Jennifer C. Aspen, born October 9, 1973, is a 44-year-old American actress and Executive Producer. She is known for her roles on Party of Five and Rodney. She portrayed Kendra Giardi, Terri's sister, on Glee.

Personal Life

Aspen was born in Richmond, Virginia.[1] She has a sister, Julia.[2] Aspen graduated from UCLA with a BA degree in Theater.[3]

She married boyfriend, David O'Donnell, after begin together for nine years on September 2, 2006.[4] They adopted their daughter three days after she was born, Charlotte Sofia (born on June 10, 2012).[5]


Aspen was an recurring character on Party of Five for one and a half year till 2000, on Rodney for one and a half year till 2006, and on Come to Papa in 2004. She also had an recurring role on Claude's Crib in 1997, on Glee in 2009, and had a main role on GCB in 2012, before its cancellation.

Aspen announced that she is a doing a guest role on Devious Maids in April 2015.[6]

Aspen was announced, in August 2015, that she would make her executive producing debut with Hallmark Channel's Love Finds Its Way.


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Step by Step Pepper ("Lil Sister Dontcha")
Married with Children' Jamie ("Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner")
Beverly Hills, 90210 Runaway Girl ("Squash It")
Hope & Gloria ("A Fine ROM-ance")
New York Daze ("Leg, Lies and Videotape")
Weird Science Sharon 1995 - 1996 ("Bikini Camp Slasher", "Swallow 13")
1996 Chicago Hope Tracey White ("A Day in the Life")
Living Single Irene ("School's Out Forever")
The Secret She Carried Toni TV movie
Brotherly Love Melanie Marcos ("Other People")
A Very Brady Sequel Kathy Lawrence
Sometimes They Come Back... Again Maria Moore video
In the House Mrs. Jones ("To Die For")
1997 Alright Already Debbie ("Again with the Sponge Cake")
Changing Habits Art Store Customer
Claude's Crib Julie 9 episodes
NYPD Blue Candice ("Taillight's Last Gleaming")
The Others Vicky Myers
1998 Party of Five Daphne Jablonsky/Daphne Jablonski 1998 - 2000 (36 episodes)
House Rules Terry ("Twisted Sister")
The Pretender Anna Roemer ("Indy Show")
Screwed: A Hollywood Bedtime Story Susie Felton
Venus on the Hard Drive Pam
2000 FreakyLinks Vikki ("Subject: Three Thirteen")
Some Common Things That Happen to Corpses Jennifer Oberon
2001 Vanilla Sky Nina uncredited
Bob Patterson Janet 5 episodes
See Jane Run
2002 The King of Queens Samantha ("Flash Photography")
The Court (TV Series) Emily ("Back in the Bottle", "Stay")
Will & Grace Sarah ("Dyeing Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard")
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Stacy Cano/Mrs. Ramsey ("Fight Night", "Wild Life")
2003 Line of Fire Jolene Fleming ("Mockingbird")
Karen Sisco Angie Stoller ("Dear Derwood")
The Lyon's Den Tara Barrington ("Blood", "Things She Said")
The Agency Livia - Lex's Ex-friend ("Coventry")
Friends Michelle ("The One Where Monica Sings")
2004 The Ranch Shayna TV movie
L.A. Twister Mindy
Come to Papa Karen ("The Tire Guy", "The Pep Talk", "The Salad", "The Crush")
Rodney Trina Hamilton 2004 - 2006 (44 episodes)
2005 Guy in Row Five Sarah
2006 Grey's Anatomy Elena ("Don't Stand So Close to Me")
Welcome to the Jungle Gym TV movie
2007 Mr. Woodcock Cindy the Realtor
The Closer Valerie Henry ("Til Death Do Us Part: Part I", "Til Death Do Us Part: Part II")
The Frolic Leslie Munck short
Boston Legal Maureen Fleming ("The Good Lawyer")
Shark April George ("Starlet Fever")
2008 Eli Stone Dr. Leila Maxford ("Patience")
Struck short
Criminal Minds Laurie Ann Morris ("A Higher Power")
Family Man TV movie
2009 Glee Kendra Giardi ("Showmance", "Preggers", "Throwdown", "Hairography")
2010 Unanswered Prayers Jeanette TV movie
Supernatural Marcy Ward ("Weekend at Bobby's")
Melon video short
2011 Private Practice Lara ("Two Steps Back")
$#*! My Dad Says Mary ("Goodson Goes Deep")
Handsome Sportz Klub Gretal Tokamelz ("Making ze video for 'Raza Skoota'")
Paul the Male Matchmaker Leslie ("First Impressions Are Everything!")
2012 Girl Vs. Monster Julie Lewis TV movie
GCB Sharon Peacham (10 episodes)
Harry's Law Tina Stanhope ("Breaking Points")
2013 Untitled Tad Quill Project Jennifer TV movie and completed
Franklin & Bash Rayanne Gardner ("By the Numbers")
The Wrong Woman Alice TV movie
Two and a Half Men Stephanie ("Clank Clank, Drunken Skank")
2014 Damaged Goods Alexis TV Movie
2015 His Secret Family Emily
Devious Maids Sandra ("The Turning Point")
Scream Queens Mandy ("Haunted House")
Nowhere Girl Michelle
2016 Holiday Breakup Mandy
The Night Shift Joan Watkins ("The Times They Are A-Changin'") and ("The Thing with Feathers")




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