Jenna von Oy
began her professional acting career at the age of six, when she landed her first big break in a Jell-O Pudding Pop commercial with Bill Cosby. Since then, her twenty-nine year career has been in high gear.
Von Oy has made her mark in television, having been a series regular on three network sit-coms. The first, Lenny
, aired on CBS for one season. She followed it immediately with NBC's Blossom
, where she portrayed the title character's fast-talking best friend, "Six Le Meure". This was the first of two long-running hit shows that von Oy has starred in, both having exceeded 100 episodes, and entered into syndication. The second, UPN's The Parkers
, finished filming in 2004 after it's five year run, and was the number one television show in African-American households. Here, von Oy played the quirky and sarcastic "Stevie Van Lowe".
Von Oy most recently appeared in a short film called "The 30 Day Challenge", which made its mark at several film festivals, winning awards at both the Nashville Film Festival and the L.A. Comedy Festival. She makes a cameo appearance in the upcoming film "Lukewarm", due out in Spring 2012. She was a guest lead on Cold Case
, and in an ABC pilot as Brenda Blethyn's daughter. She has also guest starred on such shows as Chicago Hope
, 7th Heaven
, Martin, and Unhappily Ever After
. She has co-starred in several movies of the week including Dying To Belong
, opposite Hillary Swank, and She Cried No
She has also been successful outside the world of television. Her feature film debut was for director Oliver Stone in the film Born On The Fourth of July
. She also worked opposite Regina King and Blair Underwood in the independent film Truth Be Told
Voice-over work is another source of passion for von Oy, who can be heard in the Disney animated series Pepper Ann
as the title character's nemesis, "Trinket Malloy". She has also lent her voice to the Disney feature The Goofy Movie
, and such animated shows as Family Guy
. She can also be heard in the film Dr. Dolittle 3
Von Oy is an accomplished singer, and spends much of her time in Nashville, writing and recording. She released her debut album, "Breathing Room" in September of 2007, and a quirkier second album in 2009, titled "Coffee & Men: An EP For Childish Adults", which was penned for TV and film placement. Her other passions include painting, traveling, cooking and photography, the latter of which has appeared in several publications. She also speaks fluent French. She was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended the prestigious USC film school for two years. In October 2010, she married husband Brad Bratcher. The couple had their first child, a girl named Gray Audrey, in May of 2012.