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Kelly Jenrette is an American actress. She is known for her roles on Grandfathered and Manhunt: Deadly Games. She received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination for her guest appearance on The Handmaid's Tale. She portrays Amara Patterson on All American and All American: Homecoming.


In 2018, Jenrette and her husband became the first African American married couple to be nominated for Emmys in the same year. Jenrette’s Emmy nomination was for her portrayal of Annie in season two of "The Handmaid’s Tale".

Jenrette’s two latest films can be found on Netflix: "Uncorked" and "All Day and A Night". In the latter, Jenrette stars alongside Jeffrey Wright and Ashton Sanders.

She is also in the second season of the hit anthology show "Manhunt: Deadly Games" and can be seen as Winona on "Limetown". Jenrette has also been a series regular on the comedy "Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos; a recurring guest star role on "Mixed•ish", "Here and Now", "Pitch" and "Graves".

Jenrette, a native of Atlanta, resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Melvin Jackson Jr.