Jennifer Warren

Jennifer Warren was born and raised in Greenwich Village.
Jennifer left New York to go to the University of Wisconsin and
majored in Art History. Nominated for a McKnight Fellowship,
she then went to the University of Minnesota Graduate
program and then on to the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in
Although best known as an actress in film, television and
theater, Jennifer Warren was accepted into the Directing
Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute, where
she directed the short film Point of Departure and received
the Cine Golden Eagle Award, Best Drama at Aspen Film
Festival, and then opened the season for the Arts &
Entertainment Channel on their World Premiere Short Film
Series. Two years later, she formed Tiger Rose Productions,
and co-produced the short documentary You Donít Have to
Die, which won the Academy Award in 1989 as well as the
Cable Ace Award.
About that same time, Warren began to develop a feature film,
The Beans of Egypt Maine, which she directed for American
Playhouse and Live Entertainment. The film was selected as
Best Pick of both the Seattle and Boston Film Festivals. It was
invited into competition at the San Sebastian Film Festival
and gathered wide critical acclaim and two Independent Film
Spirit Award Nominations upon its release in 1994. It
appeared on PBS for the American Playhouse series the
following year.
Warren finished production on her second directorial feature,
Partners in Crime, starring Rutger Hauer and Paulina
Porizkova in 1998. Partners was distributed in America by
Artisan Films during the 1999/2000 year and appeared on
Direct T.V.
As an actress, Warren is best known for her leading roles in
such features as Night Moves, opposite Gene Hackman
(Screen World Award - Best Actress) directed by Arthur Penn.
Slapshot, opposite Paul Newman, directed by George Roy
Hill. Fatal Beauty, opposite Whoopi Goldberg, as well as
Another Man, Another Chance opposite Jimmy Cahn,
directed by Claude LeLouche. She has also starred in over
twenty network movies.
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
and Women in Film, she was a founding member and past
president of The Alliance of Woman Directors and continues
to actively support the organization. She has taught at
Wesleyan University, Johns Hopkins University, UCLA
Extension, University of Tel Aviv and is now a Senior Lecturer
at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.