Bio

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

In 2018, Jen recurred on AMC’s critical darling Dietland as fiery fat activist ‘Rubi.’  She 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. She will also be appearing in a highly-anticipated Apple+ series in Fall 2019.

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. She recently starred in Tessa Slovis’ Pizza Party, a #MeToo centric film based on the Larry Nasser trials.

Jen is also a producer and writer with several pilots in development, including a web series. She produced and starred in concept pilots for two of her series--the one-hour period piece Queens of Daytime, and the half-hour comedy The Reunion. Her writing has been solicited by several production companies.

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.