Jeanette Miller can best be described as the "absent-minded professor" of the group. Gifted with extraordinary intelligence, she often is so caught up in contemplating the universe that she forgets the simple matters of life, such as not tripping over her own feet. She can generally be found with her shoelaces untied, one knee sock wrinkled around her ankle, and her buttons askew. She's actually more like Theodore than Simon in a sense, as they are both sweet, timid, and shy, but her interests and talents are closer to Simon's. Jeanette has very poor vision, and is virtually helpless without her glasses. She is also very clumsy, and tends to knock into things often. She has brown hair and green eyes, and her signature colors are royal blue and purple. Jeanette gets on great with Simon of the Chipmunks. However, they are very shy of their relationship.
In the series, she has black glasses in the first season and Alvin & the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, and pink glasses in the second season to the final season and specials. In the film, she has violet eyes and purple glasses.
Infancy:Jeanette was born the middle of the three Chipette triplets in Australia. Luckily, they we're taken in the care of by an orphaned human girl named Olivia in an orphanage, until they we're kidnapped by Miss Grudge (the runner of the orphanage) and Eva (another orphan).Than the night when Olivia was adopted they all escaped to New York where they worked as miserable diner waitresses and lived on the streets. Until they moved to California and eventually hit the big time.
Pre-School: In the film the girls live with Dave along with their counterparts (including Simon), when they first came to Lalu's house Jeanette used Brittany's lipstick with out asking and even ate it which leads up to Brittany to tell on her. Then Lalu explains to Jeanette that eating lipstick could be a problem - for one, it wasn't hers; and two, lipstick isn't good for your tummy. Jeanette decides to get Brittany another lipstick, but doesn't have any money. Lalu suggests that Jeanette work for her, and she could earn enough money to do so, and Jeanette agrees.and kept working until she had enough money to buy her a new lipstick. But unfortunatley, the next day she also used Brittany's oven with out asking and made it yucky and again she tells on her then Lalu does the whole this is wrong because and she winds up cleaning it up. Then Jeanette comes in after cleaning Brittany's oven, after which Brittany invites Jeanette to their tea time.[more coming ahead] .
In alvin and the mini munks she is shown as a pre-schooler her glasses are also purple instead of black.
Jeanette is an orphan adopted by Ian Hawke (Which makes her Jeanette Hawke) and is Simon's love interest. She is also a member of the group, The Chipettes. At times shy Jeanette is always depicted as having a timid personality. As the most obviously most mature as well as intellegent Jeanette is often depicted as being the conscience of her sisters (Eleanor is also seen filling this role). However much like Alvin to Simon, Brittany is constantly attempting to take advantage of Jeanettes gifted intelligence to her own schemes. Unlike Eleanor or Brittany, Jeanette has trouble at being an outspoken person and will more often then not choose to keep her thoughts to herself and show obvious fear at simple tasks that may require danger. While the latter is not as big of an issue in the cartoon series as it is in the Live action films her shyness is obviously present in both. For example, while Simon and Jeanette are enjoying a blossoming relationship due to their shared interests they both show incredible uneasiness if the subject is brought up. Another trait Jeanette is shown to be struggling with is her timid attitude. Due to this she is shown as being unable to stand up to her bigger sister Brittany if the occasion requires and instead leaves it to Eleanor to put her sister in place. She sometimes has shown evidence to be insecure. For example, in The Squeakquel when somebody would tell her to do something, several times she would just say, "Umm, well I'm not very good at this sort of thing." Soon, Jeanette faces her fears when she has to reach the remote to save her sisters from Ian.
- In the cartoon series, Jeanette wears a dark blue turtle neck, a purple skirt, black shoes, and oversized leg warmers with a loose bun with a ribbon with either black or pink glasses.
- In the Squeakquel, she wears a light purple shirt layered with a blue jean jacket, and a violet plaid skirt with a very small and high pony tail with purple glasses.
- Janice Karman (1983-Current)
- Anna Faris (Live-action)