Jolene Purdy is a Filipino American movie and television actress based in the United States. Purdy starred as Cherita Chen in the 2001 film Donnie Darko. Among her television credits is the Fox Broadcasting Company sitcom, Do Not Disturb, which debuted in 2008, as well as the 10 Things I Hate About You television show, in which she played Mandella, who is Kat (Lindsay Shaw)’s new friend. Jolene Purdy has guest starred on Judging Amy and Boston Public. Purdy currently resides in Torrance, California.