|Born||Jenette Elise Goldstein
February 4, 1960
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Known for||Aliens (1986)|
|Home town||Beverly Hills, California, U.S.|
|Awards||Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress (1987)|
Her first film role was in James Cameron's Aliens (1986), as the Hispanic character PFC Jenette Vasquez. Due to its title, she initially thought the film was about immigration and arrived at her audition for the part of a tough-as-nails space marine in a short skirt and high heels.[verification needed] She also appeared as the vampire Diamondback in Near Dark (1987), Officer Meagan Shapiro in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Janelle Voight in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), the USS Enterprise science officer in Star Trek Generations (1994), and an Irish immigrant mother in Titanic (1997).
|1986||Aliens||PFC Jenette Vasquez||Won—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—DVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)
|1987||Near Dark||Diamondback||Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|1988||The Presidio||Patti Jean Lynch|
|Martini Ranch: Reach||Unknown role||Music Video|
|Miracle Mile||Beverly Hills Chick #1|
|1989||Lethal Weapon 2||Detective Megan Shapiro|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Janelle Voight|
|1993||Donato and Daughter||Detective Judy McCartney||TV movie|
|1994||Star Trek Generations||U.S.S. Enterprise-B Science Officer|
|Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas||Alice the Maid|
|Living Out Loud||Fanny|
|2001||It Is What It Is||Rivka Stern|
|Home Room||Main Nurse|
|2017||Avatar Flight of Passage||Dr. Jackie Ogden||Pre-ride video|
Awards and nominations
- Saturn Awards
- DVD Exclusive Awards
- "Tough, But Totally Female". Los Angeles Daily News. August 4, 1986. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
- Adam Wills, "Actress Finds Feminist Fanboys in 'Alien' Places", Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, June 10, 2009, p. 9 (retrieved June 15, 2009).
- ""Aliens" Star Jenette Goldstein Reflects on Controversial Casting -- And Shares Touching "Titanic" Story About James Cameron". toofab. April 25, 2016.
- "All the Rage", Los Angeles Times blog, May 15, 2009 (retrieved June 15, 2009).