Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is an American actress and model whose beauty conquers the eyes and hearts of her fans. She is best known for her role as Gretchen Morgan in the television series Prison Break. O’Keefe has registered her name in the hearts of millions of fans for her ecstatic appearances on screen.
As a model, Jodi Lyn O’keefe used her beauty to proclaim other hidden talents that she got, and today she is one of the leading actresses that people pay attention to in the movies.
Jodi Lyn O’keefe Biography
Jodi Lyn O’keefe was born on October 10, 1978, in Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey, as the youngest of three persons. She grew up in a family of mixed Austrian, Czech, Polish, Irish, and Swedish descent. Her mother is Noreen, a housewife, while her father is Jack O’Keefe, Director of Industrial Relations at Merck. Her two sisters’ names are Jenna and Heather.
After her extraordinary beauty, O’keefe became a model at the age of 8 with a lot of support from her older sister. She worked as a model for Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone while learning tap dancing and ballet.
As a teenager, O’keefe attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey, but halfway through her early education she left school to play the lead role in the soap opera Another World (1964) in the role of Marguerite “Maggie” Cory.
Although there were no further details about her educational history, O’keefe said that she completed her schooling by mail because she had to follow her mother who moved to Hollywood.
At the age of 17, Jodi Lyn O’keefe played the role of Cassidy Bridges on Nash Bridges, but she made her debut in 1998 with a role in Halloween H20: 20 years later, after which she starred in movies like The Crow: Redemption, Whatever the Cost and Devils in the Flesh 2.
“It was overwhelming at such a young age, but I learned a lot. That’s where I learned everything, the longest hours I ever did, one shows a day. Unbelievable,” she said in an interview.
Among the most recent recordings, she has made are the much-watched television series Prison Break in 2007, where she appeared during the third and fourth seasons of the series. O’keefe described her role in the series, saying it was one of her most challenging roles because Gretchen is the “polar opposite of her” and “tough”.
Her other roles are in the TV series Hit the Floor and Merry ExMas by VH1 – a movie she both played in 2014. She was also cast in the recurring role of Jo in the sixth season of the CW series The Vampire Diaries.
Dating, Married, Boyfriend
The beauty of Jodi Lyn O’keefe goes far beyond the pictorial description, so finding a crush has never been an issue for her. However, she seems to prefer long relationships.
She was in a relationship for six years with her former boyfriend John Cusack – an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. The two began their long relationship in 2003 but separated in 2009, although Jodi longed for a happy life with him. An insider said that John broke up with Jodi because he was not ready to settle down.
It seemed that O’keefe was doing her best in the relationship. She even tried a vacation in Miami to strengthen their bond. But her efforts couldn’t hold John.
O’keefe never lacked love, though, because, before John, she was with several famous faces like Jaime Gomez (1998), Don Johnson (1997), and Al Santos (1995). In 2015, she got herself a cute-looking boyfriend named Douglas Little.
Douglas Little is a master of visual communication and storytelling. He specializes in the interpretation and translation of Corporate identity into dramatic window displays, products, advertising, and other media that articulate the unique sensibility
of a particular brand. Douglas sees itself as a visionary, task bearer, and master of brands.
O’keefe and Douglas are still together, and there are no signs that they are planning a future together.
Jodi Lyn O’keefe Net Worth
Beauty, they say, is power. Jodi has not failed to use the power of her beauty to establish herself career-wise. Jodi has explored her skills as both a model and an actress in order to become successful. She has earned her fair share of success in the film industry, with her most famous roles in “Prison Break” as Gretchen Morgan and in “Vampire Diaries” as Josette “Jo” Laughlin.
Jodi also honored Nash Bridges, where she played Cassidy Bridges at the age of 17.
“Thanks to Nash Bridges and my time at The Evidence. For some reason, everybody keeps giving me a gun,” she said. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Besides acting, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe started her own clothing line Queen George Clothing in 2011. Later she added a jewelry line. All this contributed to her incredible net worth, estimated at $5 million.