Caption: Jolene Blalock
Caption: T'Pol at bridge station
Growing up in San Diego, California, Jolene Blalock was both an avid surfer and an avid Star Trek fan, often citing Spock as her favorite character. While still a teenager, Blalock traveled to Europe and Asia, pursuing a modeling career. She returned to the United States in 1998, camera comfortable and ready to try acting, and after appearing in several commercials and a stint at Toronto’s Second City Improv, she made her television debut in the sitcom Veronica’s Closet. In 2000, she won the role of Medea in the television movie Jason and the Argonauts, and additional roles swiftly followed, from guest appearances on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and JAG, to a recurring role on Stargate SG-1. Then in 2001 that she made the leap into a starring role: Sub-Commander T’Pol in Star Trek: Enterprise. She since has appeared in the motion pictures Slowburn with Ray Liotta and L.L. Cool Jay, and Starship Troopers 3: Marauder. Other television roles include House, CSI: Miami and Legend of the Seeker. She recently completed work on the feature One Kine Day, to be released in 2010. A dedicated dog lover, Blalock has proudly appeared on the cover of K-9 Magazine. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, a music executive.