You’ll probably recognize Elaine Hendrix. I mean, she’s been in tons of movies. So, if you’ve seen The Parent Trap, or Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, or Inspector Gadget 2, you’ll know her. Maybe you saw her in SNL’s Superstar, or Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion or the cult classic, (and one of my personal favorites) What the Bleep Do We Know?!
Even if you don’t go to the movies, you’ve likely seen her work. She’s done lots of TV, appearing on hit shows such as “Two and a Half Men”, “The Client List”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Castle”, “The Mentalist”, “Criminal Minds”, and “CSI: Miami”. She’s recurred on the new “90210″ as well as two years on the critically acclaimed CBS series “Joan of Arcadia.” She’s also done, not one, not two but three holiday TV movies: “Anything But Christmas”, “Mr. St. Nick” and “The Munster’s Scary Little Christmas.” That’s got to be some kind of record.
In addition to the acting “thing”, Elaine is involved in what is nearest and dearest to her heart – Animal Rights. Being an advocate for the humane treatment of animals is Elaine’s greatest passion. She’s involved with numerous organizations across the country and spends a great deal of her time traveling to rescue, lobby, testify, protest, educate and build new habitats on their behalf. The girl is always going somewhere to talk to somebody about animals!
Elaine is on the board of directors Stray Rescue St. Louis, and she’s also launched a groovy multimedia project called The Pet Matchmaker. Elaine isn’t simply a figure head or spokesperson, either. She rolls up her sleeves and gets into the thick of each and every animal saving activity, from rescuing puppy mill dogs to protesting consulates and beyond. Elaine Hendrix isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty – including cleaning poop from cages. (There’s video to prove it!)
I interviewed Elaine about her work with The Pet Matchmaker, helping to adopt out homeless pets and to promote responsible pet ownership, which will air on Pet Radio Feb 21st.