Elaine Hendrix

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Elaine Hendrix
Elaine Hendrix at 2015 ATX TV Festival.jpg
Hendrix at the 2015 ATX Television Festival
Born
Katherine Elaine Hendrix

(1970-12-28) December 28, 1970 (age 50)
Occupation
  • Actress
Years active1992–present
Websitewww.elainehendrix.com

Katherine Elaine Hendrix[1] (born December 28, 1970)[1][2] is an American actress. She is known for her roles in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, the 1995 Get Smart series, the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap, Dynasty, Inspector Gadget 2, and the 2004 documentary film What the Bleep Do We Know!?

Early life and education[edit]

Hendrix was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.[3][4] Her father was serving in the Vietnam War at the time of Elaine Hendrix's birth and had little input into her name. Her mother named her Katherine Elaine, but most of her relatives called her by her middle name, and the practice stuck.[1]

Career[edit]

Dancing and modeling[edit]

In her senior year of high school, Hendrix won a model search and became a professional dancer with the Gary Harrison Dance Company. 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, was hit by a car while riding her bike, ending her early career as a model and dancer.[5]

Film and television[edit]

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, 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 2018, Hendrix appeared in Christmas at Pemberley Manor, a Hallmark Channel feature TV movie.

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. She was seen in a 2008 episode of Criminal Minds ("Normal"). In 2009 Hendrix made an appearance on the ABC show Castle and in the film Rock Slyde.

Hendrix at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con

In 2011, Hendrix played Felicia in the TriBeCa awarded film Spork.

Hendrix has also appeared as Renee on 90210 in season three in "They're Playing Her Song" and "Holiday Madness". In 2014, she appeared alongside Charlie Sheen for a three-episode story arc as Warden Hartley in the FX sitcom Anger Management. She appears in the web-series Fetching, which is also a nod to her love of animals.[6]

She also co-starred as Ava in the FX comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll with Denis Leary, Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Bobby Kelly and John Ales.

On September 13, 2018, it was announced that Hendrix would appear as the recurring character Susan Andrews in the Fox series Proven Innocent.[7]

In October 2019, Hendrix was cast as Alexis Carrington Colby for season three of The CW's Dynasty reboot series.[8]

Stage[edit]

Hendrix starred as Lisa in the cast of the Off-Broadway play It's Just Sex at the Actors Temple Theatre in Manhattan for its June 2013 to January 2014 run.[9][10]

In 2016, Hendrix reprised the role of Truvy in Steel Magnolias at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. This production was directed by four time Oscar nominee, Marsha Mason, and also starred Patricia Richardson, Lucy DeVito, Jessica Walter and Susan Sullivan.[11][12] On June 9, 2016, this production became the highest-grossing show in the history of the Bucks County Playhouse. [13]

Activism efforts[edit]

As an avid animal rights activist, Hendrix has been advocating for animals since 2006, when she also adopted a vegan lifestyle.[14] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Last Dance Kelly
1993 Laurel Canyon TV movie
1995 Road Warriors Marissa Rayborn
1996 Boys & Girls Blake Benedict TV movie
1996 Mixed Nuts Laurie Wynn TV movie
1996 Lover's Knot Robin
1996 The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas Marilyn Munster TV movie
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Lisa Luder
1998 Carly Vel Duncan Dobbs TV movie
1998 The Parent Trap Meredith Blake
1999 Molly Jennifer Thomas
1999 Superstar Evian Graham
2000 Here on Earth Jennifer Cavanaugh
2000 Get Your Stuff Cat Hardy
2001 Unbakeable Mrs. Done Video short
2002 Dawg Angel
2002 Wish You Were Dead Melody 'Jupiter Music' Malloy
2002 The Big Time Fleur Soap Announcer TV movie
2002 Mr. St. Nick Heidi Gardelle TV movie
2003 The Hebrew Hammer Blonde Bombshell
2003 Our Very First Sex Tape Woman Video short
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 Gadget Model 2 / G2 Video
2004 What the #$*! Do We (K)now!? Jennifer Documentary
2004 Stag Party Beth Short film
2005 Bow TV movie
2005 Bam Bam and Celeste Jackie
2006 What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole Jennifer Documentary
2006 Down the P.C.H. Samantha
2006 Coffee Date Bonnie
2007 LA Blues Brenda Simon
2007 The 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 Also co-producer
2008 Player 5150 Mrs. Lanzelin
2008 Twisted Faith Sandra Short film and also producer
2008 Friends & Lovers: The Ski Trip 2 Patti
2008 Food for Thought Miss Priss Short film
2009 Strombreaker Geoffrey Sax
2009 The Cloggers Kristie Short film and also producer
2009 Rock Slyde Judy Bee
2009 Within Sadie Weiss
2009 Dear Lemon Lima Coach Roach
2009 Haunting At The Beacon Vanessa Carver
2010 Nurses Who Kill... Monroe Short film
2010 Hated Betty Churchill
2010 Magic Amanda Francis
2010 Cutthroat Lacey Andrews TV movie
2010 Good Intentions Etta Milford Also co-producer
2011 Spork Felicia
2011 Fading of the Cries Maggie
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Colleen Mansfield Video
2011 Beholder Evelyn Short film
2011 Witness Insecurity Susan
2011 Deep in the Heart Patsy
2011 Material Lies Deborah
2012 Anything But Christmas Grace
2013 The Violation Janice Dougherty Short film
2015 Kids vs Monsters Mary
2016 Swing State Ann Alcott
2017 Shot Nurse Marci
2018 Lez Bomb Maggie
2018 Christmas at Pemberley Manor Caroline TV movie
2019 Adopt a Highway Diane Spring
2019 Burying Yasmeen Vaginia

