Jodi Lyn O’Keefe was born in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey in 1978. She began modeling at the age of 8 after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached her teen years she attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is the actress who portrays Mikayla in “The Vegas Renormalization” episode of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. She is also well known for playing Gretchen Morgan in Prison Break. In 1999, she co-starred in the teen film She’s All That (1999) as the mean-hearted Taylor Vaughan alongside Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. When asked if it was hard to play her character, a high school prima donna, she replied, “Everybody knew a Taylor Vaughan in high school. Working in show business, you meet girls like that every day.” She appeared in episodes of the television series’ Charmed, The Evidence,Two and a Half Men, Dharma & Greg and Tru Calling.
Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight: 57 kg or 126 lbs
Shoe size: 10
Dress size: 6
Bra size: 34B
Measurements: 36-25-34 in or 91.5-63.5-86 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Name: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
Nickname: Jodi O’Keefe
Date of Birth: October 10, 1978
Place of Birth: Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, United States
Place of Residence: Los Angeles, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Education: Saint John Vianney High School
- Al Santos (1995)
- Don Johnson (1997)
- Jamie Gomez (1998)
- John Cusack (2003-2009)
Awards and Honors:
- 2000 Won Young Hollywood Award Best Bad Girl
Hobbies and Interests: Gym, movies
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Apple Pie
Favorite Music: Armin van Buuren, Tiësto
Favorite Perfume: Addict
Favorite Book: Goodnight Moon
Favorite Sports: Golf
Favorite Movie: Two and a Half Men
Favorite TV Show: True Blood
- Attended a co-ed Catholic school.
- Likes to paint Tea Cups and give them away as gifts.
- Listens to everything from Antonio Vivaldi to Nirvana.
- Prefers kickboxing to stairmasters to keep in shape.
- Studied tap and ballet.
- Has filmed 2 movies at Torrance High School, She’s All That (1999) and Whatever It Takes (2000).
- Has played patrol officers with the San Francisco Police on both Nash Bridges (1996) and The Evidence (2006).
- She has a license as a bounty hunter.
- She avoids milk products and as a substitute uses soy milk or almond milk. This is because she is lactose intolerant just like her mother.
- She has a phobia of rats and snakes.
- In order to relax herself, she likes to play Candy Crush on her phone.
- She says that the biggest turn off is when someone lies.
- Funnily, she was a ‘toothbrush’ in her first school pageant.
- Has Irish, Czech, Austrian, Polish and Swedish ancestry.
- The youngest of three sisters.
- Featured, along with Desperate Housewives (2004) star, Jesse Metcalfe, in the 3 Doors Down music video for “Let Me Go”.
- Starring in Prison Break (2005), season #3-#4, as “Gretchen Morgan” (37 episodes, 2007-2009).
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