Jennifer Gareis is an American actress. She’s also a former beauty queen. She was crowned Miss New York USA in 1994. She competed in the Miss USA 1994 competition where she made it to the Top 6. She ultimately started a career in acting. Her first starring role was as Grace Turner on the soap opera The Young and the Restless. She then made her film debut in Private Parts. In the 2000s, she appeared in the films Luckytown, The 6th Day, and Miss Congeniality. She then became further known for her role as Donna Logan on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.