Jennifer Ann Lien was born on 24 August 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, as the youngest of 3 children. Encouraged by an English teacher along with a drama teacher, she joined the Illinois Theatre Center by the age of 13. There, she had roles in productions including "The Tempest" and "Othello". Jennifer first appeared in front of the cameras for an industrial film. She moved to New York by the age of 16 and got the part of "Hannah Moore" in the soap "Another World" (1964). Lien also landed roles in "Phenom" (1993) where she played "Roanne", American History X (1998), SLC Punk! (1998), Rubbernecking (2000) and "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995), but she also did a lot of voice work, which includes The Lion King II: Simba's Pride (1998) (V), "Men in Black: The Series" (1997) and "Battle Force: Andromeda" (2003). She enjoys reading, painting and playing the trombone. Jennifer is married to Phil Hwang and gave birth to a boy named Jonah in 2002.