Jen Van Epps

Jen Van Epps

African American, Chinese
Age Range
31 - 49
159cm / 5ft 3in
89cm / 35in
73cm / 29in
96cm / 38in

Echo Lake Entertainment - US Management

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Jen Van Epps is an American born bi-racial actor of African American & Chinese Taiwanese descent who worked and trained for many years in the United States before relocating with her family in 2018 on a whim.  With her US accent and training Jen hit the ground running not only as an actor but has been stepping into Casting & Dialogue Assistant on the many US productions filming in New Zealand.

Jen’s International screen credits include Amazon’s - The Wilds & Don’t Make Me Go, Netflix - Cowboy Bebop & The Royal Treatment, Nickelodeon – Power Rangers, Apple TV – Mr Corman, Hallmark – Together Forever Tea and Hulu’s 20th Century Studio – No Exit. In 2023 she will be on the screen in the Blumhouse/Universal feature film M3gan.

Locally she has worked on Stage for The Pop-Up Globe Theatre, voiced a quirky Panda on Tales of Nai Nai (Hei Hei), guest role on the award winning TVNZ1 series Runaway Millionaires and currently on the highly rated TVNZ1 series One Lane Bridge which also screens in the US, Australia & Europe

Jen resides in Auckland with her husband and daughter and speaks advanced Mandarin.


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 M3gan Tess Blumhouse/Universal Feature Film
2023 Evil Dead Rise Medical Assistant Pacific Renaissance Feature Film
2022 Avatar Female Med Tech Amazon Feature Film
2022 No Exit Detective 20th Century Studio, dir: Damien Power Feature Film
2022 Don't Make Me Go Nicole Amazon Studios, dir. Hannah Marks Feature Film
2021 The Royal Treatment Jane Netflix, dir. Rick Jacobson Feature Film
2021 Destination Love Lorri Incendo, dir. Aidee Walker Feature Film
2020 Together Forever Tea Elaine Schmidt Incendo Productions, dir. Joshua Frizzell Feature Film
2006 Americanese Rumana IFC First Take, dir. Eric Byler Feature Film


Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2022 One Lane Bridge Harper Great Southern, TVNZ Drama
2022 Homebound Lucia Kevin & Co Drama
2021 Mr. Corman Caroline Apple TV, dir. Aurora Guerrero Comedy
2021 Cowboy Bebop Paralegal (Brenda) Netflix Drama
2021 Power Rangers Mother Nickelodeon Drama
2020 The Wilds Researcher Amazon, Dir. Ed WIld Drama
2020 The Sounds Lawyer South Pacific Pictures Drama
2018 Runaway Millionaires Toni Fearless Productions, dir. Danny Mulheron Drama
2014 Grimm Mercedes NBC, dir. Peter Werner Drama
2012 America's Most Wanted Elizabeth Lifetime, dir. Greg Klein Drama
2003 GSN Video Games (Pilot) Host Game Show Network Drama
2003 What's Up! (Mandarin Language) Co-Host Sky Cable Network Drama

Web Series

Year Production Role Company / Director
2014 Adam and Jamero Jade Dir. Estee Ochoa


Year Production Role Company / Director
2020 Emilia Emilia 2 Pop Up Globe, dir. Miriama McDowell
2006 Princess Bean's Messy World (Musical) Butterfly Electric Lodge Theatre, Santa Monica, dir. Claire Carey
2005 Overflow Writer Hudson Guild Theatre, Hollywood, dir. David Lee
2005 Sketch: Dangerously Asian Ensemble OPM Sketch Comedy, dir. Thessaly Lerner
2004 Sketch: Thank you. Come Again! Ensemble OPM Sketch, LA Festival of Sketch, dir. Eddie Mui
2003 Sketch: Asian for Dummies Ensemble OPM Sketch, The Flight Theatre, dir. Eddie Mui
1998 One Act: Raisin in the Sun Lead Westmont College

Short Film

Year Production Role Company / Director Type
2023 Imaginary Chloe Resonate Ltd Short Film
2023 One Outs Sweetie Pie NFA Productions Limited Short Film
2010 Falling Snow Debbing Dir. Keith Wells Short Film
2007 Devore Ivette Columbia Univeristy Film School, NY, dir. Christian Magalhaes Short Film
2005 The Four Posters Agnes Art Center, Pasadena, dir. Fred Wu Short Film


Year Production Role Company / Director
2021 TD Bank 'Ready Advice' TD Advisor Exit Films
2021 Dixie 'Ultra Flex Proof Plates' Nel The Sweet Shop


Year Description Institution / Presenter
Scene Study (Meisner) BGB Studio, Steve Braun (L.A)
M. Chekhov Technique Elena Stejko
Acting for Humans Intensive Brita McVeigh
Callback Course, Commercial Acting Killian's Workshop
On Camera Audition Technique Margie Haber Studios, Hollywood
Scene Study , Acting Actor's Playpen, Hollywood
Scene Study and Pilot Season Boot Camp Adler Improv Studio, Hollywood
Scene Study Variant Actors Lab, Hollywood
On Camera Audition Aaron McPherson Studios, LA
Scene Study Henke Acting Studio, LA
Improv 101 UCB Theater, Hollywood
Improv 101 UCB Theatre, NYC
Improv University of Southern California, LA
Classical Training , Singing Oscar Zhang
Vocal Training , Singing Jodi Sellards (Tomlinson)
Communications University of Southern California


Advanced: Mandarin


Advanced: American - Californian | American - General | American - Urban | American - Western | Standard US

Intermediate: American - Midwest | American - New York | French | UK - English


Intermediate: Golf | Gym | Hula Hoop | Jump Rope | Swimming | Ten Pin Bowling

Driving & Flying

Advanced: Driving (general)

Singing Range


Singing Styles

Advanced: General

Intermediate: Contemporary | General | Musical | Popular | Show

Musical Instruments

Advanced: Guitar


Intermediate: General Movement | Hip Hop | Line Dancing