Jennifer Aspen is an American actress, best known for her roles on the television series “Gossip Girl” and “Rodney”. She was born on February 25, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, to parents Jerry and Barbara Aspen. She has two older sisters, Julie and Melissa. Aspen was raised in a Jewish household and attended Beverly Hills High School. After graduation, she attended the University of Southern California, where she studied acting. She began her career in the early 1990s with guest roles on television shows such as “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Melrose Place”.
In 2000, she landed the role of Shauna Deveraux on the soap opera “Passions”. She appeared on the show for two years before moving on to other projects. In 2006, she was cast as Olivia Burke on “Gossip Girl”. The show was a huge success and ran for six seasons. After “Gossip Girl” ended, Aspen starred in the short-lived series “Rodney” and had a recurring role on “Devious Maids”.
She has also appeared in films such as “The Hot Chick” and “Kissing Jessica Stein”. Aspen is married to actor Justin Mikita. They have two children together.
Date Of Birth
October 9, 1973
Place Of Birth
Richmond, Virginia, United States
University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
Charlotte Sofia O'Donnell
Girl vs. Monster, Sometimes They Come Back... Again, Mr. Woodcock, The Wrong Woman, L.A. Twister, Nowhere Girl, The Ranch, A Very Brady Sequel, Unanswered Prayers, The Secret She Carried, His Secret Family, Holiday Breakup, Struck, Melon, The Others
GCB, Rodney, Come to Papa, Bob Patterson, Party of Five, Claude's Crib, Welcome to the Jungle Gym
Reported on Bob and Tom show that she's engaged to David O'Donnell [October 2004]
Has an adopted daughter with her husband David O'Donnell - Charlotte Sofia O'Donnell (b.June 10, 2012).
Honeymooning at the Ritz Carlton in Laguna Beach.
Wore an ivory gown by Junko Yoshioka for Bonaparte-NY dress, Cynthia Rowley shoes and jewelry by Matthew's in Studio City for her wedding.
Stated on the "John Boy and Billy" radio show that she was in detention in school when she heard some noise in the nearby auditorium. She wandered over and a friend saw her and suggested that she audition. She got the lead and the beginnings of a promising acting career started.