Jenn Colella

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Stage Actress
Date of Birth September 22, 1974
Place of Birth Charleston, South Carolina
Age 46 years old
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Jenn Colella is an American comedian, actress, and singer. She first began her career in Los Angeles as a comedian and later branched out to musical theater. She had her Broadway debut with a 2003 performance as Sissy in Urban Cowboy, which earned her a 2003 Outer Critic's Circle Award nomination. Colella went on to star in High Fidelity and Chaplin. Her Off-Broadway credits include Closer Than Ever, Slut! the Musical and Side Show. In 2014, she returned to Broadway in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's If/Then directed by Michael Greif. She originated the role of Captain Beverley Bass in Come from Away on Broadway in March 2017 and earned the 2017 Outer Critic's Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Birth name: Jennifer Lin Colella
Born: Sept 22, 1974, Summerville, South Carolina, United States
Genres: Broadway
Occupation(s): Comedian, actress, singer
Years active: 1999—present
Labels: Various
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About Jenn Colella

First known as a standup comedian, she is a musical theater actress widely known for her role in Broadway productions like If/Then, Chaplin, and her debut performance in Urban Cowboy.

Before Fame

She graduated from Columbia college with a degree in both speech and drama. She then went on to attend the University of California, Irvine to earn her masters in acting.


She has made short appearances in television shows like Rescue Me, The Good Wife, and Elementary.

Family Life

Though a native of South Caroline, she spent many years in California before settling in New York City.


She made her big screen debut in the 2008 film Uncertainty alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Latest information about Jenn Colella updated on November 27, 2020.

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