Jennifer Jiles

Jennifer Jiles

Actor, Host/presenter, Voice Artist, Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

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About Jennifer

In addition to being a writer and producer, EMMY AWARD-winning Jennifer Jiles is a New York-based actress and comedienne, an 10x BEST ACTRESS winner and an Ex-Radio City Music Hall ROCKETTE. Her acting credits include “Bull” on CBS, “Jessica Jones” on Netflix, iHeart Radio’s New York Times Top 10 Podcast “Lethal Lit”, the web series “Small Miracles” with Judd Hirsch, the National Tour of “The Odd Couple”, starring Tim Conway and Tom Poston, “Mame”, starring Samantha Eggar and Shani Wallis, and the role of Portia in “The Merchant of Venice.” As Agnes Gooch in “Mame”, she was praised by the New York Times as “pleasantly believable and welcomely less exaggerated than the usual misfit in her orthopedic oxfords,” and as Portia, “her glittering intelligence added great depth to her work.”

In the independent film world, most recently won her second BEST ACTRESS for her stand out performance in “Beauty” by Andrew Schwarz. She is the 5x BEST ACTRESS winner for “The Waiting Room” directed by Deborah Markowitz which she was also the Executive Producer, the 2x BEST ACTRESS winner and BREAKOUT PERFORMANCEwinner, as well as the co-writer and co-producer for “Mother of the Week”, and the 2x BEST ACTRESS winner for “The Choice” directed by Deborah Markowitz. (This heartfelt film follows Jiles’ lead character Charlise who faces the challenges of dating while battling advanced MS.) In 2018, Ms. Jiles was presented with the honorary NEW JERSEY ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ART OF ACTING award.

She has also performed in the Workshop productions of Cy Coleman’s musical, “Exactly Like You”, directed by Pat Birch, in Hal Hackaday’s musical “Empty Pleasures”, and in a development project with Carl Reiner at Westbeth Theatre Center. Jennifer was published as in the original cast of Karin Baker’s “The Melody Lingers On”, an Irving Berlin review, has performed with soap stars Martha Byrne (As the World Turns) and Liz Keifer (Guiding Light) in “The MOMologues, An Original Comedy on Motherhood,” and she’s even played a fish in The Holiday Inn, Manhattan, rooftop pool!

She has appeared in many commercials, currently the face of voice of the national campaign for “Eliquis”, and makes much of her living doing voice-overs ( Grand Theft Auto V, Wicked, Wendy’s, Lifetime, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, TLC, Nickelodeon, 9 Lives, Colgate, Burger King, Dannon, Pizza Hut (w/ Queen Latifa), K-Mart (w/ Martha Stewart) & more) and narrating audiobooks. She has been seen in corporate shows for Canon, IBM, and Astrazenica, on CBS’ “David Letterman Show”, “As The World Turns”, and “Guiding Light”, on A&E’s “100 Centre Street”, and can be seen in Eric Bross’ film “Restaurant” starring Adrien Brody.bio2

In Jennifer’s one woman show “KICKING AND SCREAMING, The Musical!”, she exhibits both her versatility and vulnerability. Jennifer steps out from behind the kickline and brings 21 original characters to life for 115 minutes of sparkling, big-hearted musical fun. “KICKING & SCREAMING, The Musical!” is the true story of one Ex-Rockette. Jiles has been featured in New York Magazine, USA Today, The New York Observer, Time Out New York, The New York Times, the Poughkeepsie Journal, The Jewish Forward, The Wall Street Journal, and many more, as well as on TV on GoodDay NY, NY1, the WB11, Fox News Channel, Metro Channel and more.

rocketteFor four glorious years (1993-96), during the “off-season” as a Rockette, Jennifer was perhaps best known in the sports world as the Emmy Award-winning host of SportsChannel’s “DYNAMETS!”, a weekly New York Mets baseball show for kids that the New York Daily News called “ahead of the pack”. The show allowed Ms. Jiles to display her tremendous enthusiasm, wit, creativity, and intelligence. Dynamic and versatile, she is equally at home with children and adults alike, and it’s this chemistry that made “DYNAMETS!” a successful children’s program. She also counts singing the National Anthem at Shea Stadium as a highlight.cartoon

Ms. Jiles was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. After graduating with a B.F.A. from S.U.N.Y. Purchase School of Arts, Jennifer moved to New York to pursue her dream of being a professional entertainer. Her success as an actress, singer, and dancer is not her only driving ambition, however. Ms. Jiles is also a humanitarian who is actively involved in several charitable ventures benefiting children, including: Make A Wish Foundation, The Viscardi Center and Abilities! in Albertson, NY, and The Valerie Fund.

Contact Ms. Jiles for information on her projects in development.

Unique traits: big expressive eyes

Credits

  • The Session

    The Session (2021)
    Film Actress

  • Mustache

    Mustache (2020)
    Film Actress

  • The Cafone

    The Cafone (2020)
    TV Short Actress

  • Bull

    Bull (2019)
    TV Series Actress

  • The Theatre of Terror

    The Theatre of Terror (2019)
    Film Actress

  • Date with a Narcissist

    Date with a Narcissist (2018)
    Film Actress

  • The Rocking Chair Series

    The Rocking Chair Series (2018)
    TV Movie Actress

  • Beauty

    Beauty (2018)
    Film Actress

  • 3.5

    3.5 (2017)
    Film Actress

  • The Waiting Room

    The Waiting Room (2017)
    Film Actress

  • The Bookworm

    The Bookworm (2017)
    Film Actress

  • Flat Brim

    Flat Brim (2014)
    Film (short) by Eric Kaptein (Comedy, Fantasy and Romance) Actress On his 30th birthday, a mysterious, suburban spirit brings Mike Tingley a message.

