Jen Viens is an actor, director and producer originally from BC. She studied theatre at UBC, and trained with Matthew Harrison at the Actor’s Foundry in Vancouver. Jen relocated to Eastern Canada three years ago and currently works in Montreal and Toronto.
Jen is an alumnus of Black Theatre Workshop’s Artist Mentorship Program. In 2016, she performed the one-woman show ‘The Passage’ at the Montreal Fringe and took home the award for Best Solo Production. Most recently, she co-founded the production company ‘Stone Lane Studio’, and starred in its inaugural film ‘Love Sylvia’.
Jen's character and personality is that of a quirky, smart-ass, very funny young Tina Fey...witty, smart, always in control, and slightly comedically uptight. Hair up and in glasses, you get the Type A personality, the personal assistant, graduate school TA...the older, responsible sister. Think of the older, perfectionist sister of Natalie Portman's character in Garden State. If Toni Collette had a niece - this would be Jen. Had she been born just a few years earlier, she would have played Elaine Benes on Seinfeld - her humor and wit is almost a reincarnation. Hair down, in a cocktail dress, she's surprisingly hot... the assistant who steals the boss's heart away; though Jen still maintains strong comedic timing thanks to her classic comedy improv training.
Credits include: Rae in ‘The Blood Harmonic’, Helix, Stunt Double on Twilight, Roadside Picnic (Pilot), and ‘Jen' in the acclaimed web series Battle Jar: Resolving Arguments Since the Dawn of Time.