Jennifer Christa Palmer
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Jennifer Christa Palmer (aka JCP) is an award-winning actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is known for her height and intimidating presence. She holds a BA in Theatre from Penn State University and has received 2 Recommended Passes from the Society of American Fight Directors in Rapier & Dagger and Unarmed stage combat. She is currently based in the Southeast and trains at both ClassAct Studios with Lauren O'Quinn (Meisner technique and advanced scene study) and with Rus Blackwell (acting technique for the camera). The fastest way to a man's heart is by tearing a hole through his ribcage.
JCP was awarded OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS, PLAY by Theatre Tampa Bay for her role as Miss Prism Zombie Hunter in the World Premiere of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST WITH ZOMBIES at freeFall Theatre. This marks her 2nd award win from Theatre Tampa Bay - her 1st Theatre Tampa Bay award was for her work as Tybalt/Lady Capulet/Gregory/Peter in ROMEO + JULIET at freeFall Theatre in 2013. She was also voted BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR by thedailycity.com for her role as Amanda Prynne in PRIVATE LIVES (Mad Cow Theatre). Other Regional Theatre credits include: Joy O'Malley in THE TIN WOMAN (Actors' Playhouse - Florida Premiere), Courtney in ONE SLIGHT HITCH by Lewis Black (American Stage), Dr. Rosalind Franklin in PHOTOGRAPH 51 (Mad Cow Theatre), Miss Eve Montaigne in SCOTT AND HEM by Mark St. Germain (Actor's Playhouse - Florida Premiere), Anna Borisovna in THE LETTERS (Mad Cow Theatre) and Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (freeFall Theatre).
Her SAFD training includes a Recommended Pass in both rapier & dagger and unarmed stage combat with CT, now Fight Master Geoffrey Kent, adjudicated by Dale Girard. Her fight skills also include single rapier, rapier & dagger, rapier & buckler, case of rapier, smallsword, unarmed, broadsword and quarterstaff. She has served as fight captain in several AEA regional theatre productions.
Television credits include co-star roles on the upcoming MR. MERCEDES (episode 106, directed by Jack Bender) as Officer Emily Benedento (series begins on DirectTV August 9th), HOMELAND (episode 304, "Game On") as Bailiff Cynthia Touhy, directed by David Nutter, and ARMY WIVES (episode 620, "The War at Home") as EMT 2 (directed by Anna Foerster). JCP will also co-star in the upcoming seasons of both SWAMP MURDERS (episode 503) as CSI Crime Tech Eileen McComb (airing in September 2017) and YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE (episode 402) as Carolyn Slattery (airing Fall 2017).
Upcoming film projects include THE GREEN HORNET as the Russian villain Viktoriya directed by Justin Connors, the indie film COURT as Prosecutor Cindy Ferrell directed by Chazitear Martin, and FOCUS (part of 30-day Action Film Challenge) as the henchman Doctor R, directed by Robert Dodrill.
JCP is a grateful member of Actor's Equity Association and is SAG-AFTRA eligible.
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