An only child, Jennifer was born Jennifer Jacelyn Hooper on November 29th, 1987 in Santa Barbara, California to Nyle Hooper (an engineer and martial artist) and Jeanne Brock (a media buyer and ballet dancer). Jennifer is of English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Swedish, Danish, and Russian-Jewish descent. Fun fact: Jennifer's parents met while both enrolled in acting classes in Los Angeles in the 1970's. Neither of them felt they had a knack for the craft of acting, but their affinity for each other was undeniable. Jennifer's parents eventually split up and she was raised mainly by her mother in Ashland and Portland, Oregon until age 16 when they relocated to Erie, Pennsylvania after Jennifer literally pointed out the city of Erie on a map as a destination and place of rebirth for the two of them. Upon graduating Summa cum laude from the prestigious Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, Jennifer studied Psychology at Pennsylvania State University, as well as Hunter College in Manhattan. Jennifer currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina. For centuries, Wilmington has attracted creators and dreamers from all walks of life, and Jennifer is no different. Now, she is actualizing her dream.
Since as far back as she can remember, Jennifer has been involved in small-time community theater but realized at a rather young age that her passion is Film. At the age of 10, Jennifer declared to her mother that she would be a film actress and filmmaker as an adult and she hasn't since diverted from that commitment. Through the mediums of creative writing, poetry, theater and film acting, dance, drawing, painting, music (flute) and the study of Psychology, Jennifer has devoted most of her life to the exploration and expression of the human condition.
As an adult, Jennifer has performed in principal roles in feature and short-length films throughout Pennsylvania and New York including, 'Schism', 'There Are No Goodbyes', 'Before the Border', and 'Big Driver'.
2012 Was a transformative year for Jennifer, as she conceived of and developed her first film entitled 'Glimpse'. Jennifer went on to win the 'Best Picture' award at the Mercyhurst [College] Silent Film Contest in Erie, PA and has been on fire ever since.
Late summer 2016, Jennifer wrote the first draft of her short story, 'The Pardoned'. Throughout the following months, she developed her story into a screenplay for a short film by the same title. During this time, Jennifer worked to assemble her team; bringing together highly qualified and supremely talented actors and crew members from all over North Carolina and South Carolina. Through sheer faith, they all came together on one day to shoot a brief, yet poignant promotional video (Proof of Concept) that showcases their potential to produce a masterful finished product.
Jennifer looks forward to sharing her creativity and passion with the world and is committed to producing powerful, intriguing material; an end to which Jennifer will work tirelessly so long as there's a world around her from which to draw inspiration.
Name: Jennifer Hooper
Lives in: Wilmington, North Carolina
Company: Jennifer Hooper Productions, LLC
Occupation: Actor, Filmmaker, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Unique traits: Green eyes, arched eyebrows, quirky vibe.
UNEARTH Promotional Footage for Feature Length Film
Film by Lyons Den Productions, LLC / John C. Lyons (Action, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Heather Lomack (Promotional / Supporting) A socially-driven gothic horror film that pegs Humanity against Nature and one family against another, exposing the worst in each. Be wary what you reap when your land is sown with secrets.
Film (short) by Creative Waves Imaging / Jennifer Hooper and Marc Matney Jane
Before the Border
Film (Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Actress A highly driven law student eludes her entitled rival as she retraces the path of the underground railroad.
There Are No Goodbyes
Film (Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Actress Born and raised in a quiet, industrial city, Oliver has grown comfortable, but without direction. He is contacted by a mysterious gentleman who gives him an odd task to complete. Without knowing the man or his motivation, he complies and is rewarded. The tasks continue and provide purpose, but soon he begins to question the man and his intentions. Frustrated and back on his own, Oliver crosses paths with a young photographer named Raina, who introduces new energy to his life. They fall in love and all is well until the man returns with one more task to complete. Will Oliver succumb to his demands and does he have a choice? Written by Anonymous
Big Driver (Short)
Film (short) by SUNY Buffalo State / TFA Productions / Kyle Mecca (Crime, Drama and Short) Betsy-Neal (Supporting) A short film adapted from Stephan King's short story of the same title, "Big Driver" deals with depravity, virtue, and retribution against all odds.
Film (short) by Jennifer Hooper for Erie Silent Film Competition (Crime, Drama, Mystery, Film-Noir and 1 More) Woman (Lead) A dream-like/nightmarish peek into psychological abuse and domestic violence, "Glimpse" delves into the psyche of a madman, exposing his ill-will and the premeditation of his sadistic actions. Through the terror, "Glimpse" manages to be both haunting and stylish.
Peggy Plush: The Redemption (Short)
Film (short) by Chang Shao Trading Co. / Mark Steensland (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Peggy Plush/Susan (Lead) The abduction of a scandalous, incredulous young woman (Peggy Plush) turns life-threatening unless she accepts Jesus as her savior and promises to never sin again.
Film (Drama) Actress After a hip injury as a result of a fall, Neil Woodard enters a nursing facility unhappy with the changes occurring in his life. Initially uncooperative and insistent that he will return home once he recovers, he deals with the reality of no longer being a priority in his family's life, but discovers comfort and friendship in the residents and staff. However, he soon learns that all may not be as it seems. Told from the perspective of the afflicted this is the story of one man's descent into the world of Alzheimer's dementia. Written by Jake Simprovich
Film by HBO/Fine Line Features / Gus Van Sant (Action, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Extra
Best Silent Short Film, "Glimpse", Erie Silent Film Competition
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City University of New York: Hunter College (New York, NY)