Stephanie Jack is a mixed race Australian and Singaporean Chinese actor and multidisciplinary storyteller based in Tasmania. Born into a family of adventurers, she has lived in six different countries and aboard a yacht.
Currently, Stephanie is a performance artist and vocalist at MONA Museum and the Tasmanian Theatre Company's Associate Artist. She is also 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.
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.
Since graduating, Stephanie has worked in film and TV in Los Angeles, Singapore, and London. In 2019 she 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's stage highlights include playing the Queen in the New York Times' Critics' pick, 'The Light Princess' at the New Victory Theater (2015). Onscreen she has starred in short films including the Singapore Tourism Board / Viddsee co-production, 'In Transit' (2018) directed by Jacky Lee.
Her no-budget semi-autobiographical short 'She'll Be Right' (2017) won Best First Short at the Los Angeles Underground Film Forum. Nespresso, Reebok, Eman Alajlan, TBS, Makartt Nails, Ahuixa Swimwear, and Education First are among her diverse modelling and commercial acting credits.
As a writer, Stephanie has contributed to Peril Magazine (Australia), Doyenne (Singapore), and Hapa Mag (USA). She writes a monthly column around multiculturalism in Tasmania for Forty South Magazine.
Stephanie is a classically trained vocalist who dabbles in ukulele. Always curious to explore new art forms, in 2017 she exhibited a collection of abstract paintings at Singapore's Supernormal Gallery to raise money for a local children's charity.
Stephanie also goes by her Chinese name 卢恩典 ("lu en dian").