Fast Facts

  • Worked as a waitress and as an exercise instructor while pursuing an acting career.
  • Studied at the Actors Studio in New York.
  • Appeared as a dancer on Club MTV.
  • Says she turned down a recurring role on The Sopranos because it would have required her to appear in sex scenes.
  • Was originally cast as the second-oldest sister in Related. After shooting the pilot, however, the show was reworked to make her character the oldest sibling.
  • Revealed in 2011 that she had been diagnosed with celiac disease; she subsequently opened a gluten-free bakery in New York and released a book, Jennifer's Way, in 2014 about her struggles with the disease.


  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner


  • Benjamin Bratt — Ex-significant Other
  • Cameron Mathison — Ex-significant Other
  • Bradley Cooper — Ex-husband
  • Robert Esposito — Father
  • Phyllis Esposito — Mother
  • Chris Schupp — Ex-significant Other
  • Mark Philippoussis — Ex-fiancé
  • Louis Dowler — Fiancé

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  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, Untied States
  • Profession: Actor

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