|Jennifer Ann Banko|
Banko on Maui with Niklas Sadecky
Jennifer Banko is an American actress who has worked in national television and mainstream films since an early age. As a child actress, she appeared in the film Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood as young Tina Shepard.
She has appeared in guest roles on various TV shows, in a recurring role as Ashley MacInally on Pacific Palisades and in a temporary recurring role as Tiffany Thorne on an NBC soap opera Sunset Beach. She also voiced Lucy van Pelt in Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown on CD (1989) and Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990). She danced in "Burn 'N Love" at the Maui Theatre (November 2013 – June 2014).
Awards and nominations
- 1989 – Young Artist Awards nominee – Best Young Actress in a Horror or Mystery Motion Picture (Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood)
- Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) as Young Tina Shepard
- Happy Anniversary, Charlie Brown (1989 on CD) as Lucy van Pelt
- Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) as Little Girl Sawyer
- Why, Charlie Brown, Why? (1990) as Lucy van Pelt
- Barb Wire (1996) as Spike
- Pacific Palisades (8 episodes, 1997) as Ashley MacInally
- Sunset Beach (12 episodes, 1997) as Tiffany Thorne (as Jennifer Banko-Stewart)
When not engaged in filmmaking, Banko works in education and promotes several charity causes.