Stephanie Jack is a mixed race Australian and Singaporean Chinese actor and vocalist. Born into a family of adventurers, she has lived in six different countries and aboard a yacht.
After receiving a B.A Drama (First Class Hons) at the University of Bristol (UK), Stephanie completed an M.F.A Acting at The American Repertory Theater / Moscow Art Theatre School Institute at Harvard. This involved two years of rigorous training at Harvard University led by renowned practitioners including Scott Zigler, Marcus Stern, and Igor Zolotovitsky.
The program was unique in that it offered a semester in residency at the Moscow Art Theatre School, established in 1898 by Stanislavski and Danchenko. In Moscow, Stephanie trained in acting, ballet, fencing, and partner acrobatics by day, and performed a devised production of The Idiot to Russian audiences in the evening.
In 2021 Stephanie appeared in Rosehaven (ABC), and made her Australian stage debut in Ben Winspear's production of The Maids alongside Essie Davis and Marta Dusseldorp.
Prior to that, Stephanie spent 12-months as a performance artist and vocalist at MONA Museum and was the Tasmanian Theatre Company's Associate Artist.
Other stage highlights include playing the Queen in the New York Times' Critics' pick, 'The Light Princess' at the New Victory Theater. Onscreen she has starred in numerous short films including the Singapore Tourism Board / Viddsee co-production, 'In Transit' (2018) directed by Jacky Lee, and Ghost Gear directed by Danielle Baynes (2021).
Stephanie's own no-budget semi-autobiographical short 'She'll Be Right' (2017) won Best First Short at the Los Angeles Underground Film Forum.
In 2019 Stephanie moved to Shanghai to study Mandarin & Kung Fu. She also created 'Mixed Up', a YouTube series delving into modern Chinese culture and mixed race identity.
Stephanie is now developing a solo theatre work called Mixed Feelings with the support of a Regional Arts Fund Fellowship and a grant from Arts Tasmania. Her artistic work is propelled by an urgent desire to bridge cultural divides.
As a writer, Stephanie has contributed to Peril Magazine (Australia), Doyenne (Singapore), and Hapa Mag (USA) and Forty South Magazine (Australia)
Stephanie also goes by her Chinese name 卢恩典 ("lu en dian").