  • Small Miracles

    Small Miracles (2014)
    Television (Family) Actress Judd Hirsch and Kathryn Kates guide the audience on a journey through timeless true stories that inspire and show the beauty and the will of the human spirit. Based on the best-selling books that were published in 14 languages.

  • Point B

    Point B (2013)
    Film (short) by Ben Middlekauff (Drama) Actress This film examines the challenges that come with Aspergers or social disorders and how this shapes an individual.

  • Grand Theft Auto V

    Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
    Video Game by Rod Edge (Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime and 2 More) Actress Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. Written by Anonymous

  • Hey, You Never Know

    Hey, You Never Know (2013)
    Film (short) by Kareem Atallah (Drama and Family) Actress A coming of age story about a young boy learning that life isn't as easy as it seems. Also dealing with the fact that his best friend who happens to be his grandmother is ill in the hospital.

  • Understanding

    Understanding (2002)
    Television Actress

  • DYNAMETS!

    DYNAMETS! (1993)
    Television by SportsChannel/ The New York Mets Host

  • Mother of the Week

    Mother of the Week
    Film (short) by Lee Davis Stacey (lead) MOTHER OF THE WEEK© is the story of a stressed-out working mom determined to be everything to everyone, no matter what the circumstances. Executive Produced by Mark Lobene, Directed by Lee Davis, and written by Emmy-winner Jennifer Jiles and Frederick Stroppel, this film is for EveryMom, and anyone who knows and loves her.

  • Everybody Loves Dick

    Everybody Loves Dick
    Actress

  • My Sister's Wedding

    My Sister's Wedding
    Actress

  • Mooch

    Mooch
    TV Movi Actress

  • The Only Woman in the World

    The Only Woman in the World
    Actress

  • KICKING & SCREAMING, The Musical!

    KICKING & SCREAMING, The Musical!
    Theater by Cookie Harlin, Director Solo Show featuring 21 original characters about years as a Radio City Rockette

  • Nunsense

    Nunsense
    Theater by Millbrook Playhouse, Gary Adler, Musical Director, Ross Meyerson, Producer Sister Mary Leo

  • Exactly Like You

    Exactly Like You
    Theater by Pat Birch, Director, written by Cy Coleman and A.E. Hotchner Eve Bursteter

  • The Merchant of Venice

    The Merchant of Venice
    Theater by 42nd Street Workshop Portia

  • Soap Watch

    Soap Watch
    Internet by Internet Host

  • The Vagina Monologues

    The Vagina Monologues
    Theater by political fundraisers, NY various roles

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant
    by Eric Bross, Director, starring Adrien Brody Ms. Rockwell

  • As the World Turns

    As the World Turns
    by CBS Charlene (recurring U/5)

  • Guiding Light

    Guiding Light
    Television by CBS Dawn (U/5)

  • Mame

    Mame
    Theater by Karin Baker, Director, starring Shani Wallis and Samantha Eggar Agnes Gooch

  • Carl Reiner's Short Stories

    Carl Reiner's Short Stories
    Theater by Carl Reiner, Director Ginny Giggler & others

  • A Midsummer's Night Dream

    A Midsummer's Night Dream
    Theater by Workshop Theatre Company, NYC Titania

  • 100 Centre Street

    100 Centre Street
    Television by A&E Detective

  • Prince Hal

    Prince Hal
    Theater by Primary Stages 45th Street Theatre Essie

  • The Odd Couple

    The Odd Couple
    Theater by National Tour with Tim Conway and Tom Poston Cecily Pigeon

  • Night of 1000 Jennifers

    Night of 1000 Jennifers
    Hosting by Gotham Comedy Club Emcee and Stand-Up

  • Third Rail Comedy

    Third Rail Comedy
    Theater by Westbeth, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, Catch a Rising Star Sketch Comedienne

  • The Christmas Spectacular

    The Christmas Spectacular
    Theater by Radio City Music Hall Radio City Rockette

  • Body Shop

    Body Shop
    Theater by Sue Lawless, Director, Tony Stevens, Choreographer, Off-Broadway, Westbeth Doris

Awards

  • Best Actress "Beauty"
    (2020)

  • Best Actress "Beauty"
    (2020)

  • Best Actress in a Dramedy "The Waiting Room"
    (2019)

  • Best Actress Dramedy Short "The Waiting Room"
    (2019)

  • Best Actress "The Choice"
    (2019)

  • Best Actress Medium Short "The Waiting Room"
    (2018)

  • Best Actress "The Choice"
    (2018)

  • Best Actress for "The Waiting Room"
    (2017)

  • Best Actress for "Mother of the Week"
    (2016)

  • Honorable Mention Comedy Short "Mother of the Week"
    (2016)

  • Audience Choice Award "Mother of the Week"
    (2016)

  • Best Ensemble "Mother of the Week"
    (2016)

  • Breakout Performance in a Short Film "Mother of the Week"
    (2015)

  • Best Actress for "Mother of the Week"
    (2015)

  • Audience Choice Award "Mother of the Week"
    (2015)

  • Emmy Award (Host of DYNAMETS!)
    (1993)

  • OOBR Award

Education

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