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 Playboy.[3]

Early life[edit]

Mollen was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona,[1][4] and has a sister and a brother.[5] Her father is Jewish and she was raised culturally Jewish.[6][7] She graduated from UCLA's School of Theater, Film, and Television. While there she broke into the film industry.[4] 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.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Mollen announced in an interview about her plans to perform in London in a play she wrote about her dog.[4]

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.[8] The book reached #12 on The New York Times Best Seller list for Print & E-Book Nonfiction on its debut in June 2014.[9]

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.[10] They met while filming My Best Friend's Girl.[11] In July 2013, Biggs and Mollen announced they were expecting their first child.[12] Their son, Sid, was born on February 15, 2014.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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
2015 Drive, She Said Anne
Television
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Jenny Mollen Biography (1979–)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mollen, Jenny. "What She Said". The Smoking Jacket. Playboy. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ Denninger, Lindsay (August 3, 2015). "Who Is Jenny Mollen? This 'Bachelor In Paradise' After Show Host Is A Super Fan (And A 'New York Times' Best Seller)". Bustle. Retrieved 4 September 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ http://www.haaretz.com/life/movies-television/.premium-1.597213
  7. ^ Interfaith Family: "Hollywood Now: The Monuments Men, Teller Directs, Jason Biggs Throws a Bark Mitzvah" By Gerri Miller February 5, 2014
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ "Best Sellers: Combines Print & E-Book Nonfiction". The New York Times. July 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ 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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