Jennifer Fontaine ~ Maxine

Actress, Producer, Writer

Born and raised in New Orleans, Jennifer Fontaine has been in the entertainment industry, both in front of and behind the camera, for almost two decades.  

Most recently Mrs. Fontaine enjoyed her starring role as Jodi McKenton, a driven war journalist in the independent feature film Finding John Smith due out October 2012. Jennifer's propensity for realism brought her to the role of Louise in LOOK, a voyeuristic feature that captures the secret lives of people through surveillance cameras, directed by the creative Indie powerhouse Adam Rifkin, as well as the starring role of Detective Reynolds, in the film  Drop Gun, a performance which brought Mrs. Fontaine a Best Actress statue from the Iowa Motion Picture Association. As the meddlesome private  eye Juliet, in Lauren Hollingsworths  Interference, audiences applauded her starring performance from Montreal to the UK, Los Angeles to New York and even in the Deep South and her first collaboration with, now writing/producing partner, Marlo Bernier on The Last Time We Were... won the duo a Silver Remi at WorldFest Houston 2006 for Best Original Narrative Short.
 

Jennifer also has a deep affinity for the stage, deviating from mainstream productions; she opts for creative transformations and diverse characterization. In 2004, Variety heralded her work as 'ideal' in the critically acclaimed production of Bogosian's subUrbia at the Skylight Theater. The LA Weekly deemed Jennifer 'Impressive and Moving' for her ballsy portrayal of Elly in Sunday On The Rocks. Backstage West defined her talent as 'Triumphant' and The Palisadian Post said '[Fontaine] embodied the Lucy-ness of Lucy' for her portrayal of Lucy Van Pelt in Janet Carroll's You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.