Jenna von Oy Biography:
"Breathing Room" marks the debut album for Jenna von Oy, who began her professional singing and acting careers at the age of six. Since then, her twenty-four year career has been in high gear. Although von Oy began dabbling in the music industry at a very young age, her acting success forced her to postpone her musical endeavors. She has finally returned to her music roots. She began traveling to Nashville several years ago, in order to pursue her passions in singing and songwriting. She has created her own independent record label and publishing company, and has written or co-written every song on "Breathing Room".
Von Oy has made her mark in television, having been a series regular on three network sit-coms. The first, CBS’ Lenny, aired for one season. She followed it immediately with NBC’s Blossom, where she portrayed the title character’s fast-talking best friend, “Six Le Meure”. This was the first of two long-running hit shows that von Oy has starred in, both having exceeded 100 episodes, and entered into syndication. The second, UPN’s The Parkers, finished filming last year after it’s five year run, and was the number one television show in African-American households. Here, von Oy played the quirky and sarcastic “Stevie Van Lowe”.
Von Oy has guested on such shows as Cold Case, Chicago Hope, 7TH Heaven, Martin, and Unhappily Ever After. She has co-starred in several movies of the week including Dying To Belong, opposite Hillary Swank, and She Cried No for NBC.
Von Oy has also been successful outside of the world of television. Her feature film debut was for director Oliver Stone in the film Born On The Fourth Of July. She most recently worked opposite Regina King and Blair Underwood in the independent film Truth Be Told.