Who is Jennifer Landon?
American actress Jennifer Rachel Landon was born in Malibu, California USA, on 29 August 1983, making Virgo her zodiac sign. She’s appeared in 25 TV series and movies, and is perhaps best known for playing Teeter in 27 episodes of the hit western series “Yellowstone”, which Taylor Sheridan and John Linson created, and which stars Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Kevin Costner. The series has been airing since 2018, follows the lives of members of a Montana ranch family, and has won seven of its 41 award nominations.
Education and early life
Jennifer was raised in Malibu alongside her half-sister Christopher Bea Landon who’s today a successful screenwriter and director, and adoptive brother Mark Landon, the late American actor. Jennifer’s father was the late American actor and moviemaker Michael Landon, probably remembered best for starring as Little Joe Cartwright in the critically acclaimed series “Bonanza”, and her mother’s Cindy Clerico, who was Michael’s third wife.
Jennifer was only five when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Little Girl in White House in the 1989 episode “Merry Christmas from Grandpa” of the fantasy drama “Highway to Heaven”, and made her debut film appearance two years later, playing Jennifer Kramer in the drama “Us”; Jennifer then focused on her education, and had no roles in the following 13 years.
She studied at Brentwood School, and upon matriculating in 2001, enrolled at New York University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre in 2005.
Roles in movies
Jennifer played Jessica in the 2004 comedy movie “L. A. D. J.”, directed by Thomas Ian Nicholas, who also starred in it alongside Tim Scarne and Caleb Moody; it follows two brothers who are dreaming of becoming famous DJs.
In 2011, Jennifer starred in the short drama “Another Bullet Dodged”, and the year 2014 saw her play the lead character Rabid Woman in the short comedy “Rabid Weight Loss”. In 2015, she played the main character Marla in the horror thriller “I Spit on Your Grave: Vengeance”, directed by R. D. Braunstein, and which also starred Sarah Butler and Doug McKeon. The film follows Jennifer who’s been gang raped, and is now seeking vengeance.
Jennifer’s also known for playing Ann McDaniel in the biographical historical drama “The Front Runner”, directed by Jason Reitman, and which starred Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and J. K. Simmons. Set in 1987, the film follows US Senator Gary Hart and his scandalous love affair, and it won one of its six award nominations.
Jennifer’s since had only two film roles: she played Ali in the 2019 crime comedy “Ride or Die”, and the main character Mel Carver in the 2020 thriller “Within These Walls”.
Roles in TV series
From 2005 through 2010, Jennifer starred as Gwen Norbeck Munson in the soap opera “As the World Turns”, which aired its more than 10,000 episodes from 1956 through 2010, and won 90 of its 546 award nominations; it starred Ellen Dolan, Jon Hensley and Elizabeth Hubbard, and follows the lives of members of the Stewart and Hughes families.
In 2011, Jennifer portrayed Donovan in the episode “Last Temptation” of the mystery “House”, and could then have been seen appearing in an episode of the comedy “The Haunted”, the crime action “Banshee”, and the romantic drama “Days of Our Lives”.
From 2017 through 2022, Jennifer played Amy Wheeler in the crime drama “Animal Kingdom”, created by Jonathan Lisco, and which starred Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson and Jake Weary. It follows the lives of members of a criminal family, and the series won one of its five award nominations.
Some of her most recent TV series roles have been in an episode or two of the action adventure “Helstrom”, the crime action “FBI: Most Wanted”, and the soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
“I don’t know if I’ll ever audition for a part as cool as Teeter for the rest of my life.” @TheJenLandon tells us how she landed her big role on @Yellowstone: https://t.co/X0z3kfxL5P #YellowstoneTV pic.twitter.com/8ysUYphQGU
— Decider (@decider) August 16, 2020
Jennifer’s been featured in several TV specials, including “The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” in 2007, “The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards” in 2008, and the “2023 CMT Music Awards”.
Some of her most recent talk-show appearances have been in “Celebrity Page”, “The Official Yellowstone Podcast”, and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Jennifer won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Young Actress in a Drama Series in 2006, ‘07 and ‘08, all three for her performance in “As the World Turns”.
She was also nominated for a 2007 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a Daytime Serial, for her performance in “As the World Turns”, and a 2022 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, for “Yellowstone” (shared with colleagues).
Love life and relationships
Jennifer rarely speaks about her love life in public, but it’s still widely known that she’s lesbian, and has been in a relationship with American screenwriter and producer Nancy Fichman since 2016.
The two met on a movie set, and began dating a couple of weeks later; they’ve since uploaded numerous pictures onto their respective Instagram accounts, which feature them travelling, eating and dancing together. The two women are yet to marry, although there are some of Jennifer’s fans who’ve pointed out the possibility that they’ve exchanged vows in a secret ceremony, and have chosen to keep this to themselves; this hasn’t been addressed by Jennifer.
She’s yet to speak of other women whom she’s perhaps dated, Jennifer’s in a long-term relationship with Nancy Fichman as of April 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Close to 200,000 people are following Jennifer on Instagram today, and she’s posted 215 pictures and videos onto the social media network; most of these feature her shooting for her movies and TV series, while she can be seen spending time with her friends in others.
She’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the world; Jennifer’s dream is to visit Antarctica, but has admitted that it might never happen as she dislikes cold weather. Her favorite season’s summer, as she likes being close to the ocean.
Jennifer’s a philanthropist and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations, most of which work with troublesome youth.
He favorite actress is Jennifer Aniston, and some of her favorite movies include “Murder Mystery 2”, “Cake”, and “Mother’s Day”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Jennifer’s age is 39. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall and weighs around 145lbs (61kgs).
Jennifer’s net worth’s been estimated at over $14 million, as of April 2023.