Jenny Mollen Biography

American actress, writer

Jenny Ann Mollen Biggs (born May 30, 1979) is an American actress and New York Times-best selling author. Mollen is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, Viva Laughlin, the 2008 TV series Crash, and Girls. Mollen has published two collections of essays, and has written articles for various publications, including Cosmopolitan and Parents, among others.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 Acting
    • 2.2 Writing
  • 3 Personal life
  • 4 Filmography
  • 5 Selected works and publications
    • 5.1 Books
    • 5.2 Periodicals
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life

Mollen was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Mollen's father is Jewish, and she was raised culturally Jewish. She has a sister and a half-brother. In the late 1990s, Mollen graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studied theater and graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

Mollen worked in local theater as a child. She worked at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California, the Idyllwild Arts Academy, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.



In 2005, Mollen announced in an interview about her plans to perform in London in a play she wrote about her dog.

In 2009, Mollen wrote the short film Kidnapping Caitlynn, which stars Jason Biggs, Julie Benz and herself. The film is directed by Katherine Cunningham Eves.

In 2016, Mollen co-starred with her husband Jason Biggs as fictional husband and wife characters in comedy film Amateur Night.


In 2012 and 2013, Mollen wrote a humor column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.

In January 2013, Mollen's signed with St. Martin's Press to write a book of comedic essays, I Like You Just The Way I Am. The book reached #10 on The New York Times Best Seller list for Print & E-Book Nonfiction on its debut in June 2014. On August 4, 2016, it was announced that ABC Digital acquired a single-camera comedy written and starring Mollen based on her NYT Best Seller I Like You Just The Way I Am.

In June 2016, Mollen published a follow-up, Live Fast Die Hot, which also subsequently became New York Times Best Seller at #8 in Humor. In August 2016, it was reported that the film rights had been acquired by Warner Bros. with Anne Hathaway attached to star and Mollen attached to write and executive produce.

Personal life

Mollen met actor Jason Biggs while filming My Best Friend's Girl and they were engaged by January 2008. On April 23, 2008, the couple eloped and got married in Los Angeles, California. In July 2008, they had a formal wedding ceremony in Napa Valley. Their son, Sid, was born on February 15, 2014. Their second son, Lazlo was born on October 2, 2017. After living in Los Angeles for some time, the Biggs family moved to New York City in 2018.

Mollen speaks German fluently.


Selected works and publications


  • Mollen, Jenny (2014). I Like You Just the Way I Am: Stories About Me and Some Other People. New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN:978-1-466-83858-1. OCLC:886584103.
  • Mollen, Jenny (2016). Live Fast Die Hot. New York: Doubleday. ISBN:978-0-385-54070-4. OCLC:951807583.


  • Mollen, Jenny (13 January 2012). "Blood on the Couch: A Tale of Making a Good First Impression". The Smoking Jacket. Playboy. Archived from the original on 28 January 2012.
  • Mollen, Jenny (17 May 2012). "What She Said: Jenny Mollen Goes Fifty Shades of Grey". The Smoking Jacket. Playboy. Archived from the original on 20 May 2012.
  • Mollen, Jenny (7 January 2014). "First Comes Miscarriage, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes Baby". Cosmopolitan.
  • Mollen, Jenny (July 2016). "Why Can't We Unfollow Our Exes?" (PDF). Cosmopolitan. pp.:48–49.
  • Mollen, Jenny (17 July 2017). "Actress and Author Jenny Mollen Opens Up About Her Family's Scary Health Crisis". Marie Claire.
  • Mollen, Jenny (1 March 2018). "Bedtime at the Biggs House". Parents.
  • Mollen, Jenny (6 February 2019). "Jenny Mollen Shares How Her Own Childhood Inspired Her to Pack Her Son's 'Dictator Lunches'". Parents.


    External links

    • Official website
    • Jenny Mollen at IMDb
    • Jenny Mollen on Twitter
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