television film
1995 Fallen Angels Ginny Episode: "The Black Bargain"
1995 Eye of the Stalker Liz Knowlton Television film
1996 The Late Shift Debbie Vickers Television film
1996 High Incident Officer Anne Bonner 4 episodes
1997 EZ Streets Mrs. Dog Face Episode: "Every Dog Has Its Day
1997 First Time Felon Sharon Television film
1997 The Visitor Nadine Walden Episodes: "Pilot", "Fear of Flying"
1998 Scattering Dad Molly Television film
1998 NYPD Blue Rose Episode: "Hammer Time"
1998 L.A. Doctors Rosalind Episode: "A Prayer for the Lying"
1999 Fitz Linda Palmer Episodes: "First Love: Part 1", "First Love: Part 2"
2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 Ella's Mommy Segment: "2000"
2000 The Practice Angela Jamison Episodes: "Summary Judgments", "Germ Welfare"
2001 Gideon's Crossing Teddy Green Episode: "The Race"
2002 Judging Amy Allison Cossey Episode: "Not Stumbling, But Dancing"
2002 The West Wing Karen Kroft Episode: "Swiss Diplomacy"
2002 The Pennsylvania Miners' Story Cindy Thomas Television film
2003 The Shield Lanie Kellis 7 episodes
2003 Carnivàle Flora Hawkins Episode: "Milfay"
2003 24 Helen Singer 4 episodes
2004 Law & Order Renee Bishop Episode: "Married with Children"
2004 Crossing Jordan Judy Strand Episode: "Missing Pieces"
2004 Six Feet Under Kenneth's Ex-Wife Episode: "Untitled"
2004 House Sister Mary Eucharist Episode: "Damned If You Do"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Elise Garrett Episodes: "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 1", "In the Wee Small Hours: Part 2"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Beth McGuire Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"
2007 Cold Case Shirley Reed Episode: "8:03AM"
2007 Battlestar Galactica Carolanne Adama Episode: "A Day in the Life"
2007 ER Allison Episode: "Seas Change"
2007 Monk Zena Davis Episode: "Mr. Monk is Up All Night"
2011 Law & Order: LA Professor Episode: "Big Rock Mesa"
Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Two Over Easy Diane
2006 Hide & Seek Betty
2007 At the Beach
2009 The Postcard Blanche Katz


  1. ^ Thompson, Rocco (September 11, 2019). "Interview: Rob Zombie and Bill Moseley On "3 From Hell"". Rue Morgue. Retrieved September 12, 2019.

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