Jennifer Aspen
Born (1973-10-09) October 9, 1973 (age 48)
Years active1995–present
David O'Donnell
(m. 2006)

Jennifer Aspen (born October 9, 1973) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Daphne Jablonsky in Fox teen drama series Party of Five (1998–2000), as Trina Hamilton in ABC family sitcom Rodney (2004–2006), as Kendra Giardi in the first season of the Fox musical comedy series Glee and as Sharon Peacham on ABC comedy-drama GCB (2012).


Aspen made her debut in 1995, and later began playing guest-starring roles in number of television shows, like Hope and Gloria, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Married... with Children. In 1996 she made her film debut with a co-starring role in the family comedy A Very Brady Sequel and horror film Sometimes They Come Back... Again. She also guest-starred in Will & Grace, Friends, Grey's Anatomy, Shark, Boston Legal, The Closer, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Private Practice.

Aspen had series regular role in the Fox teen drama series Party of Five from 1998 to 2000. In 2001, she starred in the short-lived sitcom Bob Patterson. From 2004 to 2006, she starred in the ABC sitcom Rodney opposite Rodney Carrington. The series was canceled after two seasons. In 2009, she appeared in a recurring role of Fox comedy series Glee, as Kendra Giardi.[1]

In 2011, Aspen was cast as one of leads in ABC comedy series GCB.[2] she starred in show as Sharon Peacham, a former beauty queen who was the envy of all the guys and girls in high school on the, with Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Miriam Shor and Marisol Nichols.[3] She also appeared in Kristin Chenoweth's music video for I Want Somebody (Bitch About). The series debuted on ABC in mid-season, on March 4, 2012, and was cancelled after single season.[4] She later starred as lead in the independent comedy Nowhere Girl,[5] and appeared in 2013 Lifetime movie, The Wrong Woman.[6]

In 2018, Aspen was cast opposite Amy Adams in the HBO eight-episode miniseries Sharp Objects.[7] Also that year, she was cast as a series regular opposite Annie Ilonzeh in the ABC drama pilot Staties.[8]

Personal life

Aspen was born in Richmond, Virginia, and resides in Los Angeles. She attended the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where she received a BA in Theater. She then studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.[9] Aspen married her longtime boyfriend of nine years, David O'Donnell, on September 3, 2006. She is a practicing Scientologist. Her adopted baby girl, Charlotte Sofia O'Donnell, was born June 10, 2012.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Sometimes They Come Back... Again Maria Moore
1996 A Very Brady Sequel Kathy Lawrence
1996 The Secret She Carried Toni Television film
1997 The Others Vicky Myers
1997 Changing Habits Art Store Customer
1998 Screwed: A Hollywood Bedtime Story Susie Felton
2000 Some Common Things That Happen to Corpses Jennifer Oberon
2001 See Jane Run Jennifer
2001 Vanilla Sky Nina
2004 L.A. Twister Mindy
2004 The Ranch Shayna Television film
2005 Guy in Row Five Sarah
2007 The Frolic Leslie Munck
2007 Mr. Woodcock Cindy
2008 Struck Jennifer
2010 Melon Jennifer
2010 Unanswered Prayers Jeanette Television film
2012 Girl vs. Monster Julie Lewis Television film
2013 Nowhere Girl Michelle
2013 The Wrong Woman Alice Television film
2014 At the Devil's Door Lori
2015 His Secret Life Television film
2016 Holiday Breakup Mandy
2018 Staties Scott Television movie; Completed
2019 A Christmas Love Story Julie Television film


