|Born||Ami Bluebell Dolenz
January 8, 1969
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Other names||Amy Dolenz|
|Spouse(s)||Jerry Trimble (m. 2002)|
Ami Dolenz (born January 8, 1969) is an American television and film actress and producer.
Born in Burbank, California into a show business family, Dolenz is the daughter of Micky Dolenz of the 1960s group the Monkees, and British television presenter Samantha Juste. Her paternal grandparents were the film actors George Dolenz and Janelle Johnson.
At age 15, Dolenz won a junior talent contest and decided to become an actress. She dropped out of high school and began appearing in roles on various television series. One of her first acting roles was in the television movie The Children of Times Square, followed by a two-episode stint on Growing Pains. In 1987 she had a small role in the comedy Can't Buy Me Love; later that year she landed the role of Melissa McKee in the long-running soap opera General Hospital. The role garnered Dolenz attention, earning her two nominations (in 1988 and 1989) for a Young Artist Award.
After leaving General Hospital in 1989, Dolenz landed a co-starring role opposite Tony Danza in She's Out of Control. The following year she portrayed Sloan Peterson in the television series of Ferris Bueller, which lasted only 13 episodes and was cancelled in 1991. After its demise, Dolenz starred in Children of the Night then had the lead role in 1992's Miracle Beach.
Throughout the 1990s, Dolenz continued to appear in films and television including Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway, Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings, Murder, She Wrote, Wake, Rattle and Roll, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Demolition University, Pacific Blue, and Teen Angel. In 1998, she voiced a character for the children's show The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs. After a four-year hiatus from acting, Dolenz returned in the independent film Mr. Id. In 2007 she appeared in the film Even If, which she also produced.
In addition to acting, Dolenz manages KidPix Productions with her husband. The company stages movie shoots as birthday parties for children. She also performs with the Write Act Repertory Theatre, and co-owns Bluebell Boutique, an Internet custom jewelry shop, with her mother.
Selected TV and filmography
|1985 - 1986||Growing Pains||Linda||2 episodes|
|1986||Starman||Kelly Jordan||Episode: "One for the Road"|
|1987||Mr. Belvedere||Shannon||Episode: "The Ticket"|
|1987||Can't Buy Me Love||Fran|
|1987 - 1989||General Hospital||Melissa McKee|
|1989||She's Out of Control||Katie Simpson|
|1989||Hardball||Lauren||Episode: "The Out of Towner"|
|1990||Superboy||Jessica James||Episode: "Superstar"|
|1990 - 1991||Ferris Bueller||Sloan Peterson||13 episodes|
|1991||Children of the Night||Lucy Barrett|
|1992||Miracle Beach||Jeannie Peterson|
|1992||Rescue Me||Ginny Grafton|
|1993||Ticks||Dee Dee Davenport||Alternative title: Infested
|1993||Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway||Paige||Alternative title: Witchboard: The Return|
|1993||White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II||Cara|
|1994||Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings||Jenny Braddock||Direct-to-video release|
|1995||Life 101||Joy||Direct-to-video release|
|1996||Daedalus is Dead||Billy Daedalus|
|1997||Demolition University||Jenny||Direct-to-video release|
|1997||Pacific Blue||Darla Wallenchik||Episode: "Runaway"|
|1997||Teen Angel||Cindy||Episode: "Living Doll"|
|1998||The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs||Oatz Cautere (Voice)||Episode: "I.H.R.F./Oatz"|
|1999||Shogun Cop||Sacrificed Virgin|
|2001||Dark Realm||Helen/Melissa Cochran||2 episodes|
|2003||Mr. Id||Heather Dombrowski|
|2008||2012 Doomsday||Susan||Direct-to-DVD release|
|2009||New Hope Manor||Claudia|
|2010||Rules of Engagement||Lori||Episode: "Reunion"|
|1988||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series||General Hospital|
|1989||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama Series||General Hospital|
- Dolenz,, Micky; Bego, Mark (2004). I'm a Believer: My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 160. ISBN 0-8154-1284-3.
- Cozad, W. Lee. More Magnificent Mountain Movies. W. Lee Cozad. p. 308. ISBN 0-9723372-3-7.
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle (1999). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946–Present (7 ed.). p. 342. ISBN 0-345-39736-3.
- Young, R. G. (2000). The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film: Ali Baba to Zombies. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 405. ISBN 1-55783-269-2.
- "The wedding of Ami Dolenz & Jerry Trimble". Pages.prodigy.net. August 10, 2002. Archived from the original on May 24, 2010. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
- KidPix Productions Official site Archived May 15, 2007 at the Wayback Machine