Stephanie Jacobsen

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Stephanie Jacobsen
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Jacobsen at The CW Network Upfront in New York City on 21 May 2009
Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen

(1980-06-22)June 22, 1980
Years active2000–present

Stephanie Chaves-Jacobsen (born 1980), also known as "Stephany", is a Hong Kong-born Australian actress.

Early life and education[edit]

Jacobsen was born in Hong Kong. Her family moved to Australia when she was twelve years old.[1] Jacobsen's father was half-Chinese, a quarter-English and a quarter-Norwegian, and her mother's family is of Portuguese and Asian descent, hailing from the former Portuguese colony of Macau.[2]

Jacobsen attended the University of Sydney, from which she graduated with a double-major Bachelor of Arts in English literature and philosophy.


Jacobsen began her career in the SBS comedy series Pizza. She later appeared in the Australian soap opera Home and Away, playing Charlotte Adams from 2001 to 2002, and in the Australian science fiction series Farscape, as well as a number of TV commercials.

In 2007, Jacobsen landed the role of Kendra Shaw in Battlestar Galactica: Razor, a between-seasons television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. She also played Sam Tyler's future girlfriend in the original pilot of the American television show Life on Mars.

In 2008, she was cast on the Fox series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,[3] playing Jesse, a Resistance fighter and girlfriend of Derek Reese. She also played Yoshi in The Devil's Tomb.

In April 2009, Jacobsen was cast on The CW's revamped Melrose Place in the role of medical student Lauren Yung.

In 2010, she acted in the science fiction film Quantum Apocalypse. And in 2011, Jacobsen made a cameo appearance in the Two and a Half Men episode "People Who Love Peepholes" as Charlie's former girl friend, Penelope.

In 2012, she appeared in the 2012 detective thriller film Alex Cross (as played by Tyler Perry), as the beautiful businesswoman Fan Yau Lee, who becomes the first victim of the antagonist Picasso (Matthew Fox). Loosely based on the novel Cross by James Patterson, the film was the third installment of the Alex Cross film series and a reboot of said series.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor Kendra Shaw Television film
2009 The Devil's Tomb Yoshi Direct-to-video
2010 Quantum Apocalypse Lynne Television film
2011 Three Inches Watts Television film
2012 Alex Cross Fan Yau
2014 House of Secrets Alison Television film
2018 Occupation Amelia Chambers Television Film

Credited as Stephany Jacobsen

Year Title Role Notes
2000–2001 Pizza Selina 5 episodes
2001–2002 Home and Away Charlotte Adams Role held: 10 September 2001 – 3 September 2002
2001 Farscape Nurse Froy Episode: "Incubator"
2005–2006 headLand Li-Liu Tan 10 episodes
2008–2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Jesse Flores 10 episodes
2009–2010 Melrose Place Lauren Yung Main cast; 18 episodes
2011 Two and a Half Men Penelope Episode: "People Who Love Peepholes"
2013 Hawaii Five-0 Amy Davidson Episode: "Hana I WaʻIa"
2014 Revenge Niko Takeda 4 episodes
2014 Star-Crossed Eva Benton 5 episodes
2014 NCIS Leia Pendergast 1 episode
2021 Dota: Dragon's Blood Drysi Voice role


  1. ^ "Stephanie Jacobsen". AskMen. Retrieved 15 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Battlestar Galactica". Retrieved 15 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "". io9. Retrieved 15 October 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit]

  • Stephanie Jacobsen at IMDb
  • Jackie Brygel, "New Chick on the Block," Courier Mail (Queensland, Australia), 13 September 2001, p. 7.