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Alice Dodd & Jillian Armenante

Jillian Armenante (born July 5, 1968) is an American television and film actress, known for playing the role of Donna Kozlowski on the TV show Judging Amy. With Alice Dodd, her wife, Armenante co-produced, co-directed and co-wrote Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog and In Flagrante Gothicto at the Circle X Theatre Company. Laura Comstock's Bag-Punching Dog won the Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best New Musical" and "Best Musical Production".

"Back in 2000, almost by accident, we bought a 1923 Mediterranean in the middle of Hollywood. We happened by an open house, instantly fell in love with it and without ever looking at another house, offered to buy it. Maybe it was the grapefruit tree, or the easy walk to the Larchmont Farmers Market, or the legacy of the Hollywood sign looming in the distance-we just had to have it. We knew it would be the perfect place to start building a family. Well, almost perfect, after we made a few additions here and there. We now have two beautiful girls to mess it all up." (Picture: Alice Dodd)

Alice Dodd and Jillian Armenante, together since 1995, met when Dodd walked into Seattle's Annex Theatre to audition in the same show where Armenante was performing.

Armenante was born in Paterson, New Jersey but grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

Her feature-film credits include Contagion, Bad Teacher, A Mighty Heart, North Country and Girl, Interrupted. On television, Ms. Armenante has made guest appearances on several shows including Shameless, Medium, Party Down, Castle, The Closer, Private Practice, Grey's Anatomy, Las Vegas, ER, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and Northern Exposure.


Jillian Armenante (born July 5, 1968) is an American television and film actress, known for playing the role of Donna Kozlowski on the TV show Judging Amy. Jillian Armenante married "Judging Amy" co-star Alice Dodd after several judges refused to halt the city of San Francisco from marrying same sex partners over the Valentines Weekend, 2004. Their first daughter, Hazel Georgia Dodd Armenante, was born on November 21, 2004. Dodd gave birth to Heloise Margaret Armenante Dodd on December 12, 2008.





In Flagrante Gothicto received:
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for writing, directing and production
The Ted Schmitt Award for "Most Outstanding Debut of a New Play"
LA Weekly Theater Award for playwriting and comedy ensemble
Back Stage West Garland Awards for production, direction, writing, ensemble and Lead Actress (Alice Dodd)

In Flagrante Gothicto was produced at The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle in their 2003 season.

Armenante directed the world premiere of Great Men Of Science, Nos. 21 & 22. The show received a Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best Production in a 99 seat theatre", and The L.A. Weekly Award for Best Production. She also produced The Texarkansas Waltz at Circle X Theatre.

Regionally, she has acted at the Empty Space Theatre in the title role of The Salvation Of Iggy Scrooge; at the Group Theatre in Marisol; at New City Theatre in Stript and 3 Americanisms.

She played "Melony" a stage version of The Cider House Rules which was performed at The Atlantic Theatre in New York City, the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and at The Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. For this role she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, received a Garland Award and a Theatre World Award for "Debut on the New York Stage". The show also received a Theatre L.A. Ovation Award for "Best Production in a Larger Theatre".

In Seattle, she was a member of Annex Theatre for eight years, where she appeared in The Fatty Arbuckle Spookhouse Review, Bessemer's Spectacles, Tattoo Girl, and Hamlet The Musical. At Annex, she directed Triplets In Uniform, Exquisite Torture, and Running From Boomerangs. She was the Associate Artistic Director for Alice B. Theatre where she produced Pretty, Witty and Gay and Memory Tricks by Marga Gomez at the Broadway Performance Hall.

Alice Eden Dodd (born 1970, Atlanta, Georgia, USA) married "Judging Amy" co-star Jillian Armenante after several judges refused to halt the city of San Francisco from marrying same sex partners over the Valentines Weekend, 2004.

Her first daughter, Hazel Georgia Dodd Armenante, was born on November 21, 2004.

She is the granddaughter of Bobby Dodd who was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame for Coaching Georgia Tech in 1993. Already in the Hall for his playing career at Tennessee, where he is one of two inductees to be enshrined as player and coach.

She gave birth to Heloise Margaret Armenante Dodd on December 12th 2008, her second daughter with Jillian Armenante.

Alice and her partner Jillian are the godmothers of Angelina Jolie's son, Maddox.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jillian_Armenante

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