“Hi, Marlo and Jennifer here–posting together!
For a few years, we had a great time playing mother and daughter on Friends. Not only did we share tons of laughs together (and who couldn’t laugh on the set of Friends?), but we also discovered that our most famous TV characters had a shared legacy as women. In a way, Friends’ Rachel Green was not all that different from That Girl’s Ann Marie — they were both independent, strong-minded and funny. So I guess you could say that, in the annals of TV history, we’re cross-generational soul-sisters!
Since 2006, Jen has donated her time and talent by filming spots for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sharing the screen with one or more of our adorable St. Jude kids. You’ve probably seen the spots on TV (or in movie theaters, or even on airplanes). One mother did, and it changed her life. She had a very sick little girl named McKenna, whose symptoms — chronic headaches — persisted, even after several consultations with the family doctor. Then the mom saw one of Jen’s St. Jude spots, featuring a child with brain cancer, who had suffered the same symptoms. Empowered by what she saw, she rushed her daughter to St. Jude for treatment. That little girl is alive today.
McKenna’s mom wrote Jennifer a touching letter, thanking her for guiding her to St. Jude — and for Jen, the experience was profoundly moving. Can you imagine anything more rewarding than knowing that you somehow helped save a child’s life?”