Jennifer Lynne Gareis (born on 1 August 1970 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania) is an American former beauty queen and actress.
Graduate of Franklin and Marshall College where she was an All-American Swimmer.
Graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School of Lancaster Pa.
Gareis competed in her first beauty pageant in 1992 when she placed second runner-up at Miss Pennsylvania USA. She later competed in New York, winning the Miss New York USA 1994 title, and representing New York in the Miss USA 1994 pageant held in South Padre Island, Texas on February 11, 1994. Gareis placed in the top six of the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Lu Parker of South Carolina.
Gareis later began an acting career is best known for her role as Grace Turner on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She currently plays Donna Logan on Y&R’s sister soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, a role she has held since 2006. Maxim magazine features her in their online Girls of Maxim gallery. She was ranked #90 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002.