Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
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|Jodi Lyn O'Keefe|
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe at Los Angeles Fashion Week, Smashbox Studios, Culver City on March 9, 2008
October 10, 1978 |
Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, United States
|Other names||Jodi O'Keefe|
|Occupation||Actress, model, fashion designer|
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (born October 10, 1978) is an American actress and model, who at age 17 portrayed Cassidy Bridges on Nash Bridges. She is also known for her role on Prison Break as Gretchen Morgan, a.k.a. "Susan B. Anthony" as well as Josette Laughlin in The Vampire Diaries.
O'Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, the daughter of Noreen, a homemaker, and Jack O'Keefe, a director of labor relations for Merck. She has Czech, Irish, Polish, Swedish and Austrian ancestry. O'Keefe has two older sisters, Jenna and Heather.
O'Keefe started her career as a model at the age of 8 years old, and she did some modeling work for a Jeans company. Midway through her junior year of high school, O'Keefe left school to star on the soap opera Another World, playing Marguerite “Maggie” Cory. She then got a role on Nash Bridges playing Cassidy, the daughter of Don Johnson’s title character. She and her mother moved to Hollywood so O'Keefe completed her schooling by mail. When she was 17 she had an affair with Don Johnson
O'Keefe made her big screen debut in 1998 in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later and later starred in such films as The Crow: Salvation, Whatever It Takes and Devil In The Flesh 2. In 1999, she co-starred in the teen film She's All That (1999) as Taylor Vaughan alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. When asked if it was hard to play her character, a high school prima donna, she replied, “Everybody knew a Taylor Vaughan in high school. Working in show business, you meet girls like that every day.”
O'Keefe kept on filming both movies and Nash Bridges until the series ended in 2001. Later films have included Out for Blood, in which she played a vampire named Layla Simmons and Venice Underground. In 2005, she appeared for three episodes in the first season of Boston Legal.
She appeared in episodes of the television series' Charmed, The Evidence, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, Dharma & Greg and Tru Calling. In 2009 she appeared in the stand alone add-on of the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising.
On August 14, 2010, O'Keefe appeared as Kylie Burch in the Hallmark Original Movie Class. She also appeared in the web series Soul Fire Rising as Lilith Reborn for three episodes.
On September 19, 2011, O'Keefe had a guest role as Isabella in the Two and a Half Men episode "Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt". She appeared in the 26 January 2012 episode of The Finder as Lisa and Mandy. She also appeared as Emily Bennett in the thriller Exposed.
In 2013, she guest starred in Castle as entertainment reporter Kristina Coterra in the episode "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder". In the episode she has a crush on Rick Castle and asks him out on air. This ticks his girlfriend Kate Beckett off.
In June 2013, O'Keefe did a photoshoot for NOH8 campaign.
On June 22, 2011, O'Keefe started her own clothing line, Queen George Clothing.
In 2012, O'Keefe launched her own jewelry line, Q.
O'Keefe is also a licensed bounty hunter together with her friend Victoria Pratt, with whom she starred in the movie A Nanny's Revenge.
|1998||Halloween H20: 20 Years Later||Sarah Wainthrope||Film debut|
|1999||She's All That||Taylor Vaughan|
|2000||The Crow: Salvation||Lauren Randall|
|Whatever it Takes||Ashley Grant|
|Devil in the Flesh 2||Debbie Strong / Tracy Carley||aka Teacher's Pet|
|2002||Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga||Shawnee||short movie|
|2003||Red Rover||Kylie Logan|
|2004||Out for Blood||Layla Simmons||aka Vampires: Out for Blood|
|Mummy an' the Armadillo||Jackie|
|Three Wise Guys||Mary Ann Davidson|
|2007||American Identity||Lyndsey Simpson||short movie|
|2009||Prison Break: The Final Break||Gretchen Morgan||V, Release 21 July 2009|
|2010||Class||Kylie Burch||Premiere 14 August 2010 Hallmark TV USA|
|2011||Exposed||Emily Bennett||Premiere 18 March 2011 Hallmark TV Netherlands|
|2012||A Nanny's Revenge||Gina Wright||2012|
|2013||Stalkers||Julia Winston|| March 2013 Made for TV– True story based on the book ″Whisper of Fear″|
|2013||Frozen Ground||Chelle Ringell||Premiere 11 July 2013|
|2014||Merry ExMas||Premiere 5 December 2014|
|1995||Another World||Maggie Cory #4||6 episode|
|1996–2001||Nash Bridges||Cassidy Bridges||76 episodes|
|1999||Happy Hour||Herself||1 episode|
|2002||Dharma & Greg||Simone||2 episodes|
|George Lopez||Campbell||2 episodes|
|2003||The Pool at Maddy Breaker's||Maddy Breaker||1 episode|
|2004||Tru Calling||Candace Aimes||1 episode|
|The Help||Becky Wiggins||1 episode|
|Charmed||Spider Demon||1 episode|
|2004–2005||Boston Legal||Nora Jacobs||3 episodes|
|2004–2011||Two and a Half Men||Gail / Isabella||4 episodes|
|2005||Eve||Rita's stepmother||1 episode|
|2006||The 12th Man||Lindsay||1 episode|
|Halloween: 25 Years of Terror||herself||1 episode|
|The Evidence||Officer Jackie Kazaris||5 episodes|
|Criminal Minds||Agt. Amanda Gilroy||1 episode|
|2007||The Call||Jenna "Kinky" Kincaid||1 episode|
|CSI: NY||Melodee Constanza||1 episode|
|Raines||Angelina Billings||1 episode|
|2007–2009||Prison Break||Susan B. Anthony / Gretchen Morgan||32 episodes|
|2009||The Big Bang Theory||Mikayla the Prostitute||1 episode|
|Soul Fire Rising||Lilith Reborn||3 episodes|
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Jenn Mackie||1 episode|
|2012||The Finder||Lisa / Mandy||1 episode|
|Castle||Kristina Coterra||1 episode|
|2013||The Exes||Employee||1 episode|
|2014-2015||Hit The Floor||Lionel Davenport||24 episodes|
|2014||Untitled Wall Street Project||Riley Simms||Pilot|
|2014-2015||The Vampire Diaries||Jo Laughlin||Recurring; 17 episodes|
|2009||Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Uprising||Kelly Weaver|
- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe at the Internet Movie Database
- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe on Twitter
- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe as Lionel Davenport on VH1's Hit the Floor (TV series)
- Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Website