Jean Berenson
Biographical information





Steve Berenson (husband)
Tom Berenson(son)
Jake Berenson (son)
Grandpa G(maternal grandfather)
Unnamed mother
Unnamed father
Dan (brother-in-law)
Jordan (niece)
Sara (niece)
George (possible brother-in-law)
Ellen (possible sister-in-law)
Justin (nephew)
Brooke (niece)
Forrest (nephew)


Freelance writer

Behind the scenes
First appearance

The Invasion

Last appearance

The Beginning


Karen Waddell

"I mean, I've seen my mom sniffle at Save the Children infomercials and Hallmark cards, but I can't remember the last time I ever saw her really cry. But she was crying now. Something must have happened to Tom. Or to my dad."

Jean Berenson is the mother of both Tom and Jake and the wife of Steve Berenson.

History[edit | edit source]

Andalite-Yeerk War[edit | edit source]

"Jake's parents, Jean and Steve, didn't make it out in time. Their chances of escape were slim from the beginning. See, Jake's older brother, Tom, has been a human-Controller since the early days of the invasion. Even with the enemy under his own roof, Jake had managed to protect his parents from the Yeerks. And from their own son, their own first child. Because Tom wouldn't have hesitated to kill either one of his parents if the Yeerk mission required their deaths. Jake had done an almost superhuman job of protecting his parents. Both from death and a fate worse than death. Infestation. Until the last time. When the Yeerks finally took them."

After the Yeerks discovered that Animorphs were mostly humans and not all Andalite bandits, and managed to discover their identities as well, the Animorphs had to evacuate their families. While the Animorphs were collecting Cassie's and Rachel's families to relocated to the Hork-Bajir valley, the Yeerks captured and infested Jake's parents.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On the Animorphs television series, Jean is named Nikki.
  • In earlier promotional items such as the Animorphs Alliance handbook and Jake's Animorphs ID card, Jake's mother is referred to as Nikki.
  • Jake's mother is mentioned many times in the series, but she is not called by name until The Ultimate.

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