Jenny Wade (actress)

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Jenny Wade
Born Jennifer Wade
(1980-10-06) October 6, 1980 (age 33)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Jennifer "Jenny" Wade (born October 6, 1980) is an American actress best known for playing Liz Traynor on the Fox television series The Good Guys, Nina in TV series Reaper and "Honey Pie" in the Feast trilogy.

Life and career[edit]

Wade was born in Eugene, Oregon. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career in 1998. In 1999, she debuted on television in the MTV anthology series Undressed. After Neil LaBute recruited her to star opposite Aaron Eckhart in his 10-minute film Tumble, the filmmaker offered her an uncredited role in his 2000 comedy film, Nurse Betty, starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Greg Kinnear.

Following her film debut, Wade returned to the small screen. She guest starred in an October 2000 episode of the syndicated nonfiction TV program Arrest & Trial and a January 2003 episode of the comedy show 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. She also starred in the ABC romantic drama movie Naked Hotel (2003) alongside John Corbett.

Wade returned to the big screen in 2005, playing Jane Fonda's young replacement in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy film Monster-in-Law, which also marked Fonda's first film in 15 years. It also starred Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan.

That same year, Wade appeared in four other films: Wes Craven's drama/thriller Red Eye (starring Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, and Brian Cox), Harold Ramis's neo-noir/comedy-drama The Ice Harvest (with John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton and Connie Nielsen), and John Gulager's horror film Feast (alongside Krista Allen), and the Rob Reiner comedy Rumor Has It... with Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, and Shirley MacLaine.

In 2006, Wade co-starred with Daryl Hannah, John Patrick Amedori, Lizzy Caplan and Jonathon Trent in Elliott Lester's suspenseful drama, Love Is the Drug.

In 2007, she played the role of Leah in No Reservations, Scott Hicks’s remake of the German comedy Mostly Martha starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart.

In recent years, Wade has been a regular on three TV series. In 2009, she joined the cast of show Reaper playing the role of Nina. In 2010, she was cast as District Attorney Liz Traynor on the short-lived Fox buddy-cop series The Good Guys alongside co-stars Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford. In 2012, she has a regular recurring role as Rachel on the TBS series Wedding Band.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Tumble Girl Short film
2000 Nurse Betty Diner Waitress Uncredited
2005 Monster-in-Law Viola's Young Replacement
2005 Red Eye Coffee Shop Girl
2005 The Ice Harvest Cupcake Uncredited
2005 Feast Honey Pie
2005 Rumor Has It... Nikki
2006 Love Is the Drug Erin Sutherland
2007 No Reservations Leah
2008 Cute Couple Tammy Short film
2008 Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds Honey Pie
2009 The Strip Melissa
2009 Feast 3: The Happy Finish Honey Pie
2009 Brothers Tina
2014 Break Point Vanessa
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Undressed Unknown Episode: "Pilot"
2000 Arrest & Trial Christina 1 episode
2003 8 Simple Rules Helga Episode: "Come and Knock on Our Door"
2007 CSI: NY Fern Lazlow Episode: "Commuted Sentences"
2007 Pushing Daisies Hallie Hundin Episode: "Bitches"
2009 Reaper Nina 11 episodes
2010 The Good Guys Liz Traynor 20 episodes
2012 American Horror Story Prostitute Episode: "Tricks and Treats"
2012–2013 Wedding Band Rachel 10 episodes
2013 Grimm Casey Episode: "Mr. Sandman"
2014 Mad Men Amy Episode: "The Runaways"

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