Jenna Stern

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Jenna Stern
Jenna Louise Stern

(1967-09-23) September 23, 1967 (age 53)
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active1994–present
(m. 1998)
Parent(s)Samantha Eggar
Tom Stern
RelativesNicolas Stern (brother)

Jenna Louise Stern (born September 23, 1967) is an American actress. Having played 11 characters across the Law & Order franchise, she currently recurs on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Judge Elana Barth, in addition to voicing commercials, books and documentaries.

Stern was born in Los Angeles, California. Member of an artistic family, Stern is the daughter of actor and producer Tom Stern and Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress Samantha Eggar. Her brother, Nicolas Stern, is a producer for film and television. She married actor Brennan Brown in 1998.

Stern graduated from the U.C. Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts and received her Master of Fine Arts from NYU Graduate Acting Program.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Picture Perfect 5th Ad Executive
1999 The Eden Myth Doreen Speck
1999 Random Hearts Sally Gabriel
2000 Wirey Spindell Roxanne
2001 The Red Right Hand Rebecca Lawson
2005 Hitch Louise
2006 16 Blocks Diane Mosley
2009 The Hungry Ghosts Lisa
2010 The Best and the Brightest Katharine Heilmann
2012 Little Dad Short film


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Susan Segment: "Where the Dead Are?"
1998 The Larry Sanders Show Lisa Episode: "Pilots and Pens Lost"
1999 Spin City Nina Lawrence Episode: "The Nutty Deputy Mayor"
1999 Law & Order A.D.A. Toni Ricci Episode: "Refuge: Part 1"
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit A.D.A. Kathleen Eastman 2 episodes
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Julie Feldman Episode: "Crazy"
2002 Widows Sara Sellick Episode: "Hour One"
2003 Queens Supreme Valerie Williams Episode: "Flawed Heroes"
2003 Law & Order Kathy Teller Episode: "Blaze"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Janice Steiner Episode: "My Good Name"
2006 Six Degrees Episode: "Pilot"
2007 The Sopranos Dr. Doherty Episode: "Made in America"
2007 Gossip Girl Headmistress Episode: "Poison Ivy"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Miss Hayworth Episode: "Endgame"
2008 Canterbury's Law Asst. Atty. General Kate Cooley 2 episodes
2009 Kings Doctor Episode: "Brotherhood"
2009–2010 Law & Order Judge Linda Taft 2 episodes
2011 Cooper and Stone Capt. Erica Anderson TV film
2011 Are We There Yet? Mrs. Listens Episode: "The Man and the Bragging Snafu Episode"
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lauren Langston Episode: "Cadaver"
2011 A Gifted Man Rebecca Marks Episode: "In Case of Discomfort"
2011–present Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Elana Barth 15 episodes
2012 Game Change Lisa Kline TV film
2012 666 Park Avenue Regina Wilson Episode: "Hero Complex"
2015 House of Cards Eliana Caspi 4 episodes
2015 Show Me a Hero Gail Shaffer TV Miniseries
2015 Blue Bloods Rose Butler Episode: "Backstabbers"
2016 Blindspot Dr. Lindsay Sparacino Episode: "Scientists Hollow Fortune"
2016 Person of Interest Dr. Mason Episode: "Reassortment"

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