Vixen Exclusive: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe Talks ‘Hit the Floor’ and Lessons Learned from Hollywood

Jodi Lyn O’Keefe has quite the resume. Her first gigs were roles in 90s series Another World and Nash Bridges. Shortly after, she played an unforgettable role of a snarky Taylor Vaughn in the cult teen classic She’s All That alongside Freddie Prinze Jr in 1999. Since then, Jodi has flexed her acting skills on plenty television shows and films including Charmed, Halloween H20, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and Prison Break just to name a few.

Today she plays Lionel Davenport, a hell-raising A-list actress and ex-wife of Pete Davenport on VH1’s popular series Hit the Floor. In other words, a boss. Unlike the mean-girl characters she is known for playing, Jodi Lyn is one of the sweetest and humblest entertainers around. Last week, she chopped it up with VIBE Vixen to give us some insight on Lionel, what Hollywood has taught her over the past two decades, and what its like behind the scenes of Hit The Floor.

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