Jillian Armenante

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Jillian Armenante
Born (1968-07-05) July 5, 1968 (age 48)
Paterson, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Alice Dodd
Children Hazel Georgia Dodd Armenante
Heloise Margaret Armenante Dodd

Jillian Armenante (born July 5, 1968) is an American television and film actress, known for playing the role of Donna Kozlowski on the TV show Judging Amy.

Life and career[edit]

Armenante was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey.[1]

Her feature-film credits include Contagion, Bad Teacher, A Mighty Heart, North Country and Girl, Interrupted. On television, Armenante has made guest appearances on several shows including Shameless, Medium, Party Down, Castle, The Closer, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Las Vegas, ER, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and Northern Exposure.

With Alice Dodd, her wife,[2] Armenante co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog and In Flagrante Gothicto at the Circle X Theatre Company. Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog won the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best New Musical" and "Best Musical Production".

In Flagrante Gothicto received:

In Flagrante Gothicto was produced at The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle in their 2003 season.

Armenante directed the world premiere of Great Men Of Science, Nos. 21 & 22. The show received a Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best Production in a 99 seat theatre", and The L.A. Weekly Award for Best Production. She also produced The Texarkansas Waltz at Circle X Theatre.

Regionally, she has acted at the Empty Space Theatre in the title role of The Salvation Of Iggy Scrooge; at the Group Theatre in Marisol; at New City Theatre in Stript and 3 Americanisms.

She played "Melony" in a stage version of The Cider House Rules which was performed at The Atlantic Theater in New York City, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For this role she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, received a Garland Award and a Theatre World Award for "Debut on the New York Stage". The show also received a Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best Production in a Larger Theatre".

In Seattle, she was a member of Annex Theatre for eight years, where she appeared in The Fatty Arbuckle Spookhouse Review, Bessemer's Spectacles, Tattoo Girl, and Hamlet The Musical. At Annex, she directed Triplets In Uniform, Exquisite Torture, and Running From Boomerangs. She was the Associate Artistic Director for Alice B. Theatre where she produced Pretty, Witty and Gay and Memory Tricks by Marga Gomez at the Broadway Performance Hall.


Year Title Role Notes
1991 Dogfight Girl on Street
1992 Adventures in Spying Coed
1994 Seven Mysteries of Life, TheThe Seven Mysteries of Life
1997 Wright Brothers, TheThe Wright Brothers' Col. Kovacevich
1999 Delivered Danielle
1999 Girl, Interrupted Cynthia Crowley
2002 Moonlight Mile Caterer (uncredited)
2003 Frankie and Johnny Are Married Cynthia
2005 North Country Peg
2007 Mighty Heart, AA Mighty Heart Maureen Platt
2007 Gray Man, TheThe Gray Man Delia Budd
2008 Prairie Fever Lettie Video
2009 Shrink Karen
2010 Not Your Time Debbie Short film
2011 Fanboy Casting Assistant Short film
2011 Bad Teacher Ms. Pavicic
2012 Dark Knight Rises, TheThe Dark Knight Rises Lawyer's Clerk
2012 Stars in Shorts Debbie
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Northern Exposure Townsperson Episode: "Northern Lights"
1994 Northern Exposure Chef's Assistant
Episode: "The Big Feast"
Episode: "Baby Blues"
1994 Jonathan Stone: Threat of Innocence Receptionist TV movie
1995 Medicine Ball Radiologist Episode: "Wizard of Bras"
1997 Cracker: Mind Over Murder Ina Gardener, RN (uncredited) Episode: "Hell Hath No Fury"
1998 Me & George Baby Nurse TV series
1999 West Wing, TheThe West Wing Leela Episode: "Five Votes Down"
1999–2005 Judging Amy Donna Kozlowski 130 episodes
2004 Strong Medicine Francine 'Frankie' Biancavilla Episode: "The Real World Rittenhouse"
2005 Unscripted Director Episode: "1.6"
2005 Strong Medicine Francine 'Frankie' Biancavilla Episode: "Family Practice"
2005 ER Tamara Gordon Episode: "All About Christmas Eve"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Mindy Carlson Episode: "It's the End of the World"
Episode: "As We Know It"
2006 Smith Nash Episode: "Two"
Episode: "Three"
2007 Las Vegas Beth Lipshitz Episode: "Run, Cooper, Run!"
2008 Untitled Victoria Pile Project Det. Grace Dillon TV movie
2008 Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show Bonny Bonnom Episode: "Surprise Party"
2008 Closer, TheThe Closer Norma Patterson Episode: "Cherry Bomb"
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Rita Episode: "Allison from Palmdale"
Episode: "Brothers of Nablus"
2009 Private Practice Arlene Episode: "Contamination"
2009 Numb3rs Claire Wells Episode: "First Law"
2009 Castle Susan Mailer Episode: "Ghosts"
2009 Hawthorne Cheryl Brooks 3 episodes
2009 Dollhouse Grace Episode: "The Public Eye"
2010 Party Down Mona Episode: "Not on Your Wife Opening Night"
2011 Medium Veronica Tate Episode: "Labor Pains"
2011 Shameless Abby Ruggiero Episode: "Aunt Ginger"
2011 Memphis Beat Dolores Toscano Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2011 In Plain Sight Dr. Perez Episode; "A Womb with a View"
2011 Guild, TheThe Guild Lizette Episode: "Downturn"
Episode: "Grande Finale"
2011 Desperate Housewives Rachel Episode: "School of Hard Knocks"
Episode: "The Art of Making Art"
2012 Scandal Moira O'Donnell Episode: "White Hats Off"
2015 Better Call Saul Paula Episode : ″RICO″
2015 Fresh Off The Boat Nancy Recurring Role


  1. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Comic Actress Makes a Lot Out of Little Parts", The Record (Bergen County), August 21, 2001. Accessed December 24, 2013. "Nowadays, she lives in Los Angeles, and on TV she calls Hartford home. But on this summer morning, Jillian Armenante is in Wyckoff, her real hometown, sipping a grande coffee at Starbucks."
  2. ^ Chiang, Harriet; Gordon, Rachel, "+THE WEDDINGS GO ON /DAY IN COURT: Judges refuse immediate halt to same-sex marriages", SFGate.com 

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