Jolene Aiko Purdy, born December 9, 1983, is a 34-year-old actress. She is known for her role in Under the Dome and she guest starred as Ronnie on Glee in 2011.

Personal life

Purdy was born in Redondo Beach, California and resides in Torrance, California. She is half Japanese and half Caucasian. Purdy has two sisters, Michele and Merrianne.[1]


Purdy starred as Cherita Chen in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. Among her television credits is the FOX sitcom, Do Not Disturb, which debuted in 2008, as well as the ABC Family comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You, playing Mandella on eight episodes. Purdy has also guest starred on Judging Amy and Boston Public. Purdy is also known for her role as Piper Katins on the TeenNick drama series Gigantic.

She joined the cast of Under the Dome as Dodee Weaver in 2013, a role Purdy thought would have been short-lived.[2]

Purdy was announced to be a recurring character on fourth season on Netflix's Orange is the New Black.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Boston Public Cindy Lavin Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Three"
Donnie Darko Cherita Chen
2002 Judging Amy Episode: "Tidal Wave"
2008 Do Not Disturb Molly 5 episodes
2009 10 Things I Hate About You Mandella 2009 - 2010; 8 episodes
2010 Gigantic Piper Katins Main role
Breaking Bad Cashier 1 episode
2011 Irea The Movie Lapenny Wordon supporting role
Glee Ronnie 2 episodes
2012 Raising Hope Venom 1 episode
2013 Under the Dome Dodee Weaver 2013 - 2014; 9 episodes
2014 Benched Micah12 episodes
2016 Orange is the New Black recurring character

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