Jolene Purdy

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Jolene Purdy
Jolene Aiko Purdy[1]

(1983-12-09) December 9, 1983 (age 38)
Years active2001–present

Jolene Aiko Purdy (born December 9, 1983)[1] is an American actress. Purdy starred as Cherita Chen in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. Among her television credits is the Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb, which debuted in 2008,[2][3][4] as well as the ABC Family comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You, playing Mandella in eight episodes.[2] Purdy has also guest starred on Judging Amy and Boston Public. Purdy is also known for her role as Piper Katins on the TeenNick drama series Gigantic.[5] She had a recurring role in the Netflix drama series Orange Is The New Black as well as Marvel's WandaVision.

Early life[edit]

Jolene Purdy was born on December 9, 1983 to Cheryl A. (née Sugimoto) and Donald Allen Purdy. Her mother is Japanese and her father is Jewish.[6] She is Yonsei, a great-grandchild of Japanese immigrants. She has 2 sisters and one half sister, Miki Purdy. She is married to Chuck Brandt, and they have a daughter.[6]

As of 2017, she resides in Southern California.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Donnie Darko Cherita Chen Film
2001 Boston Public Cindy Lavin Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Three"
2002 Judging Amy Episode: "Tidal Wave"
2008 Do Not Disturb Molly 5 episodes
2009–10 10 Things I Hate About You Mandella 8 episodes
2010–11 Gigantic Piper Katins Main role, 18 episodes
2010 Breaking Bad Cara Episode: "Green Light"
2011 Glee Ronnie 3 episodes
2012 Raising Hope Venom Episode: "Mrs. Smartypants"
2013–14 Under the Dome Dodee Weaver Main role (Season 1), Guest (Season 2)
9 episodes
2014 Benched Micah Main role[7]
2016–17 Orange Is the New Black Stephanie Hapakuka Recurring Role, 19 episodes
2018 Superstore Amber Episode: "Video Game Release"
2018 The Resident Olivia Tan 2 episodes
2019 The Magicians Shoshana 3 episodes
2021 WandaVision Isabel Matsueida / "Beverly" Recurring
2021 The White Lotus Lani 1 episode

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jolene Purdy birth records - July 30, 2012 -
  2. ^ a b "Pop Tower- Filmography, Bio, Etc". Archived from the original on 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  3. ^ Buddy TV- Bio[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Jolene Purdy Actor". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Nickelodeon's TeenNick Commences Production on New Original Series 'Gigantic'" (Press release). Nickelodeon. November 4, 2009. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "Interview: Actress Jolene Purdy". Hapa Mag. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  7. ^ "Jolene Purdy Joins News USA Network Comedy 'Benched'". 14 February 2014. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2020.

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