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Elaine Hendrix at the June 2015 ATX TV Festival
Katherine Elaine Hendrix|
December 28, 1970
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, dancer, model, activist, producer|
Katherine Elaine Hendrix (born December 28, 1970) is an American actress, model, 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 (1948–2017), 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.
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, 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.
She was seen in "Criminal Minds" in season four, episode 11 ("Normal", 2008) where she played a woman called Judy Hannity in a car accident caused by a man shooting her, but she survived. In 2009 Hendrix made an appearance on the ABC show Castle and in the film Rock Slyde (2009 Film).
In 2010 Hendrix played Felicia in the TriBeCa awarded film Spork.
Hendrix has also appeared as Renee on 90210 in Season 3 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 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.
|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||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|
|2000||Here on Earth||Jennifer Cavanaugh|
|2000||Get Your Stuff||Cat Hardy|
|2001||Unbakeable||Mrs. Done||Video short|
|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||Bam Bam and Celeste||Jackie|
|2006||What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole||Jennifer||Documentary|
|2006||Down the P.C.H.||Samantha|
|2007||LA Blues||Brenda Simon|
|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||Food for Thought||Miss Priss||Short film|
|2009||The Cloggers||Kristie||Short film|
|2009||Rock Slyde||Judy Bee|
|2009||Dear Lemon Lima||Coach Roach|
|2009||Haunting At The Beacon||Vanessa Carver|
|2010||Nurses Who Kill...||Monroe||Short film|
|2010||Cutthroat||Lacey Andrews||TV movie|
|2010||Good Intentions||Etta Milford|
|2011||Fading of the Cries||Maggie|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Colleen Mansfield||Video|
|2011||Deep in the Heart||Patsy|
|2012||Anything But Christmas||Grace|
|2013||The Violation||Janice Dougherty||Short film|
|2015||Kids vs Monsters||Mary|
|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"|
|2003–2005||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"|
|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"|
|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"|
|2015||Resident Evil Revelations 2||Alex Wesker||Likeness and motion capture|
- Rapp, Ilana (2013-08-13). "Stage/Film/TV Actress Elaine Hendrix Started The Pet Matchmaker - Part II". Huffington Post.
- Carey, Ross (2012-06-12). "Episode 65: Featuring Elaine Hendrix". Conversations with Ross.
- "Entervista/Interview: Elaine Hendrix (Alex Wesker, RE Revelations 2)". Resident Evil Database. July 6, 2015. Retrieved October 30, 2015.