Jolene Purdy

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Jolene Purdy
Born Jolene Aiko Purdy[1]
(1983-12-09) December 9, 1983 (age 33)
Redondo Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001-present

Jolene Aiko Purdy (born December 9, 1983)[1] is an American movie and television actress. She is of half Japanese and half European descent.[2] 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][5] as well as the ABC Family comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You, playing Mandella in eight episodes.[2][5] Purdy has also guest starred on Judging Amy and Boston Public.[5] Purdy is also known for her role as Piper Katins on the TeenNick drama series Gigantic.[5][6] She stars in the Netflix drama series Orange Is The New Black as an inmate at Lichfield Federal Penitentiary.

Purdy currently resides in Torrance, California.


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"
2013–2014 Under the Dome Dodee Weaver Main role (Season 1), Guest (Season 2)
9 episodes
2014 Benched Micah Main role[7]
2016 Orange Is The New Black Stephanie Hapakuka Recurring[8]

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