Jennifer has studied acting under several famous acting coaches, and is versed in the Meisner Technique.
In 2003, Jennifer made Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list; she was number 90.
Jennifer's theatre credits include:
Grease "Frenchie", Juniper Theater Company
Romeo and Juliet "Juliet", Martin Co. Theater Company
Jennifer has published the first volume of her memoirs titled A Model Life. It's aimed at young adult readers, and reveals her experiences as a teenaged model. Future installments are planned to deal with acting, dating/marrying a rock star and surviving a serious illness.
Jennifer not only acts, she also writes, and while in New Zealand she wrote, produced and directed a short film titled Point of View.
When asked what actors influenced her the most, Jennifer named Lucy Lawless, for her leadership and strength on set, Ted Raimi, for his comedic skills, and Audrey Hepburn, for her grace, style and compassion.
In 2003 Jennifer learned that she had some large, benign tumors (hemangiomas) on her liver, and in 2006 they were surgically removed. Since that time, Jennifer and her partner Alex have become strong proponents of the charitable organisation Donate Life America, which is a branch of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). Jennifer says, "Let's make a difference... Become an organ donor... see "The Inconvenient Truth" and live the lesson; renew, reuse, recycle! Spread the word! We can change the world!!!"
After Jennifer left the acting world she went into fashion along with her sister Katie Wacha and her sister-in-law Taryn Band. Their line is called Vanitas of California, and is frequently worn by such stars as Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, Lauren Conrad and Nicole Richie.
Jennifer left school at age 16 to become a professional model after getting her first international job at 15. By age 17 she was on the books of the world famous Wilhelmina Models agency. But she has since returned to acquiring a higher education, and graduated from a memoir writing program at UCLA.
Jennifer has said that her favorite Xena episode that she took part in was the fifth season's "Animal Attraction". She enjoyed it's comedic storylines, and relished the opportunity to work with her hilarious co-star Ted Raimi (Joxer). She once appeared on the show seaQuest DSV which also starred Raimi, but didn't have a scene with him.
Jennifer appeared in the music video for "Anything" by The Calling. Her husband and the group's lead singer Alex Band said he'd always wanted her in one of their videos and as he wrote the song for her it was only fitting she should be in that video.
There was a lost episode of Xena that had a Jennifer's character Amarice play a significant role. She was to be captured by Alexander the Great, and she was to have had a nude scene.
Jennifer married Alex Band on July 24, 2004. While together, they lived in Los Angeles, and had two cats named Parigi and Sixers. In December of 2008, the couple split up, but remain very close and continue to work together for the Donate Life charity.
Jennifer: (on the switch from "Xena" to "Cleopatra 2525") Working with Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor was a huge lesson in itself. I highly respect both those actresses and look upon them as mentors- not unlike Amarice actually. Xena prepared me mentally for the challenge of pretend-killing on a daily basis.
Jennifer: (on her skimpy costumes for "Xena" and "Cleopatra 2525") The tight clothes are something you learn to live up to. Lots of working out- which is good! Being a strong female character is all a female actress could hope for.
Jennifer: (on working with Gina and Vicky on "Cleopatra 2525") The first day I remember just laughing hysterically- and that actually did not stop the whole time I was in New Zealand working on the show. We have a really good time doing the show and I think it comes through.
Jennifer: I was big time into Barbie. I also had Wonder Woman Underoos that I really liked. I actually wore them as an outfit to school. As I said, I was a strange child.
Jennifer: (on auditioning for the role of "Amarice") I really didn`t have that much of an idea about Xena or about the Amazons, it was all a bit over my head at the time. But it sounded really cool.
Jennifer (on playing Amarice on "Xena"): I remember when I finished those, I was crying when I went back to get the plane, thinking, 'Oh that`s it, I`ll never be here again!' At the time, it seemed like a really big deal. I had all my friends seeing me off at the airport; we were all crying and they were all waving from the balcony. I was being an actor, and being really dramatic... it was very funny. But then three weeks later, I was back. I had no idea what I was getting myself into!
Jennifer (on her character Amarice on "Xena"): It's a great character, really sassy. There's no wishy-washyness about her. She's always got a point of view about something!
Jennifer (on her character Amarice on "Xena"): Amarice is kind of like Xena in the very early stages of life. It's like what Xena was, maybe, at some point when she was really young and growing up.
Jennifer: The '80s were fabulous. The '90s sucked, and the '70s were just a sad, sad time in human history. Go 1980s! There's something that's just so cute about that time. And not just yellow nail polish and 'I'm a loner.'
Jennifer: I had glasses and was kind of weird. A lot of actors are pretty weird people.
Jennifer: (when asked what she wants from a man) I want to be treated like the girl in American Beauty, minus the old guy drooling over me. I want to be the princess in the rose-petal bath. That's one way to win me over. I would fall deeply in love automatically. And I'd never, ever cheat on him. Promise.
Jennifer: (on making the film "My Little Eye" in Nova Scotia) We flew into Halifax on this scary propeller plane, which was a little nerve-wracking. But for the first couple of months there it was really fun. We threw snowballs, made snowmen and took a lot of pictures.
Jennifer: (when asked which character would win in a fight) Cleo is only an accidental warrior, whereas Buffy is a slayer. But they're both kinda like valley girls, so more than likely, they'd quickly get over their differences and go shopping together. (when asked who'd win if Xena was in the mix) Xena would kick both our asses. I bow down to Xena.
Jennifer: (on doing the film "My Little Eye") I came at it thinking this was going to be really fun, but once I was done, I was vomiting on the plane home. But that was probably more to do with the wrap party the night before.
Jennifer: Growing up in Florida, it rained a lot, so we spent a lot of time indoors. I used to love Frogger. I got a lot of use out of that and Ms. Pac-man on my little Atari.
Jennifer: (on playing Amarice) When I was on the show, I wore short, tight, leather hot pants and shoulder armor. With my costume, there was a lot of leather involved. I'd gladly leave the armored breastplates to Xena.