Jennie Kwan, a native Angelino, started performing at the age of 11 years old in the performing troupe, “Kids of the Century.” Audiences first recognized Jennie when she played the lead role of “Kim” in the first National Touring Company of “Miss Saigon” having landed the coveted role after producer Cameron Mackintosh conducted a worldwide search.
Jennie was then introduced to television as series regular, Samantha Woo, the wacky singing sensation on NBC-TV’s situation comedy, “California Dreams” which aired for five successful seasons and then onto world-wide syndication. Some of Jennie’s other television credits include The Rookie, New Girl, Anger Management, and The Nanny. Some film credits include “Promoted”, “Entourage”, and “Trojan War.”
For two years Jennie traveled with “Faces of America,” a one-person show regarding diversity and tolerance in America. She was an original cast member of “Bare, the Musical” and had a short stint in “Jewtopia” both shows having successful runs on Off Broadway.
Jennie toured the United States with the Broadway Tony Award Winning Musical, First National Tour of “Avenue Q” getting the chance to play the role of “Christmas Eve.” As well as becoming a puppeteer and playing the role of “Mrs. T”, “Bears” and Others.”
Jennie was a proud member of Hollywood Record’s vocal group, “Nobody’s Angel” who earned a Gold record for performing two songs on the “Princess Diaries” soundtrack and was a co-creator for the pilot, “Nobody’s Angel” television network ABC Family. And Disney lovers have been fortunate to see Jennie ride the magic carpet as “Jasmine” in Disney’s musical spectacular “Aladdin.”
Many may also know Jennie through her vast voice over work. She lends her voice to the character, Suki, on Nickelodeon’s hit animated series “Avatar: The Last Air Bender,” In 2023 you can hear Jennie as Chun-Li in Sthe highly anticipated video game Streetfighter 6. Jennie also voices Thirteen/ “Scissor Seven”, Mayuko Nise / “High Rise Invasion”, Inosuke’s Mother, Kasuski Soldier/ Demon Slayer, Tsukuyo Amane/ Magia Reord 2, Aqua Current/ “Accel World”, Kakushi and Innosuke’s Mother/”Demon Slayer”, Sakuya/”Eureka Seven”, Tsukuyo Amane/”Magia Record”, Sonoko Suzuki/”Case Closed: Episode One-The Great Detective Turned Small”, Ayako Mitsuzuri and Otoko Hotaruzuka/”Fate Stay Night”, Soatoko Hojo/”When They Cry”, Nori Sakurada/”Rozen Maiden”. As well as Jubilee/MARVEL Super War: Jubilee Build and Power Core, Aina/”.hack//G.U.: Last Recode”, Eunice/”Rune Factory: Frontier”. And these are just to name a few!