Born and raised in New Orleans, Jennifer Fontaine has been in the business of storytelling, both in front of and behind the camera, for over two decades.
Most recently Mrs. Fontaine enjoyed her series regular role in the breakout pilot of 2015, MYRNA. Myrna was spotlighted by TV Guide and heralded by Entertainment Tonight as one of six television pilots to watch in 2015. Her starring role as Jodi McKenton, a driven war journalist in the feature film Finding John Smith showcased Jennifer's propensity for realism. An intrinsic ability for authentic performance also brought her the leading role of Louise in LOOK, directed by the creative Indie powerhouse Adam Rifkin.
In 2001, Mrs. Fontaine alongside husband Kerem Hanci, founded Scorpio Rising Films to support collaboration with devoted and impassioned artists, encouraging original and inspired material. SRF has effectively piloted numerous projects and since joining forces with Marlo Bernier's Jackie Frost Films, the duo has wrapped several relevant projects including the MYRNA TV Show, the heavy-hitting short STEALTH and the family feature Finding John Smith. Next in the pipeline is the neo-noir crime thriller Glass Houses.
In 2004, Variety heralded Fontaine's work as 'ideal' in the critically acclaimed production of Eric Bogosian's subUrbia at the Skylight Theater. The LA Weekly deemed Jennifer 'Impressive and Moving' for her ballsy portrayal of Elly in Sunday On The Rocks. Backstage West defined her talent as 'Triumphant' and The Palisadian Post said '[Fontaine] embodied the Lucy-ness of Lucy' in Janet Carroll's You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.
In 2012, Jennifer felt the need to veer from her fast-paced film-centric life, venturing into the cool, calm waters of online publishing and travel journalism. She founded the popular southern California travel blog MommyHiker.com, eventually partnering with Erin Kirkland and Traci Lehman to realize their larger vision, Outdoor Families Magazine a global resource for multi-generational travel and outdoor sports related activities meant to inspire a connection to and stewardship of the natural world.
Jennifer Fontaine is a member of SAG/AFTRA, the North American Travel Journalists Association, Family Travel Association and the National Association of Professional Women.