I'm Jenny De La Fuente, an actress, writer, and producer with roots in the heart of Mexico City, now proudly calling Austin, Texas my home. You might recognize me from the Amazon Prime hit series, "An Unknown Enemy," or my recent self-produced project, the short film "Somewhere You Feel Free" — a project that's deeply personal to me, as I wrote, produced, and took the lead in it.
When I first set foot on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin, it marked the beginning of a relentless pursuit of excellence. My goal? To earn a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Dance with a steadfast focus on the art of acting.
Back in those early days at UT Austin, I found myself cast in Neil Labute's powerful play, "Some Girl(s)." It was here that I first had the chance to bring Lindsay, a character wise beyond her years, to life. This marked the start of a vibrant journey in the world of theater. From "The Sparrow" to "Esperanza Rising," "Push up," and the groundbreaking "The Women of Juarez," which has now become the celebrated off-Broadway sensation "La Ruta" by Isaac Gomez — each performance enriched my time at UT.
Under the esteemed guidance of Laurel Vouvray at In The Moment Acting Studio, I honed my craft with Advanced Meisner Training, injecting depth and authenticity into my performances. Beyond the stage, you'll find me on both the big and small screens, particularly in the Amazon Prime hit series, "An Unknown Enemy," directed by the visionary Gabriel Ripstein. My repertoire extends to feature films, web series, short films, music videos, and commercials, cementing my status as a versatile and sought-after talent.
My creative journey took a deeply personal turn with "Somewhere You Feel Free." This film, born from my own experiences, carries a potent message against sexual harassment, reaching out to women everywhere. It stands as a testament to my commitment to effecting change through storytelling.
But my ambitions stretch far beyond acting. Fueled by a passion for production and a talent for storytelling, I've taken a bold step by co-founding "Pink Mud Productions." This venture, shared with my dear friend and fellow luminary in the acting world, Catie Hankins, is a labor of love — a space where our shared passion for authentic, relatable stories comes to life. Together, we're on a mission to bring genuine narratives to the forefront, with a raw, naturalistic approach, delving into everyday life and social issues with a focus on authentic storytelling and genuine emotions. Our partnership is a grounded example of how two friends with a shared vision can make a meaningful impact in our creative field.