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Elaine Hendrix in June 2015
|Born||Katherine Elaine Hendrix
December 28, 1970
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer, model, activist|
Katherine Elaine Hendrix (born December 28, 1970) is an American actress, producer, singer, dancer, and activist. She is best known for her roles in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, Inspector Gadget 2, and the 2004 documentary What the Bleep Do We Know!?.
Early life and education
Hendrix was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the daughter of Mary Elaine DePersio, of Italian, Irish and Danish descent, and Thomas Hendrix, Jr., a relative of John Hendrix (1865-1915). Her father was away from home serving in Vietnam at the time of her birth. A week after being born, with her mother considering the name Jennifer, Hendrix was instead named Katherine Elaine Hendrix. Most of her relatives called her by her middle name, and the practice stuck, but it forced Hendrix many times to explain the middle name. She has a brother, David Maher, and a sister, Stephanie Smith; both are married and have children. Hendrix was raised in Morristown, Tennessee. When Hendrix was 15, she and her mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she attended the Northside School of Performing Arts. Hendrix currently resides in Los Angeles. She is regularly involved with humanitarian efforts, animal rights, cancer research, the environment and children.
Dancing and modeling
In her senior year of high school Hendrix won a model search and became a professional dancer with the Gary Harrison Dance Co. She soon split her time as a professional model and dancer for such companies as Nike, Levi's, Mattel, and Sun Microsystems, and for a number of hip-hop artists including Whodini, Keith Sweat, and MC Hammer.
In 1992 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and shortly after moving was hit by a car while riding her bike, ending her early career as a model and dancer.
Film and television
After recuperating from her accident, Hendrix was cast in the short-lived 1995 Get Smart series. She has also appeared on the television series Joan of Arcadia, Friends, Ellen, Charmed and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and had a recurring role in Married... with Children, User Friendly (1995) and Lez Be Friends (1997). Films in which she appeared include Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, the remake of The Parent Trap, Superstar, the movie version of Inspector Gadget — Inspector Gadget 2, and What the Bleep Do We Know!?. In 2006, she also appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer and the movie Coffee Date. In 2008 Hendrix appeared in two episodes of the now cancelled ABC Family show The Middleman as Roxy Wasserman, a succubus who works as a fashion designer.
Hendrix has also appeared as Renee on 90210 in Season 3 in "They're Playing Her Song" and "Holiday Madness".
She can currently be seen in the web-series Fetching, which is also a nod to her love of animals.
Activism and humanitarian efforts
As an avid animal rights activist, Hendrix has been advocating for animals since 2006. When she's not filming, she travels throughout North America and works with organizations around the globe to educate, demonstrate, speak, protest, build habitats, transport and rescue. In 2012 she founded The Pet Matchmaker, an organization dedicated to celebrating and inspiring the rescue, foster and adoption of homeless pets everywhere. She serves on the board of Stray Rescue of St. Louis as well as the US chapter of No to Dog Meat.
|1992||Doogie Howser, M.D.||Fantasy Girl #2||Episode: "The Big Sleep... Not!"|
|1993||Laurel Canyon||TV movie|
|1993||Fallen Angels||Auditioning Blonde #1||Episode: "Since I Don't Have You"|
|1993-1994||Days of Our Lives||Brandee Fields||TV series|
|1994||Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Dolly Cousins||Episode: "Wild Card"|
|1995||Ellen||Maya||Episode: "Ballet Class"|
|1995||Road Warriors||Marissa Rayborn|
|1995||Get Smart||Agent 66||7 episodes|
|1995||Married... with Children||Sandy||Episode: "User Friendly"|
