Jennifer Christa Palmer
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Jennifer Christa Palmer originally hails from Hatboro, Pennsylvania and earned her BA in Theatre from Penn State University. She is currently based in Orlando, FL and is a grateful member of Actors' Equity Association (SAG-AFTRA eligible).
Jennifer was voted BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR by thedailycity.com's BEST OF ORLANDO 2013 for her role as Amanda Prynne in Private Lives at Mad Cow Theatre. Other stage credits include Rosalind Franklin in Photograph 51 (at Mad Cow Theatre), Anna in The Letters by John W. Lowell (at Mad Cow Theatre), Miss Eve Montaigne in Mark St. Germain's Scott and Hem (Florida Premiere at Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables), Tybalt in Romeo + Juliet (for which she was awarded OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTRESS, PLAY by Theatre Tampa Bay) and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (both at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL), Catherine Sloper in The Heiress, the title roles in both Major Barbara and Mrs. Warren's Profession by George Bernard Shaw and Lizzie Curry in The Rainmaker (all at Mad Cow Theatre). Elizabeth Maupin of the Orlando Sentinel named her performance in The Rainmaker one of the year's best in 2008. At the Orlando Fringe Festival, she appeared in Christian Kelty's Joe's NYC Bar (in Wonderland), she was one eighth of the ensemble in Shakesprovisation (directed by Christopher Prueitt) and has co-produced 2 productions with Clockwork Hobo. She has appeared in several staged readings at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre including Steve Yockey's Feverish as Phaedra, Blackberry Winter (also by Steve Yockey) as the White Egret, Julius Caesar as Brutus (an all-female cast), The Weird Sisters as Lady MacBeth, The Queen's Physician and Medea. She also appeared with OTP (Orlando Theatre Project) in their final show, Almost, Maine, on Valentine's weekend 2010.
In "The Real Truth Behind the Real True Story: Donnie Miller", JCP interviews fallen charades champion Donnie Miller (Shannon Michael Wamser). This short film earned 2 Action on Film award nominations (including best comedy short) and 2014 Official Selections at both Indieworks Screening Series and The Sham film festival. She is looking forward to a screening of the feature film "King's Gambit" later this month, in which she plays a BBC news anchor. Early in 2014, principal photography was completed on the webseries "Western Heights" (JCP is the ruthless boss, Debra Gordon), and this summer heralded the premiere of another webseries, "The Aegeans", where she is the Widow Eldridge. Other film credits include "I Did" (P.207 Productions), "Coffee or Tea?" (Cloudy Logic Productions), "Out" (UCF Capstone FIlm by Nils Taranger), "Tomfool's Key" (Bellezza Studios), "Olivia" (P.207 Productions) and "Out There" (a UCF D3 Production). She played against type as Mare (the mother in distress) in "Legend of the Red Reaper" (Red Cardinal Productions) which had its WORLD PREMIERE at the Central Florida Film Festival on Labor Day weekend 2013.
In May 2012, she landed a co-star role on "Army Wives" (episode 620 "The War at Home" which aired 12 August 2012). In June 2013, she shot 3 days on Showime's "Homeland" as Bailiff Cynthia Touhy (episode 304 "Game On", which aired 20 October 2013) . She currently trains at Class Act Studios in Orlando, FL with acting coach Lauren O'Quinn (Meisner Technique and Advanced Scene Study). View her demo reel here.
Jennifer Christa Palmer received a Recommended Pass in rapier & dagger and in unarmed stage combat from SAFD CT Geoffrey Kent, adjudicated by Dale Girard. Her fight skills include single rapier, rapier & dagger, rapier & buckler, case of rapier, smallsword, unarmed, broadsword and quarterstaff. You may have seen her sword fighting on the pirate ship during Disney's Christmas Day Parade (on ABC). Her super-power? She can wear any hat and look good.
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