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Her career in the performing arts began at age 4 and persisted through her study at Spelman College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and in The Shakespearean Tradition at The Royal National Theatre and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. While at RADA, Jen was blessed to be tutored by Ian McKellen, Alan Rickman, Judi Dench, and Fiona... See full bio »

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Known For

Greenleaf Deacon Sykes
(2016-2020)
Born Again Virgin Linda-Kelly's Mother
(2015)
Kill the Messenger Ricky Ross Trial Judge
(2014)
In the Heat of the Night Dr. Winona Day / Samantha / Sarah Jenner
(1990-1994)

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 2022 Hello (TV Movie)
Elaine Valentine
 2022 Tom Swift (TV Series)
Reverend Jones
- ...And the Crashed Cotillion (2022) ... Reverend Jones
- ...And the Liftoff to Saturn (2022) ... Reverend Jones
 2022/I The Pact (Short)
Dr. Thompson
 2022 The Righteous Gemstones (TV Series)
Senator
- As to How They Might Destroy Him (2022) ... Senator
 2021 Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas (TV Movie)
Mrs. Corrine
 2020 Terror Lake Drive (TV Mini Series)
Mama
- T.H.U.G. (2020) ... Mama
- No Stalker Sh*t (2020) ... Mama
- Leap (2020) ... Mama
- True Romance (2020) ... Mama
- Murphy's Law (2020) ... Mama
 2020 Cooking Up Christmas (TV Movie)
Dolores
 2016-2020 Greenleaf (TV Series)
Deacon Sykes
- The Seventh Day (2020) ... Deacon Sykes
- The Fourth Day (2020) ... Deacon Sykes
- The First Day (2020) ... Deacon Sykes
- Gratitude (2019) ... Deacon Sykes
- God's Justice (2019) ... Deacon Sykes
 2019 American Soul (TV Series)
Mamie
- '68 B.C. (2019) ... Mamie
 2019 A Madea Family Funeral
Vianne
 2018 Nappily Ever After
Aunt Yvette
 2018 Dinner for Two (TV Movie)
Doctor
 2018 Saints & Sinners (TV Series)
Judge Dolores Mitchell
- Where There's Smoke (2018) ... Judge Dolores Mitchell
- The Devil is in the Details (2018) ... Judge Dolores Mitchell
- He Works in Mysterious Ways (2018) ... Judge Dolores Mitchell
- Birds of a Feather (2018) ... Judge Dolores Mitchell
 2012-2017 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series)
Witch
- I Was Feeling Epic (2017) ... Witch
- The Five (2012) ... Witch
 2017 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
- Getting Served (2017)
 2016 Here We Go Again (TV Series)
Pat
- When Positive Is Negative (2016) ... Pat
 2015 Survivor's Remorse (TV Series)
Correctional Officer
- M.V.P. (2015) ... Correctional Officer
 2015 Born Again Virgin (TV Series)
Linda-Kelly's Mother
- Secret Garden (2015) ... Linda-Kelly's Mother
 2014/II Bound (Short)
Kim
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Ricky Ross Trial Judge
 2014 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Donna
- No Return (2014) ... Donna
 2001 Soul Survivors
Savannah (uncredited)
 1999 Asunder
Doctor
 1998 Claudine's Return
Doctor
 1996-1997 Savannah (TV Series)
Doctor #2 / Doctor
- Code Blue (1997) ... Doctor #2
- Where There's Smoke, There's Fire (1996) ... Doctor
 1990-1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Dr. Winona Day / Samantha / Sarah Jenner
- Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... Dr. Winona Day
- Give Me Your Life: Part 1 (1994) ... Dr. Winona Day
- Time's Long Shadow (1994) ... Dr. Winona Day
- A Depraved Heart (1993) ... Dr. Winona Day
- Hatton's Turn: Part 2 (1993) ... Dr. Winona Day
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
Elaine Landers / Mrs. Landers
- The Third Man (1992) ... Elaine Landers
- Desperate Measures (1992) ... Mrs. Landers
 1992 The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton (TV Movie)
Georgia Reporter 5
 1991 The Three Muscatels
Brothel Wench
 1990 Web of Deceit (TV Movie)
Dr. Dubrow
 1989 Driving Miss Daisy
Biltmore Hotel Dinner Guest (uncredited)

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