Jeanette 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 beautiful and very clumsy, and tends to knock into things often. She has brown hair and purple 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.
Though her CGI version retains many of the traits she had in the cartoon, there are some notable differences. She has an insecure personality, regularly saying “I'm not good with things like this.” However, she eventually learned to be braver and take more risks, though still being cautious. She is also slightly more outspoken, sometimes surprising even her sisters. Though this may be seen in the third movie, she is not shown to be very clumsy at all: when dancing and performing, she can actually keep up well with her sisters and the Chipmunks, never faltering or stumbling. In the series, she has black glasses in the first season and Alvin and 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.
Jeanette was born the middle of the three Chipette triplets in Australia. Luckily, they were taken in the care of by an orphaned human girl named Olivia in an orphanage, until they were kidnapped by Miss Grudge (the runner of the orphanage) and Eva (another orphan). Than the night when Olivia was adopted they all escape 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.
In Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, not much is known about her early life, before she and her sisters teamed up with Dave and the Chipmunks. It is implied, much like any other chipmunk, they lived in a tree and were in a large population of other chipmunks, implying that there are many more like them.
In Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, 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 unfortunately, the next day she also used Brittany's oven without 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.
FilmographyLittle Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Jeanette is shown as a pre-schooler. Her glasses are also purple instead of black.
Jeanette is an orphan adopted by Ian Hawke (Which would make her Jeanette Hawke) and is Simon's love interest. She is a member of the group, The Chipettes, and seems to excel at singing the alto parts. Most of the time, she is shown to have a very timid personality. She is presented to be the most mature and intelligent of their group, though Eleanor is more likely to voice her opinion. However, unlike Alvin to Simon, she and Brittany seem to get along very well. Unlike Eleanor or Brittany, Jeanette has trouble at being an outspoken person and will more often than not choose to keep her thoughts to herself and show obvious fear at simple tasks that may require danger (even if it is just jumping through a mail slot). 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 Ian. She sometimes has shown evidence to be insecure. Soon, Jeanette faces her fears when she has to reach the remote to save her sisters from Ian, saying "I did it" in awe after retrieving the remote. It's very possible she gained more confidence after this, and will likely be less afraid to take risks in the future.
Jeanette is not seen to be at all clumsy in this film as she is in the orginal series. She easily keeps up with her sisters as they preform multiple songs on the ship. Once on the island, Jeanette spends quite a bit of time with Simone. When they dance, she is very steady and doesn't once stumble or fall down. Their time together is quite possibly a date, though it's questionable with who. We see that she is very happy with Simone. Jeanette is pretty open and much more comfortable around him while she is shyer around Simon. After Zoe captures her and they excape to the raft, she is very forgiving of Zoe's actions.
Jeanette isn't brave enough to stand up to Brittany. When Jeanette makes the flower dresses for herself and her sisters, Brittany complients her. Jeanette seems kind of surprised when Brittany complients her dresses.
Jeanette and Eleanor seem to be more close. When Ian says that all he needs is Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette get really mad. Jeanette always looks out for Eleanor when Ian acts like Brittany is more important. Jeanette and Eleanor might not be as fashionable as Brittany, but the two enjoy being together and with their sister and the Chipmunks.
Jeanette loves Simon as much as Simon loves her. She just couldn't get her mind off of Simon when they saw each other in the hall. Jeanette always complients Simon and he replies, shyly and nervously. Jeanette is shy around Simon, but she knows that Simon loves her and that she loves Simon.
Jeanette doesn't act romanticly around Alvin, but Alvin acts romanticly around her sometimes. Jeanette has a friendship with Alvin, but not a romantic relationship.