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~ Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. ~ Twyla Tharp
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.
The infamous Bye Bye Liver is remounting April 6-May 11 with a Spring Break Ediition! More information can be found on Actor's Theater of Minnesota's. JoNae will reprise her roles in this hilariously funny, improv-based drinking extravaganza with local improv and acting artists.
JoNae shot a commercial for Metropolitan Ford of Eden Prairie and also shot a spot for Best Buy as a Blue Shirt Employee for Energy Star Applicances.
JoNae was recently signed with Caryn Model & Talent Management in Minneapolis!
Past Highlights: JoNae played Mrs. Cratchit performing stand-up for the first time in, The Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge presented by the Actor's Theater of Minnesota with local Twin Cities comics.
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.
JoNae just shot an in-store spot for Best Buy.
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 series 2011 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 here. Germaine: 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:
Agency Models and Talent
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Moore Creative Talent, Inc.
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NUTS, Ltd. (non-union only)
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Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422