|1996||Boys & Girls||Blake Benedict||TV movie|
|1996||Mixed Nuts||Laurie Wynn||TV movie|
|1996||Munsters' Scary Little Christmas, TheThe Munsters' Scary Little Christmas||Marilyn Munster||TV movie|
|1997||Married... with Children||Elaine||Episode: "Lez Be Friends"|
|1997||Romy and Michele's High School Reunion||Lisa Luder|
|1998||Carly||Vel Duncan Dobbs||TV movie|
|1998||Parent Trap, TheThe Parent Trap||Meredith Blake|
|2000||Here on Earth||Jennifer Cavanaugh|
|2000||Get Your Stuff||Cat Hardy|
|2000||Weber Show, TheThe Weber Show||Jamie||Episode: "...And Then He Looked at Wendell's Thing"|
|2001||First Years||Frances O'Donnell||Episode: "The First Thing You Do..."|
|2001||Special Unit 2||Medusa||Episode: "The Rocks"|
|2001||Unbakeable||Mrs. Done||Video short|
|2001-2002||Chronicle, TheThe Chronicle||Kristen Martin||7 episodes|
|2002||Wish You Were Dead||Melody 'Jupiter Music' Malloy|
|2002||Friends||Sally||Episode: "The One with the Pediatrician"|
|2002||Big Time, TheThe Big Time||Fleur Soap Announcer||TV movie|
|2002||Mr. St. Nick||Heidi Gardelle||TV movie|
|2003||Hebrew Hammer, TheThe Hebrew Hammer||Blonde Bombshell|
|2003||Our Very First Sex Tape||Woman||Video short|
|2003||Mister Sterling||Tori Wheeler||Episode: "Statewide Swing"|
|2003||Inspector Gadget 2||G2||Video|
|2003||Watching Ellie||Daisy||Episode: "Date"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Harper Fitzgerald||Episode: "Forever"|
|2003-2005||Joan of Arcadia||Ms. Lischak||17 episodes|
|2004||Oliver Beene||Aunt Connie||Episode: "X-ray Specs"|
|2004||What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?||Jennifer||Documentary|
|2004||Charmed||Clea||Episode: "Witch Wars"|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Julie Seaton||Episode: "Dead in the Water"|
|2004||Stag Party||Beth||Short film|
|2004||Quintuplets||Lisa Appleby||Episode: "Thanksgiving Day Charade"|
|2005||Bam Bam and Celeste||Jackie|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Joann Nivens||Episode: "Felony Flight"|
|2005||Ghost Whisperer||Sandra Holloway||Episode: "Undead Comic"|
|2006||What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole||Jennifer||Documentary|
|2006||Down the P.C.H.||Samantha|
|2007||LA Blues||Brenda Simon|
|2007||Dukes, TheThe Dukes||Stephanie|
|2007||Charlie's Bitch Ass Hos||Ass||Short film|
|2008||Two Sisters||Carley||TV movie|
|2008||Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder||Agnes Dart||TV movie|
|2008||Tru Loved||Mrs. Muller|
|2008||Player 5150||Mrs. Lanzelin|
|2008||Twisted Faith||Sandra||Short film|
|2008||Friends & Lovers: The Ski Trip 2||Patti|
|2008||Middleman, TheThe Middleman||Roxy Wasserman||Episode: "The Accidental Occidental Conception"
Episode: "The Cursed Tuba Contingency"
|2008||Food for Thought||Miss Priss||Short film|
|2008||Criminal Minds||Judy Hannity||Episode: "Normal"|
|2009||Cloggers, TheThe Cloggers||Kristie||Short film|
|2009||Privileged||Elyse Valencour||Episode: "All About Confessions"
Episode: "All About Betrayal"
|2009||Rock Slyde||Judy Bee|
|2009||Dear Lemon Lima||Coach Roach|
|2009||Castle||Melissa Talbot||Episode: "When the Bough Breaks"|
|2009||Haunting At The Beacon||Vanessa Carver|
|2009–present||Poor Paul||Pauline||5+ episodes|
|2010||Nurses Who Kill...||Monroe||Short film|
|2010||Cutthroat||Lacey Andrews||TV movie|
|2010||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Julia||Episode: "Red Herring"|
|2010||Good Intentions||Etta Milford|
|2010||NCIS: Los Angeles||Vanessa Maragos||Episode: "Little Angels"|
|2010||Rules of Engagement||Stephanie||Episode: "Refusing to Budget"|
|2011||Fading of the Cries||Maggie|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Colleen Mansfield||Video|
|2011||Violation, TheThe Violation||Janice Dougherty||Short film|
|2011||Deep in the Heart||Patsy|
|2012||Anything But Christmas||Grace|
|2014||Maron||Lauren||Episode: "White Truck"|
|2014||Anger Management||Warden Hartley||3 episodes|
- Ilana Rapp http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ilana-rapp/stagefilmtv-actress-elain_b_3738115.html
- Conversations with Ross: Featuring Elaine Hendrix http://www.rosscarey.com/2012/06/12/episode-65-elaine-hendrix/