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Quote from Jennifer - "It is important in whatever you do that you do the best you can - but that you (also) understand the responsibility you have to use your voice and resources properly. It is important to be conscious of that."

Jennifer Ferrin Biography

Jennifer Ferrin was born on February 25 in Lawrenceville, GA, the daughter of Tom and Linda Ferrin.  Jennifer has one older and one younger brother.  Her musical talents were realized early as she started playing the piano as a child.  She is a graduate of Brookwood High School.  While at Brookwood, she was in many high school plays and musicals including "Tintypes," "Pippin," and "Working," among many others.  She is also a very talented singer and was part of the school choir.

Following her high school graduation, Jennifer attended The College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina and then the North Carolina School of Arts, where she graduated.  Jennifer holds a degree in drama. Shortly before her graduation from NCSA in 2003, Jennifer along with other seniors was given the opportunity to do a presentation for representatives of the industry in New York.  As a result of her presentation in May 2003, she was given a three year contract with the CBS daytime drama, AS THE WORLD TURNS.  She began shooting 10 days after graduation and her first air date was July 9, 2003.  She played the role of Jennifer Munson.

In addition to AS THE WORLD TURNS, she appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "The Locket" in 2002.  She also appeared on the television show Dawson's Creek in the 2002 episode "Swan Song." 

Jennifer has also been very involved in theater work.  While at the North Carolina School of Arts she was in several plays including Copenhagen in the role of Margrethe. Other theatre credits include: The Crucible, Undiscovered Country, Company, Nicolas Nickleby and Yerma.  In 2004 she appeared in the play "Hamlet."  In July of 2005 she appeared in the play "The Times."  November of 2005 found her doing voiceover work in "Marion Bridge."  In March of 2006 she appeared in Language of Angels at the Clark Studio Theater which is part of the Lincoln Center Institute for the arts in education. 

November was a busy month for her in 2005 as she also hosted the 2006 Miss Connecticut USA and the 2006 Miss Connecticut Teen USA pageants.  She also appeared in the "Daytime at Night" benefit for Workshop Theater Company.

Jennifer's work has started to earn her well deserved recognition.  In 2005 she received a Daytime Emmy nomination in the Best Young Actress category.  2006 brought her a Daytime Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress.  Her superb work in the exit story on AS THE WORLD TURNS for Jennifer Munson Donovan has brought her high praise from the soap press. cast mates and the fans.

When Jennifer's 3 year contract was finished at AS THE WORLD TURNS, she chose not to renew it.  Her last airdate as Jennifer Munson Donovan, was July 14, 2006.  Jennifer plans on remaining in New York City.  While she loved her work on AS THE WORLD TURNS, and thinks it is the best daytime drama, she wanted to explore other genres of acting including theater, primetime television and movies.  Since this was the only role she had held since graduating, she wanted a chance to try to use her acting talents in other areas.

In August of 2006 Jennifer had a guest appearance on 2 episodes of Rescue Me, the popular show on the FX network.

Jennifer appeared in the drama 3 lbs on CBS in November of 2006.  She played the role pf Penny Marx.  The show name refers to the size of the human brain, and revolved around 2 doctors who have opposing viewpoints.  Jennifer filmed 2 episodes but unfortunately the show was cancelled after 3 airings and the 2nd show she had filmed never aired.

July 2007 brought Jennifer back to our TV screens in the mini-series "The Kill Point" for Spike TV.  The show revolves around a downtown Pittsburgh bank robbery by a team of American Iraqi-War veterans.  Jennifer played the part of Chloe, one of the hostages taken who developed a Stockholm Syndrome with "Wolf," one of the bank robbers, played by John Leguizamo.  The show premiered on Spike TV on July 22 and ran for a total of 8 hours, with Jennifer appearing in all episodes.  The highly acclaimed show was a ratings success for Spike TV.

In September 2007, Jennifer returned to the stage, something she has wanted to do because of her intensive theater training at NCSA.  Jennifer will appeared in the Broadway-aimed "The 39 Steps" at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.  A London hit, The 39 Steps is billed as "a hilarious whodunit, part espionage thriller and part slapstick comedy."  The play consists of four actors playing more than 150 roles.  Jennifer played the roles of Annabella, Pamela and Margaret.

In January of 2008, Jennifer's dream of appearing on Broadway became a reality.  After a very successful run in Boston, the cast of the Boston production, including Jennifer took The 39 Steps to Broadway.  The show was a big hit at the Roundabout Theatre where it played a limited run until March 29.  Having to vacate the theater because they had another play starting, The 39 Steps reopened at the Cort Theatre on Broadway where it is now in an open-ended run.  The 39 Steps won 2 2008 Drama Desk Awards and is nominated for 6 Tony Awards.

Jennifer let The 39 Steps in October 2008 and went on to appear in a 3 episode arc on the ABC drama Life on Mars.  She also filmed a part in the independent film NONAMES which is completed and will not be screened at film festivals.

Jennifer is was part of the cast of a pilot for TNT for the new drama Bunker Hill.  The show has finished filming and is now in the post-production stage.  No plans have been made to add it to the TNT schedule.

IN the 2008-2009 television season, Jennifer had a recurring role on the ABC series Life on Mars.  She played the mother of the lead character of the show.  Unfortunately after a few months the show was canceled.

Jennifer continues to make guest appearances on prime time shows including Law and Order SVU, Fringe and White Collar.  Check back often to see where she will be appearing next.


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