Jenny Mollen

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Jenny Mollen
Jenny Mollen.jpg
Mollen in April 2005
Born Jenny Ann Mollen
(1979-05-30) May 30, 1979 (age 36)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Jason Biggs (m. 2008)
Children 1

Jenny Mollen (born May 30, 1979)[1] is an American actress, and New York Times best selling author, best known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy,[2] as well as an advice column for the Playboy site.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Mollen was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona,[1][3] and has a sister and a brother.[4] Her father is Jewish and she was raised culturally Jewish.[5][6] She graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. While there she broke into the film industry.[3] Her father, osteopathic physician Dr. Art Mollen, has published five books on health topics and has appeared as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and other media outlets.[4]


In 2005, Mollen announced in an interview about her plans to perform in London in a play she wrote about her dog.[3]

Mollen wrote the short film Kidnapping Caitlynn which stars Jason Biggs, Julie Benz and herself.[citation needed] The film is directed by Katherine Cunningham Eves.[citation needed]

In January 2013, Mollen's signed with St. Martin's Press to write a book of comedic essays, I Like You Just The Way I Am.[7] The book reached #12 on The New York Times Best Seller list for Print & E-Book Nonfiction on its debut in June 2014.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Mollen married actor Jason Biggs at City Hall in Los Angeles, California, on April 23, 2008, then had a second wedding ceremony in California's Napa Valley in mid-June.[9] They met while filming My Best Friend's Girl.[10] In July 2013, Biggs and Mollen announced they were expecting their first child.[11] Their son, Sid, was born on February 15, 2014.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Billy Makes The Cut [1] Ashley
2003 Searching for Haizmann [1] Grace Robin
2004 D.E.B.S. German Deb
2004 The Raven [1] Lenna Short film
2005 Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave Jenny
2005 Fear Itself [1] Wendy
2006 Ring Around the Rosie [1] Wendy Baldwin Video
2006 National Lampoon's Cattle Call Marina Del
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Colleen, the new girl
2008 Off the Ledge Amber-Elizabeth
2009 Kidnapping Caitlynn Emily
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Lisa
2012 L!fe Happens Rita
2013 Extracted Abbey
Year Title Role Notes
2000 18 Wheels of Justice [1] Susan Curran The Nashville Network
2001 Strong Medicine Blonde (episode "Black 'n' Flu")[1]
2003–2004 Angel Nina Ash (episodes "Unleashed", 2003; "Smile Time", "Power Play", 2004)[1]
2006 Medium Lydia Kyne (episode "Method to His Madness")[1]
2007 Viva Laughlin (2007) Geneva's sister Unaired episodes[citation needed]
2008 Crash Theresa Nolanski
2009 The Law Can Be Inconvenient[citation needed] Amber Holden
2011 CSI: NY Det. Angela Sayer
2011 Suits Gabby Stone
2013 Wilfred Kim
2014 Girls Courtney


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jenny Mollen Biography (1979–)". Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mollen, Jenny. "What She Said". The Smoking Jacket. Playboy. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "An interview with Jenny Mollen". Return of the Living Dead official website. Archived from the original on April 8, 2005. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Tropiano, Dolores (November 2010). "Dr. Art Mollen". Phoenix Magazine. p. 43. Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
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  6. ^ Interfaith Family: "Hollywood Now: The Monuments Men, Teller Directs, Jason Biggs Throws a Bark Mitzvah" By Gerri Miller February 5, 2014
  7. ^ Fauskee, Katie (January 14, 2013). "Comedian Jenny Mollen Signs Deal For Chelsea Handler-Like Book (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best Sellers: Combines Print & E-Book Nonfiction". The New York Times. July 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Lambert, Suzanne Condie (July 16, 2008). "'We Do,' Again". (Fourth item down) The Arizona Republic. Archived from the original on July 18, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ Rothman, Michael (July 18, 2013). "Jason Biggs Expecting First Child With Jenny Mollen". ABC News. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ Gonzalez, Maricela (July 18, 2013). "Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen to be first-time parents". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  12. ^ Parker, Heidi (February 18, 2014). "Woah, baby! Jason Biggs shares video from INSIDE labour ward as wife gives birth to boy Sid". DailyMail. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

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