Jennifer Lien

Actor
Attractive young actor of TV who began appearing in Illinois theater at 13, segued to TV guest shots ("Brewster Place") and a stint on a daytime soap ("Another World") and played a supporting role on a sitcom ("Phenom" ... Read more »
Born: 08/24/1974 in Palos Heights, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Men in Black: The Series 1997 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

Sandy (Actor)

American History X 1998 (Movie)

Davin (Actor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Critic 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Voice

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Attractive young actor of TV who began appearing in Illinois theater at 13, segued to TV guest shots ("Brewster Place") and a stint on a daytime soap ("Another World") and played a supporting role on a sitcom ("Phenom" ABC, 1993-94) before gaining attention as a regular on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-97). As Kes, a member of the short-lived Ocampa race, Lien seemed destined to be just a romantic adjunct to comic relief Neelix (Ethan Phillips). She soon emerged, however, as a disarmingly sincere, caring and interesting character in her own right, particularly when assisting the prickly medical hologram Doc Zimmerman (Robert Picardo). Also a student of voice, Lien provided a guest voice for "The Critic," an animated Fox sitcom, and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" regular Adam Sandler's comedy album.

EDUCATION

studied acting and voice

Milestones

1994

Did a guest voice on the pilot of "The Critic", an animated sitcom

1990

TV acting debut, guest shot on Oprah Winfrey's dramatic series "Brewster Place"

1987

Began performing in summer stock and festivals at age 13 (date approximate)

At age 16, cast in the recurring role of the misfit orphan Hannah on the daytime soap "Another World"; stayed for a year and a half (date approximate)

Encouraged to act by an English teacher and a drama teacher

Appeared in "The Tempest" and "Othello" before shifting to contemporary dramas and musicals

Began doing voice work; appeared on Adam Sandler's comedy album

Born and raised in Illinois

Debut as a TV series regular on the sitcom "Phenom"

Cast as Kes, a member of a short-lived race called the Ocampa, a regular role on "Star Trek: Voyager"

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