May 2, 1981|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Occupation||Actress, writer, voice performer|
Jenna Lamia (born May 2, 1981) 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 in Eugene O'Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! at Lincoln Center. She soon moved on to television and film appearances, and is best known for her roles as Sherri Ward in The Fighter with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, 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. 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, and was named Female Narrator of the Year in 2010 by the Audio Publishers Association. She won Best Solo Narration - Female for The Chosen One. She also played "Skeeter" in The Help, which won best fiction audiobook of the year that same year.
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, 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.
|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|
|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|
|2013–2016||Awkward.||Lesley Miller||10 episodes|
|2016||Family Guy||Mrs. Wong||"The Boys In The Band"|
Filmography (writer for television)
|2010||90210||Writer, "They're Playing Her Song" First Aired Nov. 15, 2010|
|2011||90210||Writer, "Women on The Verge" First Aired May 2, 2011|
|2011||90210||Writer, "Let The Games Begin" First Aired October 4, 2011|
|2012||90210||Writer, "Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot?" First Aired January 17, 2012|
|2012||90210||Writer, "A Tale of Two Parties" First Aired May 8, 2012|
|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
|2003||Audie Award||The Secret Life of Bees||Nominated|
|2010||Audie Award for best solo narration||The Chosen One||Won|
|2011||MTV Movie Award for Best Fight||The Fighter||Nominated|
- "Jenna Lamia Theatre Credits". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- Chris Jones (1998-03-18). "Ah, Wilderness!". Variety.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- "The Scene-Stealers of 'The Fighter' - Blog Stage - Acting in Film, TV, Theatre - Backstage". Backstage.blogs.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- (USA) Entertainment Weekly, 7 January 2011, pg. 47, by: Chris Nashawaty, "Knockout Women!"
- "The Amherst Student | Arts and Living | Jenna Lamia '00E leaps from Gad's to Broadway". Amherststudent-archive.amherst.edu. 2003-12-03. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- "Jenna Lamia | Narrators". AudioFilemagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- The Wall Street Journal, 28 May 2010, pg. A26, by: Marshall Heyman, "At the Audies: Judging a Book by Its Reader"
- "Voice Over Xtra". Voiceoverxtra.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
- Variety, 1 December 2006, p. 4, by: Pamela Mcclintock, "Pair team for teen comedy"
- 90210 (season 4)#Episodes
- "Interview with Jenna Lamia". Narrators. Audiofile Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
- "The Audies: Jenna Lamia & Charlton Griffin Are Best Female & Male Narrators; Many More ..." Voiceoverxtra.com. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2015.