Originally had the Mira Sorvino role in Summer of Sam (1999), but had to take a different part due to scheduling conflicts.
Mother, Phyllis, is an interior decorator.
Father, Bob, is a former music producer who now works as a computer consultant on Wall Street.
She has one older sister.
Former dancer on Club MTV (1985).
Grew up on Staten Island, New York.
Engaged to Bradley Cooper (Oct 2006). Married Bradley Cooper (Dec 2006). Filed for divorce from Bradley Cooper (May 2007).
Attended Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island, NY.
October 2009: engaged to professional Australian tennis player Mark Philippoussis.
Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008. Celiac is a disease where gluten in the diet triggers autoimmune intestinal damage. On diagnosis, patients remove gluten from the diet and the gut heals.
Has developed a line of gluten-free products.
Has two dogs.
Owner, "Jennifer's Way Bakery" in Manhattan, New York.