Jenna von Oÿ

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Jenna von Oÿ
Born Jennifer Jean von Oÿ
(1977-05-02) May 2, 1977 (age 37)
Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
Other names Jenna Van Oy, Jenna von Oy, Jenna Von Oy
Occupation Actress, singer
Spouse(s) Brad Batcher
Website
jennavonoy.com

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

Early life and career[edit]

Born Jennifer Jean von Oÿ[1] in Danbury, Connecticut,[citation needed] to Gloria and Frank von Oÿ. She attended Newtown High School. 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 1990 to 1995, von Oÿ appeared in the role of the fast talking Six Lemeure on the series Blossom.[4] After the series ended, she attended film school at the University of Southern California and was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity, 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 Lorelai 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[edit]

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.

Personal life[edit]

On October 10, 2010, von Oÿ married computer data consultant Brad Bratcher in Newtown, Connecticut.[7] In May 2012, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Gray Audrey Bratcher.[8] On June 18, 2014, Jenna revealed she and her husband Brad were expecting their second child, a girl, due in November 2014. On November 1, 2014, Jenna and Brad welcomed their daughter, Marlowe Monroe Bratcher.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Kingdom Chums: Little David's Adventure Mary Ann Television film
1986 Tales from the Darkside Stefa Episode: "Season of Belief"
1987 At Mother's Request Audrey Schreuder TV Movie
1987 Kate & Allie Episode: "Dearly Beloved"
1989 Monsters Amy Episode: "Glim-Glim"
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Young Suzanne Kovic
1990–91 Lenny Kelly Callahan 16 episodes
1990–95 Blossom Six Lemeure 114 episodes
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Herself Episode: "A Thanksgiving Story"
1995 A Goofy Movie Stacey Voice
1995 Family Values Phoebe Huck Pilot movie (series not picked up)
1996 She Cried No Jordan TV Movie
1997 Dying to Belong Shelby Blake TV Movie
1997 Chicago Hope Stacey Kagan Episode: "White Trash"
1997 Unhappily Ever After Bitsy Berg Episode: "Little Miss Perfect"
1998 7th Heaven Theresa Episode: "...And a Nice Chianti"
1999 Moesha Stevie Episode: "It Takes Two"
1999–
2000
Pepper Ann Trinket (Voice) 6 episodes
1999–
2004
The Parkers Stevie
2001 What's with Andy? Jen 6 episodes
2002 Turnaround Kellie
2005 Cold Case Kitty 1982 Episode: "Schadenfreude"
2005 Family Guy Rory Episode: "The Perfect Castaway"
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Gracie Voice
2012 Lukewarm Rose

Awards and nominations[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Riggs, Thomas (2005). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television 60. Gale Group. p. 303. ISBN 0-7876-9033-3. 
  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 love Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 781. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 
  4. ^ Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 0-7407-5118-2. 
  5. ^ a b Laufenberg, Norbert B. (2005). Entertainment Celebrities. Trafford Publishing. p. 679. ISBN 1-4120-5335-8. 
  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. 
  7. ^ Messer, Lesley (2010-10-25). "Blossom's Jenna Von Oy Reveals Details of Her Wedding". people.com. Retrieved October 25, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jenna von Oy Welcomes Daughter". People. 2012-05-25. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 

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