Sylvia Jefferies

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Sylvia Jefferies
Born Sylvia Webster Jefferies
(1969-08-14) August 14, 1969 (age 48)
Greenwood, South Carolina, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Sylvia Webster Jefferies (born August 14, 1969) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Jefferies was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. She is the daughter of the late James Jefferies, a lawyer and former mayor of Greenwood, and Polly Jefferies, a retired emergency room registered nurse.[1] She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and in following years appeared in stage production and television commercials.[1]

Jefferies is known for her recurring role as Tracy on the HBO comedy series Eastbound & Down (2009-2010).[1] In 2012, Jefferies was cast in recurring role in the ABC drama series Nashville created by Academy Award winner Callie Khouri. She plays Jolene Barnes, mother of Hayden Panettiere's character, who is a drug addict.[1][2][3] She also appeared in films The Notebook, Halloween II, 96 Minutes, and guest starred on One Tree Hill and Surface.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Leo College Girl Uncredited
2004 The Notebook Rosemary
2004 Le croisment Kourina Short film
2005 End of the Spear Barbara Youderian
2006 Walker Payne Trampy Blonde
2006 Deja Vu Reporter
2008 The Four Children of Tander Welch Maran Welch
2009 Halloween II Misty Dawn
2010 Domestic Silence Dr. Lee Short film
2011 96 Minutes Kevin's Mom
2012 Piranha 3DD Young Mother
2012 Looper Neighbor Uncredited
2016 Christmas in Homestead Barbara McKeevers Television film
2017 The Student Maeve Van Sickle
2017 This Old Machine Kay
2017 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Jogger's Wife


Year Title Role Notes
2004 One Tree Hill Instructor Episode: "Near Wild Heaven"
2006 Surface Mrs. Joiner 2 episodes
2009-2010 Eastbound & Down Tracy 5 episodes
2010 Gimme Shelter Meth Head Unsold television pilot
2012-2013, 2014, 2017 Nashville Jolene Barnes 16 episodes
2017 Star Yvonne Turner Episode: "Boy Trouble"


  1. ^ a b c d Bill Thompson (July 22, 2012). "Charleston actress Sylvia Jefferies going country with "Nashville" TV series". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Local Actress To Star In "Nashville"". WEZL. July 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  3. ^ "7 TV Happenings To Keep You Occupied During The Winter Hiatus". Scott Feinberg. December 20, 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 

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