Jon Tenney – Age, Career, Marriages, Full Bio

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For the people who have not seen the horror film “Legion” where Jon Tenney played the role of Howard Anderson, we have one question for you, Why? We are not trying to say that “Legion” is his most successful film but it might be up there as well and you not having seen it is kind of a travesty for a Jon Tenney liker. Jon started his career three decades ago and has remained a force in the show business with back-to-back academy nominations to show for this.

Here is everything you need to know about him here.

Jon Tenney: Age and Early Life

Jon Tenney was born Jonathan Frederick Tenney in Princeton New Jersey to a psychiatrist mother Dr. Lillian Sandra Baum, and a father, Frederick Haworth Tenney, who was a research physicist. He is the youngest in a family of four and he is a cousin of Jay Wolf and Thea Andrews. Tenney’s maternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants, while his father had English ancestry.

Tenney obtained a B.A degree from Vassar College in 1984 where he majored in drama and philosophy. He proceeded to The Juilliard School’s Drama Division as a member of Group 1986 but left Juilliard early due to his success on stage, notably with the Mike Nichols-directed national tour of “The Real Thing”.

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He is 59 years old.

Jon Tenney: Career

Jon Tenney started off his career when he left Julliard School. He first landed a role in the play “The Real Thing”. He was a regular in broadway and off-broadway productions and it seemed like he was going to be a stage performer before he unlocked the next level in his career by playing the role of Special Agent Fritz Howard, the husband of Brenda Leigh Johnson in TNT’s “The Closer” between 2005 and 2012.

In 2013, he starred with Rebecca Romijn in TNT’s “King & Maxwell”, as Sean King, a former Secret Service agent, and lawyer who works as a private investigator. Unfortunately, the series was canceled after one season. Tenney would later appear Costarred on three other TV series that were canceled on four major networks.

Perhaps he is unlucky when it comes to television series, but he was a rock in motion graphics. Tenney appeared in several films, including the villainous CEO of Benbrook Oil Company in “Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home “and the friend of Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) in “Fools Rush In”. He played the role of Andrew Nichols in the political thriller series “Scandal” created by Shonda Rhimes. Tenney guest-starred twice in the third season of Lois & Clark, which starred his then-wife Teri Hatcher.

Jon Tenney is still muck active in the entertainment industry.

Marriages, Full Bio

Jon’s first marriage to Teri Hatcher crashed. They were married between 1994-2003. Teri is an American actress, writer, presenter, and singer. She is best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane on the television series “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”. She was previously married to Marcus Leithold before she met Teeney.

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She filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the petition submitted in Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple agreed to joint custody of their five-year-old daughter, Emerson Tenney.

In 2012, Jon found love again and married film producer and theatre executive Leslie Urdang. Jon Tenney’s net worth is believed to be around 6 million dollars.

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Justin is based in Lagos