Jennifer was bitten by the acting bug at an early age, staging elaborate shows for the family camera at the age of five. After a childhood of dragging her parents to ballet recitals, chorus concerts, and school plays, she received her BA in Theatre from Penn State University and her MFA from the University of South Carolina where she taught undergraduate acting and was bitten by the teaching bug.
Between undergrad and graduate school, Jennifer lived in New York City where she performed in musicals and plays off and off-off Broadway. There, she became a senior member of the York Shakespeare Company and taught with Looking for Shakespeare –a non-profit after school program that brings The Bard to inner city schools. Jennifer moved to Los Angeles in 2007 and joined Gary Spatz and The Playground that same year. She has been here playing with kids almost every weekend ever since.
In 2011, Jennifer completed a 1600-hour AmSAT certification in The Alexander Technique – a technique that helps performers with poise, posture, vocal issues, and stage fright. In addition to her work at The Playground, she maintains a private Alexander Technique practice in North Hollywood and teaches in acting studios and universities around the Los Angeles area.
Jennifer was born and raised in Flemington, New Jersey. She is still in touch with her childhood drama teacher.