Jennifer Rhodes grew up in Rosiclare, Illinois, a town on the Ohio River. She became interested in acting while attending Southern Illinois University and moved to New York City after graduation. She studied acting and began getting cast for roles. After marrying Jordan Rhodes she moved to Los Angeles where she stopped acting for a short while. She eventually auditioned for commercials roles, later moving on to television and film.
A veteran supporting actress, Jennifer Rhodes is best known for playing Winona Ryder's mother in the dark comedy "Heathers. " A native of Illinois, she studied drama at Southern Illinois University before heading to New York to continue her theatrical training. Her first two roles were playing Native American women, first in the Western TV show "The High Chaparral" and then in an uncredited part in the feature "Lawman." Rhodes had several small roles on TV and in films in the '70s, including a role in the blockbuster disaster film "The Towering Inferno," but didn't begin to make her mark until the next decade. She had a recurring role on the musical TV show "Fame" in 1985, and co-starred in the horror sequel "Slumber Party Massacre II." She had a memorable turn as the mother of Veronica Sawyer in the surprise 1988 hit "Heathers," and one year later also co-starred in the short-lived drama "Nightingales." Rhodes also appeared as Judge Billings on several episodes of the romantic drama "Equal Justice," and had a guest-starring role on the sci-fi sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun" for four episodes in 1996. To younger viewers, she is best known as "Grams" on the popular supernatural show "Charmed," a role she played intermittently throughout its eight-season run.
Everything was performed as promised and in a timely manner. Jennifer Rhodes was a pleasure to work with. Jennifer explained the work to be done, followed up on my questions, and promptly contacted me when the work was completed.