Biography

A native to Colorado, Jenny Shakeshaft discovered early on she was destined to pursue a career as a performer. The youngest of three girls, it was obvious Jenny had proclivities for making others laugh and taking the lime light. The stage was her safe haven. Her parents started by signing Jenny to a local agency where she booked her first commercial, performed live, and auditioned regularly. Jenny expanded her skill set in many areas of the entertainment field. She learned to play the oboe, saxophone, and piano. From there, she joined the choir with a love for singing and music. Whether it was a competition setting, a live audience, or privately filming a cooking show after school, her parents often found Jenny exercising her creativity in every facet.

Jenny graduated high school early and quickly moved out to New York City to train at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. There, she would groom her skills in performance through scene study, technique, and working alongside professional performers in the Big Apple. Following her training, Jenny moved to Dallas, Texas to begin her early stages as an actor. It was not long until she was starring in features with Sony Pictures, alongside Kevin Sorbo in the Walking Tall series. From there, Jenny was seen in a variety of tv shows, theater performances, and motion pictures. Her career was off to a fiery start. Jenny worked alongside some of her most revered actors and directors, including Oliver Stone, Terrence Malick, Tennessee Williams, Josh Brolin, Ellen Bursteyn, and Sean Penn. She won several awards for her portrayal in Brotherhood at SXSW, Wuss at SXSW, and for Crimes of the Heart as Chick in the live stage show.

Though Dallas offered her early stages of career success, Jenny was pursued by representation based in Los Angeles. She was a beach babe at heart, despite her Colorado upbringing, and knew it was the right time to expand. In 2009, she relocated to the City of Angels. Her career has continued to evolve outside her film career. Jenny signed with CESD talent agency, working heavily in their voice over department. She was the voice for several large campaigns including Ford, Loreal, Pier One Imports, EA Sports, Best Buy, and Pandora to name a few. She continues to work in an array of independent films, and television, including her role in the Comedy Central series Workaholics as the beloved Brooklyn.

Most recently, Jenny wrote and directed her first commercial for an upcoming company launch. Her passion for story telling and the arts continues to transform. She looks forward to eventually expanding her talents onto the big screen with a project as a female director. In the meantime, Jenny is developing an album to showcase her singing talents and pursuing a directing career in hopes to share the stories she longs to tell. 



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