Name:
Ami Dolenz
Birth Date:
January 8, 1969
Birth Place:
Burbank, California, USA
Height:
5' 3''
Nationality:
American
Profession:
actress
Education:
dropped out of high school at age 17
BIOGRAPHY
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Ami Dolenz
General Hospital

Background:

American actress of television and film and producer Ami Dolenz, the eldest daughter of the Monkees' Micky Dolenz, is perhaps most famous for playing Melissa McKee on the popular soap opera “General Hospital” (1987-1989), from which she nabbed two Young Artist nominations, and as Tony Danza's daughter on the film “She's Out of Control” (1989). Following a hectic schedule throughout the 1980s and the 1990s, Dolenz spent much of her time outside of the spotlight during the 2000s, but irregularly returned to television and films. In 2007, she made her producing debut with the short film “Even If,” in which she also played the leading role.        

Aside from acting, Dolenz oversees KidPix Productions with her husband Jerry Trimble. The company arranges birthday parties for children as movie shoots. She is also the founder of the Theatricks for Kids and a member of the Write Act Repertory Company. Along with her mother, she co-owns an Internet custom jewelry shop called Bluebell Boutique.

Dolenz has been married to the former PKA and PKC Kickboxing Champion of the World and actor Jerry Trimble since 2002. They currently live in California and have no children.     


Bluebell

Childhood and Family:

Ami Bluebell Dolenz was born on January 8, 1969, in Burbank, California, into a showbiz family. She is the only child of Micky Dolenz (born March 8, 1945) of the 1960s group the Monkees and British television presenter Samantha Juste. Her paternal grandparents were Hollywood actors George Dolenz and Janelle Johnson Dolenz. Her parents divorced in 1975 when she was six years old. At age 15, Ami told her parents that she wanted to be an actress. She put in a tape to “Junior Star Search” and won in the Junior acting division for the year. She dropped out of high school two years later to focus on her career.

On August 10, 2002, Ami was married to professional kickboxer (and fellow actor) Jerry “the Golden Boy” Trimble (born May 12, 1963).   

Ami has three younger half-sisters, Charlotte Janelle (born 1981), Emily Claire (born 1983) and Georgia Rose (born 1984), from his father's next marriage.  


She's Out of Control

Career:

 A winner of the “Junior Star Search” contest, Ami Dolenz made her television acting debut at age 16 with a recurring role as Linda in the popular ABC sitcom “Growing Pains” (1985). She went on to appear in the made for television movies “Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs” and “The Children of Times Square” (both 1986) as well as in episodes of television shows like “Starman” (1986, as Kelly Jordan ), “Mr. Belvedere” (1987, as Shannon) and “Silver Spoons” (1987, as Ilene).  She also played Vicki in two episodes of the TBS sitcom “The New Leave It to Beaver” (between 1986-1987). Dolenz made her feature film debut with a small role in the teen comedy “Can't Buy Me Love” (1987), starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson.   
 
Dolenz's big break came in 1987 when she landed the role of Melissa McKee on the long running daytime soap opera “General Hospital.” During a two year stint on the show, she was nominated for two Young Artist Awards in the categories of Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Drama Series and Best Young Actress in a Daytime Drama Series.

Following her departure from “General Hospital” in 1989, Dolenz won a co-starring role opposite Tony Danza and Catherine Hicks on the independent coming of age comedy film “She's Out of Control” (1989), directed by Stan Dragoti. She played Danza's oldest daughter, Katie Simpson, on the film. In 1990, Dolenz returned to series television with a regular role of the title role's love interest,  Sloan Peterson in the short lived sitcom “Ferris Bueller,” based on the 1986 John Hughes's film “Ferris Bueller's Day Off.” In the same year, she could also be seen in episodes of “The Adventures of Superboy,” “Sunset Beat” and “Glory Days” as well as in the independent film “Faith,” opposite Michelle Johnston and Len Lesser.   

After the cancellation of “Ferris Bueller,” Dolenz starred as Lucy Barrett in the Tony Randel directed horror film “Children of the Night” (1991), with Karen Black, as Jeannie Peterson in the fantasy/comedy film “Miracle Beach” (1992), opposite Dean Cameron, and as Ginny Grafton in the action/comedy film “Rescue Me” (1992), with Michael Dudikoff and Stephen Dorff. In 1993, she appeared in two films, “Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway” and “White Wolves: A Cry in the Wild II,” as well as in two direct to video films, “Stepmother” (with Alan Thicke and George Gaynes) and “Infested.” Besides, she made a guest appearance as Tracey Noble in an episode of “Murder, She Wrote” called “Bloodlines.”  

Dolenz continued to appear in television and films throughout the reminder of the 1990s. She played Jenny Braddock in “Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings,” the 1994 direct to video sequel to the 1988 horror film “Pumpkinhead,” co-starred with Paul Coufos and Noah Hathaway in the drama film “To Die, to Sleep” (1994), for director Brianne Murphy and starred with Corey Haim and Keith Coogan the direct to video comedy/drama film “Life 101” (1995). She reunited with actor Corey Haim for the direct to video action movie “Demolition University” (1999), which was a sequel to the 1996 film “Demolition High,” and had a small role on the action film “Shogun Cop” (1999), starring Barbara Patrick, Robert Patrick and Natsumi Sawai. Meanwhile, on the small screen, Dolenz played Ali Cooper in the episode “Boys Will Be Boys” of “ ABC Afterschool Specials” (1994),  supported Brian Bloom, Brian Krause and Richard Belzer in the Hal Needham helmed made for television film “Bandit: Bandit Bandit” (1994) and worked with Jeff Fahey and Carrie Genzel in the TV film “Virtual Seduction” (1995). She also guest starred in television shows like “Saved by the Bell: The College Years” (1994), “Pacific Blue” (1997), “Teen Angel” (1997) and “The Secret Files of the SpyDogs” (1998, as the voice of Oatz Couture).

Entering the new millennium, Dolenz appeared as herself in an episode of the TV series documentary “Behind the Music” called “The Monkees” (2000), along with her father Micky and younger sister Georgia, as well as in an episode of the TV series “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus” (also 2000). In the following year, she portrayed Helen/Melissa Cochran in the episodes “Black Out: Part 1 and Part 2” of “Dark Realm.”

After taking hiatus from acting, Dolenz resumed her career by playing the co-starring role of Heather Dombrowski on the 2003 crime/drama film “Mr. Id,” with Steve Parlavecchio and Carey Peters. She disappeared again and resurfaced later in 2007 when she played Late in the short film “Even If,” which she also produced. In the next year, she co-starred with Cliff De Young and Dale Midkiff in the direct to video release “2012 Doomsday,” directed by Nick Everhart. She continued to portray Claudia in the thriller movie “New Hope Manor” (2009), which was directed and written by Danny LeGare, appear as Lori in an episode of “Rules of Engagement” called “Reunion” (2010) and star in a 7 minute drama called “Committed” (2010), by director David Rountree.


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