Jenn Lyon is an American actress who became popular for her role as Jennifer Husser on the TNT series, Claws. She is also known for her roles as Mackenzie Bradford and Lindsey Salazar in Saint George and Justified respectively. The American actress became popular after her Comedy group POYKPAC hit approximately 1 million views on YouTube with just 10 videos – not an accolade many can boast about. It became apparent earlier on that Jenn Lyon has the talent and charisma to survive in Hollywood. Here’s more information on the actress who is steadily making her mark on the entertainment industry.
Jenn Lyon’s Biography
Jennifer Lyon was born in 1985 in High Point, North Carolina. Growing up, the actress attended Ferndale Middle School and High Point Central High School. She went on to attend the University of North Carolina School of Arts where she graduated from in 2003. Three days after her graduation, Jenn moved to New York, where she began making her mark in theatre, leading to her acquiring roles on Broadway. She appeared in plays like Coast Of Utopia, Noises Off, His girl Friday, Fish in the dark, The motor inn, Hold on to me Darling and Are you there Macphee?
Needing to spread her wings, Jenn and her friends – Ryan Hall, Ryan Hunter, Taige Jensen, and Maggie Toss formed a sketch comedy group called POYKPAC. Her work with POYKPAC led to her landing more roles including a role in the web comedy television series, Good Morning, Internet.
Later in 2011, Jenn appeared on Army Wives in a guest role before landing a recurring role in the FX series Justified from 2012-2013. She appeared as Mackenzie Bradford-Lopez in 2013 on the FX sitcom, Saint George. Jenn has also landed roles Louie, Phil Spector, and Suburgatory. Prior to getting her big break with Claws, she worked as a waitress on occasion to make ends meet. Additionally, Jenn Lyon was a firm believer in Barack Obama and often tweeted in support of his campaign.
Not much is known about Jenn Lyon’s parents except that her father – Ken Lyon, who has a B.A from the University of High Point, was formerly a pastor at First United Methodist Church, High Point. Her mother, Lydia, who was a nurse, is now also retired. Ken and Lydia Lyon are now enjoying retirement in High Point, North Carolina. Ken, however, continues to serve in various leadership roles in his community. Jenn’s father initially rejected her career path but has grown to accept his daughter’s choice.
Is She Married? Who Is Her Husband?
Though the beautiful actress prefers to keep her relationship status private, it can be confirmed that she is single and not yet married. She has chosen, instead, to focus on her thriving acting career instead of personal relationships. She currently lives alone in New York with her pet cat which she adores.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
Jenn Lyon, who has an impressive hourglass figure, currently weighs 132 lbs and stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches. The blonde, blue-eyed actress has been compared to Marilyn Monroe by the LA Times, due to her strikingly similar appearance with the late Hollywood icon. Her other body measurements include a size 7 shoe size and size 34 bra size.
Other Interesting Facts About Jenn Lyon
1. Personal Interests
Jenn Lyon has revealed that her favorite sport is football. Her other interests lay in Improvisational comedy, musical sketch comedy and interestingly, tap dance commercials.
Over the course of her career, Jenn has won a Drama Desk Award and an OC weekly actress of the year award, among others.
3. Accent Work
Jenn is an American actress who has a southern accent but also has command of numerous accents, a talent which has helped her in her numerous roles and into becoming an actress to be reckoned with.
4. First Kiss
The actress shared her first onscreen kiss with Timothy Olyphant whom she has acted with both on screen and on stage. The actress has admitted that brushing her teeth gives her a sense of bravado for her kissing scenes.
5. Eating Disorder & Rehab
The actress revealed that she attended an eating disorder rehab several times over the years to overcome her struggles and learn to accept and appreciate her body. Jenn Lyon decided that she’d had enough with emotionally draining parts and unrealistic goals; deciding instead to accept her body just the way she is.