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Balancing Act

I have no excuse for being away this long…except that I just got back from New York, have been busy acting, and feverishly launching my line of JCLA handbags! Happy belated New Year everyone! I’m juggling a lot these days, but you can always get the latest from my facebook page.

Last November I had 7 auditions in one day. Two of them were callbacks scheduled at the exact same time. With a bit of juggling, sprinting, race car driving, and houdini-esque wardrobe changes, I made them all. I was put on avail for both callbacks and booked the Nissan commercial first. This booking wiped out my other avail and all other callbacks as the shoot dates overlapped. When it rains it pours!

Right after I booked the Nissan spot I went home with my 3 month old chihuahua rescue, Mr. Truffle.

Mr. Truffle

Mr. Truffle

I was amazed at how well my cat (Doodle) was responding to the new pup, as I pet my cat with Truffle in my arms. From purring to psycho kitty…Dooodle struck across my cheek and a slashed eyeball. Lots of blood!

My cat Doodle’s reaction to my new puppy 🙁

My prayers were answered in that my vision was not impaired and my wounds would heal without surgery. I had one week before my shoot and I was hoping that my eye and cheek would heal in time.

Thankfully They did! The makeup artist worked some airbrush foundation over the scratch and corner of my eye. I shot my Nissan commercial before the holidays. This is a national spot for their new Quest. It will also be played on the internet and they’re looking at producing an Iphone ad version as well.

This was a very physical shoot, requiring me to balance a tower of items, while assuming a kicking position and pressing a button with my toe. There are special effects (CGI/green screen) involved which meant a lot of reacting to things that were not there. I had a great time! Here’s a link to the commercial on Youtube!

I’m on avail for a Bank print ad. Wish me luck!

Please leave a comment telling me how you are, and what you have planned for 2011. I miss you and would love to reconnect!

  1. 20 Responses to “Balancing Act”

  2. i loooove mr. truffle…..

    By Carlene on Jan 13, 2011

  3. Carlene,
    He is in my lap right now. He’s into taking his clothes off. Mr. T the stripping Chihuahua! Kisses to Emmet and Mei Mei!

    By Jeanne on Jan 13, 2011

  4. Hi Jeanne,

    I hope your eye is better now. Your very very lucky to be honest and thank goodness too. Too bad I can’t see the advert though :-P.

    Looks like this year will be a very busy year for you in a good way :-).


    By Ashwin Siva on Jan 29, 2011

  5. Just saw your Nissan Quest commercial. Memorable, clever, funny….and you look gorgeous as a busy mom. Well done!

    By Richard on Feb 1, 2011

  6. Hey Ashwin,
    Yes I know I’m very lucky that I have my sight and have healed so well. I was pretty hysterical when it happened because of all the blood and I thought I was blind!

    You can acutally see the commercial here now. There is a link in this blog and a video clip at the bottom of my demo clips page. I have the best web support guy in the world!


    Thank you for letting me know. So kind of you to say such nice things. I really appreciate you starting my day off on a positive note!

    With Gratitude,

    By Jeanne on Feb 1, 2011

  7. Hey Jeanne!

    Just saw your Nissan commercial and could not figure out from where I recognized you. After some Internet searching and some hard thought I realized I remembered you from the episode of Charmed you did many years ago. Just goes to show you what a memorable actress you are. Just wanted to share that with you. Hope to see you in many things in the future!


    By Brandon on Feb 6, 2011

  8. Hi Brandon,
    I think we all want to feel like we are memorable…that we matter. Thank you for saying so and for stopping by. Your words make my heart smile.

    By Jeanne Chinn on Feb 6, 2011

  9. Richard!
    How kind of you to stop by and comment on my commercial! I don’t know how I missed your comment until today. Many thanks!

    By Jeanne Chinn on Feb 11, 2011

  10. “Hey I just saw you on a Nissan commercial during Greys Anatomy. You look great! :-)”

    By Nadia on Feb 27, 2011

  11. Hi Jeanne! I have seen your Nissan commercial five or six times on TV in the last few nights! Great work! I told my wife right away … “Hey, that’s my friend and fellow JKD practitioner, Jeanne Chinn!” You go girl! 🙂

    By Lamar on Feb 27, 2011

  12. Jeanne! Just saw you! Congrats!”

    By Jennifer H on Feb 27, 2011

  13. Love ur new commercial!

    By Geneva on Feb 27, 2011

  14. love the commercial girl!! great work 🙂

    By Jennifer N on Feb 27, 2011

  15. You look great even after two kids! LOL, Congrats!Saw it four times last night, again you ROCK!”

    By Carl on Feb 27, 2011

  16. Yay! Glad I finally watched it. 😀

    By Tina Y on Feb 27, 2011

  17. Hey, I just watched your Nissan commercial on tv and it was great

    By Eric on Feb 27, 2011

  18. OMG! My husband thought I was nuts! Dancing around the room (during Lie to Me) chanting, “That’s Jeanne! That’s Jeanne!” I missed this post, so I was totally shocked and SO excited for you! YAY!!!

    By Rhonda on Feb 27, 2011

  19. Ha! Just saw you on MSNBC in the Nissan commercial and pointed you out to my daughter (I already mentioned your scratched eye in an earlier adventure–Megan is always nose-to-nose with our cats). You looked great

    By Terry on Feb 27, 2011

  20. Just saw it on FOX in Nebraska- very cool!”

    By Michelle on Feb 27, 2011

  21. JEANNE!!! ” I just saw your commercial while watching Cape!BRAVO! I love it! I hope it was ok with Mr. Truffles that you were with another dog. ;P Truly well done, and you are a more patient mom than I am. lol BRAVO!!! ”

    By Jeanne H on Feb 27, 2011

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