JoLane Lentz is an American Actress, Writer and Producer. She grew up in Wisconsin, not far from Chicago, 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. She started producing and starring in her own plays at the age of 8. She attended the School Of The Performing Arts in Chicago where her stand out talents were quickly recognized, leading her to land in Los Angeles ready to start her career.
As an Actress in film, she received her breakout role in the award winning, artistically cinemographed feature, "BAD APPLES". 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" as well as 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.
With a background in Journalism and Broadcasting, she was offered to Host & Produce 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 at the 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, taking it from 70,000 subscribers to 7 million in just under 2 years. JoLane was asked by Hugh Hefner to pose in the magazine for a pictorial of "The Girls Of Playboy Radio", in which she was flattered, 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 content series including; A lifestyle show for dog owners called, "THE DOG SHOW", aka "COOKING DOGGY STYLE" with Actor/Model Michael Bergin (Baywatch & Calvin Klein campaign). 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, Several Comedy Series, A Sci-Fi Thriller, A 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 recently gave a riveting performance in the leading role of Katherine Wise, an inner-city high school Teacher educating misfit students 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 role with Actor Ross McCall (Band Of Brothers & White Collar) in the romantic comedy, "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".
In recent, JoLane Created, Wrote, Directed, Produced and Starred in the Lead Role of Jane, 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 to showcase her range of talents from dramatic to comedic acting roles. She is looking forward to Directing and Acting in the project, "NO SENSE AT ALL", which will start shooting in Spring 2020. As well as, a comedic short called, "TAGALONGS".
Most recently, JoLane is perfecting her stand-up comedy skills and performs with the troupe" PRETTY FUNNY WOMEN" in comedy clubs all over the Los Angeles area.
In 2020, you will be able to see her performance in the upcoming new Netflix Crime Drama series, "WIPED" aka "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 and Eric Morris. As well as private coaching from the legendary Award Winning Actress/Director, Catlin Adams ( The Jazz Singer, The Jerk). She is currently studying with the highly respected Acting Coach Scott Sedita.
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 enjoys 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 in Los Angeles where she resides.