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December 14, 1946 |
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.
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. 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. 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.