Jenn Colella

Outer Critics Circle Award nominee, Jenn Colella is a woman with many talents. From stand-up comedy to television to film to Broadway. Jenn started her career as a stand-up comedienne in Los Angeles, playing such famed venues as the Laugh Factory & Comedy Store. She has been seen on television as Co-host of Oxygen's "Can You Tell" and has had guest starring roles in ABC's "Cashmere Mafia", and FX's "Rescue Me". On film, Jenn has starred in "Lay It Down For Good" & "Uncertainty". Since arriving in NYC in 2003, Jenn has been a staple in the theatre community. Her Broadway credits include "Urban Cowboy" for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and "High Fidelity". In between her Broadway runs, Jenn spent time entertaining audiences in such Off-Broadway shows as "Slut" (The Actors Theatre), "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" (NYMF), "Don't Quit Your Night Job" (HA! Comedy Club), and "The Beebo Brinker Chronicles" (37 Arts). Regionally, Jenn has starred in Twyla Tharp/Bob Dylan's "The Times, They Are A-Changin'"" at the Old Globe Theatre in CA, "Beautiful Girls", a musical tribute to honor Stephen Sondheim at the World Festival of Theatre in Colorado Springs & currently at  NJ's Papermill Playhouse (www.papermill.org) in "The Fully Monty" thorugh July 12. Be sure to check out www.jenncolella.com for everything Jenn Colella!

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? The women whom I felt most inspired by as a kid include Lily Tomlin, Lucille Ball, Goldie Hawn, and Carol Burnette, and Barbra Streisand.

2. Who is the one person you haven't worked with that you would like to? The one?? There are so many! Jeanine Tesori is such an amazing bad ass. She's on the list, for sure.

3. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? Heh. I can make this crazy bike horn sound. Oh, and I spin poi. And I can dance with a huge hula hoop.

4. If you couldn't be doing what you are doing now, what career would you choose? Teaching. I think it's one of the noblest professions in the world. I have such respect for those who teach.

5. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? My wife, Jenifer Foote.

6. Favorite kind of sundae (ice cream flavor & toppings)? Chocolate with a chocolate brownie, drenched with magic shell and whipped cream. Yum.

7. Peanut Butter: Crunchy or Smooth? Smoooove.

8. Favorite kind of shoes? Cowboy boots.

9. Favorite website? gograditude.org

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? Oh, shit. I don't know why this one's so tough. I reckon I'm gonna have to go with the feminist icon, that lovable Amazon Wonder Woman.

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