From 2006 to 2007, Chen had a regular recurring role as Samantha Li on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. [3] She starred in the 2015 Disney Channel TV Original Movie Descendants and its sequels, Descendants 2 Descendants 3. The agent selling the insurance in the advertisement became famous as Jake from State Farm commercial. Born in Taiwan and raised in the U.S.,[2] Chen attended the University of Texas at Austin and then began her career in show business, doing voiceover work for the English version of anime television series such as Lost Universe and Devil Lady. From 2003 to 2004, Paxson had a regular role in the NBC sitcom Happy Family as Sara Brennan. She is an actress and has starred in the movies, Review, Holly's Holiday, and Cavemen. Melanie Deanne Paxson (née Moore; born September 26, 1972 [better source needed]) is an American actress.She is known for her roles as Jaclyn in Cupid, Sara Brennan in Happy Family and as Julie in Notes from the Underbelly.Paxson also appeared in a number … [2] She is also the spokeswoman in Red Robin's burger commercials.[2]. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Theatre. This information will help you continue your search for an actor’s name. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. 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Born in Taiwan and raised in the U.S., Chen attended the University of Texas at Austin and then began her career in show business, doing voiceover work for the English version of anime television series such as Lost Universe and Devil Lady. Paxson is married to Andy Paxson, co-owner of Los Angeles restaurant Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop. Playing the nerdy-but-secretly-sexy "Girl from 4E," this Los Angeles native might be better known for playing the "wonderland" in John Mayer's steamy video for "Your Body is a Wonderland" (no surprise that she bears a slight resemblance to Jennifer Love Hewitt, whom Mayer wrote the song … Her first notable screen role was a recurring role as Jaclyn in the ABC series Cupid from 1998 to 1999. She is known for her roles as Jaclyn in Cupid, Sara Brennan in Happy Family and as Julie in Notes from the Underbelly. C.C. Early life, education, and career. 775-322-5511 '"), Fiber One, Target, Yoplait, Red Robin, Glad Trash Bags,, Icomfort mattresses, and 1-800-DENTIST. What She's Selling: State Farm Insurance companies sure know how to pick their spokesmodels. She also played a mother of a schoolchild in the second episode of the second series of the ABC comedy Speechless, which played on October 4, 2017. [5], In 2016, Chen starred in Poor Todd, an independent pilot selected by the New York Television Festival for its Independent Pilot Competition. Milana Vayntrub is an American comedian and actress known for starring in many films and TV shows along with appearing in AT&T television commercials. At 4:37 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2018, I received an email notification from my agent regarding a State Farm commercial audition scheduled for the following afternoon. She pursued a screen career. 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[12] She had a starring role in the independent pilot "I Was a Teenage Pillow Queen", premiered in September 2018 at the Tribeca TV Festival,[13] and in November 2018, she guest-starred in two episodes of Single Parents. They live in Los Angeles with their son Miller and daughter Winifred. Paxson was born in Champaign, Illinois, and grew up in Mahomet, Illinois. [2] From 2007 to 2008, she co-starred as Julie in the ABC sitcom Notes from the Underbelly, the series aired for two seasons. She is an actress and has had a fair amount of success, but she was in this one Geek Squad commercial, for all of one second, and that was enough to turn on millions of dudes all over the country, and make them wonder who she was. Looking for some great streaming picks? Paxson was still seen on WCIU and WFBT (The Chicago low power station that was first home to MeTV in 2003) in disclaimers for E/I Children's programming as late as the mid 2000s. She started working as a child actor in order to support her family financially. is the perfect example of why commercial girls are cool. Anna Lore is an actress and producer, known for Doom Patrol (2019), Faking It (2014) and Katie (2018). Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. The girl from 4E in the State Farm commercial is Holly Lynch.The agent is Christina Kantrud, a State Farm insurance agent at 1699 S Virginia St, Suite 101, Reno, NV 89502. Paxson later became involved with "The Crew on the U" on Chicago's WCIU-TV. Here is what happened to Jake from the older version of the advertisement. Paxson by that time had become relatively famous on a national level. Chen's first feature film roles were uncredited appearances as Miss New Hampshire in the 2000 film, Miss Congeniality, and as a cheerleader in the 2002 film, The New Guy. [1] She has appeared in television commercials for State Farm Insurance (playing the wife of fellow actor Justin Campbell, and is known for the famous query, "What are you wearing, 'Jake from State Farm? Not every ad lists names for actors, but you can learn the title of the commercial or find out the name of the advertising agency that produced the ad. In a 2017 interview by The Guardian, she addressed barriers facing Asian actors: Camille Chen... said she had been getting auditions for a wide range of parts and that her ethnicity had become an advantage as more industry leaders recognized the importance of diversity. The blond actress in the State Farm Shopping commercial is Megan Stevenson. as robbery-homicide department secretary Grace Kim. [2] From 2009 to 2010, she had a recurring role as Doris Madigan (née Aidem) on the Nickelodeon sitcom True Jackson, VP. [2] She received training in acting at Second City Chicago and performed with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.[1]. 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[6] In 2017, she had a prominent guest-starring role in an episode of the TV series Teachers, playing Mrs. Chan, "a priggish mother of two and president of the parent group Two Million Moms".[7]. She played the Fairy Godmother from "Cinderella," now serving as the Head Mistress for the school, Auradon Prep. She went on guest star in the series The Drew Carey Show, Quintuplets, Joey, Related, Kitchen Confidential, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Surviving Suburbia, Rules of Engagement, Medium and The Exes. But despite the significant progress – when she started her career 13 years ago, she felt she had no choice but to go up for the masseuses and prostitutes – Chen acknowledged that she never got to audition for principal characters in films. Paxson also appeared as Velma in promos for WCIU's Scooby-Doo episodes the station aired on weekday mornings. [15], She has also appeared in about two dozen advertising campaigns, including some prominent commercial roles.[16]. I’m an actress in Los Angeles and this was a normal occurrence for me, so this particular email did not stick in my memory. [3] She guest-starred on the 2009 episode of Law & Order, "Just a Girl in the World" as Emma Kim, first thought to be the target of a serial killer, but later discovered to be the murderer herself. [14] In January 2019, Chen guest-starred on an episode of God Friended Me. However, in 2020 the ad was aired during the league ones again, but this time the world witnessed a different Jake in the State Farm commercial. Anna Lore is an actress and producer, known for, Interview: Anna Akana and Anna Lore Talk Into the Dark: My Valentine (Exclusive), Exclusive: Into the Dark's Valentine's Day Episode Is All About Betrayal and Heartbreak, Watch the Trailer for Into The Dark: My Valentine, Biggest Black Directed Box Office Movies Ever, DJ Khaled Shouts Out Host Deray Davis, Vinny Guadagnino. [4] On stage, Chen portrayed "Christmas Eve" in a 2012 Los Angeles production of Avenue Q. Paxson's film credits include Ready to Rumble (2000), Slackers (2002), Saving Mr. Banks as Dolly (Dolores Vought), Disney's secretary (2013), and starring as Joyce DeWitt in the television film Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company (2003). "[8], Chen's performance as a "tactless doctor"[9] in a bit part in the 2018 film Game Night was reviewed in The Village Voice as "a deadpan gift",[10] in a scene described by The Hollywood Reporter as "one of Game Night's funnier scenes",[9] and by The New Yorker as making "memorable impressions".