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Doogie Howser, M.D. Fantasy Girl #2 Episode: "The Big Sleep... Not!"
1993 Fallen Angels Auditioning Blonde #1 Episode: "Since I Don't Have You"
1994 Days of Our Lives Brandee Fields Episode: "#1.7193"
1994 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Dolly Cousins Episode: "Wild Card"
1995 Ellen Maya Episode: "Ballet Class"
1995 Get Smart Agent 66 7 episodes
1995 Married... with Children Sandy Episode: "User Friendly"
1997 Married... with Children Elaine Episode: "Lez Be Friends"
2000 The 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"
2001–2002 The Chronicle Kristen Martin 7 episodes
2002 Friends Sally Episode: "The One with the Pediatrician"
2003 Mister Sterling Tori Wheeler Episode: "Statewide Swing"
2003 Watching Ellie Daisy Episode: "Date"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Harper Fitzgerald Episode: "Forever"
2003 Coupling Molly Episode: "Holiday"
2003–2005 Joan of Arcadia Ms. Lischak 17 episodes
2004 Oliver Beene Aunt Connie Episode: "X-ray Specs"
2004 Charmed Clea Episode: "Witch Wars"
2004 Crossing Jordan Julie Seaton Episode: "Dead in the Water"
2004 Quintuplets Lisa Appleby Episode: "Thanksgiving Day Charade"
2005 CSI: Miami Joann Nivens Episode: "Felony Flight"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Sandra Holloway Episode: "Undead Comic"
2006 ER Brinn Episode: "Parenthood"
2008 The Middleman Roxy Wasserman Episode: "The Accidental Occidental Conception"
Episode: "The Cursed Tuba Contingency"
2008 Criminal Minds Judy Hannity Episode: "Normal"
2009 Privileged Elyse Valencour Episode: "All About Confessions"
Episode: "All About Betrayal"
2009 Castle Melissa Talbot Episode: "When the Bough Breaks"
2009–2011 Poor Paul Pauline 5 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Julia Episode: "Red Herring"
2010 NCIS: Los Angeles Vanessa Maragos Episode: "Little Angels"
2010 Rules of Engagement Stephanie Episode: "Refusing to Budget"
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Geena Young Episode: "Don't Hate the Player"
2010–2011 90210 Renee 4 episodes
2013 The Client List Earlene Episode: "I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent"
2014 Maron Lauren Episode: "White Truck"
2014 Anger Management Warden Hartley 3 episodes
2015–2016 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Ava Series Regular; 20 episodes
2017 Stitchers Kate Episode: "Kill it Forward"
2019 Proven Innocent Susan Andrews Recurring role
2019–present Dynasty Alexis Carrington Colby Main role (season 3-present)
2020 Paradise Lost Devoe Shifflet Main role; 10 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Alex Wesker Likeness and motion capture[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rapp, Ilana (August 13, 2013). "Stage/Film/TV Actress Elaine Hendrix Started The Pet Matchmaker - Part II". HuffPost. Archived from the original on October 24, 2019. The upside to having a birthday three days after Christmas and three days before New Years is that no one forgets it.
  2. ^ "Elaine Hendrix Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Photos: Knoxville actress Elaine Hendrix through the years". Knoxville News Sentinel. Tennessee. February 5, 2020. Archived from the original on July 19, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020. Hendrix, who was born in Oak Ridge...
  4. ^ Jones, Maggie (July 14, 2016). "Oak Ridge native, actress Elaine Hendrix relishes role on 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'". Knoxville News Sentinel. Tennessee. Archived from the original on July 19, 2020. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  5. ^ Cristi, rew; ContributorWriter; author; P, "The Peter; Trilogy", rew (July 28, 2016). "BEAUTY & THE BEAT; Actress and Activist ELAINE HENDRIX Gives A Dynamic Performance All Women Must See On FX's SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL!". HuffPost. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  6. ^ Carey, Ross (June 12, 2012). "Episode 65: Featuring Elaine Hendrix". Conversations with Ross.
  7. ^ Patten, Dominic (September 13, 2018). "Danny Strong's 'Proven Innocent' Adds Elaine Hendrix To Fox Legal Drama Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic (October 28, 2019). "Dynasty Casts Elaine Hendrix as the New Alexis For CW Soap". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "Elaine Hendrix". Lortel Archives. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "It's Just Sex". Lortel Archives. Retrieved July 19, 2020.
  11. ^ Simoes, Monica (May 18, 2016). "Meet the Cast of Bucks County Playhouse's Steel Magnolias". Playbill. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  12. ^ Otten, Ted (June 1, 2016). "Theater: 'Steel Magnolias' at Bucks County Playhouse". NJ.com. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  13. ^ "STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Bucks County Playhouse Breaks Box Office Records!". Broadway World. June 10, 2016. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  14. ^ Vegetarian Times Editors (March 9, 2015). "Veg Celeb: Elaine Hendrix". Vegetarian Times. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "Entervista/Interview: Elaine Hendrix (Alex Wesker, RE Revelations 2)". Resident Evil Database. July 6, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.

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