Elaine Hendrix

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Elaine Hendrix
Born Katherine Elaine Hendrix
(1970-12-28) December 28, 1970 (age 43)
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, dancer, model, activist
Years active 1992–present
Website
www.elainehendrix.com

Katherine Elaine Hendrix (born December 28, 1970) is an American actress, producer, singer, dancer, and activist. She is best known for her roles in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, Inspector Gadget 2, and the 2004 documentary What the Bleep Do We Know!?.

Early life and education[edit]

Hendrix was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Mary Elaine DePersio, of Italian, Irish and Danish descent; her father Thomas Hendrix, Jr., a relative of John Hendrix (1865-1915), was away from home serving in Vietnam. A week after being born, with her mother considering the name Jennifer, Hendrix was instead named Katherine Elaine Hendrix. Most of her relatives called her by her middle name, and the practice stuck, but it forced Hendrix many times to explain the middle name.[1] She has a brother, David Maher, and a sister, Stephanie Smith; both are married and have children. Hendrix was raised in Morristown, Tennessee. When Hendrix was 15, she and her mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Northside School of Performing Arts.[citation needed] Hendrix currently resides in Los Angeles. She is regularly involved with humanitarian efforts, animal rights, cancer research, the environment and children.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Dancing and modeling[edit]

In her senior year of high school Hendrix won a model search and became a professional dancer with the Gary Harrison Dance Co. She soon split her time as a professional model and dancer for such companies as Nike, Levi's, Mattel, and Sun Microsystems, and for a number of hip-hop artists including Whodini, Keith Sweat, and MC Hammer.

In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and shortly after moving was hit by a car while riding her bike, ending her early career as a model and dancer.

Film and television[edit]

After recuperating from her accident, Hendrix was cast in the short-lived 1995 Get Smart series. She has also appeared on the television series Joan of Arcadia, Friends, Ellen, Charmed and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and had a recurring role in Married... with Children, User Friendly (1995) and Lez Be Friends (1997). Films in which she appeared include the remake of The Parent Trap, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Superstar, the movie version of Inspector Gadget — Inspector Gadget 2, and What the Bleep Do We Know!?. In 2006, she also appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer and the movie Coffee Date. In 2008 Hendrix appeared in two episodes of the now cancelled ABC Family show The Middleman as Roxy Wasserman, a succubus who works as a fashion designer.

In 2009 Hendrix made an appearance on the ABC show Castle and in the film Rock Slyde (2009 Film).

Hendrix has also appeared as Renee on 90210 in Season 3 in "They're Playing Her Song" and "Holiday Madness".

She can currently be seen in the web-series Fetching, which is also a nod to her love of animals.[2]

Activism and humanitarian efforts[edit]

