TVGuide.com: I was a bit nervous getting ready to talk to you, but Dominic Purcell assured me you're not nearly as fierce as Susan B.
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe: No, I'm not at all. I'm actually a pretty big pushover.
TVGuide.com: How familiar were you with Prison Break before joining the series?
O'Keefe: I was a huge fan, so it's pretty unnerving to be a cast member now.
TVGuide.com: Especially since this show doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to female characters and love interests.
O'Keefe: [Laughs] See, thankfully I'm not a love interest.
O'Keefe: Yet! And Prison Break doesn't have a really good track record for its bad guys either, so... when you look at it.... [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: Why do I get the feeling that Susan B. isn't an entirely willing part of The Company? That maybe she herself is being compelled into servitude?
O'Keefe: I think you're on the right track. Susan's not as bad as everyone makes her out to be. She has some reasons for doing what she does, and we're finding out a lot more about her. Coming up, there will be some flashbacks showing that Susan was a prisoner of war and she was raped and tortured, so she feels there isn't a place left for her in society anymore.
TVGuide.com: Yeah, it would take something dark to send her into this line of work.
O'Keefe: That's exactly what happened. There's more motivating her than what we've seen.
TVGuide.com: Dominic reiterated his want for some action, a horizontal hookup for Linc....
TVGuide.com: Might Susan B. warm up a bit and fill the bill?
O'Keefe: I don't know about that. I haven't been told that yet. I think it may have to be someone else to give Dom some action.
TVGuide.com: I half-suspected that her comment about him banging her on the bar was an invitation.
O'Keefe: Well, she sort of talks to all the boys that way. You'll see that coming up. That's just her style.
TVGuide.com: You seem pretty confident wielding a gun. Is that thanks to your Nash Bridges days?
O'Keefe: That's thanks to Nash Bridges and my days on The Evidence. For some reason, everyone keeps giving me a gun!
TVGuide.com: Will Prison Break give you the opportunity to display your kickboxing skills?
O'Keefe: Oh, gosh. It's been so many years.... But yeah, I do have some stunt work coming up and I do beat up some people.
TVGuide.com: What can you tease about the fall finale airing in mid-December?
O'Keefe: Oh, so much happens. I can't give it away, but I will tell you that our action sequences are absolutely incredible. We have a helicopter pilot who does things with a chopper that I have never seen before in my life.
TVGuide.com: What's one of the biggest stunts you've ever tackled yourself?
O'Keefe: I jumped off the roof of a police car and knocked somebody down. That was for a movie I did a million years ago. They let me do my own stunt work, so I said, "Yeah!" It went pretty well.
TVGuide.com: Are you a fan at all of the spoof Not Another Teen Movie, having starred in She's All That?
O'Keefe: I am, I absolutely am. I make fun of myself all the time, so anytime they want to spoof any movie I've been a part of, that's great.
TVGuide.com: Who are you most often mistaken for?
O'Keefe: Tiffani Thiessen and Yasmine Bleeth. I get their fan mail sometimes!
TVGuide.com: You and Yasmine both have these "otherworldly" eyes....
O'Keefe: Thank you, oh my gosh! They're blue, just like my mother's.
TVGuide.com: What's the craziest thing you've ever had to do for a lad-mag photo shoot?
O'Keefe: The craziest thing for me is just showing a little bit of skin. I did a Maxim cover once and let's just say it wasn't my father's favorite picture. My mother asked me if I was trying to kill him. [Laughs] I wasn't naked but... you know, I'm the "baby" of the family.
TVGuide.com: Which of your previous TV series got the shortest shrift?
O'Keefe: That would have to be The Evidence. We jumped from Episode 3 to 8 and then we were off the air.
TVGuide.com: Do you think that in a way it was before its time?
O'Keefe: Yeah, I do. It was such an amazing cast and I got to work with Martin Landau in this lifetime, which is incredible, and Orlando Jones and Rob Estes. I thought for sure it would stick around for a little.
TVGuide.com: When's the last time you played a nice girl?
O'Keefe: I don't remember! [Laughs] I was good on Nash Bridges!
TVGuide.com: Yeah, but you were like 10 years old back then.
O'Keefe: Yeah, 10 or 12... or 16.
TVGuide.com: What sort of TV do you like?
O'Keefe: I really like Comedy Central. I watch The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart....
TVGuide.com: Would you vote for Colbert for president?
O'Keefe: Immediately, of course! Sign me up for campaign manager!
