Jenette Goldstein

Highest Rated: 99% Aliens (1986)
Lowest Rated: 6% Senseless (1998)
Birthday: Feb 4, 1960
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Athlete-turned-actress Jenette Goldstein was well suited for her movie debut: James Cameron's pumped-up action sequel Aliens (1986). Born and raised in Los Angeles, Goldstein trained to be a gymnast before deciding she'd rather pursue an acting career. She went to New York and London to study the craft, and was living in Britain when she heard about the Aliens audition. Though she mistakenly thought it was a movie about immigrants, her athletic background as well as acting skills helped her get the role of super-tough Pvt. Vasquez, one of the small band of soldiers pitted against the formidable mother Alien. Buoyed by Aliens' blockbuster success and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, Goldstein returned to Hollywood. Following a substantial role as one of the vampire gang in Kathryn Bigelow's cult classic Near Dark (1987), Goldstein appeared in several action movies, including The Presidio (1988) and Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), and also revisited science fiction in Star Trek: Generations (1994). Becoming a James Cameron blockbuster regular, Goldstein also played the small yet pointed role of Edward Furlong's foster mother in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and showed her softer side as a doomed Irish immigrant mom in Titanic (1997). Moving away from big budget genre pictures after Titanic, Goldstein joined the eclectic casts of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Living Out Loud (1998).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Autopsy Nurse Marian 2009
35% Duplex Moderator 2003
55% Home Room Main Nurse 2003
29% Clockstoppers Doctor $37M 2002
59% Living Out Loud Fanny, Pat's Wife 1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Maid 1998
6% Senseless Nurse Alvarez 1998
89% Titanic Irish Mommy 1997
12% Fair Game Rosa 1995
47% Star Trek Generations Science Officer 1994
No Score Yet Dead to Rights Det. Judy McCartney 1993
93% Terminator 2: Judgment Day Janelle Voight $198.2M 1991
83% Lethal Weapon 2 Meagan Shapiro 1989
89% Miracle Mile Beverly Hills Chick 1989
53% The Presidio Patti Jean Lynch 1988
88% Near Dark Diamondback 1987
99% Aliens Pvt. Vasquez 1986
No Score Yet Aliens (Special Edition) Actor 1986

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
Mrs. Pinsley
  • 2010
86% 24
2001-2014
Rae Plachecki
  • 2004
89% Alias
2001-2006
Medical Bay Technician
  • 2003
83% Six Feet Under
2001-2005
Obstetrician
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Judy Stiles Chopper Nurse
  • 2000
  • 1998
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Rachel
  • 1991

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