A blonde supporting (and occasionally leading) player of American stage and screen, Lucinda Jenney is perhaps best recalled as John Belushi's wife Judith in the biopic "Wired" (1989). The stage-trained actress began her career in NYC appearing on the soap operas "All My Children" and "As the World Turns." Early film credits include 1979's "Imposters" and "Hearts and Diamonds" (1984). After a run on Broadway in "Gemini," Jenney was tapped to play one of Kathleen Turner's friends in Francis Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986). She continued to amass stage credits as well as appearing in small roles in such films as "Rain Man" (1988), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and "Thelma and Louise" (1991). Her performance as Jeff Bridges' girlfriend in "American Heart" (1992) brought her a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actress. The versatile player garnered much TV exposure for her recurring role of a cop who accuses a co-worker of sexual harassment in the ABC drama series "High Incident" in 1996. More recently, Jenney offered strong support in the pivotal role of Demi Moore's only female friend in "G.I. Jane" (1997) and co-starred as one of Olympia Dukakis' two daughters in the 1998 CBS TV-movie "Scattering Dad." Her status continued to increase with key roles in two high profile releases: "Practical Magic" (1998), alongside Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman (as sibling witches), and "The Deep End of the Ocean" (1999), opposite Michelle Pfeiffer.
Cast (Feature Film)
Early film role, "Imposter"
TV-movie debut, "The Kid From Nowhere" (NBC)
First film lead, "Hearts and Diamonds"
Co-starred on Broadway in "Gemini"
Had featured role of Rosalie Testa in "Peggy Sue Got Married"
Starred as Judy Jacklin Belushi in "Wired"
Portrayed Lena the Waitress in "Thelma & Louise"
Delivered a stellar turn as Jeff Bridges' girlfriend in "American Heart"
Played Randy Quaid's wife in the Showtime thriller "Next Door"
Played title role of "Miss Julie" opposite Campbell Scott at the Williamstown Theatre Festival
Had recurring role on the ABC police drama "High Incident"
Had pivotal role as the sole female friend of Demi Moore's "G.I. Jane"
Co-starred with Olympia Dukakis in the TV-movie "Scattering Dad" (CBS)
Had featured role in "Practical Magic"
Co-starred as a pregnant wife of a musician in "Sugar Town"; premiered at the Sundance Film Festival