Jennie Knackstedt
Jennie Knackstedt

was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota to Diane and Walter Knackstedt. She spent the first 9 years of her life living in suburbia, putting on garage recitals for the family. At the age of 9, the family (a younger sister, Teresa, now added to the mix) picked up and moved to Diane's hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It was there that she attended her first audition and was cast in her first production, Annie, where she played the role of July at a neighborhood community theatre. From that moment on, she was hooked. She spent the following years adding as much as she could to her resume, performing wherever she could. She was in love with the stage!

Her high school career was spent at Philadelphia High School for Girls, where she was an Art major, member of the Student Council, sang with the Treble Clef Choir, and performed in their spring musical. After high school, she spent a year at Penn State Delaware County, then transferred to West Chester University, where she received her BA in Theatre and, in her senior year, received a KC/ACTF Irene Ryan Nomination for her role in the Kander and Ebb review, The World Goes Round.

Soon after graduation, she moved to Collingswood, New Jersey, where she still calls home. She continues to be quite active in the theatre community, performing in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Her spare time is spent reading, playing sudoku, thinking about learning the piano, but mostly catching up on the DVR or spending time with friends and family.
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