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. JCP has trained with Rus Blackwell (acting technique for the camera) and at ClassAct Studios with Lauren O'Quinn (Meisner technique and advanced scene study). 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 the Guest Star role of Agnes on SUPERSTITION on SyFy (episode 109, directed by Mario Van Peebles), a series recurring role on THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (episodes 606 and 607, directed by Tyler Perry), and a number of co-star credits including roles on THE QUAD (episode 201, directed by Michael Allowitz) as Dr. Elle Herndon, MR. MERCEDES (episode 106, directed by Jack Bender) as Officer Emily Benedento, LOVE IS _ (episode 110 directed by Mara Brock Akil) as Neighbor, HOMELAND (episode 304, directed by David Nutter) as Bailiff Cynthia Touhy, ARMY WIVES (episode 620, directed by Anna Foerster) as EMT 2, TO CATCH A KILLER (episode 104) as Detective Tammy Lynk and SWAMP MURDERS (episode 503) as CSI Crime Tech Eileen McComb.
Upcoming film projects include the indie film WHISTLER'S MOTHER as Anna McNeill Whistler - written and directed by Robbie Robertson, THE GREEN HORNET as the Russian villain Viktoriya - directed by Justin Connors, and the indie film COURT as Prosecutor Cindy Ferrell - directed by Chazitear Martin.
JCP is a grateful member of both Actor's Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
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photo by Hughes-Fioretti