Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is an American actress and model who portrays Jo Laughlin and Florence on The Vampire Diaries and Legacies.


She began modeling at the age of eight after seeing her eldest sister Heather modelling. She modeled for various companies such as Gitano Jeans and DreamPhone. When she reached her teen years, she attended Saint John Vianney High School in Holmdel, New Jersey. After her sophomore year Jodi left school to star on the soap Another World (1964), on which she played Marguerite Cory. After she left Another World she immediately landed the role of Cassidy Bridges on the hit CBS cop action/drama Nash Bridges (1996). She played Cassidy for all six seasons. While she was filming Nash Bridges she made her big screen debut in the 1998 Halloween sequel Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998). Jodi then hit the spotlight when she portrayed the snobby, popular, and rich Taylor Vaughan in the 1999 hit teen flick She's All That (1999). She then starred in three more movies before she began to keep a lower profile. Jodi starred in the hit TV show The Vampire Diaries as Jo, a witch who worked in a hospital and fiancée to Alaric Saltzman, the former vampire hunter. She currently stars in VH1's Hit the Floor.


Year Title Type Role
2018 Legacies TV Series Josette Laughlin
2014-2017 The Vampire Diaries TV Series
2014-2016 Hit the Floor TV Series Lionel Davenport
2016 Lucifer TV Series Ronnie
2014 Wall Street TV Movie Riley Simms
2014 Merry Ex-Mas Ashley Williams
2013 The Frozen Ground Chelle Ringell
2013 The Exes TV Series Hot Female Employee
2013 Whisper of Fear TV Movie Julia Whitman
2012 A Nanny's Revenge TV Movie Gina Wright
2012 Castle TV Series Kristina Cottera
2012 The Finder TV Series Lisa
2004-2011 Two and a Half Men TV Series Isabella / Gail
2011 Law & Order: LA TV Series Jenn Mackie
2011 Exposed TV Movie Emily Bennett
2010 Class TV Movie Kylie Burch
2010 Lost TV Series Ava
2009 Soul Fire Rising Short Lilith Reborn
2007-2009 Prison Break TV Series Gretchen Morgan / Susan B. Anthony
2009 Prison Break: The Final Break Video Gretchen Morgan
2009 The Big Bang Theory TV Series Mikayla
2009 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising Video Game Kelly Weaver
2007 The Call TV Movie Jenna 'Kinky' Kincaid
2007 American Identity Short Lyndsey Simpson
2007 Raines TV Series Angelina Billings
2007 CSI: NY TV Series Melodee Constanza
2006 Criminal Minds TV Series Agt. Amanda Gilroy
2006 The Evidence TV Series Officer Jackie Kazaris
2006 The 12th Man TV Movie Lindsay
2005 Adopted TV Movie Rachel Rabinowitz
2005 Three Wise Guys TV Movie Mary Ann Davidson
2005 Eve TV Series Lucy
2004-2005 Boston Legal TV Series Nora Jacobs
2005 Venice Underground Tyler
2004 Charmed TV Series Spider Demon
2004 The Help TV Series Becky Wiggins
2004 Out for Blood Video Layla Simmons
2004 The Scare Hole Jackie
2004 Tru Calling TV Series Candace Aimes
2003 The Pool at Maddy Breaker's TV Movie
2003 Red Rover Kylie Logan
2002 George Lopez TV Series Campbell
2002 Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga Short Shawnee
2002 Dharma & Greg TV Series Simone
1996-2001 Nash Bridges TV Series Cassidy Bridges
2000 Teacher's Pet Debbie Strand
2000 Whatever It Takes Ashley
2000 The Crow: Salvation Lauren Randall
1999 She's All That Taylor Vaughan
1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later Sarah
1995 Another World TV Series Maggie Cory


The Vampire Diaries

Season Six
Season Seven
Season Eight


Season One



  • She and Melinda Clarke have both been on the TV series Charmed, but were in different episodes.
  • Jodi studied tap and ballet.
  • She is of Irish, Czech, Austrian, Polish, and Swedish ancestry.
  • Jodi attended a co-ed Catholic school.


External links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.