Jenelle Lynn Riley (born September 26, 1982) is an American screenwriter, actress, journalist, and producer. Riley wrote the 2015 short film Warning Labels, directed by Jennifer Morrison, and is the host of Variety's Actors on Actors, which has won two Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. She is also an editor for Variety and contributor to The Huffington Post. She wrote and directed the award-winning play "A Kind of Love Story" which had its world premiere at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles. She is the regular host of career conversations for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, where she has conducted lengthy interviews with such actors as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Viola Davis.
|Born||Jenelle Lynn Riley|
September 26, 1982
Salem, Oregon, U.S.
|Occupation||Screenwriter, journalist, editor|
Riley's first play, "Just Julie," was published when she was a teenager. Her play "Heart Murmurs and Brain Matter" premiered in 2000 in Los Angeles before being staged in London and New York. She followed that with the highly-acclaimed "Comfortably Numb" in 2001. Other works include "The Gemini Project," "Duct Tape and Dreams" and "Unholy Matrimony." In 2012, the world premiere of "A Kind of Love Story" took place at Sacred Fools Theatre in Hollywood, earning six L.A. Weekly Award nominations and earning a directing prize for Riley. The play has been published by Stage Rights. In 2017, she wrote and directed "Jane Austen's Emma Frankenstein," also at Sacred Fools.
|2003||Auditions||Writer and Bad Auditioner|
|2004||The Perfect Candidate||Writer|
|2004||Crazy Love||Writer||Winner: Palm Springs Shortsfest|
|2004||An Inconvenient Affair||Writer|
|2004||The B.P.R.D. Declassified||Student||Television film|
|2005–Present||SAG Foundation Conversations||Host||141 episodes|
|2007||Manband the Movie||Office Worker|
|2012||A Girl, a Guy, a Space Helmet||Radio Host|
|2013||American Hustle||Neighbor||(Deleted Scenes Only)|
|2014||Firsts||Writer||Episode: "The Threesome"|
|2014–Present||Actors on Actors||Host||Emmy Award Winner|
|2015||Nobody's Perfect||Maya||Short film|
|2015||Joy (film)||Special Thanks|
|2015||Warning Labels||Writer||Short film|
|2015||Grand Gestures||Writer and Director||Short film|
- "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (23 May 2014), Jenelle Lynn Riley, Residence, Culver City, California, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
- Staff (September 3, 2014). "Variety Ups Jenelle Riley to Deputy Awards and Features Editor". Variety. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
- "Jenelle Riley". The Huffington Post.
- "SAG-AFTRA Foundation on YouTube".
- http://www.laweekly.com/arts/a-kind-of-love-story-2611945. Missing or empty