Jennifer Sky

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Jennifer Sky
Born Jennifer Wacha
(1976-10-13) October 13, 1976 (age 37)
Jensen Beach, Florida, U.S.
Spouse(s) Alex Band
(2004-2009; divorced)

Jennifer Sky (born Jennifer Wacha; October 13, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Sarah Webber on General Hospital (1997–1998) and Cleopatra, the title character in the campy science fiction series Cleopatra 2525.

Personal life[edit]

Sky was raised in Jensen Beach, Florida. At 15, she was offered two months of summer modeling in Japan.[1] She left for New York at the age of 17 to study acting under the tutelage of several acclaimed acting coaches, and became well-versed in the Meisner technique of acting. She has a sister Katie. Sky married Alex Band of The Calling on July 25, 2004, but the couple divorced in 2009.

On September 10, 2013, the New York Times published an op-ed from Sky, entitled My Life as a Warrior Princess, in which she compared the terrible working conditions she experienced as a teenage fashion model with the much superior working conditions she experienced as an actor.[2] She described how inspirational she found her work on the show Xena: Warrior Princess.

Fashion label[edit]

Sky, Katie and her former sister-in-law, Taryn Band, created the fashion label Vanitas of California.

Career[edit]

She has appeared as a regular cast member on such TV shows as General Hospital, Xena: Warrior Princess, Cleopatra 2525, in CSI: Miami, and in guest roles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed.

She was ranked #90 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2003.[3] She currently writes for her hometown newspaper, The Stuart News. She is featured in the opinion section. According to her October 2010 column in the News, she has suffered from severe health problems and now lives and studies in New York City.[4]

In February of 2014, she posted a video to YouTube[5] in which she describes the emotional, professional and sexual mistreatment she feels she has suffered over the course of her career. In the video, Sky denounces the fashion model industry and calls on viewers to fight for the creation of labor unions for models, stricter regulations on the employment of children, and an end to what she describes as the systematic abuses of the industry.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Trigger Happy Jane
2001 Shallow Hal Nightclub Goer #2
2002 Shop Club Tina
2002 My Little Eye Charlie
2003 Fish Without a Bicycle Hot Girl
2004 Never Die Alone Janet
2005 Helix... Loaded, TheThe Helix... Loaded Lola
2008 Meet Market Courtney
2010 Somewhere Pretty Girl at Loud Table (uncredited)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 SeaQuest DSV Shop Girl Episode: "Sympathy for the Deep"
1993 Emerald Cove Lisa Foxworth TV series
1996 Our Son, the Matchmaker Judy Adams TV film
1997 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Heidi Barrie Episode: "The Pack"
1997 Pacific Blue Bree Hopkins Episode: "Rumplestiltskin"
1997-1998 General Hospital Sarah Webber TV series
1998 Sins of the City Callie Episode: "Blind Eye for Hire"
1999 Xena: Warrior Princess Amarice Recurring role (6 episodes)
2000-2001 Cleopatra 2525 Cleopatra 'Cleo' Main role (28 episodes)
2002 Boomtown Laura / Vanessa Griggs Episode: "Possession"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Matilda Episode: "Abra Cadaver"
2002 Fastlane Cassidy Shaw Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Fastlane Cassidy Shaw Episode: "Slippery Slope"
2003 Columbo Vanessa Episode: "Columbo Likes the Nightlife"
2003 Charmed Mabel Stillman Episode: "The Power of Three Blondes"
2003 Dragnet Melissa Edgar Episode: "The Magic Bullet"
2004 CSI: Miami Cookie Devine / Sara Piper Episode: "Innocent"
2005 CSI: Miami Sara Piper Episode: "Game Over"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Working As a Teenage Model Gave Me PTSD - Jennifer Sky - nymag.com
  2. ^ Jennifer Sky (2013-09-10). "My Life as a Warrior Princess". New York Times. p. A23. Retrieved 2013-09-10. "EVERY time Fashion Week returns to the city, the subways crowded with long-legged adolescents with stylish shoes and wary eyes, I can’t help but think about myself at age 14. That’s how old I was when I started working in the fashion industry." 
  3. ^ "Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2003". Maxim.com. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Jennifer Sky: A personal example of why Obamacare is benefiting Americans". tcpalm.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Jennifer Sky: Stop the Abuse of Children in the Fashion Industry"

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