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Who is Jensen Daggett?

Jensen Daggett was born in Connecticut, USA on 24 July 1969 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She is a former actress, perhaps still best known for portraying the lead character Rennie in the1989 slasher movie “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan”, which also starred Scott Reeves, Barbara Bingham and Peter Mark Richman. The story follows several high school students attending their senior year who are on a trip to Manhattan – the film was nominated for two awards.

What happened to her and what is she doing now?

Jensen retired from acting in 1999 and has since been leading a peaceful life in Los Angeles – she has only come back to acting, in 2011 to appear in two episodes of a TV series.

She is today staying away from the media’s attention, and hasn’t given any interviews in several years.

Early life and education

Jensen was raised alongside her younger sister in Connecticut, by their mother who was a piano teacher, and their father who worked at a theatre but wasn’t an actor. Jensen became interested in acting at the age of seven after watching her first play at the same theatre where her father worked, and started taking acting classes around the same time she began attending Agoura High School located in Agoura Hills in California. She matriculated in 1987, and then moved to Hollywood to study acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of the Performing Arts degree in 1991.

Roles in TV series

She made her debut TV series appearance in 1990, when she portrayed Ashley in the episode “Awomp Bomp Aloobomp Aloop Bamboom” of the crime mystery series “21 Jump Street”, and the following year saw her portray Jennifer Arenberg in the episode “Hello Goodbye” of the historical war series “China Beach”.

Jensen’s following roles in series were in “Teech” in 1991, and “Melrose Place” in 1992, then in 1993 she guest starred in the episode “Flesh and Blood” of the crime series “Bodies of Evidence” starring George Clooney and Kate McNeil, and which follows a couple of homicide detectives working on cases in a big city.

In 1993, she was invited to guest star in a single episode of several series, including the crime series “South Beach”, the action adventure comedy series “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.”, and the romantic comedy series “Step by Step”. In 1994, Jensen guest starred in the episode “The Godfather” of the series “Matlock”, and then played her first lead character ,Dr. Katie Cooper in the drama series “Medicine Ball”, which aired its nine episodes in 1995. The series also starred Timothy Omundson and Darryl Fong, and follows a team of young doctors working at a Seattle hospital under Dr. Douglas McGill.

In 1995, Jensen appeared in the episode “Last Chance” of the series ‘Strange Luck”, and starred in four episodes of the comedy series “Home Improvement”.

In 1997, she played Charlie McCarthy in six episodes of the comedy series “The Single Guy”, as well as Dr. Janey Markle in four episodes of the drama series “L.A. Firefighters”.

Some of Jensen’s later roles in TV series were in the episode “The Big Vent” of the romantic comedy series “Will & Grace” in 1999, the episode “Passages” of the romantic comedy series “Get Real” also in 1999, and the episodes “Sparrow’s Birthday” and “Pilot” of the comedy series “The Cynical Life of Harper Hall” in 2011.

Roles in movies

Jensen’s role in “Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan” was also her debut film appearance, and her following role was in the drama movie “Majority Rule” in 1992, in which she portrayed the supporting character Lucy.

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In the same year, she was invited to make a cameo appearance as a cheerleader in the romantic comedy film “The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them”.

The year 1993 saw her star as Dana Shoreham alongside Cheryl Ladd, Jameson Parker and G.W. Bailey in the thriller movie “Dead Before Dawn”, which failed to attract much attention, and she also played Karen Prescott in the adventure family movie “Spies”, directed by Kevin Connor and written by Thomas Hood. Three years later in 1996, Jensen appeared as Maj. Melissa Hill in the comedy science fiction movie “Project: ALF”, and in the following year portrayed Dr. Valerie Brennan in the science fiction thriller film “Asteroid”, which received poor critiques.

Two of Jensen’s most recent roles in movies have been in the comedy sport film “Major League: Back to the Minors” in 1998, and the romantic comedy movie “Telling You” in 1999.

