Jennifer Landon

 

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Award-winning American actress Jennifer Landon was born on August 29, 1983 in Malibu, California. She grew to a family that has many roots in the industry; her father is the late actor Michael Landon, while her half-brothers are screenwriter Christopher Landon and director Michael Landon Jr. Thus, her first acting stint came through her father, when she was cast in a 1989 episode of Highway to Heaven. She collaborated with her father another time, appearing in the television pilot for Us in 1991 before the elder Landon passed away.

Landon went on to study at the New York University, where she participated in several theater productions. She made her film debut in 2004, when she starred in the independent film L.A. DJ. The following year, she joined the cast of the daytime soap As the World Turns. She originated the character of Gwen Norbeck, a waitress who ends up in a relationship with Will Munson (Jesse Lee Soffer). This role earned her three Daytime Emmy awards for Best Drama Younger Actress, only the second actress to win the award three years in a row. Early in 2008, she juggled another role, when she played Gwen look-a-like Cleo Babbitt. She left the soap later that year, when the character Gwen moved out of town to have a quiet married life.

Landon is also dabbling with a music career. Her character on As the World Turns was introduced as the lead singer in an all-girl band, and to tie in with the characterization, a couple of songs were recorded under Landon’s name and released online.
 

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