Who plays Bailey on The Rookie? The season 3 finale actress has made an impression, so let’s consider her age, Instagram, and previous roles.
When it comes to police procedurals, there are plenty of shows right now battling it out to capture your attention.
However, it’s safe to say that The Rookie isn’t losing the fight.
Created by Alexi Hawley, this American series follows John Nolan (played by Nathan Fillion), the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. It’s based on real-life LAPD officer William Norcross, who moved to Los Angeles in 2015 and joined the crew in his forties.
Audiences were invited to check it out back in October 2018 and it has maintained a devoted following ever since.
Season 3 concluded on episode 14 on Sunday, May 16th 2021, but not without introducing an important new character. So, who plays Bailey on The Rookie?
Who plays Bailey on The Rookie? Season 3 finale
- American actress Jenna Dewan plays Bailey on The Rookie.
The 40-year-old made her debut on the ABC series in ‘Threshold’, but may be familiar to audiences from a range of other projects.
While in conversation with TVLine, showrunner Alexi Hawley was asked whether Bailey could be a keeper for John:
“Absolutely. I think Jen is another coup for us, so yeah, that’s my plan. We couldn’t really do a ton of love interest stuff during the middle of the pandemic, but at the end of the day it felt like, ‘Let’s find him somebody to potentially take us into next season.’”
He added: “And Jen is really special, and I love the character.”
The Rookie has officially been renewed for season 4, so fans can expect to see the character back in subsequent episodes.
Let’s consider where viewers may have seen the actress before…
Jenna Dewan: Previous roles
According to IMDb, Jenna first appeared on screens in the 2002 movie The Hot Chick (she played Bianca Salsa Girl) with Rob Schneider.
Over the years, she has landed lots more movie roles, including in the likes of Step Up (Nora Clark), The Grudge 2 (Sally), Take the Lead (Sasha), The Wedding Year (Jessica), Berlin, I Love You (Mandy), Setup (Mia), American Virgin (Priscilla), The Jerk Theory (Molly Taylor), Falling Awake (Alessandra), and more.
If you thought you noticed a handful of dance movies in there, it’s because the actress is also a dancer!
As for TV, The Rookie is far from Jenna’s first rodeo. She has also been in Soundtrack (Joanna Kassem), The Resident (Julian Booth), Supergirl (Lucy Lane), Witches of East End (Freya / Ambrose), American Horror Story (Teresa Morrison), Melrose Place (Kendra Wilson), and Man with a Plan (Jen).
Follow Jenna Dewan on Instagram
Jenna Dewan is on Instagram and you can find her over at @jennadewan; she currently has 6.4 million followers.
She posted on her story in the wake of the finale: “So happy you guys are loving meeting Bailey on the #therookiefinale tonight! And yes much more to come.”
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