Jenna Lamia

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Jenna Lamia
Born (1981-05-02) May 2, 1981 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, writer, voice performer
Years active 1998–present

Jenna Lamia (born May 2, 1981)[citation needed] is an American actress, writer, and award-winning audio book narrator.


Lamia began her acting career in New York City, where she appeared on Broadway[1] in Eugene O'Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! at Lincoln Center.[2] She soon moved on to television and film appearances, and is best known for her roles as Sherri Ward in The Fighter[3] with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale,[4] Siobhan Miller in Law and Order: SVU, Carrie Schillinger in Oz, and as Poppy Downes in Comedy Central’s Strangers With Candy, with Amy Sedaris. Over the span of her career, she has appeared on and off-Broadway, in over 30 television shows and feature films, and voiced video games and animated characters for film and television.[5] She is currently appearing as Lesley Miller in MTV’s comedy, Awkward., created by Lauren Iungerich.

Lamia is also an audio book narrator, and has won several golden earphones awards from AudioFile Magazine,[6] and was named Female Narrator of the Year in 2010 by the Audio Publishers Association.[7] She won Best Solo Narration - Female for The Chosen One.[8] She also played "Skeeter" in The Help, which won best fiction audiobook of the year that same year.[8]

Lamia is also a writer and producer of television and films. After selling her first feature script, All About Me, to New Line in 2006,[9] she joined the writing staff of The CW’s 90210. After 90210, Lamia went on to write, produce and act in Awkward, where she serves as Co-executive producer.

She began writing and producing The CW dramedy "No Tomorrow" in 2016. And in 2017, moved on to writing and Co-Executive Producing "Good Girls" for NBC.

Personal life[edit]

Lamia is currently engaged to television and screenwriter Chris Sheridan.[citation needed]

Filmography (actress)[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Hi-Life Girl Teen
1999 Strangers With Candy Poppy Downes Episode: "Old Habits - New Beginnings"
1999 The Guiding Light Ali
1999 FANatic Announcer (all episodes)
2000 Brutally Normal Ali Episode: "Damaged Goods"
2000 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Siobhan Miller Episode: "Taken"
2001 Corkscrew Hill Paddy McMooney
2000–2002 Oz Carrie Schillinger 8 episodes
2003 Happy End Sparkle
2004 Without a Trace Alice Blossom Episode: "Hawks and Handsaws"
2004 NYPD Blue Gina Bell Episode: "Old Yeller"
2004 The Jury Christine Britton
2008 Something's Wrong in Kansas Shelby
2009 The Box Diane Carnes
2010 The Fighter Sherri Ward
2012 The Polar Bears Polar Girl 1
2013 The Call Brooke
2013–2016 Awkward. Lesley Miller 10 episodes
2016 Family Guy Mrs. Wong "The Boys In The Band"

Filmography (writer for television)[edit]

Year Work Role
2010 90210 Writer, "They're Playing Her Song" First Aired Nov. 15, 2010[10]
2011 90210 Writer, "Women on The Verge" First Aired May 2, 2011[10]
2011 90210 Writer, "Let The Games Begin"[10] First Aired October 4, 2011
2012 90210 Writer, "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?" First Aired January 17, 2012[10]
2012 90210 Writer, "A Tale of Two Parties" First Aired May 8, 2012[10]
2012-2013 90210 Executive Story Editor
2014 Awkward. Writer, "Touched By An Angel" First Aired April 29, 2014
2014 Awkward. Writer, "Girl Rules"
2015 Awkward. Writer, "Say Yes To The Dress" First aired October 26, 2015
2015 Awkward. Writer, "Reality Does Not Bite" First Aired November 2, 2015
2016 No Tomorrow Writer, "No Holds Barred" First aired October 25, 2016
2018 Good Girls Writer, "Borderline" First aired March 12, 2018

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Result
2003 Audie Award The Secret Life of Bees Nominated[11]
2010 Audie Award for best solo narration The Chosen One Won[12]
2011 MTV Movie Award for Best Fight The Fighter Nominated[citation needed]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Jenna Lamia Theatre Credits". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  2. ^ Chris Jones (1998-03-18). "Ah, Wilderness!". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  3. ^ "The Scene-Stealers of 'The Fighter' - Blog Stage - Acting in Film, TV, Theatre - Backstage". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  4. ^ (USA) Entertainment Weekly, 7 January 2011, pg. 47, by: Chris Nashawaty, "Knockout Women!"
  5. ^ "The Amherst Student | Arts and Living | Jenna Lamia '00E leaps from Gad's to Broadway". 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  6. ^ "Jenna Lamia | Narrators". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  7. ^ The Wall Street Journal, 28 May 2010, pg. A26, by: Marshall Heyman, "At the Audies: Judging a Book by Its Reader"
  8. ^ a b "Voice Over Xtra". Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  9. ^ Variety, 1 December 2006, p. 4, by: Pamela Mcclintock, "Pair team for teen comedy"
  10. ^ a b c d e 90210 (season 4)#Episodes
  11. ^ "Interview with Jenna Lamia". Narrators. Audiofile Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  12. ^ "The Audies: Jenna Lamia & Charlton Griffin Are Best Female & Male Narrators; Many More ..." 26 May 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2015.