Skip to main content

Rhodes, Jennifer

Rhodes, Jennifer


Married Jordan Rhodes. Education: Graduated from Southern Illinois University; trained at HB Studios, New York City, and with Michael Howard and Milton Katselas.


Agent—Ward Agency, 1617 North El Centro Ave., Suite 15, Hollywood, CA 90028.


Actress. Appeared in television commercials.


Television Appearances; Series:

Effie Gardner, Nightingales, NBC, 1989.

Penny "Grams" Halliwell, a recurring role, Charmed, The WB, between 1999 and 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Big Rose: Double Trouble (also known as Double Trouble), CBS, 1974.

Elaine, The Death of Richie (also known as Richie), NBC, 1977.

Press secretary, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, ABC, 1981.

Dr. Teall, Perfect People, ABC, 1988.

Warden Blakely, "Esperanza," Prison Stories: Women on the Inside, HBO, 1991.

Iris, Keeping Secrets, ABC, 1991.

Dr. Blum, There Was a Little Boy, CBS, 1993.

Mother, Doorways, 1993.

Mrs. Gallway, Skeletons, HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Queen Illizi, "Further Adventures," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988.

Smart Guys, NBC, 1988.

Effie Gardner, Nightingales, NBC, 1989.

Miranda Allison, Cold Case, CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tanea, "A Man to Match the Land," The High Chaparral, NBC, 1971.

Mrs. Phillips, "Actions Speak Louder," James at 15 (also known as James at 16), 1978.

Dr. Roberta Giani, "Poison," Lou Grant, CBS, 1978.

Nurse, "The King Is Dead," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1979.

Jean Martine, "Just a Coupla Guys," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1979.

Chairman, "Let Me Count the Ways," Knots Landing, CBS, 1980.

Mrs. Hale, "No Beast So Fierce," Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1982.

Joyce Chapman, "Parent's Week," Fame, syndicated, 1982.

Joyce Chapman, "Danny De Bergerac," Fame, syndicated, 1982.

Joyce Chapman, "Who Am I, Really?" Fame, syndicated, 1985.

"Dead Pigeon," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), 1986.

Gracie Fielder, "The Stripper," Matlock, NBC, 1986.

Deputy district attorney Gylkowski, "Prince Kuzak in a Can," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

Andrea Buxbaum, "Here's Why It's Not Good to Stare at People in Restaurants," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, 1987.

Andrea Buxbaum, "Here's What Happened to That Earring You Lost," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, 1988.

Deputy district attorney Gylkowski, "Dummy Dearest," L.A. Law, NBC, 1988.

Agnes Stevens, "Blind Faith—February 6, 1964," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

Attorney, "God Will," Knots Landing, CBS, 1990.

Attorney, "Dead but Not Buried: Part 1," Knots Landing, CBS, 1990.

Judge Billings, "Goodbye, Judge Green," Equal Justice, 1990.

Mrs. Korowski, "Neighbors," Adam 12, 1990.

Dr. Butterworth, "Car Wars," Doogie Howser, M.D., ABC, 1990.

Connie DiFranco, "Windows," Gabriel's Fire, 1990.

Mrs. Tauber, "The Big Circle," Designing Women, CBS, 1991.

Mrs. Leeds, "Making Dirt Stick," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1991.

Mrs. Leeds, "Daddy's Little Girl," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1991.

Second hunt guest, "Society Saps," Morton & Hayes, CBS, 1991.

Liz Larson, "Designing Mothers," Full House, ABC, 1992.

Mrs. Mazelli, The Heights, Fox, 1992.

Carolyn Prousky, "The Trouble with Charlie," Party of Five, Fox, 1995.

Irene, "Hank's Sex Tape," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995.

Mom, "Divorce, Divorce," Red Show Diaries, 1995.

Mrs. Sumner, "Brains and Eggs," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Sumner, "Body & Soul & Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Sumner, "Much Ado about Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Sumner, "Fourth and Dick," 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Henry, "It's Not Easy Being Greene," ER, NBC, 1996.

