JoLane Rae Lentz is an Actress, Stand Up and Sketch Comedian and Producer. She grew up in Wisconsin where her Danish Grandparents introduced her to the greats of comedy by watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Carol Burnett Show and the Comedy Roasts with Dean Martin, Joan Rivers and Bob Hope. Her love for comedy was born and from an early age she knew she wanted to be involved in the entertainment industry making people laugh.
As an Actress in film, she received her breakout role in the indie feature, "BAD APPLES".with award winning Cinematographer, Steven Fierberg (The Affair, Emily In Paris). A number of films followed including Robert Townsend's, "B.A.P.S." with Halle Berry, "OUT IN FIFTY" with Mickey Rourke and Kevin Connolly's (Entourage) Directorial debut film, "WHATEVER WE DO", written by Nick Cassavetes and starring Robert Downey Jr and Tim Roth. As well as a long list of arthouse and independent films.
In Television she's had the pleasure of working on the hit TV series, "PARTY OF FIVE", a recurring role on the daytime drama, "DAYS OF OUR LIVES", a Guest Star role in the series, "HERE AND NOW", with Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), and a Series Regular role in the violently romantic comedy, "HOPELESS VIRGINS IN LOVE".
JoLane has also been in a long list of commercials including the national 7UP campaign with Orlando Jones, Icelandic Bank with John Cleese, an ESPN Celebrity All Sport Stars with the late Davey Jones (of the Monkee's) as well as national spots for NFL, Nascar, Jeopardy, Suzuki and Comedy Central,.. just to name a few.
She also Hosted & Produced a live, daily, funny news segment for PLAYBOY RADIO'S, "THE MORNING SHOW" on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Producing over 200 live shows including broadcasts from the iconic Playboy Mansion and the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Interviewing countless celebrities, comedians and TV personalities. She quickly gained notoriety with their growing audience and was asked to pose in the magazine for a pictorial of "The Girls Of Playboy Radio", in which she was honored to be asked, but graciously declined.
Her Producing skills led her to Co-Host an Interactive Eco Talk Show series called, "GREEN HEALTH LIVE", with Actor/Environmentalist Thomas Calabro, (Melrose Place). She then went on to Produce and Host a number of web-based series including; A lifestyle show for dog owners called, "THE DOG SHOW", aka "COOKING DOGGY STYLE" with Actor/Model Michael Bergin (Baywatch & Calvin Klein Model). As well as a Vegetarian Cooking Show, "HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE", an Adventure Series, "OUTDOOR AMERICA", a Health & Wellness Series, "FOR THE HEALTH OF IT" and a Pub and Food Travel Show, "PUB & GRUB".
She then found herself back at SiriusXM as the Co-Host/On-Air Producer of a weekly national News/Entertainment Talk Radio Show called, "SHARP RADIO PRESENTS - THE BEN PRATT SHOW" Intelligent Talk Radio, Keeping People Sharp, on Extreme Talk.
In 2014 She Co-Founded the Production Company, "NOT QUITE ENTERTAINMENT". A broad spectrum Entertainment Company with projects consisting of; Educational Documentaries, Comedy Series, A Sci-Fi Thriller, Dramatic Series, An American Reality Series, and a Horror Feature. She is excited and proud of the diverse projects they have in the works and is looking forward to sharing them with audiences around the world.
Never veering from her acting roots, she gave a riveting performance in the leading role of Katherine Wise, an inner-city high school teacher educating misfit students on the beautiful language of Shakespeare, in the dramatic feature, "A GANGSTER'S WORD" airing on Cine Latino & DirecTV. Earning her a stellar review on Movie Mavericks.
She also had a hilarious scene with Actor Ross McCall (Band Of Brothers & White Collar) in the romantic comedy feature, "ALPHA MALES EXPERIMENT", also starring, Justin Baldoni (Jane The Virgin), Danielle Nicolet (The Flash, The Starter Wife) available on Netflix.
On Funny Or Die, she plays the Series Regular role of Angela, in the violently romantic comedy, "HOPELESS VIRGINS IN LOVE".
JoLane Created, Wrote, Directed, Produced and Starred in the Multi-Award Winning Short Comedic Film, "HERE'S JANE", available to view on FUNNY OR DIE and is being developed into a TV Series.
Continuing to create and write new content, she is looking forward to Directing and Acting in the project, "NO SENSE AT ALL" a satire comedy shot in the midwest. As well as, a comedic short called, "TAGALONGS".
Currently you can see her performance in season one of the crime drama series,"Nova Vita". Directed by Santiago Salviche (Jennifer Lopez's famed music video Director) starring Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Titus Welliver (Law & Order), Stephen Baldwin & Robert Knepper (Prison Break).
Throughout the years, JoLane has kept honing her craft and has had the divine pleasure of studying with great Acting Coaches such as; Bob Mc Andrew, Margie Haber, Eric Morris and at The Scott Sedita Acting Studio. As well as private coaching from the legendary Award Winning Actress/Director, Catlin Adams (The Jazz Singer, The Jerk).
As a comedy actress for the majority of her career, and writing her own comedy shorts, it was a natural progression for her to fall into stand up comedy. She studied at the well renowned all female school of comedy at, "Pretty Funny Women" studios in West Hollywood, under the hilarious direction of the talented comedian/owner, Lisa Sundstedt (Producer for Chelsea Handler).
She's performed sold out shows all over the Los Angeles area including; The World Famous Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv and Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank. She also recently opened for BILL BURR at the Venice Comedy Compound, with the hilarious comedian Ahmed Ahmed (Sullivan & Son).
Her comedy has been coming alive with a Saturday Night Live type of hilarious sketch videos that are viewable on her YouTube channel.
You can also see JoLane in a cameo appearance in the indie feature film, "MiCerz" about the underground open mic comedy scene in Los Angles, now streaming on Amazon Prime.
She looks forward to taking her stand up on the road and performing dates all over the U.S. Check the News section and Home page for dates.
In her personal life, JoLane is an Environmentalist, Vegetarian and Animal Activist supporting; The Humane Society, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Tippy Hedren's, Shambala Preserve, As well as, several rescue organizations including; No Kill Los Angeles, Best Friends Animal Society and Dogs Without Borders. She is committed to living an eco-friendly lifestyle and loves driving her prius although whenever she's stopped at a light, people try to get into her car thinking she's their uber driver. She enjoys meditation, being in nature, the beach and teaching people how to live happier, healthier, longer and greener lives. She is most proud of her humanitarian efforts and working with Cross Cultural Solutions, helping women around the globe develop small business skills.
She's also the co-owner of several restaurants with her husband in Los Angeles where they reside with their family of animals.