Originally from the town of Atascadero on California's central coast, Jenna is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts' (PCPA) Professional Actors Training Program. She also holds a BFA in Acting/Theatre from The College of Santa Fe, NM (recently renamed Santa Fe University of Art and Design). Other training and performance experience includes improv/sketch comedy with Chicago's famous Improv Olympic, musical theatre, Shakespeare, and contemporary comedy and drama.
Post college, Jenna worked in various regional theaters in California, Colorado and Chicago. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1999, Jenna as been working in national commercials, television, voice over and independent film. She has a great passion for performing in all it's mediums, and has enjoyed continued study of the craft with such teachers as Judith Weston, Ian Tucker, David Dean Botrell, Risa Bramon Garcia, and Gary Perez.
Unique traits: - of Portuguese and Czech descent - plays characters of strength with emotional accessibility and depth - commonly cast as mother, wry best friend, therapist, doctor, teacher, attorney, business woman and sometimes fierce Hollywood madame! - adept at Improv for stage and film, comedy and drama Resume, pictures, demo reel and various clips available on IMDB.
Seattle Shorts Film Festival - Audience Choice Award for The Father
Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts