Jolene Purdy
Jolene Aiko Purdy[1]

(1983-12-09) December 9, 1983 (age 37)
Years active2001-present

Jolene Aiko Purdy (born December 9, 1983)[1] is an American actress. Purdy starred as Cherita Chen in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. Among her television credits is the Fox sitcom Do Not Disturb, which debuted in 2008,[2][3][4][5] as well as the ABC Family comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You, playing Mandella in eight episodes.[2][5] Purdy has also guest starred on Judging Amy and Boston Public.[5] Purdy is also known for her role as Piper Katins on the TeenNick drama series Gigantic.[5][6] She had a recurring role in the Netflix drama series Orange Is The New Black. She has also had a role in Marvel's WandaVision in 2021.

Early life

Jolene Purdy was born on December 9, 1983 to Cheryl A. (née Sugimoto) and Donald Allen Purdy. Her mother is Japanese and her father is Jewish.[7] She is Yonsei, a great-grandchild of Japanese immigrants. She has 2 sisters and one half sister, Miki Purdy. She is married to Chuck Brandt, and they have a daughter.[7]

As of 2017, she resides in Southern California.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Donnie Darko Cherita Chen Film
2001 Boston Public Cindy Lavin Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Three"
2002 Judging Amy Episode: "Tidal Wave"
2008 Do Not Disturb Molly 5 episodes
2009–10 10 Things I Hate About You Mandella 8 episodes
2010–11 Gigantic Piper Katins Main role, 18 episodes
2010 Breaking Bad Cara Episode: "Green Light"
2011 Glee Ronnie 3 episodes
2012 Raising Hope Venom Episode: "Mrs. Smartypants"
2013–14 Under the Dome Dodee Weaver Main role (Season 1), Guest (Season 2)
9 episodes
2014 Benched Micah Main role[8]
2016–17 Orange Is the New Black Stephanie Hapakuka Recurring[9]
2018 The Resident Olivia Tan 2 episodes
2019 The Magicians Shoshana 3 episodes
2021 WandaVision Isabel Matsueida / "Beverly" Recurring

See also


  1. ^ a b Jolene Purdy birth records - July 30, 2012 -
  2. ^ a b "Pop Tower- Filmography, Bio, Etc". Archived from the original on 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  3. ^ Buddy TV- Bio[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Jolene Purdy Actor". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d IMDB- Filmography
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon's TeenNick Commences Production on New Original Series 'Gigantic'" (Press release). Nickelodeon. November 4, 2009. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  7. ^ a b c "Interview: Actress Jolene Purdy". Hapa Mag. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  8. ^ "Jolene Purdy Joins News USA Network Comedy 'Benched'". 14 February 2014. Archived from the original on 23 May 2018. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
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