Jenny O'Hara

Jenny O'Hara

  • Highest Rated: 88% Mystic River (2003)
  • Lowest Rated: 19% Two Weeks (2006)
  • Birthday: Feb 24, 1942
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Jenny O'Hara is part of a performing family whose influence encompasses regional and New York theater from Warren, PA, to Greenwich Village and Broadway, and rock music from England to New York. Born in Sonora, CA, her father, John B. O'Hara, was a salesman and her mother, Edith, a journalist and drama teacher. Jenny, her singer/actress younger sister Jill O'Hara, and her singer/guitarist brother Jack O'Hara, grew up amid their mother's pursuit of a theatrical career, leading a gypsy-like existence in half-built houses and other accouterments of a struggling existence. Edith O'Hara directed a children's theater in Warren, where the two daughters occasionally participated as actresses during their teens, though neither took it seriously. Jenny spent a year at Carnegie Tech and a summer playing in stock theater, and then came to New York to study with Lee Strasberg and Sanford Meisner. She was in touring companies of Cactus Flower and Brecht on Brecht, with Lotte Lenya; off-Broadway productions of Arms and the Man, Play With the Tiger, and Hang Down Your Head and Die; and stock productions of Paint Your Wagon and Take Me Along, among many other musicals and straight plays. She also appeared on ABC's Time for Us. O'Hara's biggest stage credit of the '60s was in Dylan (opposite Alec Guinness) as Annabelle Graham-Pike. In 1970, O'Hara succeeded her younger sister Jill in the musical Promises, Promises. By the mid-'70s, Edith O'Hara was running the 13th Street Theatre in Greenwich Village (a major venue for off-off-Broadway and children's theater), and her brother Jack was in London, playing guitar and bass and singing with the band Eggs Over Easy, pioneering the pub rock scene in England. Meanwhile, Jenny had graduated to television, both in series and made-for-TV features, including a starring role in Brink's: The Great Robbery, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective (in which she took over a role originated by Joanne Woodward in the movie They Might Be Giants), Blind Ambition, and Blinded by the Light. She later worked in movies such as Career Opportunities, Mystic River, and Matchstick Men, and television series such as Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and ER.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Pushing Dead Actor 2016
50% Sassy Pants Grandma Pruitt 2012
No Score Yet As High As The Sky Actor 2012
51% Devil Old Woman $33.6M 2010
62% Extract Joel's Secretary $10.7M 2009
68% Right at Your Door Lexi's Mom 2007
No Score Yet The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Mrs. Hickey 2007
19% Two Weeks Julia 2006
59% Forty Shades of Blue Celia 2005
88% Mystic River Esther Harris $88.9M 2003
82% Matchstick Men Mrs. Schaffer $36.9M 2003
No Score Yet The Truth About Jane Beth 2000
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2 Marge 2000
No Score Yet The Color of Courage Dorothy Renfrew 1998
No Score Yet Pumpkin Man Actor 1997
23% Wishmaster Wendy 1997
No Score Yet An Unexpected Life Harriet Rothman 1997
No Score Yet Robin Cook's 'Terminal' Margaret Desmond 1996
No Score Yet An Unexpected Family Harriet Rothman 1996
No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer Val 1995
No Score Yet At Home with the Webbers Mrs. Nelson 1994
44% Angie Kathy 1994
38% Career Opportunities Dotty Dodge 1991
No Score Yet The Secret Life of Kathy McCormick Lisa 1988
No Score Yet The Last Song Deb Pierce 1980
No Score Yet The Last Married Couple in America Dancing Lady at First Party 1980
No Score Yet Heart Beat Betty Bendix 1980
No Score Yet A Fire in the Sky Ann Webster 1978
No Score Yet Good Against Evil Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Hunted Lady Actor 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

53% A Million Little Things
2018
Enid
  • 2019
90% Transparent
2014
  • 2019
90% 9-1-1
2018
Nora
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Resident
2018
Shirley Harris
  • 2018
No Score Yet American Housewife
2016
Mrs. Smith
  • 2017
100% Recovery Road
2016
Wes' Grandmother
  • 2016
58% Son of Zorn
2016-2017
Roberta
  • 2016
No Score Yet Mike & Molly
2010-2016
Mikey
  • 2015
57% The McCarthys
2014-2015
Elaine
  • 2015
86% The Mindy Project
2012-2017
Dot
  • 2015
  • 2014
88% Supernatural
2005
Julia
  • 2014
72% Rizzoli & Isles
2010-2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010-2016
Georgene
  • 2010
79% Big Love
2006-2011
Nita
  • 2009
  • 2006
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Alice Brodie
  • 2008
84% The Closer
2005-2012
Karen Silva
  • 2008
91% House
2004-2012
Fran
  • 2007
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Janet Janet Heffernan
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Judge Kimberly Ohlund
  • 2006
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Frances Campbell
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Sandra Walkey
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
Margaret Devine
  • 2005
80% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Mrs. Shelton's Mother
  • 2005
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Katherine Costin
  • 2003
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Mrs. Follender
  • 2001
67% Norm
1999-2001
Mrs. Ford
  • 2000
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Sylvia Sylvia Wringler
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Louise Morgan
  • 1999
No Score Yet Smart Guy
1997-1999
Principal Whitfield
  • 1997
56% Dangerous Minds
1996-1997
Jean Warner
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Nurse Rhonda Sterling Nurse
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
Judge White
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Carol Janssen
  • 1993
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
Mrs. Scanlon Pam Scanlon
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Mrs. Kravitz
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1988
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Emily Christina Kulyn
  • 1984
  • 1983
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Amy
  • 1983
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
Lina Beck Cora
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Marianne Owens
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Facts of Life
1979-1988
Ms. Mahoney Emily Mahoney
  • 1979
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Scofield Miss Schnabel
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Ann Murray
  • 1977
  • 1974
No Score Yet Charlie's Angels
1976-1981
"Bloody" Mary Barrows
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Operator
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
Angela Atkinson
  • 1975

QUOTES FROM Jenny O'Hara CHARACTERS

Mechanic/Tony
Who are you?
Old Woman
Today, I'm an old woman.
Old Woman
Damn, I really wanted you.