As an activist, Hendrix is the celebrity spokesperson for In Defense of Animals, and has participated in many protests against cruelty to animals. She also regularly participates in Pets 90210 adoption events. On January 11, 2011, the non-profit organization Animal Rescue Corps (ARC) was launched, with Hendrix named as its Director of Marketing and Public Relations.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Last Dance
1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. Fantasy Girl #2 Episode: "The Big Sleep... Not!"
1993 Laurel Canyon TV movie
1993 Fallen Angels Auditioning Blonde #1 Episode: "Since I Don't Have You"
1993-1994 Days of our Lives Brandee Fields TV series
1994 Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Dolly Cousins Episode: "Wild Card"
1995 Ellen Maya Episode: "Ballet Class"
1995 Road Warriors Marissa Rayborn
1995 Get Smart Agent 66 7 episodes
1995 Married... with Children Sandy Episode: "User Friendly"
1996 Boys & Girls Blake Benedict TV movie
1996 Mixed Nuts Laurie Wynn TV movie
1996 Lover's Knot Robin
1996 Munsters' Scary Little Christmas, TheThe Munsters' Scary Little Christmas Marilyn Munster TV movie
1997 Married... with Children Elaine Episode: "Lez Be Friends"
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Lisa Luder
1998 Carly Vel Duncan Dobbs TV movie
1998 Parent Trap, TheThe Parent Trap Meredith Blake
1999 Molly Jennifer Thomas
1999 Superstar Evian
2000 Here on Earth Jennifer Cavanaugh
2000 Get Your Stuff Cat Hardy
2000 Weber Show, TheThe Weber Show Jamie Episode: "...And Then He Looked at Wendell's Thing"
2001 First Years Frances O'Donnell Episode: "The First Thing You Do..."
2001 Special Unit 2 Medusa Episode: "The Rocks"
2001 Unbakeable Mrs. Done Video short
2001-2002 Chronicle, TheThe Chronicle Kristen Martin 7 episodes
2002 Dawg Angel
2002 Wish You Were Dead Melody 'Jupiter Music' Malloy
2002 Friends Sally Episode: "The One with the Pediatrician"
2002 Big Time, TheThe Big Time Fleur Soap Announcer TV movie
2002 Mr. St. Nick Heidi Gardelle TV movie
2003 Hebrew Hammer, TheThe Hebrew Hammer Blonde Bombshell
2003 Our Very First Sex Tape Woman Video short
2003 Mister Sterling Tori Wheeler Episode: "Statewide Swing"
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 G2 Video
2003 Watching Ellie Daisy Episode: "Date"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Harper Fitzgerald Episode: "Forever"
2003 Coupling Molly Episode: "Holiday"
2003-2005 Joan of Arcadia Ms. Lischak 17 episodes
2004 Oliver Beene Aunt Connie Episode: "X-ray Specs"
2004 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? Jennifer Documentary
2004 Charmed Clea Episode: "Witch Wars"
2004 Crossing Jordan Julie Seaton Episode: "Dead in the Water"
2004 Stag Party Beth Short film
2004 Quintuplets Lisa Appleby Episode: "Thanksgiving Day Charade"
2005 Bow TV movie
2005 Bam Bam and Celeste Jackie
2005 CSI: Miami Joann Nivens Episode: "Felony Flight"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Sandra Holloway Episode: "Undead Comic"
2006 What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole Jennifer Documentary
2006 Down the P.C.H. Samantha
2006 ER Brinn Episode: "Parenthood"
2006 Coffee Date Bonnie
2007 LA Blues Brenda Simon
2007 Dukes, TheThe Dukes Stephanie
2007 Charlie's Bitch Ass Hos Ass Short film
2008 Two Sisters Carley TV movie
2008 Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Agnes Dart TV movie
2008 Tru Loved Mrs. Muller
2008 Player 5150 Mrs. Lanzelin
2008 Twisted Faith Sandra Short film
2008 Friends & Lovers: The Ski Trip 2 Patti
2008 Middleman, TheThe Middleman Roxy Wasserman Episode: "The Accidental Occidental Conception"
Episode: "The Cursed Tuba Contingency"
2008 Food for Thought Miss Priss Short film
2008 Criminal Minds Judy Hannity Episode: "Normal"
2009 Strombreaker Geoffrey Sax
2009 Cloggers, TheThe Cloggers Kristie Short film
2009 Privileged Elyse Valencour Episode: "All About Confessions"
Episode: "All About Betrayal"
2009 Rock Slyde Judy Bee
2009 Within Sadie Weiss
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Coach Roach
2009 Castle Melissa Talbot Episode: "When the Bough Breaks"
2009 Haunting At The Beacon Vanessa Carver
2009–present Poor Paul Pauline 5+ episodes
2010 Nurses Who Kill... Monroe Short film
2010 Hated Betty Churchill
2010 Magic Amanda Francis
2010 Cutthroat Lacey Andrews TV movie
2010 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Julia Episode: "Red Herring"
2010 Good Intentions Etta Milford
2010 Spork (film) Felicia
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Vanessa Maragos Episode: "Little Angels"
2010 Rules of Engagement Stephanie Episode: "Refusing to Budget"
2010-2011 90210 Renee 4 episodes
2011 Fading of the Cries Maggie
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Colleen Mansfield Video
2011 Beholder Evelyn Short film
2011 Violation, TheThe Violation Janice Dougherty Short film
2011 Witness Insecurity Susan
2011 Deep in the Heart Patsy
2011 Material Lies Deborah
2012 Anything But Christmas Grace
2014 Maron Lauren Episode: "White Truck"
2014 Anger Management Warden Hartley 3 episodes

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