Actor, Model, Sober –
April 20, 2020 – As one of the nation’s leading advocates on addiction recovery, Jennifer Gimenez has become a regular fixture on numerous television networks and across multiple social media platforms. Named one of Maxim’s “Hot 100” and Esquire’s “Women We Love,” After landing roles on The Young and The Restless and Bold and The Beautiful, Jennifer scored her first major film role in Ted Demme’s Blow, starring alongside Johnny Depp. She followed that up with blockbusters Vanilla Sky, Corky Romano, Charlie’s Angels as well as appearances in the Oscar nominated documentary, “Let’s Get Lost.”, where she had the opportunity to meet and work with jazz great, Chet Baker.
Surrounded by a fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle and unprepared for the trappings of fame, Gimenez eventually found herself at the mercy of her own drug & alcohol demons. Ultimately, Jennifer found the courage to reclaim her life. Now over 14 years sober, Gimenez has used the story of her recovery to help others, starring on VH1’s hit Sober House Seasons 1 and 2, Celebrity Rehab Season 5, and Season 6 of Rehab With Dr. Drew. She’s also appeared on The O’Neal’s Show on OWN, as a judge on Model Latina for SiTV, Celebrity Wife Swap and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, as well as an expert on top tier media including The View, CNN, HLN, Today Show and ENews and other all press outlets.
Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
A. January 15, 2006 is my sobriety date
Q. At which of the schools you attended did you learn the most?
A. The world taught me
Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?