Jennifer DeFilippo is an actress, writer, and comedienne who has been working in the industry for over a decade. She is an advocate for arts and education, and is over the moon to be teaching acting & storytelling classes to Los Angeles’ youth.
Jennifer started performing as early as she could remember. Her fondest memories as a kid were her performances in school talent shows, singing in the honor choir, joining dance teams, and regularly performing in community theatre. Jennifer grew up at a time where arts programs were quickly being eliminated from the public school system, and as a teenager, found herself having to enroll at the local community college in order to take writing and theatre classes. She understands first hand the importance of nurturing the bountiful creativity of a child’s imagination, and hopes that Tiny Tales will create a lifelong appreciation for creating and enjoying stories in all of their forms.
When Jennifer grew up, she studied theatre at Loyola Marymount University, at which time she sought out the training of Los Angeles’s premiere improv comedy company The Groundlings. Since graduating, Jennifer has appeared in numerous television shows such as Masters of Sex (Showtime), Modern Family (ABC), New Girl (FOX), Shameless (Showtime), Dexter (Showtime), Bones (FOX), Body of Proof (ABC), and Parenthood (NBC). She had the pleasure of working with one of her favorite writer/directors, Larry Charles, on the FOX pilot Outnumbered. Jennifer has also appeared in many commercials for AT&T, Fruit of the Loom, Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt, State Farm, and many more. In addition, Jennifer co-wrote, co-starred, and produced The Hairdos that was an Official Selection at the International Television Festival in 2010. The Hairdos is currently available for streaming on Koldcast TV.
Over the last ten years, Jennifer has taught people of all ages acting, yoga, reading, writing, and has volunteered in some of the best after-school programs for kids in underserved communities. With love and passion for the arts, Jennifer looks forward to sharing that fondness with an exciting curriculum to your future Tiny Tales storyteller.
To learn more about Jennifer’s acting and writing work you can visit her website.