|Penny Johnson Jerald Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 14, 1961|
Penny Johnson Jerald is an American actress who is best known for portraying Beverly Barnes in the sitcom The Larry Sanders Show (1992–98), Kasidy Yates in the science-fiction TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995–1999), Sherry Palmer in the action-drama TV series 24 (2001–2004), and Captain Victoria Gates in the popular comedy-drama TV series Castle (2011–2015). She is also well recognized for playing President Amanda Waller in the 2015 direct-to-video animated superhero film Justice League: Gods and Monsters and voicing the character of Sarafina in the globally acclaimed animated musical film The Lion King (2019).
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Penny had graduated from The Park School of Baltimore in Pikesville, Maryland. She then joined The Juilliard School, a renowned performing arts conservatory in New York City, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
- Siblings – Noree Victoria (Actress) (Sister)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Penny has dated –
- Gralin Jerald (1982–Present) – Penny got married to American musician Gralin Jerald on June 22, 1982, at the age of 21. They have a daughter together named Danyel Jerald (b. 1982).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of African-American descent.
- Toned physique
- Charming smile
- Long, straight hair
Penny Johnson Jerald Facts
- When Penny was attending The Juilliard School, she was a classmate of fellow future actors Megan Gallagher, Jack Stehlin, and Lorraine Toussaint in the class of 1982.
- She has portrayed political scientist, diplomat, civil servant, and former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice twice – in the 2003 TV movie DC 9/11: Time of Crisis and in the 2006 two-part TV mini-series The Path to 9/11.
- Other than her acting work, she has also conducted acting workshops for the Outreach Christian Theater Company, which she had co-founded with her husband Gralin Jerald in 1994.
- In September 2004, she was invited as a ‘special guest’ at the Armaggeddon Pulp Culture Expo Convention in Wellington, New Zealand.
- A few months before she was about to turn 50 years old, she had received the news of the sudden demise of an acquaintance who was found dead at his home, at the age of 55. Shaken by the incident, she decided to throw a challenge to 50 of her friends and colleagues to give themselves 50 days each to get in the best physical shape possible. She mentioned that it would be the best gift that they could give her on the occasion of her 50th birth anniversary.
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