Jennifer Whalen is a Toronto based writer and Second City Alumni.
Formerly the Head Writer of the award winning satirical comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Jennifer is currently in preproduction on Barbados Bad, a female buddy-action-comedy movie, produced by Fred Roos (Lost Translation, The Godfather), Executive Produced by Orian Williams (Control). She is also in development with two original comedies: Good Behaviour with eOne for Canada’s premier network CTV and in the US with Rock Bottom (Ben Stiller/Red Hour).
Jennifer co-created, wrote and produced a pilot for Disney called The Brontes, an animated children’s show about the Bronte Sisters as well as developing Little Mosque On the Prairie (CBC/Mind’s Eye) and Instant Star (CTV/Epitome). She has also worked on a number of shows with some guy’s name in the title, including The Ron James Show (CBC), The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network/IFC) and the critically acclaimed Gavin Crawford Show (Comedy Network/Shaftsbury).
She has been nominated for three Geminis, four Canadian Comedy Awards and won both a WGC Award and a Canadian Comedy Award for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
She originated the role of the Aviatrix in the Tony Award winning Drowsy Chaperone.
And according to IMDB she danced the lead in Swan Lake in 2005. She wishes this were true.