Carolyn Hennesy
Full Name

Carolyn Hennesy

Place of birth

Los Angeles, California, U.S.


June 19, 1962 (age 56)


Actress, writer

Years Active





Rhoda Chesterfield

Carolyn Hennesy (born June 10, 1962) is an American actress and writer, who stars in the soap opera General Hospital and the sitcom Cougar Town. She is also known for her current role as Rhoda Chesterfield on Disney's JESSIE.

Early life

Carolyn Hennesy was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Oscar-winning art director, Dale Hennesy, and a niece of actress, Barbara Rush, and cousin of Fox News reporter, Claudia Cowan. She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is a veteran of many stage productions as well as the comedy troupes the Groundlings and the ACME Comedy Theater.


Year Title Role
1992 I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Bowling Alley Waitress
1993 Lightning in a Bottle Marsha Timmons
1993 Dark Justice Jill
1995 Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare USDA Representative
1995 Grace Under Fire Gloria
1997 Wings Flight Attendant
1997 Party of Five Alice
1997 The Naked Truth Flight Attendant
2007-present General Hospital Diane Miller
2011-2015 JESSIE Rhoda Chesterfield
2014-present Revenge Mrs. Ellis
2018 A Snow White Christmas Victoria Snow


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