Jennie Eisenhower

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Jennie Eisenhower
Born (1978-08-15) August 15, 1978 (age 38)
San Clemente, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Anthony Cheslock
Children 1
Parent(s) David Eisenhower
Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Relatives Dwight D. Eisenhower (great-grandfather)
Mamie Eisenhower (great-grandmother)
John Eisenhower (grandfather)
Richard Nixon (grandfather)
Pat Nixon (grandmother)

Jennie Elizabeth Eisenhower (born August 15, 1978) is an American actress. She has performed in a number of theater productions and had minor roles in some feature films.

Early life[edit]

Eisenhower was born in San Clemente, California,[1] to Julie Nixon Eisenhower and David Eisenhower. Her maternal grandparents were U.S. President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, while her paternal great-grandparents were U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie Eisenhower.[2] She spent her childhood in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania,[2] and graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.[1] She was presented to society at the International Debutante Ball.[3] She has one brother, Alex Richard Eisenhower (b. 1980), and one sister, Melanie Catherine Eisenhower (b. 1984).[4]


On stage, Eisenhower has performed Off-Broadway and at regional theaters across the United States. She is currently based in Philadelphia, where she has won two Barrymore Awards: Best Actress in a Musical (2009) for Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits,[5] and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (2004) for The Wild Party.[6] She has also been nominated for Barrymore Awards for her work in Parade at the Arden Theatre, Show Boat at the Media Theatre, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, Little Women at Bristol Riverside Theatre and A Grand Night for Singing at the Walnut Street Theatre. She has small roles in the films Mona Lisa Smile, and Arthur.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Eisenhower is married to Anthony Cheslock; they have a daughter named Chloe.[8][9]



  1. ^ a b "Historical play's lead adds touch of history", St. Petersburg Times
  2. ^ a b "Jennie Eisenhower, Making Herself Perfectly Clear", Washington Post
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  4. ^ Bennett, Kitty. "Where Are They Now? Julie and David Eisenhower", AARP Bulletin, December 22, 2010. p. 2.
  5. ^ "Award Nominees and Recipients - Theatre Philadelphia". 
  6. ^ "Award Nominees and Recipients - Theatre Philadelphia". Archived from the original on 2014-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Jennie Eisenhower - Actor, Director, Teacher". 
  8. ^ Eisenhower, Jennie (29 October 2013). "Chloe turns 4 months". Jennie Eisenhower Official Site. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Biography". Jennie Eisenhower Official Site. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 

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