Jolene Blalock (born March 5, 1975 in San Diego, California)
is an American actress best known for playing Sub-Commander T'Pol,
a Vulcan in Star Trek: Enterprise. Prior to Enterprise, her highest
profile role was playing Medea in a 2000 adaptation of Jason and
She appears in the upcoming film Slow Burn with LL Cool J and Ray
Liotta (filmed in 2003 and unveiled at the Toronto Film Festival
in September 2005, and tentatively scheduled for release in 2006),
and appeared in a guest starring role in two episodes of Stargate
SG-1. She is also scheduled to appear on an episode of Lost during
the 2005-2006 season, and it has been announced that she will co-star
in an upcoming horror film entitled Shadow Puppets.
On April 30, 2003 she married Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation.
In a twist from usual convention, she proposed to him rather than
the other way around.
A popular model, Jolene has appeared on the cover of many men's
lifestyle magazines and also posed for a clothed fashion layout
in Playboy in April 2002. She was later interviewed by the magazine
for its "20Q" section in February 2005.
Until recently, Blalock has expressed reluctance to participate
in Star Trek conventions. She made an emotional first appearance
at a convention in Pasadena, California in March 2005. Her second
appearance was at an autograph signing show in Milton Keynes, England
in late April which was soon followed by an appearance at a convention
in Bonn, Germany. She is now considered to be involved in the convention
circuit, with more appearances planned in 2005.
A self-confessed "Trekkie" and big fan of Star Trek:
The Original Series, she has been openly critical of Enterprise
during its third and fourth season. She has stated that she felt
that the show was creatively lacking, and that the show's producers
were out of touch with Trek fans (although she called the fourth
season a distinct improvement over what came before). Her views
have proven to be controversial with some fans. During the spring
of 2005, she was quoted in a Toronto Star interview and at her Pasadena
convention appearance as calling the Enterprise finale episode,
"These Are the Voyages..." "appalling" although
the reasons for this opinion were not initially reported. (In a
later interview, Blalock expanded upon this by saying that she was
upset that the final episode focuses more upon characters from Star
Trek: The Next Generation than Enterprise.)
Blalock's 30th birthday on March 5, 2005, coincided with the filming
of her final scenes as T'Pol.
In March and April 2006, Blalock filmed Dream Me a Murder, a made-for-cable
film, in the Calgary, Alberta area.
Blalock's interests include surfing and art.
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