Mavis, "Lynch Party," Wings, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Crawford, "Office Politics," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1996.

"Knock, Knock," High Incident, ABC, 1997.

Mrs. Lynch, "The One Where They're Going to Party!," Friends, NBC, 1997.

Blanche Geiss, "Lost in Space: Parts 1 & 2," Family Matters, CBS, 1998.

Roberta, "The Time the Truth Was Told," Time of Your Life, Fox, 1999.

Aunt Gladys, "Only the Lonely," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

The real Jody Salk, "I Know What You Did Last Spring Break!" Popular, The WB, 2001.

Mary Orland, "Closure," The Agency, CBS, 2001.

Claire's mother, "Chapter Sixty-Two," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Claire's mother, "Chapter Sixty-Six," Boston Public, Fox, 2003.

Beverly, "Lorelai's First Cotillion," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings), CW Network, 2006.

Miranda Allison, "Devil Music," Cold Case, CBS, 2007.

Leilani, The Young and the Restless (also known as Y&R), 2008.

Appeared as Margaret De Sica in an episode of The District, CBS.

Film Appearances:

Carrie Russell, Red Light in the White House (also known as Presidential Plaything), Coast Films, 1977.

Georgia, Night Creature (also known as Cat, Devil Cat, Fear, and Out of the Darkness), Dimension Pictures, 1977.

Sketches of a Strangler, Media Home Entertainment, 1978.

Georgia (in archive footage), Reel Horror (documentary), Shapiro Entertainment, 1985.

Mrs. Bates, Slumber Party Massacre II (also known as Don't Let Go), Concorde, 1987.

Madame St. Esprit, Ghost Fever, Miramax, 1987.

Body Count (also known as The 11th Commandment), Forum Home Video, 1987.

Veronica's mom, Heathers, New World, 1989.

Renee, Twenty Dollar Star, Paramount, 1991.

Sister Mary Catherine, Exiled in America (also known as Exiled), 20/20 Vision, 1993.

Mrs. Landers, The Baby Doll Murders, 1993.

Sister Gloria, Night of the Demons 2 (also known as Night of the Demons: Angela's Revenge), Republic, 1994.

Killing Obsession, Triboro, 1994.

The Killers Within, 1995.

Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up (also known as Deadly Conspiracy), 1996.

Mrs. Winnington, Chasing Tchaikovsky, Raida Production, 2008.

Dennis's mother, Still Waiting, Lions Gate Films, 2008.

Also appeared in small roles in the films Lawman and The Towering Inferno.

Stage Appearances:

The Art of Dining, Tracy Roberts Theatre, Los Angeles, 1993.

Appeared in New York City as Abigail, The Crucible, Fourth Street Theatre; in Lester Sims Retires Tomorrow, Cubiculo Theatre; and as Constance, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Fourth Street Theatre. Appeared in the Los Angeles area as Hannah, The Art of Dining, Tracey Roberts Theatre; as lady in black, The Bar Off Melrose, Melrose Theatre; in Dear Friends, Melrose Theatre; as mother, Dr. Tango, Edgemar Center for the Arts; in The Exercise, Melrose Theatre; in The Supporting Cast, Doolittle Theatre; and as Kitty Genovese, Witnesses, Melrose Theatre; appeared as guest artist, The Norman Conquests, Theatre at St. Edwards University, Austin, TX. Appeared in summer stock productions at Enchanted Hills Playhouse in Indiana and Paul Bunyon Playhouse in Minnesota.

Major Tours:

Toured as Cherie in Bus Stop; also toured with Stanley Wolff Players.



Jennifer Rhodes Official Site,, November 12, 2008.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Rhodes, Jennifer." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . 22 Jan. 2019 <>.

"Rhodes, Jennifer." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . (January 22, 2019).

"Rhodes, Jennifer." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Retrieved January 22, 2019 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.