Jenny Wade

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Jenny Wade
Born Jennifer Wade
(1980-10-06) October 6, 1980 (age 37)
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Jennifer "Jenny" Wade (born October 6, 1980[1]) is an American actress known for playing Liz Traynor on the Fox television series The Good Guys, Nina in The CW television series Reaper, and the character of Honey Pie in the Feast film trilogy.

Life and career[edit]

Wade was born in Eugene, Oregon.[1] She moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career in 1998.

In 1999, she debuted on television in the MTV anthology series Undressed. After Neil LaBute recruited her to star opposite Aaron Eckhart in his 10-minute film Tumble, the filmmaker offered her an uncredited role in his 2000 comedy film, Nurse Betty, starring Renée Zellweger.[citation needed] Following her film debut, Wade returned to television, guest starring in an October 2000 episode of the syndicated nonfiction TV program Arrest & Trial and in a January 2003 episode of the comedy series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. She was also cast in the 2003 ABC pilot Naked Hotel starring John Corbett, which was not picked up to series; Wade played the assistant manager at the fictional Hotel de Bleu a Bahamas hideaway.[2][3]

Wade returned to the film in 2005, playing Jane Fonda's young replacement in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy film Monster-in-Law, which co-starred Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan. That same year, Wade appeared in several other films: Wes Craven's drama/thriller Red Eye with Rachel McAdams, Harold Ramis's neo-noir/comedy-drama The Ice Harvest, and the Rob Reiner comedy Rumor Has It with Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, and Shirley MacLaine. Also in 2005 Wade appeared in John Gulager's horror film Feast, which received a limited theatrical release in the United States in September 2006, playing the role of waitress Honey Pie.[4] Wade reprised her role as Honey Pie in the second film and a cameo in the third film.[5][6]

In 2006, Wade co-starred with John Patrick Amedori, Lizzy Caplan and Daryl Hannah in Elliott Lester's teen drama, Love Is the Drug, playing the role of "haughty" private school student Erin.[7] In 2007, she played the role of sous-chef Leah in No Reservations, Scott Hicks’s remake of the German comedy Mostly Martha, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart.[8][9] In 2009 Wade appeared in the film The Strip playing the role of "free-spirited" Melissa.[10]

In 2009, Wade joined the cast of The CW comedy series Reaper playing the recurring role of the demon Nina.[11] Earlier the same year she was cast on Body Politic, a well-received CW pilot that was not picked up to series,[12] playing the part of Ruby "an idealistic young staffer".[13]

In 2010, she was cast as Assistant District Attorney Liz Traynor on the short-lived Fox buddy-cop series The Good Guys (originally titled Jack and Dan) alongside Colin Hanks and Bradley Whitford.[14][15] In 2011, Wade was cast on the 2012–13 TBS comedy series Wedding Band,[16] playing the role of Rachel the love interest of Brian Austin Green's character.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Tumble Girl Short film
2000 Nurse Betty Diner Waitress Uncredited
2005 Monster-in-Law Viola's Young Replacement
2005 Red Eye Coffee Shop Girl
2005 The Ice Harvest Cupcake Uncredited
2005 Feast Honey Pie
2005 Rumor Has It Nikki
2006 Love Is the Drug Erin Sutherland
2007 No Reservations Leah
2008 Cute Couple Tammy Short film
2008 Feast 2: Sloppy Seconds Honey Pie
2009 The Strip Melissa
2009 Feast III: The Happy Finish Honey Pie Cameo
2009 Brothers Tina
2014 Break Point Vanessa [18]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Undressed TBA [unknown episodes]
2000 Arrest & Trial Christina 1 episode
2003 8 Simple Rules Helga Episode: "Come and Knock on Our Door"
2003 Naked Hotel TBA Unsold television pilot[2][3]
2007 CSI: NY Fern Lazlow Episode: "Commuted Sentences"
2007 Pushing Daisies Hallie Hundin Episode: "Bitches"
2009 Body Politic Ruby Cooke Unsold television pilot[12][13]
2009 Reaper Nina Recurring role, 11 episodes
2010 The Good Guys Liz Traynor Main role, 20 episodes
2012 American Horror Story Prostitute Episode: "Tricks and Treats"
2012–13 Wedding Band Rachel Main role, 10 episodes
2013 Grimm Casey Episode: "Mr. Sandman"
2014 Mad Men Amy Episode: "The Runaways"
2015 Hand of God Heather Caldwell Episode: "Your Inside Voice"
2016 Below the Surface Cameron Television film


  1. ^ a b "Jenny Wade". TV Guide. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b Vincent Terrace (2013). "Naked Hotel". Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012. McFarland. p. 203. ISBN 978-0786474455. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Development Update: November 26". The Futon Critic. November 26, 2003. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  4. ^ Dennis Harvey (September 14, 2006). "Review: 'Feast'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-22. Those left to argue over survival tactics include a chesty blonde waitress (Jenny Wade)... 
  5. ^ Nomad (October 6, 2008). "Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  6. ^ MrDisgusting (August 19, 2008). "Full Cast For 'Feast 3: The Happy Finish'!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2016-06-22. In addition, we’ve got the full cast listing for you! Jenny Wade (returns as Honey Pie)... 
  7. ^ Justin Chang (February 2, 2006). "Review: 'Love Is the Drug'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  8. ^ Todd McCarthy (July 22, 2007). "Review: 'No Reservations'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  9. ^ Carina Chocano (July 27, 2007). "What's missing from this recipe?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-06-22. When Kate's sous-chef Leah (Jenny Wade) goes on maternity leave... 
  10. ^ Andrew Barker (December 3, 2009). "Review: 'The Strip'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-22. Kyle is being groomed by his overbearing father for a management position, while his free-spirited girlfriend (Jenny Wade) urges him to quit his job and follow his bliss. 
  11. ^ Stephanie Russell (March 4, 2009). "What's on Today". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 8 P.M. (CW) REAPER ...and Ben (Rick Gonzalez) thinks that his human form horrifies his demon girlfriend, Nina (Jenny Wade). 
  12. ^ a b Natalie Abrams (June 6, 2009). "The Body Politic: The Best Pilot You May Never See". E!. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  13. ^ a b "Development Update: Monday, March 23". The Futon Critic. March 23, 2009. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  14. ^ Nellie Andreeva (December 15, 2009). "Jenny Wade joins 'Jack and Dan'". The Hollywood Reporter. Associated Press. Retrieved 2016-06-22. Wade will play Liz, a tough and quick-witted assistant district attorney who used to date Jack and is now in frequent work-related contact with him. 
  15. ^ Brian Lowry (May 13, 2010). "Review: 'The Good Guys'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  16. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 11, 2011). "TBS To Order Pilot 'Wedding Band' To Series, Pass On 'Brain Trust' & 'Hound Dogs'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  17. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 10, 2011). "CASTING ROUNDUP: Two Board 2 HBO Series As Recurring, Two Join TBS Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 
  18. ^ John DeFore (March 16, 2014). "Break Point: SXSW Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-06-22. 

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