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Jenny O'Hara

Highest Rated:   87% Mystic River (2003)
Lowest Rated:   19% Two Weeks (2006)
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Jenny O'Hara is part of a performing family whose influence encompasses regional and New York theater from Warren, PA, to Greenwich Village and Broadway, and rock music from England to New York. Born in Sonora, CA, her father, John B. O'Hara, was a salesman and her mother, Edith, a journalist and drama teacher. Jenny, her singer/actress younger sister Jill O'Hara, and her singer/guitarist brother Jack O'Hara, grew up amid their mother's pursuit of a theatrical career, leading a gypsy-like existence in half-built houses and other accouterments of a struggling existence. Edith O'Hara directed a children's theater in Warren, where the two daughters occasionally participated as actresses during their teens, though neither took it seriously. Jenny spent a year at Carnegie Tech and a summer playing in stock theater, and then came to New York to study with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner. She was in touring companies of Cactus Flower and Brecht on Brecht, with Lotte Lenya; off-Broadway productions of Arms and the Man, Play With the Tiger, and Hang Down Your Head and Die; and stock productions of Paint Your Wagon and Take Me Along, among many other musicals and straight plays. She also appeared on ABC's Time for Us. O'Hara's biggest stage credit of the '60s was in Dylan (opposite Alec Guinness) as Annabelle Graham-Pike. In 1970, O'Hara succeeded her younger sister Jill in the musical Promises, Promises. By the mid-'70s, Edith O'Hara was running the 13th Street Theatre in Greenwich Village (a major venue for off-off-Broadway and children's theater), and her brother Jack was in London, playing guitar and bass and singing with the band Eggs Over Easy, pioneering the pub rock scene in England. Meanwhile, Jenny had graduated to television, both in series and made-for-TV features, including a starring role in Brink's: The Great Robbery, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (in which she took over a role originated by Joanne Woodward in the movie They Might Be Giants), Blind Ambition, and Blinded by the Light. She later worked in movies such as Career Opportunities, Mystic River, and Matchstick Men, and television series such as Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and ER.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
50% Sassy Pants
  • Grandma Pruitt
2012
No Score Yet As High As The Sky
  • Actor
2012
52% Devil
  • Old Woman
2010
63% Extract
  • Joel's Secretary
2009
67% Right at Your Door
  • Lexi's Mom
2007
No Score Yet The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
  • Mrs. Hickey
2007
19% Two Weeks
  • Julia
2006
59% Forty Shades of Blue
  • Celia
2005
87% Mystic River
  • Esther Harris
2003
82% Matchstick Men
  • Mrs. Schaffer
2003
No Score Yet The Truth About Jane
  • Beth
2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Marge
2000
No Score Yet The Color of Courage
  • Dorothy Renfrew
1998
No Score Yet Pumpkin Man
  • Actor
1997
21% Wishmaster
  • Wendy
1997
No Score Yet An Unexpected Life
  • Harriet Rothman
1997
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal'
  • Margaret Desmond
1996
No Score Yet An Unexpected Family
  • Harriet Rothman
1996
No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer
  • Val
1995
No Score Yet At Home with the Webbers
  • Mrs. Nelson
1994
40% Angie
  • Kathy
1994
38% Career Opportunities
  • Dotty Dodge
1991
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick
  • Lisa
1988
No Score Yet The Last Song
  • Deb Pierce
1980
No Score Yet The Last Married Couple in America
  • Dancing Lady at First Party
1980
No Score Yet Heart Beat
  • Betty Bendix
1980
No Score Yet A Fire in the Sky
  • Ann Webster
1978
No Score Yet Good Against Evil
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Hunted Lady
  • Actor
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010
  • Georgene
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Alice Brodie
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Carol Janssen
54% American Housewife
2016
  • Mrs. Smith
57% The McCarthys
2014-2015
  • Elaine
100% Recovery Road
2016
  • Wes' Grandmother
No Score Yet Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • Actor
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Mrs. Shelton's Mother
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Nurse Rhonda Sterling Nurse
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
  • Mikey
85% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Nita
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Julia
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Fran
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
  • Frances Campbell
No Score Yet The Closer
2005-2012
  • Karen Silva
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Margaret Devine
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Dot
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Lina Beck Cora
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Judge Kimberly Ohlund
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Sandra Walkey
57% Son of Zorn
2016
  • Roberta
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Ms. Mahoney Emily Mahoney

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