I started my formal training in theater at the ripe old age of 14 at the award-winning Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. I then pursued my bachelor's at Mount Holyoke College, whose drama department just so happened to include a number of amazing downtown NYC theatermakers who convinced me to hightail it to London upon graduating, where I finally, actually learned WTF Shakespeare is talking about (turns out he's pretty good).
I trained for two years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with some wildly talented people who all made fun of my accent (lovingly), and founded a Shakespeare theatre company with a few of ‘em: The Wet Mariners.
When my visa ran out, as visas do, I made my way back to New York, and I’ve been making/doing stuff ever since. As an actor, I've collaborated on multiple projects with the dynamic creative filmmaker trio JEAN, including their Vimeo Staff Pick of the Month, 'The Dreamer,' which won Best Comedy at the LA Shorts fest. I've also appeared as a disgruntled rideshare driver on the CBS series 'Bull,' have received some lovely New York Times reviews for my performances with Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, and have berated not one, not two, but three pro athletes in various national commercials (Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, and Jalen Rose, thanks for asking).
As a creator of funny stuff, I've written and produced videos with Laura Hankin, including our web series 'Emergency Contacts,' which was a semifinalist in the ITV Festival, an official selection at the Brooklyn Web Fest, and a Best in Fest selection by the Huffington Post. We also created the music video 'Angel Spring Break,' which was featured on WhoHaha and Funny or Die. I recently wrote and directed 'Make Yourself At Home,' an offbeat comedy-almost-horror short about the couchsurfing encounter from hell.
I also enjoy dogs, hikes (specifically hikes where I encounter the most dogs), and cheese boards.
"None here handle those competing qualities better than Jane Bradley. She's marvelous as Rosalind, heightening the humor with clever gestures and speaking the speech remarkably well, even over the din of nearby street noise. Her scenes [...] are wonderful by any standard." - The New York Times (review of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's 'As You Like It')