Jennifer Freeman

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Jennifer Freeman
Jennifer Nicole Freeman

(1985-10-20) October 20, 1985 (age 36)
OccupationActress, spokesmodel
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Earl Watson (m. 2009; div. 2015)

Jennifer Nicole Freeman is an American actress, often credited as Jennifer N. Freeman. She is best known for playing the role of Claire Kyle in the sitcom My Wife and Kids (introduced in season 2) and her film roles in You Got Served (2004), and Johnson Family Vacation (2004).


Freeman is best known for playing the role of Claire Kyle (replacing Jazz Raycole) in the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids.[1][2] She has also made guest appearances on TV such as 7th Heaven, Switched!, One on One, and The OC. Her music video appearance is B2K's "Girlfriend". She is a spokesmodel for the Neutrogena skincare.

Freeman's TV credits include My Wife and Kids, 7th Heaven, Even Stevens, and Lizzie McGuire. Her film credits include feature roles in Johnson Family Vacation, You Got Served[1] and Mercy Street. She also appeared in films such as The '70s and The Visit. Her stage credits include the L.A.-area productions of The Wiz, in which she played Dorothy, and Billa in The Gift.

Freeman began a nationwide print and television campaign as one of "the young fresh faces" of Neutrogena.[3] In 2003, TV Guide named her as one of the Top 10 Hot Teens to watch. In 2018, Freeman released a self-help book, Journey to Loving Yourself.

Personal life[edit]

Freeman was born in Long Beach, California, to an African-American mother (who is a registered nurse) and White father.[citation needed] She has twin sisters.[citation needed]

She and basketball player Earl Watson married in early 2009.[4] They have a daughter together.[5] In August 2010 they separated, and briefly reconciled in 2011,[6] until divorced in March 2015.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 The '70s Ceta Kid #2 TV movie
2000 The Visit Young Felicia
2004 You Got Served Liyah
2004 Johnson Family Vacation Jill
2006 Mercy Street Emily
2008 Jada Jasmine
2008 The Caretaker Sonya
2010 Falling Away Emily
2017 True to the Game Lita
2018 Throwback Holiday Jacqueline
2020 Beaus of Holly Holly TV movie


Year Title Role Notes
2000 7th Heaven Joan "Help!" (Season 5, episode 2)
2000 Even Stevens Chloe "After Hours" (Season 1, episode 13)
2001 Lizzie McGuire Alix "Pool Party" (Season 1, episode 4)
2001–2005 My Wife and Kids Claire Kyle Season 2–5, 110 episodes
2003 Switched! "Jennifer and Aubrey"
2005 The O.C. Student "The Shape of Things to Come" (Season 3, episode 2)
2006 One on One Alicia "Recipe for Disaster" (Season 5, episode 17)
2007 The 1/2 Hour News Hour Episode #1.15
2013–2016 Real Husbands of Hollywood S01E09, S02E12, S03E13, S04E10
2017 Tales Ashley "A Story to Tell" (Season 1, episode 3)
2019 Anniversary Nightmare aka Wrongfully Accused Rashida TV Movie


  1. ^ a b Harvey, Dennis (2004) "You Got Served", Variety, January 29, 2004, retrieved 2010-01-22
  2. ^ Levin, Gary (1978 ) "ABC looking for laughs, success ; 'A new generation of comedies' sought to lift the network", USA Today, January 14, 2002
  3. ^ Flass, Rebecca (2004) "Neutrogena Inks Actress to TV, Print Roles", AdWeek, March 12, 2004, retrieved 2010-01-22
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-07. Retrieved 2016-03-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "2012–13 Utah Jazz media guide" (PDF). p. 71. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  6. ^ "Jennifer Freeman Attacked NBA Player Earl Watson, Divorce Papers Say".
  7. ^ [1][dead link]

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