Jenny O'Hara

Actor
The older daughter of a theater-loving mother (who would follow her two children to NYC and found the Thirteenth Street Repertory Company), Jenny O'Hara got her first big break in the touring company for "Brecht on ... Read more »
Born: 02/23/1942 in Sonora, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (86)

Hot in Cleveland 2015 (Tv Show)

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Mike and Molly 2015 (Tv Show)

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The McCarthys 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Mindy Project 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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Franklin & Bash 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2014 (Tv Show)

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BFFs 2013 (Movie)

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Emily Owens, M.D. 2013 (Tv Show)

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Rizzoli & Isles 2012 (Tv Show)

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Sassy Pants 2012 (Movie)

Grandma Pruitt (Actor)

Childrens Hospital 2010 (Tv Show)

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Devil 2010 (Movie)

Old Woman (Actor)

Big Love 2006, 2009 (Tv Show)

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Drop Dead Diva 2009 (Tv Show)

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Extract 2009 (Movie)

Joel's Secretary (Actor)

NCIS 2008 (Tv Show)

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Right at Your Door 2007 (Movie)

Jenny O'Hara (Actor)

The King of Queens 1990 - 1991, 2000 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

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Two Weeks 2006 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

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Forty Shades of Blue 2005 (Movie)

Celia (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2005 (Tv Show)

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Twins 2005 (Tv Show)

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Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

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Judging Amy 2003 (Tv Show)

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Matchstick Men 2003 (Movie)

Mrs Schaeffer (Actor)

Mystic River 2003 (Movie)

Esther Harris (Actor)

Nancy Drew 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Reba 2003 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Norm 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1990 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Roswell 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Drew Carey Show 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 1990 - 1991, 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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The Color of Courage 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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An Unexpected Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Love Happens 1998 (Movie)

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Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Pumpkin Man 1998 (Movie)

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Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Life's Work 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Wes Craven Presents Wishmaster 1997 (Movie)

Dr Wendy Derleth (Actor)

ER 1996 (Tv Show)

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Robin Cook's Terminal 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Angie 1994 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Law & Order 1993 (Tv Show)

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Beverly Hills 90210 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

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Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

Dotty Dodge (Actor)

Winnie 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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My Sister Sam 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

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The Facts of Life 1979 - 1988 (TV Show)

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V: The Final Battle 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Secrets of Midland Heights 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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The Last Song 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Heart Beat 1979 (Movie)

Betty Bendix (Actor)

Highcliffe Manor 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Black Beauty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Last Married Couple in America 1978 (Movie)

1st Party Dancer (Actor)

A Case For Life (TV Show)

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A Fire in the Sky (TV Show)

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A Mother's Prayer (TV Show)

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An Unexpected Family (TV Show)

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Another Woman's Child (TV Show)

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Blind Ambition (TV Show)

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Blinded By the Light (TV Show)

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Brink's: The Great Robbery (TV Show)

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Costello (TV Show)

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Family (TV Show)

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Good Against Evil (TV Show)

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If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

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Letters From Frank (TV Show)

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The Hunted Lady (TV Show)

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The Truth About Jane (TV Show)

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The Women's Room (TV Show)

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Biography

The older daughter of a theater-loving mother (who would follow her two children to NYC and found the Thirteenth Street Repertory Company), Jenny O'Hara got her first big break in the touring company for "Brecht on Brecht", appearing with the legendary Lotte Lenya. She made her Broadway debut as one of Dylan Thomas' lovers in the biographical play "Dylan" and her Broadway singing debut in "The Fig Leaves Are Falling", directed by George Abbott, before succeeding younger sister Jill in the role of Fran Kubelik in "Promises, Promises". She also played Sylvie in the female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" and acted in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh", among her other Broadway productions.

Relationships

John Burton O'Hara Jr

Brother
born in December 1947 his band, Eggs Over Easy, credited with introducing trend to England of bands playing in pubs

John O'Hara

Father
died c. 1993

Edith O'Hara

Mother
founded Thirteenth Street Repertory Company (home of the longest-running off-off-Broadway play, Israel Horowitz's "Line") in 1972

Jill O'Hara

Sister
born c. 1945 earned Tony nomination for "Promises, Promises" and succeeded in role by Jenny released self-titled album "Jill O'Hara" c. 1998

Nick Ullett

Husband
appeared with wife on "As the World Turns" married c. 1986 had son Luke from previous marriage

Sophie Ullett

Daughter
born c. 1988

Zoe Ullett

Daughter
born c. 1990

Luke Ullett

Step-Son
born in April 1971

EDUCATION

studied acting with Lee Strasberg

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
school name changed to Carnegie-Mellon University; attended on scholarship; kicked out for "having too much fun"; reinstated but had already made plans to go to NYC for semester

Milestones

1998

Had regular role as Lottie, Sue Murphy's tough, unsentimental working class mother, in the Fox sitcom "Costello"

1996

Appeared in "An Unexpected Family" and its sequel "An Unexpected Life" (1998) on the USA Network

1996

Portrayed Margaret Desmond in NBC movie, "Robin Cook's 'Terminal'"

1994

Acted in Martha Coolidge's feature "Angie"

1985

Reprised "Odd Couple" role on Broadway; also understudied leading roles

1984

Portrayed Sylvie in Los Angeles stage production of the female version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"

1980

Regular on short-lived primetime soaper, "Secrets of Midland Heights" (CBS)

1979

Acted in CBS movie "Letters From Frank", in which her fellow family members included Art Carney, Maureen Stapleton, Mike Farrell, Lew Ayres and Margaret Hamilton

1979

Played Emily Mahoney during first season of "The Facts of Life" (NBC)

1979

Feature debut, "Heart Beat"

1976

Starred opposite Larry Hagman in NBC movie, "The Return of the World's Greatest Detective"

1970

Acted role of Fran Kubelik (originated by sister Jill) in "Promises, Promises" on Broadway

1967

Broadway musical debut, "The Fig Leaves Are Falling", directed by George Abbott

1964

Broadway debut, "Dylan"

First big break, touring company production of "Brecht on Brecht", appearing with Lotte Lenya

Raised in towns primarily in upstate New York and in Pennsylvania

Made guest appearances on episodes of "Murphy Brown", "L.A. Law", "Empty Nest", "Law & Order" and "Beverly Hills, 90210"

Played Pam Dawber's loyal assistant Dixie Randazzo in "My Sister Sam" (NBC)

Had recurring role as Thelma, a secretary who was romanced by a butler (played by real-life husband Nick Ullett) on the CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns"

Bonus Trivia

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Of her experience working with Lotte Lenya: "She was incredible. She taught me how to knit German-style. We'd sit in bars after the show drinking beers and knitting like two Madame DeFarges." --Jenny O'Hara, from Touchstone Television PR for "Costello"

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