Who is Jenilee Harrison?
Jenilee A. Harrison was born on 12 June 1958, in Northridge, California, USA, and is an actress, best known for her appearance in the sitcom entitled “Three’s Company”, in which she played Cindy Snow, replacing Suzanne Somers’ Chrissy Snow. She’s also worked on other projects such as “Dallas”.
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The Net Worth of Jenilee Harrison
How rich is Jenilee Harrison? As of early 2020, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career as an actress since 1978, working mostly on television projects. She apparently stopped acting in 2002, but has not declared her retirement, though it is assumed that she has.
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Early Life and Career Beginnings
Very little is known about Jenilee’s life prior to her rise to fame, as she hasn’t shared a lot of information regarding her family, childhood and education. It is known that prior to starting a career as an actress, she worked as a cheerleader for the National Football League (NFL) team, the Los Angeles Rams. The team is in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division, and has won three NFL championships, listed as the only team to win championships representing three different cities.
Their last Super Bowl appearance was in Super Bowl LIII in 2019, when they were defeated by the New England Patriots.
Around the time Jenilee was working as a cheerleader, she had already started to gain acting projects, appearing in support roles. One of her first during this period was in “CHiPs”, which is a show that aired on NBC and follows the lives of two motorcycle police officers who are a part of the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
Three’s Company and Rise to Fame
In 1980, Harrison had one of her most notable roles when she was cast as Cindy Snow, the cousin of the dizzy blonde Chrissy Snow in “Three’s Company”, a sitcom which aired on ABC and is based on the British show entitled “Man About the House”. It follows the story of three single roommates who live in an apartment complex in Santa Monica, California. The trio often experience misunderstandings, financial struggles, and problems with their social lives. The show gained a lot of fame during its run, and spawned several spin-offs.
Unlike the character she replaced, she wasn’t dumb, but was instead an extremely clumsy girl from the farm. During her run with the show, she was not given an opening-credits billing, only credited as a guest star at the end-credits, but she stayed with the show for the next two years. She was then replaced by a new blonde roommate named Terri Alden played by Priscilla Barnes, however, she remained with the show in a lesser capacity, then disappeared from the series without a lot of explanation; simply her character decided to live in another apartment.
After her run with “Three’s Company”, Jenilee was cast as a recurring character in the series “Dallas”, in which she played Jamie Ewing Barnes for the next two years. She was killed in a car explosion during the ninth season, but returned to the show after it was explained that the entire season was a dream sequence, but her character was later killed off again in a mountain climbing accident. While working on the show, she had other projects such as “Tank” alongside James Garner, in which she played a reluctant prostitute.
She also made several appearances in “Super Password”, the revival of the game show “Password” which ran during the 1960s. She appeared in the show alongside Dick Gautier, Michael Young, Bruce Baum, and Ken Kercheval on different occasions. In 1991, she starred in the movie “Panga”, and later collaborated in several television infomercials, including for AB Flex, Ultimate Chopper, and the Sobakawa Pillow. One of her last appearances was as a guest of “That ‘70s Show”, a period sitcom which follows six teenage friends living in a fictional town in Wisconsin.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Harrison dated former NFL offensive lineman Dennis Harrah in the 1980s, during his time with the Los Angeles Rams. The relationship did not last, and she later dated former Major League Baseball (MLB) player Reggie Jackson during his time as a professional player. That relationship didn’t work out either, but in 1993 she married chiropractor Dr. Bruce Oppenheim, and they are still apparently going strong. He is best known for his association with actress Cybill Shepherd, who was his first wife from 1987 until 1990, when they divorced.
With her marriage to Oppenheim, Jenilee became the stepmother to his two children from the first marriage.
One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her current endeavors is because she doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. According to recent reports about her, she still engages the public to meet fans and do autograph sessions. She also continues to seek acting roles, but nothing has been reported about her since 2002. She is very close to her parents even though they divorced when she was 15 years old. She also has two older sisters and two younger brothers.