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Jenn Proske Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Toronto, Canada
Birth NameJennifer Proske
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

In late 2009, after graduating from Boston University, Jenn moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of becoming an actor. Only four months later, she landed her first role, the starring role in Vampires Suck (2010), a big-budget FOX & New Regency movie. She led the film to gross nearly $100 million worldwide and she was awarded Best New Actress by the Beverly Hills Film and TV Festival. The Los Angeles Times praised her as "the film's strongest suit".

Since her debut in "Vampires Suck", Jenn guest-starred on several TV show, including House of Lies (2012), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), a recurring role on CSI: NY (2004) and recently the lead of Lifetime's movie about teen bullying, Sexting in Suburbia (2012). Jenn declared that her performance on "Law & Order SVU" was particularly special to her, as she has been a fan of the show for years. In fact, Jenn claims that "SVU" inspired her to want to do one of two things with her life: become an actor or a criminal investigator. So much so, that she simultaneously pursued a Master's in Criminal Justice while completing her BFA.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Jenn moved to the U.S. at the age of four and grew up in Orange County, California, where she became involved in local Children's Theatre productions. When she was just 17 years old, she auditioned and was accepted to the acting program at Boston University. During her time at BU, she studied abroad in Australia, where she had worked with the Sydney Theatre Company, under the direction of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.

Recently, Jenn has landed an recurring role in USA Network's newest show, Graceland (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anais

Spouse (1)

Stephen Schneider (26 May 2013 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (6)

She has dual citizenship: US & Canada.
She attended Arroyo Vista Elementary, Las Flores Middle School, then graduated from Tesoro High School in Las Flores, California. She then attended the College of Fine Arts at Boston University where she graduated with a BFA in Acting and Theatre Arts.
While in undergrad at university, she also worked on her Master's Degree in Criminal Justice.
Her family moved to Orange County, California when she was age 4.
Worked at the Sydney Theater Company, under the direction of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton.
Has a younger sister name Becca.

Personal Quotes (3)

I find the roller-coaster ride of auditioning most challenging. It's always about putting yourself out there, being rejected, and then getting back out there and trying again. Even now that I've booked this, I'm still going out every day, putting myself out there, and getting turned down sometimes. And rejection is hard! So I think just the nature of the business is probably the biggest challenge. It's a struggle to make sure that you stay confident and believe in yourself, even through the rejection and keep trying! But do it. I can promise you that when you succeed and live your dream, it's really worth it!
Being rich and famous has never been my goal at all. I love to act and I want to be able to do really great parts. My goal is to be able to provide for myself and not have to worry about the daily expenses. I do want to be able to benefit from my work and make a good living, but I love it so much that I would do it for free.
Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.

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