Janine Barris Poster


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Birth NameJanine Heather Gerstl

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Actress Janine Barris was raised in Fairlawn, New Jersey. She is the daughter of visual artist Beverly Barris and Wall Street businessman Jonas Gerstl. Being raised by both sides of the brain, as she likes to call it, she has developed a strong creative and business sense for Hollywood. Janine's great Uncle,George Barris, is one of the most prominent photographers of the 20th Century most known for his work with Marilyn Monroe. Both of her parents are Jewish and of Romanian, Hungarian, and Austrian decent. They were raised in the Bronx. Janine is her mother's only child and has two half brothers.

Janine went to George Washington University where she studied Dramatic Literature and Theatre. While at University, she was offered her first major film starring Dominique Swain in "The Intern". She also went abroad to Corisca to perform the role of Andromache in "The Trojan Women" in a prestigious theatre festival in Corsica. After graduation, Janine moved to New York City where she continued her extensive background in theatre ranging from starring alongside Farrah Fawcett on Broadway, to performing in Bernard Marie Koltes's version of "Hamlet" in French at The National Theatre of Orleans, France.

Janine moved to Los Angeles to further her career in film and television. Building a solid career in both comedy and drama, Janine recently appeared alongside Steve Carell in the romantic comedy,"Crazy Stupid Love". She will soon play the love interest in the romantic comedy crime film, "Fashionista". Janine is also a producer with many exciting film and theatre projects in the works at different stages of development.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Janine Barris

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