Love life and husband

Jensen hasn’t commented on any men she might have dated since the launch of her acting career, but it’s believed that she was in several relationships before she met Marc Chemla, a non-celebrity man who is said to be an entrepreneur and a businessman.

The two married in a small ceremony attended by their closest friends and family sometime in the ‘90s, and not long after Jensen gave birth to their first child, after two years, she gave birth to their second child. Jensen then decided to focus on her family and raising her children which is why she began appearing in movies and TV series less often.

She hasn’t share many details regarding her private life with the public, which is why not a lot is known about her children.

As of August 2020, Jensen is married to Marc Chemla, and they have two kids together.

Hobbies and interests

Jensen is a bit of a shopaholic, as she enjoys going shopping for clothes at least once a week, although she used to go shopping up to seven times a week when she was younger.

She is keen on eating tasty foods, and has tried many cuisines, while her favorite is spicy Hungarian food.

Jensen likes to travel and has been all around the US, spending most of her time in New York, California and Florida. She has also vacationed in several European countries including France, Greece and Croatia.

She likes to listen to old jazz and blues music, as it helps her relax after a long day, and she is also keen on watching movies, with some of her favorites being “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Good Morning Vietnam”, and the animated movie “Aladdin”.

Jensen was physically very active during her 20s and 30s, with multiple training sessions at the gym each week, and playing a variety of sports, while she was also able to run for several miles.

Age and height

Jensen is 51 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 130lbs (58kgs).

As of August 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $200,000.

General Info

Full NameJensen Daggett
EducationAgoura High School


MoviesTelling You, Major League: Back to the Minors, Asteroid, Project ALF, Dead Before Dawn, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan, Majority Rule
TV ShowsL.A. Firefighters, Medicine Ball

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1Former model.
2Was a contestant on the game show, Scrabble (1984), as a teenager.
3Attended Agoura High School (alma matter of Heather Graham) in California, and graduated in 1987. Served as senior class treasurer.




The Cynical Life of Harper Hall2011TV SeriesDani Stone
Get Real1999TV SeriesDr. Serena Wolff
Will & Grace1999TV SeriesGrace Actor
Telling You1998Susan
Major League: Back to the Minors1998Maggie Reynolds
L.A. Firefighters1996-1997TV SeriesDr. Janey Markle
Asteroid1997TV MovieDr. Valerie Brennan
The Single Guy1996-1997TV SeriesCharlie McCarthy
Project: ALF1996TV MovieMaj. Melissa Hill
Home Improvement1994-1995TV SeriesNancy Taylor
Strange Luck1995TV SeriesKate Coffin
Medicine Ball1995TV SeriesKatie Cooper
Matlock1994TV SeriesSarah Eldridge
Step by Step1993TV SeriesBonnie
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1993TV SeriesCharlotte Ketchum
South Beach1993TV SeriesCandy Gage
Bodies of Evidence1993TV SeriesPenny Sloan
Dead Before Dawn1993TV MovieDana Shoreham
Spies1992TV MovieKaren Prescott
The Opposite Sex and How to Live with Them1992Cheerleader
Majority Rule1992TV MovieLucy
Melrose Place1992TV SeriesMarcy Garrett
Teech1991TV Series
China Beach1991TV SeriesJennifer Arenberg
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesAshley
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan1989Rennie Wickham


Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentary archival material


New York Has a New Problem: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan2009Video documentary short special thanks


Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th2013Video documentaryHerself - 'Rennie'
New York Has a New Problem: The Making of Friday the 13th Part VIII - Jason Takes Manhattan2009Video documentary shortHerself
His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Weekend Warriors2003TV SeriesHerself
Gallagher: Overboard1987TV Special documentaryHerself (as Jennifer Daggett)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia


  1. Jensen Daggett Reply

    Ok, this is Kooky. So many of these facts are wrong and just plain silly. Who wrote this???

    • Care to enlighten us? I love your movies. You’re a very talented actor. Hope you are doing well.

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