Jayne Kennedy is a model, actress and television personality from the United States. She is also a corporate spokesperson, producer and writer. Kennedy is also a public speaker, philanthropist, beauty pageant winner and sports broadcaster. She is best known for her role as Julie Winters in the 1981 film Body and Soul. Coca-Cola USA named her the ‘Most Admired Black Woman in America’ in the 1980s. Miss Ohio USA 1970 was won by Kennedy. She is the first African-American winner of the title.
|date of birth
|October 27, 1951
|71 years old
|Washington, District of Columbia, USA
|Television personality, actress, model
|5 feet 10 inches
|2 million dollars
Age and early life of Jayne Kennedy
Jayne Kennedy was born in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, on October 27, 1951. Her nationality is American, and she is of African American descent. Jayne Kennedy Overton is her first name. Her parents are machinists Herbert Harrison and Virginia Harrison. She attended Wickliffe High School in Wickliffe, Ohio for her high school education. At the time, she was representing Wickliffe High School in the American Legion for Girls mock government program. In 1970, while still in high school, she was crowned Miss Ohio USA. She then competed in the 1970 Miss Universe USA pageant.
Jayne Kennedy height and weight
Jayne Kennedy is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Her eyes are dark brown. Her hair is also dark brown. Kennedy’s waist is 24 inches, hips are 36 inches, and bra size is 36B. Furthermore, there is no information about the size of her shoes or dress.
Jayne Kennedy Net Worth
How much is Jayne Kennedy’s net worth? As of August 2023, she has a net worth of $2 million, although her income is unclear.
Jayne started her modeling career at an early age. She traveled to California in 1971 after winning the Miss Ohio USA title in 1970 to pursue a career as an actress. She made her cinematographic debut in Group Marriage (1973). In the mid-1970s, she appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Banacek, Sanford and Son, The Six Million Dollar Man and Let’s Do It Again.
From the mid-1970s to the early 1980s, she starred in numerous TV movies, including The Rockford Files, The Muthers, Wonder Woman, Chips, and The Love Boat. She then played Julie Winters in the 1981 film Body and Soul. She won the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in the film. Jayne has been featured on the covers of various publications including Ebony, Jet and Essence. She spent several years working with the Children’s Miracle Network.
At the same time, she was instrumental in raising billions of dollars for children’s hospitals. She was diagnosed with endometriosis in the 1980s. Since the 1990s, Kennedy has been away from work to spend more time with her family.
Jayne Kennedy Husband and Marriage
Who is Jayne Kennedy’s husband? Jayne Kennedy had two marriages during her life. Leon Isaac Kennedy, an actor and playwright, was her first husband. They got married in 1970. They divorced in 1982, after 12 years of marriage. In 1985, she married her second husband, actor Bill Overton. Savannah Re (born 1985), Kopper Joi (born 1989) and Zaire Ollyea (born 1995) are the couple’s three daughters. Bill had a daughter, Cheyenne (1982), from his previous marriage. Jayne and Bill have been married for almost three decades and their marriage is working well.