Janet-Laine Green

Janet-Laine Green has been a working actor/director/producer and teacher for more than 25 years. Her performances have been honoured with nine Genie and Gemini nominations. She holds an M.F.A in directing from York University, as well as a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Alberta. Janet-Laine directed Lorca’s Yerma for Players Academy of Toronto, and produced and directed Menopositive The Musical in 6 theaters across Ontario. Other directing credits include productions of Medea, Reversing Falls, A Streetcar Named Desire, In Pursuit Of a Cow. She is the Artistic Director of Brief Case Productions which has produced Pillow Talk, Pajama Games, Hunter’s Moon, Dads and Reversing Falls. Janet-Laine is currently playing the lead character in the TV series She's The Mayor. Her prolific work in film and television includes starring roles in Haven,Stand By Your Booth, Murdoch Mysteries, Stone Angel, MVP, the series, I Me Wed, Conspiracy, Niagara Motel, This Is Wonderland, Dead Lawyers, The Limit, Cowboys Don’t Cry, Primo Baby, The Believers, Love, Anne of Green Gables and regular appearances on many popular Canadian and American series. On stage Janet-Laine has performed in most of the major theaters in Canada; she will be playing Chris in Calendar Girls at Theatre London and will be in the fringe in Mum and The Big C. She played Maxine in Bordertown Cafe in Victoria and Winnipeg. She is also a highly sought after voice animation artist. As a teacher Janet-Laine has been instructing the subtleties of acting for the camera for more than fourteen years. She is on the faculty of Humber College, and has taught at Equity Showcase Theatre, Dean Armstrong School, Players Academy. She has taught at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, ACTRA in Toronto and Winnipeg, SIFT in Ottawa, Theatre Escambray in Cuba, as well as Toronto’s York University. She is also a Mentor for Women in the Directors Chair in Banff. She is a highly respected private coach for film production. Janet-Laine brings a wealth of practical knowledge to her classes. It is not uncommon for actors to return again and again to study with her, not simply because she knows the business of acting, but because she has a fundamental understanding of how to assist actors to access their own potential.