Jennifer Aquino is an American actor, narrator, director & producer from Southern California.

"You are enough today, and the second you accept yourself is the second everyone else around you does as well."

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In The News

September 5, 2023

Happy September!

Jennifer Aquino is currently recording the YA Fantasy “When Oceans Rise” by Robin Alvarez for FindawayVoices. She recently recorded the mystery/thriller “Fortune” by Ellen Won Stiel for Brilliance Publishing. She’s also directing the 13-hour multi-cast book “All the Little Raindrops” by Mia Sheridan. Released today is the 12-hour YA Fantasy “Moonlight Blade” by Tessa Barbosa. Other recent releases are the RomCom “The Honeymoon Crashers” by Christina Lauren with Simon & Schuster, a nonfiction book “Time Management Essentials” by Anna Kornick, and middle-grade graphic novel “El Deafo” by CeCe Bell with Penguin Random House.

Jennifer is back in LA after attending the Audie Awards gala in New York City, where she was nominated for narrating the book “Generation Wonder” by Barry Lyga and others, produced by Blackstone Publishing. She also won an Audiofile Earphones Award Winner for narrating “A History of Fear” by Luke Dumas and for “My Life” by CAPE, both produced by Simon & Schuster. She is honored to have narrated these titles with a talented cast!

Jennifer was interviewed by J. Rodney Turner for his Audiobooks for Beginners podcast. You can listen in at

Jennifer was featured in The Buzz Voiceover Magazine, where she shared her “Recipe for an Accelerated Path to Audiobook Narration.”

Jennifer was interviewed by John York for The Audiobook Club Podcast. They talked about health & wellness for narrators, time management, producing short films, and her experience working on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy. You can listen in at 

Jennifer was asked to be a Speaker at VO Atlanta’s Audiobook Academy March 31 – April 3. She presented three sessions: 

Networking for Audiobook Narrators
10 Steps to Rocket Your Audiobook Career Forward
How to Break in for BIPOC Narrators.


Jennifer recently spoke in a panel at The Audio Publishers Association Conference on the topic of Authenticity in Social Media, as well as appeared in The Audie Awards – which recognizes work in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Jennifer recently started directing audiobooks, and is currently directing for Hachette and Macmillan.

Jennifer will voice the role of Lizzie in the animated short film “Gavin’s Adventures” directed by Fiona Lincke.

Jennifer recently worked on the film POST SENTENCE, written by Teresa Huang, directed by Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul, and produced by Melissa Bickerton. POST SENTENCE is about how a notorious criminal faces his ultimate justice. POST SENTENCE recently screened in the Dances With Films Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood.

Jennifer worked on the film THE COFFEE RUN, written and directed by Gustavo Sampaio. THE COFFEE RUN premiered at the North Hollywood CineFest, and also screened at the Studio City Film Festival.

Jennifer produced the film THE ANNIVERSARY directed by Art Chudabala, and starring Kipp Shiotani, Peter Shinkoda, and Jennifer Aquino.
THE ANNIVERSARY screened at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival, Culver City Film Festival, the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, the Asians on Film Festival, and the North Hollywood Film Festival, where it won Best Short Film Thriller, Best Editing, and Special Recognition Awards!
THE ANNIVERSARY written by Patrick Barrett, is about an anguished widower who celebrates his wedding anniversary by kidnapping the man who killed his wife.

Jennifer worked on the feature film “The Message” (now called “Camp Arrowhead.”) directed by Timothy Armstrong. Jennifer plays Candace Aroyo.

The film THE PACKAGE screened at The Sherry Theater in North Hollywood. THE PACKAGE is directed by Tony Patterson. Jennifer plays the role of Federal Agent Ava James.

Jennifer appeared on the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” Episode #21 titled “How to Save a Life.” Jennifer played the role of Derek Shepherd’s Anesthesiologist; she was honored to be in Patrick Dempsey’s last episode after 11 seasons. ABC promoted it as “The episode America will never forget!” Jennifer worked with director Rob Hardy (Empire, Criminal Minds, Bones.) The buzz after it aired was that it was the most emotional episode on television.

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