Jennifer Porter (credited as Jennifer Nichole Porter in film roles) is an award-winning musician, actor and screenwriter. Jennifer’s musical range spans an array of genres. She is equally at home singing with Orchestras, Jazz combos and Blues bands and has sung with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. She is also an accomplished Blues pianist, and has played with C.J. Chenier, Nathan and The Zydeco Cha-Chas, and Blues artists Debbie Davies and Chris Thomas King. In 1989 Jennifer was the first vocalist in Maine inducted into the prestigious musical honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.
Her newest EP from Grammy award-winning producer Lawrence Manchester is called Moonglow. Her album Easy Living (2014), also from Lawrence Manchester, was nominated for a 2015 Independent Music Award in the Jazz With Vocals category, and can be heard on jazz stations around the country, including KJAZZ in Los Angeles, WWOZ in New Orleans, and Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours. Her previous recordings include Hyacinth Boy Blue (1998), the multiple award-winning soundtrack for 40 WEST (2011), The Way You Look Tonight (2012), and the soundtrack for MR. BARRINGTON (2015).
With Dana Packard, she co-founded The Originals Theatre Company in 1988, and Honey Tree Films in 1998. Her more than 70 stage credits include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Rose in The Woolgatherer, Scarlett in Coyote Ugly, Celeste in Little Egypt, May in Fool For Love, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and Patsy Cline in Always...Patsy Cline.
Jennifer starred in, and composed and performed the film score for BALLAD OF IDA AND DOOB (1999) and wrote, starred in, and composed and performed the film scores for the critically acclaimed MR. BARRINGTON (2003) now available in several languages, and the multiple award-winning 40 WEST (2011) with Wayne Newton. For her work on 40 WEST, Jennifer received Awards of Merit for Acting and Original Score from The Accolade Competition, Gold Prestige Awards for Acting, Original Score and Original Song, and a Silver Prestige Award for Original Screenplay.
Jennifer is a proud member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America, SAG / AFTRA, and Actors’ Equity Association.