Jenna von Oÿ

Jennifer Jean "Jenna" von Oÿ[1] (born May 2, 1977) is an American actress and country music singer. She is best known for her role as Six LeMeure on the NBC sitcom Blossom and her role as Stevie Van Lowe on the UPN sitcom The Parkers, which is the spin-off series of Moesha.

Jenna von Oÿ
Jennifer Jean von Oÿ

(1977-05-02) May 2, 1977
ResidenceNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
EducationUSC School of Film (Degree not earned)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1986–present
Brad Bratcher (m. 2010)

Early life and career

Von Oÿ was born in Danbury, Connecticut, to Gloria and Frank von Oÿ. She attended Newtown High School. She began her acting career as a child in regional stage productions and commercials.[2] Von Oÿ made her television acting debut in 1986 on an episode of ABC Weekend Special, followed by guest roles on Tales from the Darkside and Kate & Allie. From 1990 to 1991, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom Lenny.[3]

From 1990 to 1995, von Oÿ appeared in the role of the fast-talking Six Lemeure on the series Blossom.[4] After the series ended, she attended film school at the University of Southern California and was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority for two years before dropping out to return to acting.[5] In 1999, she won the role of Stevie van Lowe, Kim Parker's (Countess Vaughn) sidekick, on The Parkers.[6] During the run of The Parkers, von Oÿ also provided the voice of Trinket St. Blaire in the animated series Pepper Ann.[5] After The Parkers ended its run in 2004, von Oÿ appeared in the 2005 television film Marsha Potter Gets a Life. Later that year she guest-starred on an episode of Cold Case, and parodied Alexis Bledel's character of Rory Gilmore in the Family Guy episode "Perfect Castaway."

In addition to television, von Oÿ has also appeared in the feature film Born on the Fourth of July (1989) opposite Tom Cruise. She has also provided the voice of Stacey in A Goofy Movie (1995) and Gracie in the direct-to-DVD feature Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006). In June 2000, von Oÿ recorded a demo compact disc in an attempt to launch a recording career in country music. Her debut album, Breathing Room, was released on September 18, 2007.

Personal life

On October 10, 2010, von Oÿ married computer data consultant Brad Bratcher in Newtown, Connecticut.[7] They have two daughters; Gray (born May 21, 2012)[8] and Marlowe (b. November 1, 2014).[9] She is apparently separated from her husband and now engaged to a woman named Kaleigh Barthaelemy.[10]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Kingdom Chums: Little David's Adventure Mary Ann TV movie
1986 Tales from the Darkside Stefa Episode: "Season of Belief"
1987 At Mother's Request Ashley Schreuder TV movie
1987 Kate & Allie Episode: "Dearly Beloved"
1989 Monsters Amy Episode: "Glim-Glim"
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Young Suzanne Kovic
1990–1991 Lenny Kelly Callahan 16 episodes
1990–1995 Blossom Six Lemeure 114 episodes
1993 Saved by the Bell: The College Years Herself Episode: "A Thanksgiving Story"
1995 A Goofy Movie Stacey Voice
1995 Family Values Phoebe Huck Pilot movie (series not picked up)
1996 She Cried No Jordan TV movie
1997 Dying to Belong Shelby Blake TV movie
1997 Chicago Hope Stacey Kagan Episode: "White Trash"
1997 Unhappily Ever After Bitsy Berg Episode: "Little Miss Perfect"
1997 Martin Donna Episode: "Goin' For Mine"
1998 7th Heaven Theresa Episode: "...And a Nice Chianti"
1999 Moesha Stevie Van Lowe Episode: "It Takes Two"
1999–2000 Pepper Ann Trinket 6 episodes; voice role
1999–2004 The Parkers Stevie Van Lowe 106 episodes
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie Co-ed Voice
2001 What's with Andy? Jen 6 episodes
2003 Truth Be Told Kellie
2005 Cold Case Kitty 1982 Episode: "Schadenfreude"
2005 Family Guy Rory Episode: "The Perfect Castaway"
2006 Dr. Dolittle 3 Gracie Voice role
2012 Lukewarm Rose
2017 Battle of the Network Stars Herself

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Title of work Result
1991 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series Lenny Nominated
1992 Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Blossom Nominated
1993 Best Young Actress Co-starring in a Television Series Blossom Won
1994 Best Youth Comedienne Blossom Won


  1. Riggs, Thomas (2005). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. 60. Gale Group. p. 303. ISBN 0-7876-9033-3.
  2. Cerio, Greg (1995-04-10). "This Six Is a Ten". People. 43 (14). ISSN 0093-7673.
  3. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime love Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 781. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
  4. Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 0-7407-5118-2.
  5. Laufenberg, Norbert B. (2005). Entertainment Celebrities. Trafford Publishing. p. 679. ISBN 1-4120-5335-8.
  6. Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1053. ISBN 0-345-49773-2.
  7. Messer, Lesley (2010-10-25). "Blossom's Jenna Von Oy Reveals Details of Her Wedding". Retrieved October 25, 2010.
  8. "Jenna von Oy Welcomes Daughter". People. May 25, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  9. Lee, Esther (November 3, 2014). "Jenna von Oy Gives Birth to Second Daughter: Actress Welcomes Baby Marlowe Monroe With Husband Brad Bratcher". Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  10. "Jenna von Oy (@jennavonoy) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved February 4, 2019.
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