About

 

Jennifer Provenza was born in Santa Barbara, and as an overly dramatic only child for her first five years, she entertained herself by performing songs from Mary Poppins for her dolls in her room. At age five, she gained a younger brother, and moved with her family to Northern California, where she spent elementary school in Sacramento and high school in Davis. As a high school student, Jennifer began acting in all the school plays and performing in the Jazz Choir and she loved it so much that she realized she wanted to make performing into a career. She also found the other love of her life (Ian) when they acted together in Pride and Prejudice.

After high school, Jennifer was off to NYC, which was her home for the next seven years, as she got her BFA in theatre from NYU, double majoring in sociology and minoring in applied theatre (drama therapy, theatre in education, theatre for change) and then her MFA in acting from Brooklyn College. Somewhere in there, she also managed to write a novel and get married.

Following graduate school, Jennifer and Ian lived for a few years in San Diego, before returning to their roots in Northern California. Jennifer acts, writes, and directs locally and is also the Associate Producer of The Dinner Detective Sacramento (a murder mystery dinner theatre) and a professor of theatre in the Los Rios Community Colleges. She lives with her husband and two adorable (and very dramatic) daughters.