Jalen Smith is a young aspiring actor born on February 15th, 2006 on the south side of Chicago. Jalen’s love for acting and theatre began when he was ten years old. Since then, Jalen has been in many different productions. He has trained at The Second City in Chicago since he was eleven years old where he was apart of their teen and youth ensemble and continues to participate in their improvisational and sketch programs.
Jalen is a current high school sophomore at Lindblom Math and Science Academy. Jalen has participated in many school productions and shows at his high school and middle school , including The Chariot, The Wiz, Anonymous and Mamma Mia and roles in work outside of school, including commercials and television on shows such as Chicago P.D. Jalen also enjoys participating in his school’s choir, he has taken two years of Mandarin and has experience with modeling. Jalen looks forward to participating in many more productions.