Jennifer Rhodes portrayed Penny Halliwell throughout the entire series. In addition, she portrayed the Big Bad Wolf, who took Penny's form after eating her whole.


Jennifer Rhodes grew up in Rosiclare, Illinois, a town on the Ohio River. She became interested in acting while attending Southern Illinois University and moved to New York City after graduation. She studied acting and began getting cast for roles. After marrying Jordan Rhodes she moved to Los Angeles where she stopped acting for a short while. She eventually auditioned for commercials roles, later moving on to television and film.


Rhodes has starred or appeared in:

  • Fame
  • Matlock
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • L.A. Law,
  • Quantum Leap
  • Knots Landing
  • Designing Women, Full House
  • Red Shoe Diaries
  • Party of Five
  • ER
  • Charmed
  • Nightingales
  • Wings
  • Murphy Brown
  • 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Family Matters
  • Friends
  • Populars
  • Heathers
  • The Agency
  • Full House
  • The Suite Life on Deck- Season 2


  • Rhodes is the only actor who has appeared in all eight seasons as recurring cast.
  • Jennifer, starred alongside Shannen Doherty on the 1988 Black Comedy "Heathers".

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