There are a number of American models who have moved into the acting industry after trimming international runways and starring in numerous lifestyle magazines. These include Kate Upton, Tyra Banks, Gal Gadot, Kim Basinger, and Jolene Blalock. The latter made her acting debut in 1997 on Veronica’s Closet, an American sitcom that aired on NBC and later became known for her roles in the sci-fi series, Star Trek: Enterprise.
Before Jolene came to Hollywood, she was very successful as a model, appearing on the cover of numerous men’s lifestyle magazines, including Maxime that featured her twice on his “Girls of Maxim” gallery. FHM also named her the 10th sexiest woman alive in 2003 and in April 2002 she posed for a clothed fashion layout in Playboy.
Just keep reading to learn more about her early life, marriage, body stats and more.
Age, early life and rise to fame
The American actress-model was born on March 5, 1975, in San Diego, California where she grew up alongside her three siblings. As a child, Jolene Blalock spent most of her time developing her surfing and artistic skills. This was possible because she had no friends. As a child, she looked awkward and didn’t have a good childhood because she found it difficult to get along with other children.
However, by the time she was in high school, she blossomed into a beautiful woman with the kind of body that sells in the model making industry. As a result, she decided to pursue a career in the industry and left home at the age of seventeen to become a model in Europe and Asia. This proved to be a good choice as she landed many jobs that put her at the forefront of modeling and eventually the cover of numerous magazines.
While modeling, Jolene Blalock decidedgo into acting. To hone her acting skills, she attended Stella Adler Academy of Acting, Toronto’s Second City Improv and Second City Los Angeles before debuting in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet (1998).
She later appeared in the comedy series, Love Boat: The Next Wave (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation , JAG and Jason, and The Argonauts (2000). In 2001, she appeared in the film On the Edge and the miniseries, The Diamond Hunters.
Jolene landed her breakthrough role as Sub-Commander/Commander T’Pol on Star Trek: Enterprise in 2001 and she stayed on until 2005. The role earned her a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.
Jolene Blalock family
Jolene Blalock is married to Michael Rapino, a film producer and CEO of global entertainment company Live Nation. The duo reportedly met in 2002 on the set of a beer commercial in Los Angeles that Jolene was working on Star Trek . They started dating shortly after and managed to keep their relationship alive despite their demanding careers. They both lived in different cities – Rapino lived in England at the time while Blalock was in America – but that wasn’t enough to tear them apart either.
In April 2003, Jolene Blalock convinced they were destined to be husband and wife and took a bold step by proposing to her husband. She had flown her two families with them to Negril, Jamaica, on vacation, and there she got on one knee and popped the question. Of course, Rapino agreed and the next day, April 22, 2003, they tied the knot in a private ceremony.
Their union has produced three children, all boys. They welcomed their first son on May 25, 2010, while the second, named River Thunder Rapino, was born in 2012. In December 2014, the couple welcomed their third son, Rexton Rapino.
Where is she now?
From the time Jolene burst into Hollywood in the late 1990s, she has continued her career as a model, although today she is best known for her acting roles. She has recently appeared in various television series, including Stargate SG-1 (2003-2004), CSI: Miami (2008- Episode: “Bombshell”), House (2009), 10 Items or Less (2009), and Legend of the Viewfinder (2010). She also had roles in such films as Slow Burns (2005), I Dream of Murder (2006), Shadow Puppets (2007), Starship Troops 3: Maraude (2008), One Kine Day (2011),Sinners and Saints (2012), Killing Frisco (2012) and Sex Tape (2014).
Though her acting career has slowed down for a few years, there are words that she could possibly consider making a comeback. Blalock now lives in Los Angeles with her family.
your body measurements
The beautiful actress is 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) tall and weighs 58 kg. She has body measurements of 34, 23 and 35 inches for chest, waist and hips. Jolene reportedly wears a bra size 34D, shoe size 7 (US) and dress size 4 (US).