Actress Jen Ponton is a comedic force, consistently serving up big laughs on screen. A Muppet enthusiast, horror fanatic, and body love activist, Jen’s seasoned resume continues to grow. 

In this year's most talked-about new show, Jen joins AMC's highly-anticipated Dietland as the recurring character, Rubi--the resident fat activist of Calliope House, the feminist enclave and refuge of Verena Baptist (Robin Weigert).  Jen has also guest appeared on The Blacklist, 30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Deadbeat, Orange is the New Black, Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order: SVU, The Slap, and The Good Wife.

Jen’s film credits include a starring role in the indie film Love on the Run with Frances Fisher and Steve Howey, the Warner Brothers film Going in Style, and Chuck with Liev Schreiber.

Jen is also a producer and writer with several pilots in development, including a web series. 

This Jersey tomato of a gal graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey and went on to work in New York regional theatre. She memorably tickled audiences and broke hearts off-Broadway in Halley Feiffer's pitch-black play How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater).

Jen married her college sweetheart, and now lives in the woods of NJ with him and their very excited dog.