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JoNell Kennedy

Born in New Orleans Louisiana. Father is retired Federal Government Employee (Labor Dept.) and mother was a vocalist with 1960s group "The Dixi Kups". She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she majored in theatre. See full bio »
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  Bolden (post-production)
Ida Bass
 2016 Code Black (TV Series)
- What Lies Beneath (2016) ... Jackie
 2016 Conviction (TV Series)
June Dwyer
- Pilot (2016) ... June Dwyer
 2016 NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series)
Navy Commander Susan Yelton
- Where There's Smoke... (2016) ... Navy Commander Susan Yelton
 2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Leann Stockwell
- Umia Ka Hanu (2016) ... Leann Stockwell
 2015 Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Video Game)
Additional Voices (voice)
 2015 Shameless (TV Series)
Dr. Giles
- Crazy Love (2015) ... Dr. Giles
 2015 Real Husbands of Hollywood (TV Series)
Dr. Young
- One in a Bazillion (2015) ... Dr. Young
 2014 In The Morning
 2013 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Sgt. Lynne Johnson
- The Inspired (2013) ... Sgt. Lynne Johnson
- The Inspiration (2013) ... Sgt. Lynne Johnson
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game)
The Local Population (voice)
 2013 NCIS (TV Series)
Navy Commander Lisa Cleveland
- Detour (2013) ... Navy Commander Lisa Cleveland
 2009-2012 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Coroner Pat / Pat the Coroner
- The Crimson Hat (2012) ... Pat the Coroner
- A Price Above Rubies (2009) ... Coroner Pat
- His Red Right Hand (2009) ... Coroner Pat
- Black Gold and Red Blood (2009) ... Coroner Pat
 2012 Southland (TV Series)
- Wednesday (2012) ... Danell
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
- Miracle Day: Escape to LA (2011) ... Veronica
 2011 Futurestates (TV Series)
- Exposure (2011) ... Roxanne
 2011 Fertile Ground
Brittany McGraw
 2011 The Cape (TV Series)
- Pilot (2011) ... Donna (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2009 Red Faction Guerrilla (Video Game) (voice)
 2009 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Reverend's Wife
- Gospel (2009) ... Reverend's Wife
 2008 Saints Row 2 (Video Game) (voice)
 2008 Proud American
 2007/II Steep (Short)
 2007 Conan (Video Game)
Argos Maiden / Additional Voices (voice)
 2007 Girl, Positive (TV Movie)
 2007 All of Us (TV Series)
- He's Got Game (2007) ... Sabine (as Jonell Kennedy)
 2006 Dreamgirls
 2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect (Video Game)
Carol (voice)
 2006 Kubuku Rides (This Is It) (Short)
 2006 Bones (TV Series)
Dr. Lawrence
- The Titan on the Track (2006) ... Dr. Lawrence
 2006 Saints Row (Video Game)
Stilwater's Resident (voice)
 2006 Results (Short)
 2005 Guess Who
Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)
 2004 The Male Groupie (Short)
Sonji (as Jonelle Kennedy)
 2004 Collateral
Waitress (as Jonell Kennedy)
 2004 Andre Royo's Big Scene (Short)
The Sound Person (as Jonelle Kennedy-Omari)
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Rose Thompson
- Dancing in the Dark (2004) ... Rose Thompson (as Jonelle Kennedy)
 2003 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (TV Movie)
Cathy (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2003 Jonah (Short)
Queen of Nineveh
 2003 Hope (Short)
Sara (as Jonell Kennedy)
 2002 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series)
- Free Sabrina (2002) ... Monique (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2002 Friends (TV Series)
Nurse #1
- The One Where Rachel Has a Baby: Part 1 (2002) ... Nurse #1 (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2001 Impostor
Screaming Nurse (as Jonell Kennedy)
 2001 Jack & Jill (TV Series)
- ...And Nothing But the Truth (2001) ... Jeweller (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)
Admitting Nurse
- My Birth and Welcome to It (2001) ... Admitting Nurse (uncredited)
 2001 The District (TV Series)
- The D.C. Strangler (2001) ... (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Judith Jackson
- Living the Rest of My Life (2000) ... Judith Jackson
 2000 Another Woman's Husband (TV Movie)
Bets (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 2000 Little Richard (TV Movie) (as Jonell Kennedy)
 1999 The X-Files (TV Series)
Dr. Amina Ngebe
- The Sixth Extinction (1999) ... Dr. Amina Ngebe (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 1999 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
- Green Card (1999) ... Famali (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 1999 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
- Caroline and the Big Bad Bed (1999) ... Wanda (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
- Veronica's Great Model Search (1998) ... Tanya (as Jonelle Kennedy)
 1998 NewsRadio (TV Series)
- Jackass Junior High (1998) ... Cheryl
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Evelyn (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
 1997-1998 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Maura McGee
- Mixed Nuts (1998) ... Maura McGee
- Tough Love (1998) ... Maura McGee
- Sibling Rivalry (1997) ... Maura McGee
 1998 Mad About You (TV Series)
Paul's Flight Attendant
- Separate Planes (1998) ... Paul's Flight Attendant
 1997 ER (TV Series)
Judy Munder
- One More for the Road (1997) ... Judy Munder (as Jonell Kennedy)
 1997 Riot (TV Movie)
Young Maggie (segment "Homecoming Day")
 1997 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Nap (1997) ... Secretary (as Jonell Kennedy)
 1996 Last Exit to Earth (TV Movie)
Hera (as Jonell Kennedy)
 1995 The Crew (TV Series)
- Around the World in 80 Ways (The T&A of PSA?) (1995) ... Rosetta (as Jonelle Kennedy)
 1995 Ned and Stacey (TV Series)
 1995 Hope & Gloria (TV Series)
- Are We Having Fun Yet? (1995) ... Sheryl
 1994 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- Grumpy Young Men (1994) ... Karen (as Jonell Kennedy)
 1994 Living Single (TV Series)
- Hot Fun in the Wintertime (1994) ... Rebecca (as Jonell Kennedy)
 1994 The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (TV Series)
Lenore Raymond
- Hard Rock (1994) ... Lenore Raymond
 1992 How U Like Me Now
Sharon (as Jonelle Kennedy)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (1 credit)
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Other Works:

She acted in the revue, "Spunk-Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston," at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Shari A. Seals and Ellis Foster also in the cast. The director was Donald Douglass.

Alternate Names:

Jo Nell Kennedy | Jonelle Kennedy | Jonell Kennedy | Jonelle Kennedy-Omari


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She was awarded the 1992 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Revue for "Spunk-Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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