Jennifer Munson Kasnoff Donovan (as played by Jennifer Ferrin on As the World Turns)

Useful information about Jennifer Munson Kasnoff Donovan

* Was living at The Lakeview with her son and Dusty Donovan.
* Married to Dusty Donovan.
* 2005 - She kidnapped Rory Cabot.

Who's played Jennifer Munson Kasnoff Donovan over the years?

Jennifer Ferrin (2003 - 2006)
Kim Onasch (1999 - 2002)
Alexandra Herzog (1995 - 1999)
Brianne Sassone (1993 - 1995)
Sara Garney (1992 - 1993)
Michelle Ann Nemeh (1990 - 1991)

Past History

Jennifer Munson was born to Barbara Munson. Barbara had an affair while she was still married to Hal. Her biological father stepped aside and left town to allow Hal and Barbara to raise Jennifer. Hal eventually accepted the affair, forgave Barbara and adopted Jennifer. They remarried shortly after Jennifer’s younger brother Will was born.

Barbara and Hal divorced and Jennifer went with her mother, but still remained close to Hal and included him in her life. An unfortunate accident occurred and left Barbara severely burned. Disgusted by the way she looked, Barbara shut everyone out of her life, including her children. Jennifer moved in with Hal and spent the rest of her teenage years with him. Bryant Montgomery was her first love. Bryant was Craig Montgomery’s son. They didn’t stay together long. He also had eyes for her best friend, Abigail, as well.

Jennifer found herself in and out of love throughout the years. Barbara finally came around and wanted her children around her again. She got to travel before coming back to Oakdale and making it her permanent home. On one occasion, Jennifer had a one-night stand with Craig Montgomery. As a result, she found herself pregnant. At this time, she met and fell in love with Mike Kasnoff, who knew that she was pregnant. He and Jennifer eventually married, but not for long. Jennifer left Mike so he could be with the love of his life, Katie.

Jennifer gave birth to a son prematurely, and when she arrived at the hospital, Craig switched babies with Gwen Norbeck. She was told her baby had died. Thinking that she had lost her baby, her world came crashing down around her and she found herself addicted to drugs. Dusty Donovan thought that something was wrong and started looking into the situation. He eventually found out the truth and Jennifer got her baby boy back. She named him John Dustin. Paul, her half brother knew the babies were switched, but never said anything. This hurt Jennifer, but she later forgave him.

Jennifer and Dusty fell in love, and with Craig out of the picture, Dusty adopted John as his own. However, tragedy struck as Johnny became ill. He was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. Emily Stewart offered to help save Johnny since she found out she was pregnant. The stem cells from Emily’s unborn baby cured Johnny, and Emily’s baby was okay too. When Johnny was getting ready to be released, a sick Jennifer saw the doctor and was diagnosed with Viral Pneumonia. Lucy insisted Jennifer stay overnight so she could monitor her and give her a round of antibiotics, but Jennifer refused to stay because she didn’t want to miss a single day at home with her fiancé and her son, so she checked herself out. That night, she fell deathly ill and was rushed back to the hospital. Her heart was damaged as the result of the pneumonia and Jennifer was dying. Dusty didn’t want to believe it, but finally had to face the truth. Jennifer and Dusty were married in her hospital room, as Jennifer wished. She told everyone goodbye one by one, and later died as Dusty held her in his arms.

Flings and Relationships

Dusty Donovan (lovers - engaged)
Craig Montgomery (one night stand)
Mike Kasnoff (lovers)
Jordan Sinclair (lovers)
Andres (lovers)
William 'Billy' Ross (lovers)
Bryant Montgomery (dated - deceased)


Darryl Crawford (biological father)
Barbara Ryan Stenbeck Munson Dixon Munson (mother)
Hal Munson (adopted father - deceased)
Paul Ryan (half brother)
Will Munson (half brother)
Johnny Dixon (half brother - deceased)
Carrie Crawford (half sister)
Nikki Munson (adopted half sister)
Adam Munson (adopted half brother)
Parker Munson (adopted half brother)
Chuck Ryan (maternal grandfather - deceased)
Jennifer Sullivan Hughes (maternal grandmother - deceased)
Jennifer Ryan (niece - deceased)
Rick Ryan (uncle)
Frannie Hughes (aunt)
Melinda Grey (aunt - deceased)
Claire Munson Shelby (adopted aunt)
Tess Shelby (adopted cousin)
Kim Sullivan Reynolds Dixon Stewart Andropoulos Hughes (great aunt)
Andy Dixon (first cousin)
Sabrina Hughes (first cousin)
Hope Dixon (second cousin)


John Dustin Donovan (son with Craig but adopted by Dusty)


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