Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, who viewers watched grow up on television as Don Johnson's rebellious daughter, Cassidy, in the long running CBS hit, "Nash Bridges," was most recently a series regular on FOX's critically acclaimed "Prison Break," where she played the deliciously evil Gretchen.
O'Keefe's episodic work includes guest and recurring performances on "Lost," "Two and a Half Men," "Boston Legal," "Dharma and Greg," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: NY" and many more. On film, she is best remembered for starring in "She's All That" with Freddie Prinze Jr, for which she won a Young Hollywood Award, and a series of popular horror films including "Halloween: H20," "Devil in the Flesh Part II" and more. She also starred with Billy Baldwin in "Red Rover" and with James Franco in "Whatever it Takes."
Born in Cliffwood Beach, NJ, O'Keefe began her career as a model at the age of eight when she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency in New York. She starred as the Gitano Girl in the print and television campaign 'Spirit of the Family' and later as the Candies Girl for the famous shoe company.
O'Keefe attended public school when not working, but the teasing about her height made her very uncomfortable. At age 13, she signed with J. Michael Bloom for theatrical representation and joined the cast of "Another World" as the youngest member of the Corey family. Her first trip to Los Angeles was for the final screen test for "Nash Bridges." The next six years were spent in San Francisco with the "Bridges" cast and crew, and O'Keefe spent her yearly hiatus from the series working on films in Los Angeles.
O'Keefe is a self-taught gourmet chef who loves preparing almost any cuisine and giving lots of dinner parties for friends and family. She shares her home with her two Chinese Shar Peis, Penny Lane and Ophelia.