Actress Jennifer Freeman is best known for her portrayal of Damon Wayans’ daughter on My Wife and Kids. The show ran for five seasons and garnered Jennifer a Teen Choice Award nomination. In addition to serving as one of the fresh young faces of beauty giant Neutrogena, she’s also appeared in such TV shows as 7th Heaven, Lizzie McGuire and The O.C., as well as in such big-screen hits as You Got Served and Johnson Family Vacation, alongside Cedric the Entertainer.
Born in Long Beach, California, Jennifer’s career began at the early age of 9 when she aced her first audition and landed an infomercial; but she was forced to take an early and unwelcome hiatus when her family picked up and relocated to Bakersfield for the next four years. Jennifer begged her mother every day to move back. And when they finally did, she dove straight into Disney’s Movie Surfers with Christina Milian where she got a first-hand look behind the scenes.
Two years later, Jennifer auditioned for My Wife and Kids. She was so certain she’d been passed on that she congratulated the girl she auditioned with and even asked for her autograph. But as it turned out, Jennifer had nailed the audition and would for the next five years spend her days on set with the likes of Wayans and TV- mother Tisha Campbell, both of whom she’d grown up watching on such iconic institutions as In Living Color and Martin. And Freeman quickly found a father figure in Wayans, who kept her on her toes with his penchant for on-set improvisation.
After My Wife and Kids wrapped, Jennifer enrolled herself in college and took time to gain some life experience – and before long had fallen in love with and married NBA star Earl Watson. But life as a basketball wife proved isolating and unfulfilling and the couple ended their union in 2010, though Jennifer still strongly believes in the importance and power of marriage.
As a humanitarian, Jennifer considers it her mission to empower women. And as a mother, she feels an innate responsibility to validate the young artists of the world and assist them in realizing their own dreams and goals.
Freeman currently resides in Los Angeles with her lovely daughter Isabella Amora (which means Beautiful Love), born in October 2009.