July 2005 Archives
July 13, 2005
What better way to end my blogging drought than with a tribute to my sister Jenny? She's in New York today to attend the premiere of The Wedding Crashers, the new frat pack rom com--a buddy comedy starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and... Jennifer Alden. That's her in the wedding dress. She plays a bride in one of the weddings crashed by Owen and Vince, who apparently think this is a good way to meet emotionally malleable women. It's not a huge part, but a small part in a huge movie is a big step forward in her career--and a career in Hollywood, big or small, is no easy feat. Perhaps the coolest part is that her father is played by Christopher Walken and her mother is played by none other than Jane Seymour. That's right--Bond girl Solitaire plays my little sister's mother. How cool is that?
As her IMDB page shows, she's been getting some fun roles in shows such as "That '70s Show" and the ill fated "North Shore," as well as a bigger part in The Blind Guy, a movie in production. Here's a photo shoot of her and other members of "Young Hollywood" by the famed Giuliano Bekor (she's second from the left, and 6th and 16th from the left too).
Jenny was always a character--beautiful and full of personality--and while I'll have to confess that some of her more energetic qualities were not always appreciated by an older brother trying to make it through his teenage years enduring as few renditions of Les Miserables and The Little Mermaid sung at full volume as possible, I realize now what a special talent she is. And while she could stand in for Jessica Simpson, don't let her looks fool you--she probably got a higher GPA at Dartmouth than I did.
I'm so impressed that she's stuck with it in Hollywood and proud to say of my little sister "I knew her when...."