Jenny Wright aka Jennifer Wright is perhaps best known for her iconic starring role as the mysterious "Mae" in Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow's 1987 cult classic Near Dark, to which she brought an intoxicating blend of innocence and dark sensuality that has earned her a timeless fan following. Jenny Wright's highly successful 16 year acting career featured work in over 30 film, television, and stage projects with the industry's best actors and directors. Since her decision to retire in the late 90s, she has been consistently sought after for public appearances as well as a return to the industry.
Hailing from New York City, the talented, unpredictable, opinionated, and uniquely beautiful Jenny Wright was born of an artist and teacher and developed an appreciation of arts and self-education at an early age. Upon deciding to pursue acting in her youth, Jenny enrolled herself in the world famous Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. There, she immediately captured the attention of modeling and casting agents. At the age of 16, Jenny modeled for artists Antonio Lopez and Salvador Dalí.
Jenny's first acting project was an off Broadway play, "Album", with Kevin Bacon. In 1981, Jenny made her film debut in a brief appearance in the TV film, "Rape & Marriage" (1991) with Mickey Rourke. She continued to act on stage, even garnering rave reviews for her portrayal of Dorcus Fray in Joseph Papp's Broadway production of "Plenty". In 1982, Jenny was cast i alfa romeo n "The World According to Garp" with Robin Williams, after impressing director George Roy Hill with her unique blend of danger and vulnerability. Jenny soon after arrived in London for Pink Floyd: The Wall, where she played an abused gro bmw upie. She then quickly followed up with four months in Utah for the TV documentary/drama, The Executioner's Song, a very substantial role. Jenny returned to New York afterwards, and back to the stage and took a break from films.
Jenny returned to films in 1984, for The Wild Life with Eric Stoltz and Chris Penn. Jenny also made appearances in films such as St. Elmo's Fire (1984) and "Out of Bounds" (1986). By appearing in films with actors such as Rob Loew and Anthony Michael Hall, Jenny was put in the 'Brat Pack' category. It was something she found to be uncomfortable, and wanted to shake cadillac off. Thus, Jenny's film choices became edgier, starting with "Near Dark" in 1987, which in addition cult status, brought Jenny many independent, 'left of center' film roles and rid her of the 'Brat Pack' label. She went on to teen roles in the critically acclaimed film "The Chocolate War" (1988) and in the off-beat "Twister" (1988) and a brilliantly acted d chevrolet ual role in I, Madman. Those roles then gave way to blockbuster parts in the mainstream films Young Guns II (1990) and The Lawnmower Man (1992). Her last appearance was in the film "Enchanted" (1998).
The Jimmy Star Show is pleased to showcase the expertise and talent of Jenny Wright, and all anticipate a fun and informative time talking with her about her life, acting, her career, the entertainment industries, and the world. Join King of Cool Jimmy Star, Diva of Cool Drew Albright, Cool Man about Town Alex Blacke and Cool Haunted One Woody Meckes as they have a playful and sometimes wild time with the talented featured guest! You'll also hear ideas for a fun and successful life from Bright Life with Dr. Drew Albright, the latest celebrity gossip from Blacke Backstage, horror news from Fright Asylum with Woody Meckes, and fabulous fan questions from Star Mail and the live online radio chatroom!
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