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Hope and Gloria Alexis Episode: "A Fine ROM-ance"
1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 Runaway Girl Episode: "Squash It"
1995 Married... with Children Jamie Episode: "Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner"
1995 Step by Step Pepper Episode: "Lil Sister Dontcha"
1995 Too Something Episode: "Leg, Lies and Videotape"
1996 In the House Mrs. Jones Episode: "To Die For"
1996 Brotherly Love Melanie Marcos Episode: "Other People"
1996 Living Single Irene Episode: "School's Out Forever"
1996 Chicago Hope Tracey White Episode: "A Day in the Life"
1995–1996 Weird Science Sharon 2 episodes
1997–1998 Claude's Crib Julie Series regular, 10 episodes
1997 NYPD Blue Candice Episode: "Taillight's Last Gleaming"
1997 Alright Already Debbie Episode: "Again with the Sponge Cake"
1998 The Pretender Anna Roemer Episode: "Indy Show"
1998 House Rules Terry Episode: "Twisted Sister"
1998–2000 Party of Five Daphne Jablonsky Series regular, 35 episodes
2000 FreakyLinks Vikki Episode: "Subject: Three Thirteen"
2001 Bob Patterson Janet Patterson Series regular, 10 episodes
2002 Will & Grace Sarah Episode: "Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard"
2002 The Court Emily 2 episodes
2002 The King of Queens Samantha Episode: "Flash Photography"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Ramsey Episode: "Fight Night"
2003 Friends Michelle Episode: "The One Where Monica Sings"
2003 The Agency Livia Episode: "Coventry"
2003 Karen Sisco Angie Stoller Episode: "Dear Derwood..."
2003 The Lyon's Den Tara Barrington 2 episodes
2003 Line of Fire Jolene Fleming Episode: "Mockingbird"
2004 Come to Papa Karen 4 episodes
2004–2006 Rodney Trina Hamilton Series regular, 44 episodes
2006 Welcome to the Jungle Gym Annabelle TV Pilot
2006 Grey's Anatomy Elena Episode: "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
2007 Shark April George Episode: "Starlet Fever"
2007 Boston Legal Maureen Fleming Episode: "The Good Lawyer"
2007 The Closer Valerie Henry 2 episodes
2008 Family Man Meg Parker TV Pilot
2008 Criminal Minds Laurie Ann Morris Episode: "A Higher Power"
2008 Eli Stone Dr. Leila Maxford Episode: "Patience"
2009 Glee Kendra Giardi 4 episodes
2010 Supernatural Marcy Ward Episode: "Weekend at Bobby's"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Stacy Cano Episode: "Wild Life"
2011 Bleep My Dad Says Mary Episode: "Goodson Goes Deep"
2011 Private Practice Lara Episode: "Two Steps Back"
2012 Harry's Law Tina Stanhope Episode: "Breaking Points"
2012 GCB Sharon Peacham Series regular, 10 episodes
2013 Untitled Tad Quill Project Jennifer TV Pilot
2013 Franklin & Bash Rayanne Gardner Episode: "By the Numbers"
2013 Two and a Half Men Stephanie Episode: "Clank, Clank, Drunken Skank"
2014 Damaged Goods Alexis TV Pilot
2015 Scream Queens Mandy Greenwell Episode: "Haunted House"
2016 The Night Shift Joan Watkins 2 episodes
2017 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Aunt Jackie Episode: QUADGOALS
2018 Sharp Objects Jeannie Keene 4 episodes
2018 9-1-1 Lorraine/Porch Pirate 2 episodes
2018 The Good Doctor Iris Bautista Episode: "Two Ply (or Not Ply)


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  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "PILOTS: Frances Fisher Joins 'Partners,' Jennifer Aspen Cast In 'Bitches'". Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  3. ^ "Watch GCB TV Show -". ABC. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "GCB cancelled; no season two | canceled + renewed TV shows". TV Series Finale. 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
  5. ^ "Jennifer Aspen on Road to 'Nowhere Girl'". Variety. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  6. ^ "Lifetime Movie Review: The Wrong Woman With Danica McKellar". 2013-12-29. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (29 March 2017). "'Sharp Objects': Will Chase, Jackson Hurst & Jennifer Aspen Join HBO's Amy Adams Series". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (26 February 2018). "'Staties': Jennifer Aspen Cast In ABC Drama Pilot". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Jennifer Aspen: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  10. ^ "Scientology Success: Jennifer Aspen". Retrieved 2008-08-19.