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Jewell Karinen

Los Angeles, California

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Watch Jewell host Tabletop News on YouTube!

 

Jewell stars as heartthrob Ecstasy in The Party, an ensemble comedy web series about a group of D&D friends. Season one has garnered over 800k views and features special guests Ally Beardsley (Collegehumor, Dimension 20), Becca Scott (Geek & Sundry), and Vince Caso (The Guild). 

Jewell is also a writer with an extensive comedy background. Chosen from a pool of over 200 applicants to join 12 comedians in WhoHaha's 2019 Video Lab, Jewell worked with WhoHaha (Elizabeth Banks), to produce and star in her original parody video The Sweet Turtle Bachelor

Her romantic comedy short film Ghostfriend recently premiered at the LA Loft Movie Club film festival at Braindead Studios. 

Jewell starred in short film Buy Roses For Me, playing a idealistic young art curator, and was also proud to portray LGBT activist Lillian Faderman in 365 Days of Love, directed by Allison Tate and produced by RAZE (Sofia Vergara).

Improv

Jewell recently wrapped a monthly residency with her improv team Chased by Bear at Impro Studio. She is an accomplished improv performer, with over 8+ years of experience. She has taught and performed all over the country.

Training

Jewell studied acting at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, San Diego State University, and NYU Tisch. She continues her training in LA, recently studying acting and audition technique with Tess Paras and Annie Grindlay, as well as improv at The Ruby (formerly The Nerdist School).

Jewell has studied sketch comedy writing with Eric Scott at Upright Citizens Brigade, Jen Curran at The Ruby LA, writing for television with Patricia Villetto, and feature film screenwriting with David Grant at FilmNorth.

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