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Jennifer Landon is an American actress. She is known for her role as Gwen Norbeck Munson on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2007, and as Heidi Bergman on the Prime Video psychological thriller series Homecoming.

Landon was born in Malibu, California, the daughter of Michael Landon and Lynn Noe. She has two sisters, Shawna and Leslie Landon, and two brothers, Christopher and Sean Landon. Her paternal grandfather was Jewish, and her paternal grandmother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh descent.

Landon was educated at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California and graduated from there in 1998. She then attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, from which she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater.

Landon’s first acting role was in the television film Us Against the World: The Story of the 1985 Chicago Bears (1985), which starred her father. She went on to have guest roles on the television series Father Dowling Mysteries (1989), Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989), and Quantum Leap (1989).

In 1991, Landon made her daytime soap opera debut as Gwen Norbeck on As the World Turns. She remained with the show until 1995, when she left to pursue other acting opportunities. In 2007, she returned to As the World Turns for a brief stint.

Landon’s other television credits include the medical drama ER (1995), the police procedural drama NYPD Blue (1995), the legal drama The Practice (1997), and the sitcom One on One (2001).

In 2018, Landon began starring as Heidi Bergman in the Prime Video psychological thriller series Homecoming. The series, which also stars Julia Roberts, was created by Sam Esmail and is based on the podcast of the same name.

Landon has been married to actor Matt Ziegler since 2003. The couple have two daughters: Lyric and Zoey.

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Full NameJennifer Landon
EducationNew York University, Brentwood School


ParentsCindy Landon, Michael Landon
SiblingsLeslie Landon, Michael Landon Jr., Mark Landon, Christopher B. Landon, Shawna Landon, Sean Matthew Landon, Cheryl Ann Pontrelli, Josh Fraser Landon


AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesI Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance Is Mine, The Goree Girls, Another Bullet Dodged
TV ShowsAs the World Turns

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1Jennifer says of her learning of her father's illness at the young age of 7, "I was not ready. I wasn't ready to hear it at all, not at all." Then after Jennifer was told to say her last goodbyes to her dad, she says, "I cried when they did that. They took me over there. I was like, 'No, I don't want to! I don't want to.' I think there's a part of me that has not gotten older, right since then."
2"Sometimes, if I'm feeling sad, I'll be like, 'I need a dose of Dad.' Or if I'm feeling like a real a--hole, I can't watch the show at all. I'm like, 'Dad can't see me like this!' As if he can see me through the TV." - on watching her father's shows in reruns.


1Studied with the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.
2BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (2005).
3Daughter of Michael Landon and Cindy Clerico Landon.
4Sister of Sean Landon
5Half-sister of Michael Landon Jr., Leslie Landon, Shawna Landon, Christopher Landon, Mark Landon and Josh Landon.




Animal Kingdom2017TV SeriesAmy
Banshee2016TV SeriesLilith Bode
I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance is Mine2015Marla
Every Audition You've Ever Been to Ever2015ShortAurora
Rabid Weight Loss2014ShortRabid Woman
The Young and the Restless2012TV SeriesHeather Stevens
Another Bullet Dodged2011Short
House M.D.2011TV SeriesDonovan
As the World Turns2005-2010TV SeriesGwen Norbeck Munson Gwen Norbeck Gwen Munson ...
L.A. D.J.2004Jessica
Us1991TV MovieJennifer Kramer
Highway to Heaven1989TV SeriesLittle Girl in White House


The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The Insider2006TV SeriesHerself
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHerself
Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love1991Video documentaryHerself


Won Awards

2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesAs the World Turns (1956)

Nominated Awards

2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialAs the World Turns (1956)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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