Jenny Sullivan

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Jenny Sullivan
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California U.S.
Occupation Actress, theatre director
Spouse(s) Jim Messina (m. 1970–1980; divorce)
Relatives Barry Sullivan (father)

Jenny Sullivan (born December 14, 1946) is an American actress who has starred in films and on television. She has starred in some made for TV movies, her best-known role is in the 1983 NBC hit miniseries V as the reporter Kristine Walsh. In 1984, she reprised her role as Kristine Walsh in the hit sequel V: The Final Battle. She was married to guitarist/producer Jim Messina during the heyday of the country rock duo Loggins and Messina.

Her first feature film was in the 1968 movie The Angry Breed. Other film roles include Plaza Suite (1971), The Other, The Candidate (1972), Getting Straight, Breakfast in Bed, and Shadow of Doubt.

She has made guest appearances on TV shows, including Little House on the Prairie, Dragnet, Adam-12, The F.B.I., Love, American Style, Dan August, Sanford and Son, Ironside, Falcon Crest, L.A. Law, All in the Family, Hawaii Five-O and The Fall Guy.

Jenny Sullivan is the daughter of actor Barry Sullivan.[1] Jenny wrote the play J for J (Journals for John) which was prompted after she found a packet of unsent letters (in 1995) written by Barry decades earlier to her older brother, Johnny, who was mentally disabled.[2] The play premiered on October 20, 2001. John Ritter, who in real life had a handicapped brother, played Johnny, Jenny played herself, and actor Jeff Kober portrayed Barry.

Sullivan is the former sister-in-law of songwriter Jimmy Webb who was married to her half sister and former cover girl, Patricia. Jenny Sullivan is an aunt to Patricia's seven children.


  1. ^ "Family Rivalry Pays Off". The Daily Mail. October 23, 1971. p. 30. Retrieved May 21, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read
  2. ^ "Henlopen Theater Project presents national stars July 17". Cape Gazette. July 6, 2000. p. 94. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 

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