Marnette Patterson

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Marnette Patterson
Marnette Patterson February 2015.jpg
Patterson in 2015
Born Marnette Provost Patterson
(1980-04-26) April 26, 1980 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Other names Marne Patterson
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present
Known for Charmed
Spouse(s) Jimmy Verzino (m. 2011)

Marnette Provost "Marne" Patterson (born April 26, 1980)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her role as Christy Jenkins on Charmed.

Early life[edit]

Patterson was raised as an only child by her mother in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her name is her mother's middle name: Marnette. Her aunt is Dana Dillaway, former child actress who appeared in Giant (1956) as Elizabeth Taylor's and Rock Hudson's daughter Judy (age 4). In 1989, Patterson was the junior vocalist winner on Star Search.


In 1996, Patterson appeared briefly as a volleyball schoolgirl attracting the attentions of Tommy in the premiere episode of 3rd Rock From The Sun.

Patterson portrayed Nicole Farrell on the NBC series Something So Right.[2]

Patterson also starred in the short-lived WB sitcom Movie Stars and the made-for-TV movie The Stalking of Laurie Show. She has appeared in films such as Camp Nowhere (1994),[3] Pattersonmade appearance in That '70s Show as Shelly in the episode: "Eric's Panties" in 2000. Who's Your Daddy? (2003), Pope Dreams (2005), and Cloud 9 (2005). She also voiced Lucy van Pelt in It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown and It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown. In 2004, Patterson appeared on Grounded For Life as an underage drinker. In 2005, she guest starred on Supernatural as a young high school student, Charlie, in the episode Bloody Mary.

In 2006, Patterson landed the role of Christy Jenkins in Charmed, a witch that was kidnapped from her home as a child by Scabber Demons at the age of seven. These demons hold her captive within The Underworld for fifteen years and intend to use her as the key to the "ultimate power" under the orders of The Triad, a trio of powerful upper-level demons who had originally sent the demon mercenary Belthazor/Cole Turner undercover to defeat The Charmed Ones, her character can mentally cause objects and beings to burst into flame. She appeared in Charmed for eight episodes.

Patterson also portrays Holly Little in the 2008 film Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. She starred as Maggie Schaffer on the web series, called LG15: The Resistance. In 2009, she appeared on an episode of the TV series House, where she starred as Ashley. In 2011, she appeared briefly on an episode of The Mentalist ("Every Rose Has Its Thorn") as a con artist who would sleep with wealthy men and then blackmail them. Her character was named Naomi/Victoria. Patterson is close friends with Jennifer Finnigan, her co-star on The Stalking of Laurie Show.

Personal life[edit]

Patterson's Charity work includes an animal advocacy group called the Amanda Foundation. Her hobbies include singing, horseback riding, hiking, kickboxing, and cooking.

On September 4, 2011, married James "Jimmy" Verzino, an advertising executive, at a ranch in Malibu, California.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Mama's Family Dorrie Episode: "Santa Mama"
1990 Good Grief Little Girl Episode: "Cub Scouts and Horses & Whiskers on Kittens"
1991 Under Cover Emily Del'Amico Series
1992 It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown Lucy van Pelt (voice) TV short
1994 Boy Meets World Allison Cheever Episode: "Turnaround"
1995 Unhappily Ever After Cindy Stalling Episode: "Boxing Mr. Floppy"
1995 Something Wilder Granddaughter Episode: "Hanging with Mr. Cooper"
1995 Kirk Amanda Episode: "Night at the Movies"
1995 Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story Jane Powell Movie
1995 Great Mom Swap, TheThe Great Mom Swap Nicole Movie
1996 3rd Rock from the Sun Volleyball Girl Episode: "Brains and Eggs"
1996 It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown! Lucy van Pelt (voice) TV short
1996 Minor Adjustments Joanna Emsen 3 episodes
1996–1998 Something So Right Nicole Farrell Main role (37 episodes)
1997 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Robyn Peterson Episode: "Big Sister Blues"
1999 Odd Man Out Caroline Episode: "The Unbelievable Truth"
1999–2000 Movie Stars Lori Lansford Main role (21 episodes)
2000 Touched by an Angel Katie Episode: "With God as My Witness"
2000 That '70s Show Shelly Episode: "Eric's Panties"
2000 Stalking of Laurie Show, TheThe Stalking of Laurie Show Lisa Michelle Lambert Movie
2001 Dead Last Brandy Episode: "Jane's Exit"
2003 Nip/Tuck Fluffer Episode: "Sofia Lopez"
2003 Run of the House Jessica Episode: "The Party"
2003 Secret Santa Callie Movie
2004 Cracking Up Eve Episode: "Birds Do It "
2005 Supernatural Charlie Episode: "Bloody Mary"
2005 Grounded for Life Jenna Episode: "Oh, What a Knight"
2006 Charmed Christy Jenkins 8 episodes in season 8
2006 Untitled Brad Copeland Project Jen Movie
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Aimee episode: "Ending Happy"
2007 By Appointment Only Angie Movie
2008 LG15: The Resistance Maggie Schaeffer Episode: "A Call to Arms"
2009 House Ashley Episode: "Wilson"
2011 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Viktoria Shays Episode: "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, AA Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child Little Girl
1990 Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten, TheThe Kingdom Chums: Original Top Ten Annie Direct-to-video
1993 Sliver Joanie Ballinger
1993 Secret Adventures: Spin Arlene Blake Video short
1994 Secret Adventures: Snag Arlene Blake Video short
1994 Secret Adventures: Smash Arlene Blake Video short
1994 Secret Adventures: Shrug Arlene Blake Video short
1994 Camp Nowhere Trish Prescott
1995 Secret Adventures: Slam Arlene Blake Video short
1996 Final Vendetta Young Jenny
2001 Clover Bend Claire
2003 Who's Your Daddy? Brittany Van Horn Direct-to-video
2005 Candy Paint Stefanie Petrowski Short film
2005 Standing Still Sarah
2006 Cloud 9 Crystal
2006 Pope Dreams Brady Rossman
2006 Standard, TheThe Standard Gina
2007 Kush Taylor
2007 Ghosts of Goldfield Julie Direct-to-video
2007 Remember the Daze Stacey Cherry
2008 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder Holly Little
2009 Beacon, TheThe Beacon Christina Wade
2010 Wild Things: Foursome Rachel Thomas Direct-to-video
2011 Meet the Randalls Sam
2014 American Sniper Sarah

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
1994 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Youth Mini-Video Series Secret Adventures: Spin Nominated
1995 Best Young Performer in a Film Made for Video Secret Adventures Won
1997 Best Performance in a TV Comedy: Supporting Young Actress Something So Right Nominated


  1. ^ "Biography". Official Website. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jicha, Tom (March 3, 1998). "Show's home on ABC is 'So Right'". Sun Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale. p. 4.E. 
  3. ^ Salm, Arthur (August 26, 1994). "Kids help 'Camp Nowhere' at least get somewhere". San Diego Union Tribune. p. E.1. 

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