Jenna von Oÿ
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|Jenna von Oÿ|
|Born||Jennifer Jean von Oÿ
May 2, 1977
Danbury, Connecticut, U.S.
|Other names||Jenna Van Oy, Jenna von Oy, Jenna Von Oy|
|Spouse(s)||Brad Batcher (m. 2010)|
Jenna von Oÿ (born May 2, 1977) is an American actress and country music singer. She is known for voicing "Disney's Snow White", her roles as Six LeMeure on the NBC sitcom Blossom and as Stevie Van Lowe on the UPN sitcom The Parkers.
Early Life and Career
Born Jennifer Jean von Oÿ in Danbury, Connecticut, to Gloria and Frank von Oÿ. She attended Newtown High School. She began her acting career as a child in regional stage productions and commercials. Von Oÿ made her television acting debut in 1986 on an episode of ABC Weekend Special, followed by guest roles on Tales from the Darkside and Kate & Allie. From 1990 to 1991, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Lenny.
From 1990 to 1995, von Oÿ appeared in the role of the fast-talking Six Lemeure on the series Blossom. After the series ended, she attended film school at the University of Southern California and was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity for two years before dropping out to return to acting. In 1999, she won the role of Stevie van Lowe, Kim Parker's (Countess Vaughn) sidekick, on The Parkers. During the run of The Parkers, von Oÿ also provided the voice of Trinket St. Blaire in the animated series Pepper Ann. After The Parkers ended its run in 2004, von Oÿ appeared in the 2005 television film Marsha Potter Gets a Life. Later that year she guest-starred on an episode of Cold Case, and parodied Alexis Bledel's character of Rory Gilmore in the Family Guy episode "Perfect Castaway."
In addition to television, von Oÿ has also appeared in the feature film Born on the Fourth of July (1989) opposite Tom Cruise. She has also provided the voice of Stacey in A Goofy Movie (1995) and Gracie in the direct-to-DVD feature Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006). In June 2000, von Oÿ recorded a demo compact disc in an attempt to launch a recording career in country music. Her debut album, Breathing Room, was released on September 18, 2007 and critics said it took their breath away.
von Oÿ is well-known for rapid articulation with many of her roles (one fan nicknamed her "the Micro Machine Girl"), but has never clocked herself in terms of WPM.
Von Oÿ is married to computer data consultant Brad Bratcher; their wedding was on October 10, 2010 in Newtown, Connecticut. They have two daughters together; Gray Audrey Bratcher was born on May 21, 2012; and Marlowe Monroe Bratcher was born on November 1, 2014.
|1986||The Kingdom Chums: Little David's Adventure||Mary Ann||TV movie|
|1986||Tales from the Darkside||Stefa||Episode: "Season of Belief"|
|1987||At Mother's Request||Audrey Schreuder||TV movie|
|1987||Kate & Allie||Episode: "Dearly Beloved"|
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Young Suzanne Kovic|
|1990–1991||Lenny||Kelly Callahan||16 episodes|
|1990–1995||Blossom||Six Lemeure||114 episodes|
|1993||Saved by the Bell: The College Years||Herself||Episode: "A Thanksgiving Story"|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Stacey||Voice|
|1995||Family Values||Phoebe Huck||Pilot movie (series not picked up)|
|1996||She Cried No||Jordan||TV movie|
|1997||Dying to Belong||Shelby Blake||TV movie|
|1997||Chicago Hope||Stacey Kagan||Episode: "White Trash"|
|1997||Unhappily Ever After||Bitsy Berg||Episode: "Little Miss Perfect"|
|1997||Martin||Donna||Episode: "Goin' For Mine"|
|1998||7th Heaven||Theresa||Episode: "...And a Nice Chianti"|
|1999||Moesha||Stevie van Lowe||Episode: "It Takes Two"|
|1999–2000||Pepper Ann||Trinket||6 episodes; voice role|
|1999–2004||The Parkers||Stevie van Lowe|
|2001||What's with Andy?||Jen||6 episodes|
|2005||Cold Case||Kitty 1982||Episode: "Schadenfreude"|
|2005||Family Guy||Rory||Episode: "The Perfect Castaway"|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Gracie||Voice role|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Association||Category||Title of work||Result|
|1991||Young Artist Awards||Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series||Lenny||Nominated|
|1992||Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series||Blossom||Nominated|
|1993||Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series||Blossom||Won|
|1994||Best Youth Comedienne||Blossom||Won|
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- Lee, Esther (2014-11-03). "Jenna von Oy Gives Birth to Second Daughter: Actress Welcomes Baby Marlowe Monroe With Husband Brad Bratcher". www.usmagazine.com. Retrieved June 2, 2015.