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Feature 5


ACTRA Ottawa’s “Feature 5” is an exciting component of our Spotlight Initiative. This feature is released regularly on our social media sites and in bulletins to members profiling ACTRA Ottawa members.

Feature 5 is intended to help bring the city’s professional talent (you) closer together and help you get to know each other a little better by having you answer 5 questions about yourself.

Please take a moment and answer any five of the Feature 5 questions below and submit your photo so that we can profile you!

Feature 5 Qs:

  1. What’s your favorite movie?
  2. Who’s your favorite actor?
  3. Who’s your favorite actress?
  4. Describe your most memorable role.
  5. What is your dream role?
  6. If you had one piece of advice or tip to an actor starting out, what would it be?
  7. What is your goal in the acting industry?
  8. If you could do one thing differently when starting out in the industry, what would it be?
  9. Can you name something surprising that most people do not know about you?
  10. Who is your favourite director and why?

Please forward your responses along with a current photo to


Jennilee Murray


Jennilee was born and raised on a farm in Kelowna, British Columbia, where at an early age, she enjoyed the arts. Her parents, hobby farmers and upholsterers, urged Jennilee to follow the artistic path. Jennilee earned her BFA with a concentration on drawing, painting and art history at UBC in Kelowna. A move to Ottawa, Ontario brought opportunities to further practice her art, while starting up a creative modeling career, and delving into a varied acting portfolio. Jennilee’s first dabble into film was a modern horror homage to classic gore – Lee Demarbre’s Smash Cut. She also appeared in Stripped Naked, A Sensitive Subject and a national Harvey’s commercial, to name just a few. From there, many roles in the horror, action and comedic genres have challenged her.


What’s your favorite movie?

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Under the Skin. Right now, it’s a tie.

Describe your most memorable role.

Georgina Carson in Smash Cut. It was my first movie role, so the electricity, learning and wonderful memories will always stick with me. It was so much fun to be a part of!

If you had one piece of advice or tip for an actor starting out, what would it be?

Take classes! Absorb as much knowledge as you can!

What is your goal in the industry?

To help create a range of moving pictures. I want to be a part of someone’s artwork.

Who is your favourite director and why?

Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He paints with film. The depth of his scenes can only be compared to Caravaggio’s use of chiaroscuro.

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