Born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA and having lived a successful life in both NYC and LA, she and her #TEAMJONES Squad are happy to call Chicago home.
Jenna’s first theatrical production in Chicago (aside from stopping by on-tour) garnered her a Jeff Nomination, where she played Amy in Mercury Theatre's Company. She has been seen jumping rope like a maniac while belting her face off as Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde & trying to keep up with Showgirls (“Not You”/”lick me bite me”) at the Paramount Theatre.
Last fall, a show she wrote... “Getting the Band Back Together”, opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre. Fun Fact: She and 11 other actors wrote this musical thru a series of improvisational rehearsals over a period of 5 years under the supervision of Broadway Producer, Ken Davenport.
Jenna can be heard on 4 different mainstream original cast albums, rocked out 4 big national tours, has contributed & performed content garnering millions of views for her work with Todrick Hall's Youtube Channel (Toddy Rockstar), produced concerts, and has had 40 gallons of cold water fall directly on her chest (Thank You, Wedding Singer).
Some favorite roles:
- Audrey opposite her husband (fellow GTG Rockstar, Christopher Kale Jones) at the famous Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC. (Where they were filmed for ABC, as well as performed for the Obama’s)
- Originating Cheryl in EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL at New World Stages in NYC
- Working with Garry Marshall on THE REAL HOUSEWIVES of TOLUCA LAKE the Musical
Jenna is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach (School of Integrative Nutrition), and alongside her husband has created the ARTISTS HEALTH COLLECTIVE, where they provide support, workouts, community, and even a 6-month curriculum for Artists looking to live their best life (www.Jonesinforlife.com). She is obviously health & fitness obsessed... which led her to becoming a certified personal & group trainer (ACE) specializing in High Intensity Training at Chicago’s Top-rated Boutique Gym: Crosstown Fitness. She is plant-based paleo, mama to Presley Rose, a Boston Terrier, & a Chiweenie.
Secret Special Skill: Advanced Baton Twirler (Holding National Titles)
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