Jen Handley Alyce
Siblings: Luke and Morgan
Family Tree: Handley
Occupation: Medical student, artist, barmaid
Cody Willis began attending
Eden University to study medicine, she met Jen Handley, a
young woman in her early thirties. Jen revealed to Cody that
she'd decided to turn her life to medicine after her younger
sister, Morgan, had died from a-plastic anemia. As little
was known about the disease, Jen made it her duty to find
out herself and make sure nobody else had to suffer the way
her sister did.
soon as Jen met Philip Martin,
she immediately felt attracted to him, but it was a long path
to romance. Phil took Jen to the youth centre market - this
marked the beginning of their relationship, although Phil
didn't realise this and joined a dating agency. The girlfriend
of Jen's uni friend Vince Hayworth thought something was going
on between Jen and Vince, so Jen asked Philip to be her date
for a dinner between the medical school group to prove to
Vince's girlfriend nothing was going on between her and Vince.
However, Philip was already involved in the dating agency
at that time, and Jen had to take Luke to the date instead.
As luck would have it, Phil was at the same restaurant on
a date with Melissa Sidebottom, and Jen and Cody were forced
to rescue him from her amorous advances and invited him to
join them. After one more date with Cecily Hilltop, Phil decided
he was leaving the dating agency, finally realising that the
woman for him was in front of him all along - Jen. On their
first date, they doubled with Sam and Cody, who ended up leaving
Phil and Jen alone after seeing how into each other they were.
Phil began to feel the pressure of dating a younger woman,
especially so soon after Julie's
desperately wanted the relationship to survive, even trying
to convince Jen to move in with him, but she was not ready
for such a big step. It all became too much for Jen, who was
afraid of losing her independence and identity and the couple
split up. However, when Phil promised to relax a bit and take
Jen's feelings into consideration, they got back together.
Jen also became close to Philip's young daughter, Hannah,
who saw Jen more as a best friend than as a replacement for
her mother. Jen even bought Hannah her first bra.
long after, Jen's younger brother Luke moved into Number 30
Ramsay Street, strengthening her ties with the neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, Jen was busy trying to find a record to break for
the university committee. She attempted to eat as many dim
sims as possible and also tried building the tallest tower
of playing cards.
Phil and Jen's relationship was once again suffering. In an
attempt to be helpful to his girlfriend, Phil interfered in
another of Jen's hobbies ' sculpture. He decided to finish
off a sculpture she was working on when she had creative block
and she was devastated as it was to be the centrepiece of
her exhibition. Things got worse when Jen's ex-boyfriend Brook
Allen arrived in town. As he was the same age as Jen, Phil
began to notice the age difference even more. Jen was shocked
that Brook would want her back, while Phil began trying to
update his image so Jen wouldn't run off with Brook. Jen told
Phil she didn't want him to change and Brook left town soon
Marlene found out about a pair of earrings that Phil was planning
to give Jen for her birthday, she started the rumour that
Phil was going to propose. This soon got back to Jen, who
nervously opened the box, but was pleasantly surprised to
realise that she wouldn't have to turn him down after all.
these tests, Jen decided it was time to move in with Phil
and brought with her a rare animal bone collection, something
that terrified Hannah. Jen's rare sheep skull even ended up
in the bush outside Number 26 after Hannah threw it out.
Jen heard from her cousin Sarah that she needed a bone marrow
transplant, Jen was naturally nervous. She explained to Phil
that she suffered from an allergy to general anaesthetic and
that this operation could kill her. Jen was found to be a
match for Sarah and it was decided that the operation would
be performed under local anaesthetic, and all went smoothly.
Soon after, Jen developed another strange habit to add to
the list - sleepwalking. It took a while for anyone to work
out what was going on and it was only when Jen was almost
hit by Kev Rebecchi's truck
that she realised something had to be done. Jen was advised
that she was under too much stress, what with exams, and that
she should take some of the day to relax. This was when she
began watching daytime soap opera Stairwells of Time.
Jen quickly became obsessed with the show, recording all the
episodes and even trying to win a competition to visit the
set. However, after driving around town with a giant Stairwells of Time banner on top of her car, she still lost to a man named Pete Webb, who had changed his name to that of the lead character in the show. After seeing Pete on TV, Jen realised how tragic she'd become and quickly ended her obsession.
relationship with Phil was also beginning to go off course.
She began being moody and distant and even decided to quit
her degree as she was already failing, having recently frozen
when her friend Hamish Dwyer had suffered a heart attack.
When she heard that Luke, who had moved to Japan with Ren
a few months earlier, had gone missing on his way back to
Australia, she decided to search for him. Phil realised she
was walking away from the relationship and gave her an ultimatum
- if she were to go, their relationship would no longer exist
when she came back. She went anyway.
Jen contacted them to say she'd found Luke and was staying
with him, Phil was confused - Luke had already been found
in Erinsborough. It seemed that Jen was simply trying to avoid
coming back. Upon her return, she moved her things out of
Number 26 and broke Hannah's heart in the process. She moved
across to Number 30 and also scored a job as a barmaid at
had a brief romance with Sam Kratz's old mate, James Grimmer.
For a time, Jen felt liberated, but when Hannah caught them
kissing, her reaction made Jen see sense. As the opportunity
for an art scholarship in the Northern Territories came up,
Jen applied and was thrilled to be accepted and finally be
able to follow her dream. She even managed to patch things
up with Phil, as he gave her a lift out of Ramsay Street one
Episode 2563: Jen's