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Jennifer Lien Net Worth $700,000

What is Jennifer Lien’s net worth?

Jennifer Lien is an American actress who has a net worth of $700,000. She is best known for portraying the alien Kes on Star Trek: Voyager.

She was born on August 24, 1974, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, as Jennifer Ann Lien.

Her mother is Delores Lien.

At age 13, Jennifer began performing in a summer theater and festivals.

She played the trombone in high school.

In 1990, Lien made her television debut when she guest-starred in an episode of the drama series ”Brewster Place.”

In 1992, she played the role of Hannah Moore on the soap opera ”Another World.”

From 1993 to 1994, Jennifer performed in 22 episodes of Phenom, a sitcom about a tennis wunderkind.

In 1996, Lien was cast in Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest. 

Star Trek: Voyager

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Cast of STAR TREK VOYAGER – @Getty

From 1995 to 1997, Lien appeared in 70 episodes of ”Star Trek: Voyager,” a science fiction television series the follows the crew of the starship USS Voyager struggling to get back to Earth. Other stars in ”Voyager” are Kate Mulgrew as Capt. Kathryn Janeway, Roxann Dawson as Lt. B’Elanna Torres, and Robert Beltran as Cmdr. Chakotay.

Her character on “Star Trek: Voyager” was Kes, an alien from a mentally advanced race with only a nine-year lifespan. Her make up took ”two and a half or three hours.”

”Everything happens for a reason,” Lien said in an interview. ”So I don’t look back and say it should have been like this, or it should have been like that.”

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”There’s been a lot of avoiding the subject and repeating an official line over the years, but, essentially, she was very troubled and became unreliable, which led to them ending her contract,” said Ben Robinson, who coauthored with Mark Wright the book ”Star Trek Voyager: A Celebration.”


In 2000, Jennifer appeared in one more episode of the TV series titled – ”Fury” – the 143rd episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

”It just feels like [I’ve been gone] a day,” Jennifer said on her return. The actress added: ”It doesn’t feel like any time has passed, whereas in my own personal life, time has passed, and I can definitely feel that.”

In 1998, Lien performed in American History X, SLC Punk!, Hoofboy, and The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride (voice).

Men in Black: The Series

From 1997 to 2000, Jennifer lent her voice to Agent Elle (L) on Men in Black: The Series.

In 2001, she appeared on ”Accidents Don’t Happen.”

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Jennifer Lien as Kes on STAR TREK VOYAGER – @Getty

In April 2015, Lien was arrested for reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, evading arrest, and aggravated assault after attempting to flee the police.

In September 2015, she was charged with two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure, according to an arrest report. Lien denied exposing herself.

In March 2018, Jennifer Lien was arrested for driving on a revoked license.


Jennifer Lien is married to Phillip Hwang, a filmmaker and writer known for Completely Totally Utterly, Geek Mythology, First Time, Superboy: The Tween Years, and Outcall.


Lien and Hwang have a son, named Jonah Hwang (b. on September 5, 2002).


5′ 3″ (1.6 m)

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Quotes from Voyager

”I only remember short periods I experienced between jumps.”

”Your past has become my future.”

”If there’s one thing that this experience has taught me, Captain, it’s that there’s no time like the present.”

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Jennifer Lien during Creation Entertainment’s Grand Slam XI: The Sci-Fi Summit – @Getty

Net Worth 2024

So, how much is Jennifer Lien worth? Lien earned most of her wealth from appearing in 70 episodes of the SF television series ”Star Trek: Voyager.” Therefore, American actress Jennifer Lien has an estimated net worth of $700,000.

Her other credits include Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, Superman: The Animated Series, Battle Force: Andromeda, Men in Black: The Series, The Critic, Accidents Don’t Happen, Phenom, and American History X.

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Thursday 28th of December 2023

When it give in the future better humans, some of them are already there.


Wednesday 31st of August 2022

I have been a well educated unsuccessful failure my whole life. I've known and met many famous and knew successful wealthy people in my life. I'm still not well off but all those people are either dead or in jail for doing something to get more. So looks like I'm not that unlucky. As long as you can walk with the sun on your face your very lucky even if your a bum. And if or when you die all of that money you worked so hard to make gets blown in seconds by the idiots you left behind. And every single item or thing that you cherished gets trashed or sold for pennies on the dollar. But they're clock is ticking too. Humans are miserable selfish, arrogant dirty bald monkeys and there is no god and there is no tomorrow.


Monday 14th of August 2023

I have never responded to any comment or the internet before. As someone who has Grumpy Cat as my Avatar, I can appreciate what you're saying. I have enough money. and I hope to spend most of it. Basically, what your accurately describing is the human condition. With that being said, it's all we have and perhaps if everyone kept that in perspective the condition would not be so bad and a little happiness will creep in. Personally, I believe this caporal existence is the hell we hear about in religion and its best to make the best we can of it. Perhaps (I have no idea, and nobody does). if we are good, we become. non caporal higher evolved beings that are more than bald monkeys. Do the best you can and be happier. I hope Kes is doing better.

Lane Berner

Thursday 19th of May 2022

I have personally experienced a hard fall from grace, much of it publicly, in front of friends and family. I wish I could tell her how beautiful she is and remind her of all of the good things about her, even though I have never met her. Its easy to forget how to, or just stop loving yourself, but really, really hard to learn to love and respect yourself again. The bad things we have done in life do not have to define who we are, or what we do in the future. I really hope the light of the universe finds a way into her life and helps her find her dignity, identity, and happiness again. Such a beautiful woman.

Kyle Terran

Monday 9th of August 2021

I'm watching Star Trek Voyager and was wondering what became of Kes. She is beautiful and sad to read about her problems. I hope things are better in her life now.

Fabian Arellano

Friday 29th of April 2022

Me too, I hope Jennifer Anne Lien Hwang life is better now. God bless her, God bless her family and God bless her home in Yeshua Messiach's name Amen.

James Bond

Wednesday 21st of July 2021

Such a stunningly beautiful woman , it's a shame how things have turned out for her .