General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Jolene Blalock
- Net Worth: $20 Million
- Occupation: Actress and Model
- Birthday: March 5, 1975
- Birthplace: San Diego, California
- Birth Sign: Pisces
- Marital status: Married to Michael Rapino
- Instagram: @jol3ne
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- Twitter: @joleneblalock
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Jolene Blalock is an American actress and model. She has appeared in a lot of television series and movies, but she is best known for her role in the hit series Star Trek: Enterprise. The science-fiction franchise was and still is, a highly popular series among the present generations and that gave Jolene the maximum visibility. Let’s take a detailed look at her professional and personal life below.
Early Life and Education
Jolene was born on March 5th in the year 1975 in San Diego in California. She spent her early life and childhood years in San Diego. She has three siblings that she grew up with. Even then, Jolene defines her childhood as some of the most lonesome years of her life. In an interview, Jolene said that she wasn’t a very social child and didn’t make friends easily. She had varied interests and hobbies like surfing and arts but didn’t take to socializing and mingling with other kids, despite growing up with three siblings.
Jolene’s love for acting began early in life when she constantly used to seek areas and ways in which she could become better. She started acting in school plays right when she was in the sixth grade. She was always inclined towards developing artistic skills. In an interview with Daily Star, Jolene said that she never got along well with other kids in the neighborhood or in school and used to have lunch by herself. She was extremely fond of reading and since she didn’t really have any friends she used to spend a lot of her time in the library.
Jolene, along with her family, moved to Oklahoma for a few years. However, they did come to California later and Jolene grew up there.
Her shift to acting came as a relief to her and she bagged her first acting role in the year 1998 when she appeared the television series Veronica’s Closet for a brief role. This marked her entry into Hollywood and after that Jolene kept getting more roles. After Veronica’s Closet, Jolene made multiple guest appearances in shows like Love Boat: The Next Wave, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and JAG. A more prominent role came in the form of the character Medea in the hit series Jason and Argonauts which was released in 2010.
These acting roles paved the way for Jolene Blalock to bag the biggest role of her career, which was in Star Trek: Enterprise. Jolene acted in a couple of movies before being cast in Star Trek, including On the Edge and The Diamond Hunters.
In Star Trek: Enterprise, produced by UPN, Jolene enacted the character of a Vulcan science officer, T’Pol. This was the biggest break of her career and she is still known for this role. In her own words, Jolene described being on Star Trek: Enterprise as her ‘dream come true’. Star Trek, as a franchise, still has a huge fan following all across the world and was even more of a cult during the time it was airing. Between the years 2001 and 2005, Jolene appeared in 97 episodes of the series and was completely dedicated to the role, enduring hours of make-up sessions before the shoot. However, Jolene didn’t do a lot of public appearances to promote her role in the series and only took part in one convention, FedCon XIV that was held in 2005 and also participated in the Star Trek reunion in 2013.
Jolene Blalock also filmed a few scenes for an episode of the popular television series, Lost for the season that aired in 2005-2006. However, her scenes were never aired on the series. She also played the character of Captain Lola Beck in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, released in the year 2008. Other television series that Jolene was a part of include House in which she played the role of the wife of a porn star who was hospitalized in one episode, and Legend of the Seeker, in which she played the role of Sister Nicci in two episodes. She also appeared in movies like Sex Tape, Sinners and Saints and Killing Frisco.
Personal Life, Marriage and Kids
Jolene Blalock got married in the year 2003, while she was shooting for Star Trek: Enterprise, to Michael Rapino, the CEO of Live Nation. She met Michael during her work trip to Los Angeles when she had been booked for a beer advertisement. Michael lived in England and they continued to have a long-distance relationship for a while before Jolene broke the traditional rules and proposed to Michael for marriage. The marriage was held in Jamaica in April 2003.
Jolene Blalock: Net Worth and Earnings
Jolene Blalock’s major net worth comes from her role in Star Trek: Enterprise and the current earnings include her appearances at the Star Trek conventions. She has also acted in quite a few movies that have certainly allowed her to build a luxurious lifestyle for herself. Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million presently. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles in a beautiful house that’s also worth millions.