Jenny Shimizu

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Jenny Shimizu
Jenny Shimizu.jpg
Jenny Shimizu at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival
Born (1967-06-16) June 16, 1967 (age 47)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Nationality Japanese American
Occupation Model, actress
Spouse(s)
Modeling information
Height 5 feet 7.5 inches (1.715 m)[1]

Jenny Lynn Shimizu (born June 16, 1967) is a Japanese American model and actress from San Jose, California.

Career[edit]

While working as a mechanic,[2][3][4] Shimizu was approached to model for the Calvin Klein CK1 fragrance ads and model Calvin Klein fashions. She later was featured in the Banana Republic "American Beauty" campaign.

Shimizu was one of the stars of Foxfire, alongside Angelina Jolie. She also had a supporting role in Jamie Babbit's 2007 film Itty Bitty Titty Committee.[5] Shimizu appeared in the third season of the here! original series Dante's Cove.[6]

In 2009, Shimizu appeared on Tyra Banks's reality show America's Next Top Model.[7] She appeared in season two of Bravo TV's Make Me a Supermodel as a member of the judging panel.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Shimizu was born in San Jose, California and raised in Santa Maria, California.[4] In January 2007, Shimizu described an intimate relationship she had with Madonna, claiming that Madonna would fly her to destinations across the world for sexual liaisons. "I was her secret 'booty call' available any time of the day or night for secret sex sessions."[9] She also had a romantic relationship with Angelina Jolie, as Jolie has confirmed. "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her," Jolie stated of her relationship with Shimizu. "I would probably have married Jenny if I hadn't married my [first] husband (Jonny Lee Miller)."[10]

In 2005, to protest against America's laws on gay marriage, Shimizu married Rebecca Loos on the Sky documentary Power Lesbian UK (broadcast as Power Lesbians on LOGO in the U.S.).[11] The two had a relationship for a period thereafter.

In 2012, Shimizu met Michelle Harper at a party.[12] They married in August 2014.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenny Shimizu". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ Hargroder, Megan (December 14, 2010). "An interview with Jenny Shimizu". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fitzharris, Dustin (November 9, 2010). "Where Are They Now: Jenny Shimizu". Out Magazine. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Halperin, Ian (2001). Bad and Beautiful: Inside the Dazzling and Deadly World of Supermodels. New York: Citadel Press. ISBN 0806523107. OCLC 50639023. 
  5. ^ Kregloe, Karman (2007-05-29). "Review of Itty Bitty Titty Committee". AfterEllen.com. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  6. ^ Keiser, Yuki (April 2008). "Fashion & Dyke Icon Jenny Shimizu – Modeling Years". TokyoWrestling.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Caramanica, Jon (March 1, 2009). "It's a face-off: 'America's Next Top Model' and 'Make Me a Supermodel' – 'ANTM' gives lip service to uniqueness, while 'MMAS' holds out edgier hope". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ Dehnart, Andy (January 7, 2009). "Niki Taylor, Judges Dropped from Season 2 of MMAS". Realityblurred.com. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ Grew, Tony (2007-01-15). "Model's tell-all book reveals Madonna and Jolie lesbian affairs". Pinknews.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  10. ^ Anderson, Diane (December 1997). "'Tis the Season to Be Jolie". Girlfriends. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ Czyzselka, Jane (November 2005). "Jenny Shimizu & Rebecca Loos: what's the story?". Diva. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  12. ^ Trebay, Guy (March 6, 2013). "Michelle Harper, a Woman of Mystery". New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ Kosin, Julie (September 2, 2014). "Fashion's Favorite Risk-Taker Weds in Vintage Rochas – Michelle Harper married her girlfriend in an Olivier Theysken-designed gown". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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