Electronic Press Kit


Acting Work
Writing/Directing

I’m a SAG-AFTRA actor and writer-filmmaker originally from upstate NY. Summers as a child were spent seeing theatre in London during family visits (I’m a US-UK dual citizen), acting in local productions, and writing my own scripts. My hometown was tiny but my dreams are huge, so I moved to NYC to start my acting career, then took a scenic detour to study holistic health, which has served me well by inspiring me to reignite my calling as an actor in a grounded, intuitive way.

I love acting and filmmaking because they invite me to bring my imagination and collaborative spirit to every project I am part of, and hopefully inspire people through storytelling.

I am a longtime yogi, vegan, and social justice & animal rights activist. My passions include London, meandering hikes in nature, green smoothies, ’90s pop, dirty chai lattes (that’s chai with a shot of espresso, for the uninitiated!), and re-reading Sue Grafton mystery novels. My favorite place on earth is a theatre, in that moment when the house lights go down and the audience hushes in anticipation.

The following clips and links may give you a sense of me and my work. Thanks for stopping by!
Jennifer

ACTING WORK

Clips:

Hopeful Woman Trying to See the Bright Side
Mysterious, Vulnerable Woman
Southern Beauty Queen Loses her Cool

WRITING/DIRECTING

Lydia Rising (5 min, drama)
Watch film: https://vimeo.com/210486010
Screenings: Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival, Saint Louis Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival (winner: Best Hair & Makeup), Texas Short Film Festival

Ghosts (15 min, supernatural drama/thriller)
Download pitch deck here

* Screenplays for a feature film drama and half-hour dramedy TV pilot available upon request

917.327.8162
jenniferruthact@gmail.com