Grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across the Brooklyn Bridge from
Manhattan, except for the four years her family spent in Woodstock,
New York. Back in Brooklyn Heights, she attended Saint Ann school.
Her father was in the garment industry, and a close friend of the
family was an advertising executive. When Jennifer was 10, the
friend suggested that her parents take her to a modelling audition.
She began appearing in newspaper and magazine ads (see Seventeen
magazine pictures) and soon moved on to TV commercials. A casting
director saw the girl and introduced her to Sergio Leone, who was
seeking a young girl to dance in his gangster epic "Once Upon a
Time in America." Enrolled at Yale, then transferred two years
later to Stanford. First appearance on celluloid was a British TV
series "Tales Of The Unexpected". Her first movie appearance was in
Dario Argento's _Phenomena (1985)_ (qv). Has appeared in 1 rock
video: "I Drove All Night", a Roy Orbison Song, co-starring Jason
Priestly. There is a rumor she appeared briefly in a Duran Duran
video. Is appearing in an upcoming Miller Beer commercial. Released
a single called "Monologue Of Love" in Japan mid-eighties, in which
she sings in Japanese a charming little song with semi classical
instruments arrangement. B-side is "Message Of Love" which is an
interview with music in background. Trained in classical theatre
and improvisation, studying with the late drama coach Roy London
and with Howard Fine and Harold Guskin. She did TV commercials in
Japan. Was "engaged" in an unconventional sense i.e. no real plans
to marry, to Bill Cambell, her co-star in "The Rocketeer". They
were together on and off for about 5 years. Lives in New York.
She's five feet seven (about 1, 68 m) Speaks fluent Italian and
French. Was a member of Gold's Gym in Venice for a year or two, but
is no longer active. Enjoys physical activities such as swimming,
gymnastics, bike riding. Is an outdoors person -- camping, hiking
and walking. Is interested in Quantum Physics and philosophy. Is
fairly level headed and grounded as a person, and is not overly
seduced by the Hollywood fantasy. Likes Horses. Likes Pearl Jam,
SoundGarden, Jesus Jones. Occasionally wears a small picture of the
Dali Lama on a necklace. Favorite colors:cobalt blue, forest green,
and" very pale green/gray - sort of like the color of the sea".
Likes to draw.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).