Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is an American actress, who at the age of 17 began portraying Cassidy Bridges on the popular TV series 'Nash Bridges'. She is also known for her role on Prison Break as 'Gretchen Morgan' a.k.a "Susan B. Anthony" and as "Dr. Jo Laughlin" in the Vampire Diaries. Midway through her junior year of high school, O'Keefe left school to star on the soap opera 'Another World', playing Marguerite “Maggie” Cory. She then got a role on 'Nash Bridges' playing Cassidy, the daughter of Don Johnson's title character. O'Keefe made her big screen debut in 1998 in 'Halloween H20: 20 Years Later' and later starred in such films as 'The Crow: Salvation', 'Whatever It Takes' and 'Devil in The Flesh 2'. In 1999, she co-starred in the teen film 'She's All That' as the mean-hearted Taylor Vaughan alongside Freddy Prinze Jr and Rachael Leigh Cook. When asked if it was hard to play her character, a high school prima donna, she replied, “Everybody knew a Taylor Vaughan in high school. Working in show business, you meet girls like that every day.”
O'Keefe kept on filming both movies and Nash Bridges until the series ended in 2001. Later films have included 'Out for Blood', in which she played a vampire named Layla Simmons and Venice Underground. In 2005, she appeared for three episodes in the first season of 'Boston Legal'. O'Keefe was also in '3 Doors Down' video "Let Me Go, alongside Jesse Metcalfe. In 2007, Jodi joined the cast of 'Prison Break'. Jodi appeared in episodes of the television series 'Charmed', 'The Evidence','Two and a Half Men', 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Dharma & Greg' and 'Tru Calling'. In 2009 she appeared in the standalone add-on of the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising.
On August 14, 2010, O'Keefe appeared as Kylie Burch in the Hallmark Original Movie Class. She also appeared in the web series 'Soul Fire Rising' as Lilith Reborn for three episodes. On September 19, 2011, O'Keefe had a guest role as Isabella in the 'Two and a Half Men' Season 9 episode "Nice to Meet You, Walden Schmidt". Jodi appeared in the January 26, 2012 episode of 'The Finder' as Lisa and Mandy. She also appeared as "Emily Bennett" in the thriller 'Exposed'. In 2012, Jodi launched her own jewelry line along with her clothing line, 'Queen George Clothing'. Since June 2013, O'Keefe did a photo shoot for NOH8 campaign. In January 2014 Jodi joined the cast of VH-1's 'Hit The Floor'. Jodiplays Lionel Davenport, the estranged wife of Pete Davenport (played by Dean Cain), the former All-Star who coaches the Los Angeles Devils basketball team. Jodi is currently on the CW's 'The Vampire Diaries' as Dr. Jo.
Look for Jodi in an upcoming episode of ABC's "Battle of The Network Stars". She'll be on Team "Cops" along with Erika Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Kelly Hu and Lorenzo Lamas as they compete against TV sitcom stars Todd Bridges, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Dave Foley, Willie Garson and Jenna Von Oy.
The Vampire Diaries