Juanita JenningsJuanita Jennings has appeared in numerous films, including Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls, the romantic comedy Love…& Other 4 Letter Words, director Gary Fleder’s Runaway Jury and John Singleton’s Baby Boy. She made her feature film debut in Paul Verhoeven’s blockbuster Basic Instinct. She will be seen in the upcoming Vacancy 2, Midnight Son and My Girlfriend’s Back.
Jennings was honored with a CableACEas Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the HBO miniseries Lauren Avenue. Her television appearances include recurring roles on Lincoln Heights and The Division. She has also appeared on Scrubs, Soul Food, Without a Trace, Judging Amy, Frasier, Felicity, The Practice, Touched by an Angel, ER and 7th Heaven. Her television movie credits include On Promised Land, Out of Darkness, Murder of Innocence and Jack Reed: Badge of Honor.
Jennings has worked extensively in theater. She is the recipient of two NAACP Theatre Awards for Best Actress, the first for Sheryl West’s Jar the Floor and the second for August Wilson’s King Hedley at the Mark Taper Forum. Jennings has also appeared in New York’s legendary Negro Ensemble Company’s Colored People’s Time, as well as the company’s production of Home. She went on to become a member of the national touring company of Home. Jennings has appeared at the prestigious New York Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe and at the Mark Taper Forum in Slide Glide @ Slippery Slope and Whole Hearted.