Jen has taken her extensive stage experience and branched out in to the world of Film and Television. She has worked both in front and behind the camera with independent and mainstream companies alike. She has training in comedy improv and clowning, attended UBC's theatre program and has studied with Matthew Harrison at the Actor's Foundry. She is currently studying with the amazing group at Straeon Acting Studios.
Jen's character and personality is that of a quirky, smart-ass, very funny young Tina Fey...witty, smart, always in control, and slightly comedically uptight. Hair up and in glasses, you get the Type A personality, the personal assistant, graduate school TA...the older, responsible sister. Think of the older, perfectionist sister of Natalie Portmann's character in Garden State. If Toni Collette had a niece - this would be Jen. Had she been born just a few years eariler, she would have played Elaine Benes on Seinfeld - her humor and wit is almost a reincarnation. Hair down, in a cocktail dress, she's surprisingly hot...the assistant who steals the boss's heart away. Though Jen still maintains strong comedic timing thanks to her classic comedy improv training.
Recent credits include a Canada-Wide Tim Horton's commercial, an appearance on Cineflix's 'Motives and Murders', the face of 'Restoration Guru's' online training platform, Lady Chiltern in Oscar Wilde's 'An Ideal Husband', Natalie Turner in the television pilot 'La Fontaine', stunt double for Esme Cullen in 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon', and most recently Agathe in SyFy's series 'Helix'.
Name: Jen Viens
Lives in: Montréal, Canada
Television by Cameron Porsandeh (Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actress A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.
Six Degrees Without Separation
Film (short) by Mark Datuin (Comedy and Drama) Actress, Soundtrack Six Degrees Without Separation is an ensemble domestic drama about six seemingly unrelated people who, because of happy accidents, are linked together more closely than they think. Written by Mark Datuin
Film (short) by Doug Brown (Action, Horror and Sci-Fi) Actress, Producer It's a world fallen into ruins, human civilization a tattered remnant. When a trio of travelers take shelter for the night in a roadside inn they find themselves under attack by horrific half human monsters. A mysterious stranger, beautiful as she is deadly, is holed up with them. But is she really someone they can trust, or something more deadly than the beasts outside? Written by Anonymous
Date in Time
Film (short) by Norman Hussey (Romance and Sci-Fi) Actress A tired and disillusioned bartender deals with the local degenerates in her small, nearly empty bar. One night a mysterious stranger enters with a bizarre story and a unique offer.
Film (short) by Ranjeev Gill (Drama) Actress IMPRESS follows the story of Allan Simke, a commercial account analyst who, as a result of not accepting who he is, takes increasingly drastic measures to impress those around him.
Film (short) by Mark Datuin (Comedy) Actress Indiscriminate Eyes is a comedic short film centering around Paul, a down-on-his-luck young man in search of his purpose. Told through a series of flashbacks, Paul's journey takes him through the ups and downs of reality where he comes across a variety of strange yet important characters that are integral to his quest. How can you tell when something is not what it appears to be? How beneficial are the opinions of others? How important is it to maintain strong ties to your past? When do you know it's time to burn bridges? For better or worse, Paul uncovers the answers to these questions in this fast-paced comedic short. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by Eva Mamcarz (Comedy) Actress Four Men released from Prison are on a journey to find themselves on the outside but before they can do that, they have to prove themselves in a Halfway House.
Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case
Television (Documentary, Crime and Drama) Actress Baffling crimes and the clues that lead to the killer. Chilling reenactments of the victim's last days and the toll the deaths took on family and friends along with interviews and commentary from the real life detectives that tracked down the killer and crack the case. Written by Gpailkids
TV Movie by M.F. McDowell (Horror) Actress EVERETT TURNER is a Santa Barbara police officer, whose wife, NATALIE, is dying of a strange and mysterious disease. At Natalie's request, he uproots his family - including their teenage son, RUSS - and moves far from the city, back to Natalie's rural hometown of La Fontaine. Set partially in the exurbs and partially in "the bush", La Fontaine is a seemingly idyllic little town. But there are secrets. Secrets about Natalie's past she's never shared. Secrets about the town and the people who live there, the powers they have, the world they want to create and the ancient forces that drive them. Within the confines of this small, peculiar town, the Turner family struggles to stay true to each other and their humanity. Populated with townspeople both familiar and bizarre, La Fontaine explores the battle between the savage and the divine that exists in every human heart. Written by M.F. McDowell
The Last Supper
Film (short) by Patrick Caracas (Thriller) Actress
Television (Drama) Set decorator
The Missing Me
Film (short) by Neva Glass (Drama, Music and Romance) Actress Bars. Empty beaches. Forgotten memories. There are so many places to escape to. The lives of two women places in a mental care facility open and close showing the opposition between their dreams, reality, unconsciousness, and sleepless minds. Written by Atka Films
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Film by Chris Weitz (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Stunts After Bella recovers from the vampire attack that almost claimed her life, she looks to celebrate her birthday with Edward and his family. However, a minor accident during the festivities results in Bella's blood being shed, a sight that proves too intense for the Cullens, who decide to leave the town of Forks, Washington for Bella and Edward's sake. Initially heartbroken, Bella finds a form of comfort in reckless living, as well as an even-closer friendship with Jacob Black. Danger in different forms awaits. Written by IMDb Editors