Jen Araki was born in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. At age 13, Jen was signed with Elite Model Management, California. With her Mom by her side, Jen spent her summer holidays travelling the world. Jen enjoyed the opportunity to become more culturally aware and educated with the exposure to new people and places and as a result she matured quickly. After graduating from High School she moved to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming an Actress. To support herself she signed on with Ford Models while studying acting at the New York Film Academy, followed by two years at Mesiner Conservatory studying under “Nina Murano”. She then furthered her training at “Michael Howard Studios” with “Alexander Neil”.
Jen has appeared in numerous television shows, playing James Gandolfini’s mistress on “Sopranos”, to working with Henry Winkler on “Royal Pains”, along with many independent films and theatre productions.
Recently she has worked on HBO Canada’s show “Good Dog”, the independent film “Red Butterfly”, a lead role in the feature film thriller “Kill Her Not Me” , and is getting ready to film “Gametime” in Detroit along side with James Brolin and Danny Glover.
Jen now resides in Los Angeles, and is thankful and humbled everyday that she is on set doing what she loves the most.