Early life and career
Born Jennifer Jean von Oÿ in Stamford, Connecticut, to Gloria and Frank von Oÿ. She began her acting career as a child in regional stage productions and commercials. von Oÿ made her television acting debut in 1986 on an episode of ABC Weekend Special, followed by a guest roles on Tales from the Darkside and Kate & Allie. From 1990 to 1991, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Lenny.
From 1991 to 1995, von Oÿ portrayed the role of Six LeMeure on the series Blossom. After the series ended, she attended film school at the University of Southern California for two years before dropping out to return to acting. In 1999, she won the role of Stevie van Lowe, Kim Parker's (Countess Vaughn) sidekick on The Parkers. During the run of The Parkers, von Oÿ also provided the voice of Trinket St. Blaire in animated series Pepper Ann. After The Parkers ended its run in 2004, von Oÿ appeared in the 2005 television film Marsha Potter Gets a Life. Later that year she guest starred on an episode of Cold Case, and parodied Lauren Graham's character of Lorelei Gilmore in the Family Guy episode "Perfect Castaway".
In addition to television, von Oÿ has also appeared in the feature film Born on the Fourth of July (1989), opposite Tom Cruise. She has also provided the voices of Stacey in A Goofy Movie (1995) and Gracie in direct-to-DVD feature Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006).
|1989||Born on the Fourth of July||Young Suzanne Kovic|
|1995||A Goofy Movie||Stacey||Voice|
|Truth Be Told||Kelly|
|2006||Dr. Dolittle 3||Gracie (Voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|1986||ABC Weekend Special||Mary Ann||1 episode|
|Tales from the Darkside||Stefa||1 episode|
|1987||Kate & Allie||1 episode|
|At Mother's Request||Audrey Schreuder||Television film|
|1990–1991||Lenny||Kelly Callahan||Unknown episodes|
|1990–1995||Blossom||Six LeMeure||114 episodes|
|1993||Saved by the Bell: The College Years||Herself||1 episode|
|1995||Family Values||Phoebe Huck||Unknown episodes|
|1996||She Cried No||Jordan||Television film|
|1997||Dying to Belong||Shelby Blake||Television film|
|Chicago Hope||Stacey Kagan||1 episode|
|Unhappily Ever After||Bitsy Berg||1 episode|
|1998||7th Heaven||Theresa||1 episode|
|1999–2000||Pepper Ann||Trinket||Voice; 6 episodes|
|1999–2004||The Parkers||Stevie Van Lowe||108 episodes|
|2001–2002||What's with Andy?||Jen||Voice; 6 episodes|
|2005||Marsha Potter Gets a Life||Television film|
|Cold Case||Kitty 1982||1 episode|
|Family Guy||Rory||Voice; 1 episode|
Awards and nominations
|1991||Nominated||Young Artist Award||Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series||Lenny|
|1992||Nominated||Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series||Blossom|
|1993||Won||Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series||Blossom|
|1994||Won||Best Youth Comedienne||Blossom|
- Riggs, Thomas (2005). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television 60. Gale Group. p. 303. ISBN 0-787-69033-3.
- Cerio, Greg (1995-04-10). "This Six Is a Ten". People 43 (14). ISSN 0093-7673.
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 781. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 0-740-75118-2.
- Laufenberg, Norbert B. (2005). Entertainment Celebrities. Trafford Publishing. p. 679. ISBN 1-412-05335-8.
- Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1053. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. Cite uses deprecated parameter
- Official website
- Template:Title without disambig at the Internet Movie Database
- Jenna von Oÿ at TV.com