- "Prison Break" .... Susan B. Anthony (5 episodes, 2007)
... aka Prison Break: Manhunt (USA: second season title)
... aka Prison Break: On the Run (Australia: second season title)
- Interference (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
- Good Fences (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
- Call Waiting (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
- Fire/Water (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
- Orientación (2007) TV Episode .... Susan B. Anthony
- American Identity (2007) .... Lyndsey Simpson
- "Raines" .... Angelina Billings (1 episode, 2007)
- Closure (2007) TV Episode .... Angelina Billings
- "CSI: NY" .... Melodee Constanza (1 episode, 2007)
- The Ride In (2007) TV Episode .... Melodee Constanza
- "The Call" .... Jenna 'Kinky' Kincaid (1 episode)
- Pilot (????) TV Episode .... Jenna 'Kinky' Kincaid
- "Criminal Minds" .... Agt. Amanda Gilroy (1 episode, 2006)
- P911 (2006) TV Episode .... Agt. Amanda Gilroy
- "The Evidence" .... Officer Jackie Kazaris (5 episodes, 2006)
- And the Envelope Please (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
- Stringers (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
- Wine and Die (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
- Down for the Count (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
- Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Officer Jackie Kazaris
- "The 12th Man" .... Lindsay (1 episode, 2006)
- Pilot (2006) TV Episode .... Lindsay
- Three Wise Guys (2005) (TV) .... Mary Ann Davidson
- "Two and a Half Men" .... Gail / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
- Hi, Mr. Horned One (2005) TV Episode .... Isabella
- Last Chance to See Those Tattoos (2004) TV Episode .... Gail
- "Eve" .... Lucy - Rita's Stepmother (1 episode, 2005)
- If the Shrew Fits (2005) TV Episode .... Lucy - Rita's Stepmother
- "Boston Legal" .... Nora Jacobs (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
- From Whence We Came (2005) TV Episode .... Nora Jacobs
- Schmidt Happens (2005) TV Episode .... Nora Jacobs
- Hired Guns (2004) TV Episode .... Nora Jacobs
- Adopted (2005) (TV) .... Rachel Rabinowitz
- Venice Underground (2005) .... Tyler
- "Charmed" .... Spider Demon (1 episode, 2004)
- Spin City (2004) TV Episode .... Spider Demon
- "The Help" .... Becky Wiggins (1 episode, 2004)
- Maggie Chicken (2004) TV Episode .... Becky Wiggins
- Out for Blood (2004) .... Layla Simmons
... aka Vampires: Out for Blood (USA: DVD title)
- Mummy an' the Armadillo (2004) .... Jackie
- "Tru Calling" .... Candace Aimes (1 episode, 2004)
- Reunion (2004) TV Episode .... Candace Aimes
- Red Rover (2003) .... Kylie Taylor
- The Pool at Maddy Breaker's (2003) (TV)
- "George Lopez" .... Campbell (2 episodes, 2002)
- The Wedding Dance (2002) TV Episode .... Campbell
- Who's Your Daddy? (2002) TV Episode .... Campbell
- Falling in Love in Pongo Ponga (2002) .... Shawnee
- "Dharma & Greg" .... Simone (2 episodes, 2002)
- Mission: Implausible (2002) TV Episode .... Simone
- She's with the Band (2002) TV Episode .... Simone
- "Nash Bridges" .... Cassidy Bridges (42 episodes, 1996-2001)
... aka Bridges
- Change Up (2001) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
- Slam Dunk (2001) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
- Bear Trap (2001) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
- Grave Robbers (2000) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
- The Messenger (2000) TV Episode .... Cassidy Bridges
- Teacher's Pet (2000) .... Debbie Strong
... aka Chair et le diable, La (Canada: French title)
... aka Dearly Devoted II (Canada: English title)
... aka Devil in the Flesh 2 (USA: cable TV title)
... aka Teacher's Pet (USA)
- Whatever It Takes (2000) .... Ashley Grant
- The Crow: Salvation (2000) .... Lauren Randall
... aka The Crow III - Tödliche Erlösung (Germany: DVD title)
- She's All That (1999) .... Taylor Vaughan
- Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) .... Sarah Wainthrope
... aka Halloween: H20 (USA: promotional title)
... aka Halloween: H20 (20 Years Later) (USA: promotional title)
- "Another World" (1964) TV Series .... Maggie Cory #4 (unknown episodes, 1995)
... aka Another World: Bay City