Jolene Blalock (born 1975-03-05 in San Diego, California) is an American actress best known for playing Sub-Commander T'Pol, a Vulcan in Star Trek: Enterprise. Prior to Enterprise, her highest profile role was playing Medea in a 2000 adaptation of Jason and the Argonauts.
She appears in the upcoming film Slow Burn with LL Cool J and Ray Liotta (filmed in 2003 and unveiled at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2005, it has yet to achieve wide release), and appeared in a guest starring role in two episodes of Stargate SG-1. She is also scheduled to appear on an episode of Lost during the 2005-2006 season, and it has been announced that she will co-star in an upcoming horror film entitled Shadow Puppets.
On 2003-04-30 she married Michael Rapino, CEO of Live Nation. In a twist from usual convention, she proposed to him rather than the other way around.
A popular model, Jolene has appeared on the cover of many men's lifestyle magazines and also posed for a clothed fashion layout in Playboy in April 2002. She was later interviewed by the magazine for its "20Q" section in February 2005. Until recently, Blalock has expressed reluctance to participate in Star Trek conventions. She made an emotional first appearance at a convention in Pasadena, California in March 2005. Her second appearance was at an autograph signing show in Milton Keynes, England in late April which was soon followed by an appearance at a convention in Bonn, Germany. She is now considered to be involved in the convention circuit, with more appearances planned in 2005.
A self-confessed "Trekkie" and big fan of Star Trek: The Original Series, she has been openly critical of Enterprise during its third and fourth season. She has stated that she felt that the show was creatively lacking, and that the show's producers were out of touch with Trek fans (although she called the fourth season a distinct improvement over what came before). Her views have proven to be controversial with some fans. During the spring of 2005, she was quoted in a Toronto Star interview and at her Pasadena convention appearance as calling the Enterprise finale episode, "These Are the Voyages..." "appalling" although the reasons for this opinion were not initially reported. (In a later interview, Blalock expanded upon this by saying that she was upset that the final episode focuses more upon characters from Star Trek: The Next Generation than Enterprise.)
Blalock's 30th birthday on 2005-03-05, coincided with the filming of her final scenes as T'Pol.
In March and April 2006, Blalock filmed Dream Me a Murder, a made-for-cable film, in the Calgary, Alberta area.
Blalock's interests include surfing and art.