JoNell Kennedy is an American actress, producer and writer. She is currently known for her minor recurring role on The Mentalist. She also appears in an episode of Southland.
Born in New Orleans Louisiana. Her father is retired Federal Government Employee (Labor Dept.) and mother was a vocalist with 1960s group “The Dixi Kups”. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University where she majored in theatre.
Kennedy was married to fellow actor Morocco Omari from 2001 until 2006.