RéSUMé 

 SAG/AFTRA & AEA 

Height: 5"4'   |   Eye Color: Brown   |   Hair Color: Brown

Extensively trained in the Meisner technique at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Jenna Lunarno is an extremely versatile, award-winning union actress.

When she was cast in Showtime’s “Brotherhood” Lunarno's character, Jordana, was only supposed to appear in one episode, but after working with her that writer/creator Blake Masters and director Henry Bromell were so impressed that they brought her character back.  Equally at ease with both comedy and drama, her range spans from romping character-based comedy to plumbing the depths of evocative emotional truth.

Jenna has an MFA in Screen Drama Direction from Goldsmiths College, part of the University of London in the UK.  She has worked on film and video projects in numerous capacities.  Lunarno has also written and directed for the theatre.  This has given her quite a bit of insight into what is needed and desired in an actor, making her a talent with whom everyone, on set or stage, enjoys working.

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

Theatre

Pride and Prejudice  |  Eliza Bennett  |   Lead  |   Stage Left Theater

The Crucible  |   Abigail  |   Lead  |   Bay Players

Steel Magnolias  |   M’Lynn  |   Supporting  |   Notre Dame Academy

TV & Film

The Brotherhood  |   Recurring  |   dir. Henry Bromell

Conversations & Inclinations  |   Lead  |   dir. Tim O’Connor

Two Porks in a Pod  |   Lead  |   dir. Tim Labonte

Growing Things  |   Lead  |   dir. Jennifer Sullivan

Mind Set  |   Lead  |   dir. Lyralen Kaye

Commercials

National Health Service/UK  |   Lead  |  dir. Malcom Venville

 Training & Workshops 

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |   Conservatory Studio (Meisner Extension)   |   Lauri Peters

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |   Conservatory Studio (Acting for Film & TV)   |   Gary Bennett

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |  

Vocal Training (Linklater Technique)   |   Pat Mullen

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |  

Movement Training (Yoga)   |   Barbara Joseph

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |  

Accents & Dialects   |   John VanWyden

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |  

Stage Combat   |   David Brimmer

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University   |  

Physical Comedy   |   Hilary Champlain

Meisner Intensives and Private Coaching with Lyralen Kaye

 Special Skills 

European Accents:
RP British, Cockney, Scottish, Southern Irish, French, Italian, Spanish, German

American Accents:
Southern, Mountain/Rural, Bostonian, New York

 

Other Accents:
Australian, Russian

Social Dances:
East Coast Swing, Salsa, Cha-Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango and the Hustle

Languages:
Conversational Italian

Stage Combat:
Hand to Hand and Basic Sword

Yoga, Driver's License

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