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

May 14, 2024

Happy May!

Jennifer appeared on Deadline, having signed with Bailey Rae Harrison at Exclusive Artists Agency for Film and TV!

Jennifer Aquino Signs With Exclusive Artist Agency

Jennifer recently worked at Paramount Studios on a new CBS TV series  that will start airing in the Fall.

You can currently hear Jennifer’s voice, dubbing the character Hongcha, played by Jung Ho Yeon (from Squid Games) in the new Netflix series CHICKEN NUGGET!

Jennifer is currently recording a fun Fantasy book for Podium, where she gets to perform Scottish accents for the main male character and two female side characters! She recently recorded a YA book for HarperCollins about a friendship breakup, set against the backdrop of a chaotic night at a music festival! Recent releases are the YA Fantasy “When Oceans Rise” by Robin Alvarez, and the mystery/thriller “Fortune” by Ellen Won Stiel for Brilliance Publishing.

Jennifer is honored to be part of the cast of  “El Deafo” by CeCe Bell. WINNER of the 2024 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children!  Jennifer voiced 12 characters in this middle-grade graphic novel. And only two audiobooks per year win this award from the American Library Association! Produced by Penguin Random House Audio.

Jennifer taught a Directing Workshop for Narrators with the goal of increasing underrepresented directors in the audiobook industry. 

Jennifer was interviewed by J. Rodney Turner for his Audiobooks for Beginners podcast. You can listen in at https://open.spotify.com/show/4yRtCeXQU3yEWKqXAMWeb0

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 https://t.co/r6xYekKaHC 

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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