Brought up as a true Californian girl, the famed actress – Jenilee Harrison developed an interest in the entertainment world from a tender age. She took off from modeling and walked the ramp for a lot of shows; notable among them are Miss Los Angeles, Miss San Fernando Valley, and Miss Young America.
Being blessed with killer looks and a perfectly packaged body facilitated her rise to fame and subsequently, she was made the face of several brands as well as featured in many adverts. Between her advertising and modeling gigs, she attended acting school to hone her skills as a professional actress to which her big break came on the set of the popular ABC sitcom titled Three’s Company. Jenilee’s role with the sitcom paved the way for her cameo appearances as well as guest roles in several super hit TV series. She had a starring role in the TV show known as Dallas and also appeared in a movie and TV miniseries. The actress has also made a name in several infomercials as a spokesperson.
Who Is Jenilee Harrison Of Three’s Company?
Jenilee Harrison’s place of birth is Northridge, California United States; she was born on the 12th of June 1958. She came from a middle-class family with her father working as an aerospace engineer while her mum earned a living as a mathematics teacher. Though the identities of her parents are not known, records have it that their marriage ended in a divorce when the budding actress just turned 15. She however still remained very close to both parents, especially her mum whom she gifted a beach house in Malibu which she bought with part of the money she made from the Three’s Company show in 1976.
The actress spent her formative years in San Fernando Valley alongside her four siblings consisting of two younger brothers and two older sisters, though their identities have never been published. She took up paid employment at the young age of 14 working as a waitress during her spare time. In addition, Jenilee Harrison’s beautiful blond looks won her a few beauty pageantries.
With regards to her education, available records say that she is an alumnus of the University of Southern California (USC) where she paid her tuition from the proceeds of her work in television commercials as well as modeling for brands like Kelloggs Corn Flakes box. During her senior year at USC, Jenilee Harrison won the title of Sweetheart of Sigma Chi; she graduated with a degree in Education in 1980.
Her career started professionally when she came on the set of Three’s Company – an ABC show which she joined in 1980. Jenilee was chosen as the replacement actress for Suzanne Somers who portrayed the character of Chrissy Snow, the ditzy blonde of the sitcom but left after the beginning of the fifth season. Jenilee was cast as Chrissy Snow’s cousin Cindy Snow who was quite unlike her dumb blonde cousin; rather she came on like an extremely clumsy farm girl.
Jenilee Harrison found herself on the set of the drama titled Dallas portraying the role of Jamie Ewing Barnes in 1984, that same year; she appeared alongside actors like C. Thomas Howell and James Garner playing the role of a reluctant prostitute in the film titled Tank. 1985 saw her as a cast member of Super Password. She appeared on the show two more times – the next year and in 1987.
Jenilee was briefly seen in “Lovin’ Every Minute of It” – a Loverboy’s music video which gave her a role as a waitress. In 1991 we saw her in a starring role alongside Christopher Lee in the film titled Panga while years later in 1999, she came on That ’70s Show as a guest artist. Jenilee got busy with television infomercials; the Sobakawa Pillow, the AB Flex as well as the Ultimate Chopper along with Chef Tony. Jenilee Harrison’s time with the infomercials lasted from 1996 till 2005.
Where Is She Now?
Jenilee Harrison called it quits with her acting career since 2002 but she still makes sporadic appearances during autograph sessions, at conventions as well as at meets with fans. According to available records, she devoted quality time to real estate investment and is very successful in the business now, she also writes, directs as well as produces infomercials, and her hobbies include rodeos and car races.