Jolene Blalock

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Jolene Blalock
JoleneBlalockEgypt 3.jpg
Jolene Blalock in Egypt, 2006
Born (1975-03-05) March 5, 1975 (age 44)
Other namesJolene Rapino
OccupationActress, model
Years active1998 - 2014
Michael Rapino (m. 2003)

Jolene Blalock (born March 5, 1975) is an American actress and model, best known for playing the Vulcan first officer and science officer T'Pol on the UPN science-fiction series Star Trek: Enterprise. She has also guest-starred on television series and films.

Early life[edit]

Jolene Blalock was born and raised in San Diego, California, with three siblings.[1] She spent her childhood surfing and developing artistic skills.[2] She said of her childhood:[3]

I was such an awkward-looking child, I've no idea what happened. I didn't have a good childhood because I never could get along with other kids. I was the child that sat in the corner eating lunch by myself. I worked in the library at lunchtime because I had no real friends. I read a lot and educated myself a different way because me and school didn't get along. Even boys were never interested in me. I remember playing kiss-chase in the first and second grade. I would run but no one would ever chase me.

— Jolene Blalock, Interview in the Daily Star


Early work[edit]

Blalock left home at age seventeen to model in Europe and Asia.[2] She has appeared on the cover of many men's lifestyle magazines, was twice featured in Maxim's "Girls of Maxim" gallery, and was named the 10th sexiest woman in the world in 2003 by FHM. She posed for a clothed fashion layout in Playboy in April 2002. She was later interviewed by the magazine for its "20Q" section in February 2005.

Blalock spent years dieting as a model and was relieved to move into acting, saying: "I'm jaded by my experiences in the modelling industry. You're never skinny or perfect enough and it was difficult mentally making the transition to acting."[1]

She made her television debut on the sitcom Veronica's Closet, before guest appearances on Love Boat: The Next Wave, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, JAG and starring as Medea in a television movie adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts (2000). She also appeared in the movie On the Edge (2001) and the miniseries The Diamond Hunters (2001) before being cast on Star Trek: Enterprise.[1][2]

Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)[edit]

Landing a role on Star Trek: Enterprise was Blalock's biggest break and she described it as a dream come true.[1] She admitted she was excited at being a newcomer to the series:[4]

We're really fortunate. More than 100 people are working together on this every day and we haven't had one argument. It's incredible. I've had bad days in my personal life, but it's always a joy to go to work. There's also a sense of immortality that the show gives you, that you're working on something that will never die, that your contribution will last forever. That's a very special feeling.

— Jolene Blalock, Interview in The Express on Sunday

She has not participated in conventions or given interviews regarding her role on Star Trek: Enterprise except for FedCon XIV in May 2005, but did agree to join a 2013 cast reunion for an interview during the Blu-ray conversion and production.[5] She also appeared as a parody version of herself attending a Star Trek convention in a 2009 episode of the sitcom 10 Items or Less titled "Star Trok".


Blalock appeared in the film Slow Burn, which was shot in 2003 between seasons two and three of Enterprise, unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2005, and finally saw limited theatrical release in 2007.

She guest-starred in two episodes of Stargate SG-1 as Ishta, leader of a group of female Jaffa.

Blalock was scheduled to appear on an episode of Lost during the 2005–2006 season. Though she filmed some scenes, they were never used in an episode nor featured as "deleted scenes" in the DVD set's bonus material. Set photos from the shooting of a scene surfaced in 2008.[6]

Blalock played Captain Lola Beck in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, which was released direct-to-video on August 5, 2008.

Blalock played Alexa, the wife of a hospitalized porn star, in the 2009 episode "Teamwork" on the series House.

Blalock played Sister Nicci, a Sister of the Dark, in the second season of Legend of the Seeker, appearing in the January 2009 episodes "Dark" and "Perdition".

Blalock had a supporting role as Stacy in the action thriller Sinners and Saints (2010).

Personal life[edit]

She is married to Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation. The two met when he booked her for a beer commercial in Los Angeles.[1] He lived in England and while working on Star Trek: Enterprise, she found conducting a long-distance relationship difficult, running up an "astronomical" phone bill.[1] She proposed to him and the two married in Negril, Jamaica, on April 22, 2003. They have two children.[7][8][9][10][11]

Blalock is a passionate dog lover and has appeared on the cover of the popular British dog publication K9 Magazine.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Veronica's Closet Woman #3 Episode: "Veronica's Breast Efforts"
1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave Woman Episode: "Prom Queen"
2000 Queen for a Day Hot Babe in Yellow
2000 G vs E Libby Episode: "Cougar Pines"
2000 D.C. Kristi Episode: "Truth"
Episode: "Justice"
2000 Jason and the Argonauts Medea TV movie
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Laura Garris Episode: "Crate 'n Burial"
2001 The Diamond Hunters Ruby Grange TV series
2001 JAG Corporal Lisa Antoon Episode: "Touch and Go"
2001 On the Edge Charlie's Wife TV movie
2001–2005 Star Trek: Enterprise Sub-Commander/Commander T'Pol 98 episodes
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television (2001)
2003–2004 Stargate SG-1 Ishta 2 episodes
2005 Slow Burn Nora Timmer
2006 I Dream of Murder Joanna TV movie
2007 Shadow Puppets Kate
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Captain Lola Beck
2008 CSI: Miami Feratelli Porter Episode: "Bombshell"
2009 House Lexa Episode: "Teamwork"
2009 10 Items or Less Herself Episode: "Star Trok"
2010 Legend of the Seeker Sister Nicci Episode: "Dark"
Episode: "Perdition"
2011 One Kine Day
2012 Sinners and Saints Stacy
2012 Killing Frisco Jolene
2014 Sex Tape Catalina


  1. ^ a b c d e f Nick Fiaca, "Starship trouper; Sci-fi; Television", The Sun (30 March 2002), The TV Mag 24.
  2. ^ a b c "Star Profile: Jolene Blalock", Evening Times (Glasgow, 4 September 2002), p. 23.
  3. ^ "Vulcan gorgeous!!", Daily Star (26 October 2002), p. 32.
  4. ^ Marshall Julius, "Why I'm boldly going ... in a skintight catsuit", The Express on Sunday (6 January 2002).
  5. ^ Lay, Jr., Roger (2013-08-19). "Reuniting The NX-01 Crew". CBS Television Studios. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  6. ^ Il y a 4 mois. "The sawyer's centric you'll never see, Lyly Ford Blog". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  7. ^ Starr, Michael (9 May 2003). "Starr Report". New York Post. p. 135.
  8. ^ "Actress Blalock Sets Up Surprise Wedding", AP Online (10 May 2003).
  9. ^ Katherine Dillinger, "Newsmakers", Austin American-Statesman (11 May 2003), p. A2.
  10. ^ Abel, Olivia (May 26, 2003). "Passages". People. Vol. 59 No. 20.
  11. ^ Dinah Eng, "Even a Vulcan has to question arranged marriage", Gannett News Service (14 October 2004).
  12. ^ K9 Magazine, Issue 17 (Summer 2006).

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