Jenny Swanson is RJ's dream girl, and it's easy to see why: she's perfect, inside and out. Sure she has blonde hair, big blue eyes, a gorgeous smile and a smokin' body, but she's got a lot more going for her than her Barbie-doll, cheerleader image. She's caring, intelligent, humble and approachable -- exactly the sort of girl RJ deserves. Too bad she dates the biggest douchebag in school, Max Owens. Total boner-killer. As RJ's study-buddy and co-lead in the musical, Vamp Side Story, Jenny is going to spend a lot of time with RJ during sophomore year. The chances of anything happening between them are slim-to-none, but for RJ Berger, anything is possible.
Following a diverse career in television, this June Amber Lancaster will star in MTV's first scripted comedy, "The Hard Times of RJ Berger."
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Lancaster was a natural performer from the start. At the age of 6, she would put on free talent shows for her neighborhood and travel to nursing homes to entertain. Later, she was named Miss Washington Teen USA and then joined the Sea Gals, the cheerleading squad of the Seattle Seahawks football team. Lancaster was a member of the Sea Gals for five seasons before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting and modeling career.
When not working, Lancaster lends her support to the ASPCA, Special Olympics, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and works with local battered women and children's shelters.
The Hard Times of RJ Berger orbits the hilariously-hellish lives of a deeply unpopular 15 year-old and his scheming, sex-obsessed best friend, Miles Jenner.