Jenna Lyn Ward: James Denton’s Ex-wife Biography

Who is Jenna Lyn Ward?

Jenna Lyn Ward is a famous Hollywood actress. Born in the United States of America, Jenna Lyn Ward rose to fame after marrying actor James Thomas Denton Jr.

Unfortunately, the marriage later ended in divorce. Jenna Lyn Ward is known for her roles in TV series such as Seven Days, The Untouchables, and Missing Person.

Jenna Lyn Ward bio, relationships, career and net worth
Jenna Lyn Ward Biography

Quick facts

Full nameJenna Lyn Ward
BirthdayNot Available
EthnicityEnglish and Gaelic
Hair ColorBlonde
Eyes ColorGrey
EducationCollege Graduate
Marital statusDivorced
Name of ex-husbandJames Thomas Denton Jr.
Net worth$500k
Social mediaNot Active

Early Life and Childhood

Considering Jenna Lyn Ward’s reserved nature, it would not be a surprise that the Hollywood starlet has kept her parents’ names and information about her childhood under wraps.

Jenna has not divulged the details regarding her parents’ professions and the type of upbringing she had.

Jenna Lyn Ward
Jenna Lyn Ward Photo

As per some sources, Jenna was raised in a Christian household. She had a normal childhood and a good upbringing.

Regarding Jenna Lyn Ward’s ethnic background, the beauty belongs to English and Gaelic descent. Additionally, Jenna is a follower of Christianity. Likewise, her nationality is American.

Jenna is a well-educated woman. In fact, before stepping into acting, Jenna chose to finish her education. As a result, the actress is a college graduate.

Hobbies and interests

Jenna Lyn has not just limited herself to the world of showbiz. Ward is not only a talented actress, but she also has other varied interests.

The Seven Days actress is an avid reader. In addition, she also enjoys traveling to new places and cooking in her free time. Moreover, Jenna likes to go to the gym to maintain her slender figure and remain fit and healthy.

Relationships and dating history

Jenna Lyn Ward and James Denton Jr.

Jenna Lyn Ward was in a long-term relationship with American actor James Thomas Denton Jr.

Denton and Ward dated for many years, after which they tied the knot in 1997. Nevertheless, the story behind how the two met and fell in love has not been disclosed by either Ward or Denton.

The ceremony was privately held in the presence of James and Jenna’s loved ones. The photos of their wedding remain unreleased at the moment.

Jenna Lyn Ward's ex-husband James Denton
Jenna Lyn Ward and James Denton

Jenna and James enjoyed marital bliss for three years, after which they decided to call it quits. The couple divorced in the year 2000. Unfortunately, the reasons behind their split were not revealed to the public by either Jenna or James.

Jenna must have gone on to date a few men after her split from Denton; however, at present, Jenna Lyn is reportedly single. The actress wants to focus on her career and is enjoying her independence.

About James Thomas Denton Jr.

James Thomas Denton Jr., also popularly known as James Denton, is an American actor. Denton was born on 20th January 1963.

Denton’s most famous work includes Desperate Housewives and Good Witch. Before starting his acting career, James used to work in the field of advertising. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Television/Journalism and a minor in Advertising.

James Thomas Denton Jr
James Thomas Denton Jr

Before moving to Los Angeles, Denton worked at  Chicago-based theatre companies such as The Griffin Theater and Strawdog Theater Ensemble. As a result, Denton was able to bag the role of one of the leads in Flesh and Blood.

Denton has made appearances in many television shows and movies as a commercial actor. Some of his notable work includes That Old Feeling, Face/Off, Primary Colors, Sliders, Dark Skies, Two Guys and a Girl, The West Wing, Ally McBeal, The Pretender, Philly, The Drew Carey Show, and Reba.

Before his marriage to Jenna Lyn Ward, James Thomas Denton Jr. was in a relationship with country singer Deana Carter. Carter was Denton’s high school sweetheart. After his divorce from Jenna, James got married to Erin O’Brien.

Erin gave birth to Sheppard Denton in 2003. Likewise, their daughter Malin Denton was born in the year 2005. James Thomas Denton Jr. lives with his wife and children in Chanhassen, Minnesota.


Jenna Lyn Ward does not have any children, adopted or biological. The Hollywood actress has not yet revealed whether her decision not to have kids is due to an underlying medical condition or personal choice.


According to some sources, Jenna Lyn started her career as a model before venturing into the world of entertainment. However, her undeniable good looks and perfect figure must have helped her gain excellent modeling opportunities.

Making the transition into acting, Jenna Lyn Ward made her debut with the TV series Missing Persons in 1993. The crime drama dealt with the daily activities of the police department as it dealt with the cases of people’s mysterious disappearances. The actress played the role of Dorrie Greene in the show.

After this, Jenna Lyn appeared as Marsha Koppelman in the crime-drama movie The Untouchables. Jenna starred alongside famous actors such as Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro.

The Untouchables was centered on the Prohibition era in the United States. It revolves around the story of Federal Agent Eliot Ness, who aims to stop gangster Al Capone’s rampant corruption using the help of a minor, hand-picked team.

After this, Jenna appeared in the 1998 sci-fi drama series Seven Days. The show ran for three seasons and its last episode aired in 2001. Seven Days was based on the theme of time travel. It focused on the US National Security Agency sending one human being back in time seven days to avert severe disasters.

Recent news and controversies

Considering Jenna Lyn Ward’s preference to lead a low-profile life, she hardly makes any headlines. Despite the media interest in the actress, Jenna likes to refrain from giving interviews or sharing too many details of her life with the media.

Even though Jenna likes to stay away from the limelight as much as possible, news about the American actress surfaces occasionally. This includes the rare red carpet appearances and public outings made by Jenna.

Lyn has not been a part of any up until now when it comes to controversies and scandals.

Jenna Lyn Ward Net worth

Jenna Lyn’s net worth is estimated to be approximately USD 500k. Her annual salary ranges from USD 190k-200k.

In contrast, Ward’s ex-husband James Thomas Denton Jr., has a massive net worth of USD 7 million.

Undoubtedly, being a Hollywood star, Jenna Lyn leads quite a glamorous life. Owing to her impressive career choices, her net worth will also increase in the coming days.

Social media

Unluckily, fans wishing to glimpse Jenna Lyn’s lavish lifestyle through social media will be disappointed.

The gorgeous actress seems to enjoy her privacy a bit too much, so Jenna Lyn Ward is not active on any social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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