Who Is Jayne Kennedy? Everything You Need to Know

Jayne Kennedy is an American television personality, actress and model. In addition, she is also a company reporter, producer and screenwriter. In addition, she is a lecturer, philanthropist, beauty contest and sports host.

She is famous for her role as Julie Winters in the 1981 film Body and Soul. In the 1980s, Coca-Cola USA named her “America’s Most Admired Black Woman”. She is the winner of Miss Ohio USA in 1970. She is the first African American woman to win the title.

Jayne Kennedy birth, family and childhood

Jayne Kennedy was born on 27th of October, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Her nationality is American and she is of African American ethnicity.

Her birth name is Jayne Kennedy Overton. She is the daughter of stage artist Herbert Harrison and Virginia Harrison.

Jayne Kennedy Age & height

She is 70 yrs. of age in 2021 also Jayne Kennedy is 5 feet 10 inches tall. The color of her eyes is dark brown. In addition, her hair color is dark brown. Her waist is 24 inches, her hip size is 36 inches and her bra size is 36B.

Jayne Kennedy‘s Education

In high school, she attended Wickliffe High School in Wickliffe, Ohio. At this time, While in high school, she won the title of Miss Ohio USA in 1970. She then participated in the Miss Universe USA pageant in 1970.

Jayne Kennedy Professional life & Career

Jayne started her modeling career at a young age. After winning the Miss Ohio USA title, she moved to California to pursue her acting career in 1971. She made her acting debut in the film Wedding in Group (1973).

She then starred in several film and television dramas, including Banacek, Sanford and Son, The Six Million Dollar Man and Let’s Do It Again in the mid-1970s.

She then appeared in multipal television dramas such as The Rockford Files, The Muthers, Wonder Woman, Chips and The Love Boat from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.

Subsequently, she appeared as Julie Winters in the film Body and soul from 1981. For her role in the film, she won the 1982 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.

Jayne has appeared on the cover of Ebony, Jet and Essence magazines several times. She worked for the Children’s Miracle Network for many years. At the same time, she has helped raise billions of dollars for children’s hospitals.

In the 1980s, she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Since the 1990s, Kennedy has moved away from the industry to spend more time with her family.

Jayne Kennedy Net Worth

The beauty pageant winner who has a net worth of $2 million dollars. 

Rumors and Controversies about Jayne Kennedy

Jayne faced major controversy in 2014 when her actual adult relationship with ex-husband Leon Isaac Kennedy leaked. She blamed Leon for leaking the video, but her ex Leon said it was not him who leaked the tape.

About Her Relationship

Jayne Kennedy has been married two times in her life. Her first husband was Leon Isaac was actor and author .They married in 1970. After 12 years of marriage, they divorced in 1982.

She then married her second husband, actor Bill Overton in 1985. The couple has three daughters Savannah Re, Kopper Joi and Zaire Ollyea). Jayne and Bill have been married for over three decades and their relationship is going very well.