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Jocelyn O'Neil is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actress hailing from Chicago and now living in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Indiana University.

Originally an actress O'Neil has now expanded her talents to writing and producing for film. In this past year she has seen three of her short films fully produced by established independent directors and production companies in New York. Working closely as a co-writer with indie veteran Todd Morris these films use hard hitting, socially conscious themes as a backdrop to comedic satire.

In front of the camera she has nabbed national and regional commercials, as well as many starring and supporting spots in scores of independent features. Noteworthy roles include the comedy Going Local starring Adam Busch of Buffy the Vampire fame, the dark comedy Found Art, Brunch, Party Politics, and Everything But Suicide. She has also had supporting roles in the award winning features Things I Don't Understand by David Spaltro and Hellfire by Marc Fratto.

On stage O'Neil's top notable roles include Beatrice in The Lincoln Center Institute's tour of Much Ado About Nothing. Last year she starred in Rabbit Hole Ensemble's The Tragic Story of Doctor Frankenstein as well as it's follow-up productions of Doctor Frankenstein's Magical Creature and Frankenstein's Daughter. In 2011 O'Neil completed a longstanding actor's residency with this award winning company as they adapted Mary Shelly's classic tale and were critically acclaimed for their work.

Over the course of her professional career she has also had the opportunity to book work while studying under the tutelage of respected instructors like New York University's Louis Scheeder, Patsy Rodenburg of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Robert Richmond when she worked with the Aquila Theatre Company.

While traveling the festival circuit for her films she is also in development as a co-writer for a new feature length horror film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Turquoise Toppin

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