In 1970, O'Hara succeeded her younger sister, Jill (who had been nominated for a Tony Award), in the musical Promises, Promises. She followed that with Robert Coover's The Kid and Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, and returned to Broadway in 1985 in The Odd Couple (Female Version). By the mid-'70s, O'Hara's mother, Edith O'Hara, was running the 13th Street Repertory Company in Greenwich Village (a major venue for off-off- Broadway and children's theater), and her brother, Jack, was in London playing guitar and bass and singing with the band Eggs Over Easy, which pioneered the pub rock scene in England.
Meanwhile, O'Hara graduated to television, both in series and made-for-television features, including starring roles in Brinks: The Great Robbery, The Return of the World's Greatest Detective, Blind Ambition and Blinded by the Light.
She later appeared in movies including Career Opportunities, Angie, Wishmaster, Mystic River, Matchstick Men, Forty Shades of Blue, Two Weeks, Hit List and Extract and in television series including The Facts of Life, My Sister Sam, Law & Order, Beverly Hills, 90210, NYPD Blue, ER, House M.D., Reba, The Closer, Nip/Tuck, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, Big Love, Drop Dead Diva and The King of Queens, in which she played Doug Heffernan's (Kevin James) mother, Janet Heffernan.
Jenny O'Hara Facts
|Birthday||February 24, 1946 (75)|
|Birthplace||Sonora, California, USA|
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