Jenna Ciralli is an award-winning Montana and New York based actor, writer & producer. Born and raised in Montana, Jenna's early childhood was defined by horses, grace and grit. By age 6, she was horse-showing competitively and dreamed of going to the Olympics. One time she was bucked off during a horse-show and dragged through the arena by a bridle attached to her pant loop. She survived, got back on the horse and placed 2nd in the class.   Underneath horsemanship, lay a deep, quiet and fixed desire to act. 4 years of high school drama class with renowned MT drama teacher Stacey Bergquist led to a theater scholarship at Willamette University in Salem, OR (ranked #1 OnStage's "The Best B.A. in Theatre Programs in the Country in 2015").   Upon graduating with a BA from WU (Theatre Arts - Acting with Honors//Minor in English Literature), Jenna worked as a high school math teacher before buying a one-way ticket to Paris and traveling Europe. Walking the streets of London's West End, she realized her next step: New York City and it's method acting tradition.  

 

With literally 10 cents in her pocket upon returning to the States, she worked her way into a spot at the prestigious William Esper Studio in NYC, and was accepted into the 2 year Professional Actor Training Program (Meisner Technique) with Terry Knickerbocker. Jenna's NYC theatrical work included performances at The Flea, Access Theater, Theater Row, Barrow Group and the Gene Frankel followed by a turn to commercials, tv, film and content creation. Willow Creek Road, a Big Sky Grant recipient from the Montana Film Office, is now available online - a short she co-wrote with Director Francesca Mirabella. Ciralli's work is noted for both it's comedic and dramatic versatility. It has been compared to the vulnerability, strength and classic quality of Kate Winslet, as well as the quirky intensity of Shelley Duvall.  Jenna presently resides in Montana with her husband Jeff. She currently has 3 short films and 1 feature film in the works.   

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