Jenny Lynn Shimizu is an American model and actress from San Jose, California.
While working as a mechanic, Shimizu was approached to model for the Calvin Klein CK1 fragrance ads and model Calvin Klein fashions. She later was featured in the Banana Republic “American Beauty” campaign.
She became the first Asian model to walk for the highly influential catwalk Prada and also became the first minority model to open the show.
Shimizu was one of the stars of Foxfire, alongside Angelina Jolie. She also had a supporting role in Jamie Babbit’s 2007 film Itty Bitty Titty Committee. Shimizu appeared in the third season of the here! original series Dante’s Cove.
In 2005, Shimizu appeared on Tyra Banks’s reality show America’s Next Top Model. She appeared in season two of Bravo TV’s Make Me a Supermodel as a member of the judging panel.
In 2005, to protest against America’s laws on gay marriage, Shimizu went through the process of marriage to Rebecca Loos on the Sky documentary Power Lesbian UK (broadcast as Power Lesbians on LOGO in the U.S.). The two had a relationship for a period thereafter.
In 2012, Shimizu met Michelle Harper at a party. They married in August 2014.