I was raised in Iowa, and even though I have that Midwestern charm and overuse the word "ope," my subtle Iowan accent stays under the radar (just don't ask me to say 'milk'). When I was three years old, I took my first ballet class. I fell so in love with it that I secretly slept in my ballet slippers for a whole year! I've been hooked on the performing arts as a whole ever since, branching out into all different forms of expression.
Though maintaining a rigorous dance schedule, I started dabbling with theatre in high school. A few years later, I attended UNCSA's Summer Drama Intensive, which happened to be the only three weeks of formal training I received before being accepted into Florida State University's prestigious BFA Acting Program. My education at FSU transformed me into a quick-thinking, detail-oriented actress. The most important lesson college taught me, however, was how to be a strong, genuine, driven, and independent woman. I found my value as a human being.
I proudly graduated summa cum laude as a member of the Class of 2020, a year that will live in infamy. Although my graduation and senior showcase were canceled due to COVID-19, I was determined to make the best of difficult times by putting my energy towards the future. I signed with NEXT Management USA and Onyx Model Management in the summer of 2020, and am very grateful. After exploring dance and acting for so long, I am excited to take on the modeling industry with open arms. I moved to Atlanta in 2021, where I am nationally represented for film and television by J. Pervis Talent Agency. In the midst of traveling and auditioning, you can also catch me instructing at Barre3 Buckhead, walking my pup Olive (featured above), and styling some fun outfits for Stitch Fix.
I'd love for you to get connected with me on my Instagram (@jenacbrooks), where I will be posting life updates throughout my career. Thank you for stopping by, and I cannot wait to work with you soon!
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