Jennifer Spence brings intelligence and charisma to the small screen
Actor Jennifer Spence may look innocent, and even delicate--but don't let her looks fool you. This dynamic Canadian actor is able to transform herself into a host of diverse characters, depending on the role in which she is immersed. Jennifer has been balancing a busy year on the small screen, with roles on two hit TV shows, including the multiple award-winning Syfy television series ‘Stargate Universe’, and the Superchannel's comedy "Exes and Ohs".
Jennifer’s engaging presence lends itself perfectly to her role as the brainy scientist Dr. Lisa Park on 'Stargate'. Jennifer recently returned to her popular role as Dr. Park, when the show's highly anticipated second season began airing in September. 2010 has been big year for the cast and crew of SGU. It was nominated for an impressive nine Gemini Awards, and two Emmy Awards. Jennifer specifically was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for her 'Stargate' role. The second season of 'Stargate Universe' airs on Syfy on Tuesdays at 9/8c and on Fridays at 10pm E/P on Space.
Jennifer has also received major recognition for her recurring role on the second season of the GLAAD Media Award nominated Logo comedy ‘Exes & Ohs’, which is currently reairing on the Superchannel in Canada. Jennifer plays the wise-cracking, bisexual barista Devin Cheng who is the newest addition to this group of friends. She often ends up using her genius computer skills to bail them out of various predicaments in this hilarious series about lesbian life.
Jennifer may also look familiar from one of her many film appearances, which include ‘Catch & Release’ (Jennifer Garner, Juliette Lewis), ‘The Core’ (Stanley Tucci, Hilary Swank) and the short film ‘Blind Spot’ by director Christy Garland.
Born and raised in Toronto, fans of Jennifer often ask what her background is, since she has such a unique and exotic look. The answer is: Jennifer's father is British and her mother is a third generation Japanese Canadian. The acting bug bit Jennifer at the early age of seven while performing as an orphan in a summer camp production of ‘Annie’ belting out ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’. After hearing how tough it was to make it in acting, Jennifer spent her high-school years trying to imagine what career path she could choose and still have the same passion that she had for acting. After performing in a production of ‘The Crucible’, Jennifer could no longer imagine a life without acting, and because of this, we have come to know and love her as one of the Canadian stars to watch.