Who is Jennifer Elise Cox?
Jennifer Elise Cox was born on 29 November 1969, in New York City, USA, and is an actress, best known for her portrayal of Jan Brady in “The Brady Bunch Movie”. She’s also had roles in several popular television shows during her career since the early 1990s.
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The Net Worth of Jennifer Elise Cox
How rich is Jennifer Elise Cox? As of early-2020, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $400,000, earned through a successful career as an actress, both in films and on TV, which seems very likely to continue.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Jennifer Elise grew up in New York City, and was raised by her mother though no other details are known about her family. At a young age, she developed a strong inclination towards performing, and became involved in opera, performing in productions of “Don Giovanni” and Madam Butterfly” during her youth. She attended a performing arts high school, and after matriculating, joined her mother in moving to Los Angeles, so that she could pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
She enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts to complete a Fine Arts degree in acting. The private art university was established in 1961 and was created specifically for students of the arts. They offer numerous degrees through six schools and was initially staffed by notable professionals including Walt Disney. Students of the university develop their own work which they retain control and copyright of. The school is known for having more of a workshop atmosphere. Following the completion of her degree, Jennifer then took on odd jobs while trying to find her breakthrough role.
The Brady Bunch and Rise to Fame
In 1995, Cox got her breakthrough when she was cast as the middle-child Jan Brady in the film ‘The Brady Bunch Movie”. She was a good fit for the role, as she had already originated the off-Broadway role in “The Real Live Brady Bunch”. The comedy film is based on the television series “The Brady Bunch” placing the original characters with their 1970s values and fashion sense in a more contemporary setting, resulting in a comedic culture clash. The film proved very successful commercially, although it had a mixed critical reception, but with several publications praising her performance.
Thanks to the success of the film, she reprised her role in the television series “Wings”, and was also cast in the show “Murphy Brown” as a student of the women’s studies program named Shannon. She then had a starring role in the horror film “Sometimes They Come Back… Again” alongside Michael Gross and Hilary Swank, before returning to her Jan Brady role in “A Very Brady Sequel”. Afterwards, she played the recurring character Felice in the sitcom “Clueless”, before reprising Jan once more in “Moesha”.
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In 1999, Jennifer was cast as a star of the film “Forever Fabulous”, which had a lot of trouble during filming due to massive rewrites and actresses quitting while in production. She then had guest roles in shows such as “Sex and the City” and “Will & Grace”, and afterwards became a main cast member of the comedy sketch series entitled “Hype” ,which aired on WB, but was cancelled due to low ratings. She did a few more independent films, before gaining a three episode role in “Six Feet Under” which aired in 2005.
In 2006, she was cast as the recurring character Tiffany Riley Clarke, a receptionist in “Lovespring International”. The show did not last long however, and was cancelled after a few months. She then had another recurring role in the show “10 Items or Less”, staying in it until its termination in 2009. During the same year, she appeared in the Lifetime sitcom “Rita Rocks”, and was set to have her own show with Lifetime, but which was scrapped. In 2011, she had a string of films including “Balls to the Wall” and “Spooky Buddies”. One of her latest projects is the show “Idiotsitter” which aired in 2016.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, nothing is known of Cox’s romantic relationships – there have been no reports of her being in a relationship, and she has never married. She shows no signs of being in a relationship in her public accounts. She loves old films such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. She cites Carol Burnett as one of her inspirations.
She is a self-professed shoe addict, and also mentioned that she learned how to play cards well to help make ends meet when she was just starting out.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through accounts on social media, having one on Facebook, and using the platform to give updates about her life, and post photos of her pet cat. She also has a Twitter account, often interacting with fans and posting throwback moments from her career. Another account she has is on Facebook, posting similar content there to her other accounts, also news regarding her career.