Jolene Purdy

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Jolene Purdy
Born Jolene Aiko Purdy[1]
(1983-12-09) December 9, 1983 (age 31)
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] In 2016 she will be starring in the Netflix drama series Orange Is The New Black as a member of the correctional officer staff.

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]


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