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is an actor, singer, dancer and Equity Membership Candidate based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  JoNae holds a BFA in Acting from Minnesota State University, Mankato and has worked and studied in Los Angeles, California and Paris, France. JoNae is also a trained pianist and accomplished athlete, fashion and dog lover.

JoNae shot a commercial for Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie and also shot multpile spots for Best Buy!

JoNae was recently signed with AR&MY Models and Talent in Minneapolis!

Past Highlights: 
JoNae reprised her roles in the Actor's Theater of Minnesota's, Bye Bye Liver!  This hilariously funny, improv-based drinking extravaganza boasts some of the Twin Cities best improv and acting artists.

JoNae played Mrs. Cratchit performing stand-up for the first time with local comics in, The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge presented by the Actor's Theater of Minnesota.

JoNae played Alien Girl #2 in "Huntin' Bigfoot" with the Los Angeles-based production company, Big Picture Films.  The feature film was shot in Minnesota/Los Angeles this October.  Casting by Cynthia Uhrich and directed by Thom Pearson.  More information regarding the film can be found here.

Tales from the Twisted Cities written by Reginald Edmund and directed by Broadway and Ivey Award actor/director, James A. Williams,was nomiated for Most Outstanding Play in the 2011 Fringe Festivall!! Out of 167 shows in the Minnesota Fringe, Tales was in the top 5! JoNae received great reviews on her performance, and the production as a whole.  Here are what a few Fringe goers and media had to say: 

"...In the second piece, I enjoyed the Moses [(Western)] character and the rapport with him and Eve [(Villeneuve)].  But it is the relationship between Eve and Nzuri [(Berg)] that makes this piece work, and their genuine affection for each other was evident and riveting."

"This show was one of the rare moments at the fringe where I've actually seen [have] some passion and heart to it combined by some fantastic acting.  I was moved." 

"Well written and well paced.  A hell of a lot better than the last show I saw at the Guthrie." 

"Fearless, pumped-up, powerfully acted, massively energetic and thoroughly enjoyable." and "...a must see for some fantastic acting!"

"The entire cast is impressive.  If you see this show prepare yourself for a full range of emotions.  Ranging for gasping for breath funny to holding back sobs."

JoNae was Sandbox Theatre's LAB scholarship receipient
.  As a part of that scholarship program, JoNae was a part of a Master Class with the SITI Company from NYC. 

Mystical Revelations of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
directed by Ryan Sturgis and produced by Our Lady's Tears Productions is completed and can be viewed hereGermaine: Requiem of a Soul, produced and directed as the same above was broadcasted on RealCatholic TV, and the short can be viewed here.

For stage inquiries and any other questions, contact JoNae directly at 952.388.8688 or Email, using the contact form above.  For theatrical, commercial and print inquires, contact:

AR&MY Models and Talent
555 1st Ave. NE, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Agency Models and Talent
700 Washington Avenue North, Suite 210
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Wehmann Models & Talent, Inc.
1128 Harmon Place, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Meredith Models & Talent
380 Jackson Street, Suite 720
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Caryn Model & Talent Management
4229 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 945-6600

Moore Creative Talent, Inc.
3131 Excelsior Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota

NUTS, Ltd. (non-union only)
Golden Valley Office Center
820 North Lilac Drive, Suite 101
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422




JoNae Villeneuve – Actress & Model
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