Jenette Goldstein - Rotten Tomatoes

Jenette Goldstein

Highest Rated:   98% Aliens (1986)
Lowest Rated:   6% Senseless (1998)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Autopsy
  • Nurse Marian
2009
No Score Yet Autopsy
  • Actor
2008
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
88% Titanic
  • Irish Mommy
1997
13% Fair Game
  • Rosa
1995
49% 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
88% Miracle Mile
  • Beverly Hills Chick
1989
53% The Presidio
  • Patti Jean Lynch
1988
88% Near Dark
  • Diamondback
1987
98% Aliens
  • Pvt. Vasquez
1986
No Score Yet Aliens (Special Edition)
  • Actor
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Mrs. Pinsley
  • 2010
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Rae Plachecki
  • 2004
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Medical Bay Technician
  • 2003
No Score Yet Six Feet Under
2001-2005
  • Obstetrician
  • 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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