About Joanne Rose

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I’m your cute, smart, seductive, girl next door but that’s not all…

I was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and am a proud US citizen residing in Los Angeles, California. I’m known for my multi-award winning sketch comedy show, Vegan 101. I’ve been featured in magazines and blogs such as Creative Screenwriting, Inside Film, Perez Hilton and many more. I’ve also made appearances on the Red Carpet, film festivals, radio and as a guest speaker.

I left school at 15 and headed to Los Angeles by 19

I’ve always loved the US, the place where all things are possible. Growing up watching all those American TV shows and movies, I couldn’t wait to move to LA to pursue my career.

I studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles

That’s where I learnt that Tennessee Williams wasn’t a country music singer at all.

Improv

Is the most fun and best training I ever had as an actor. 

How I became a multi-award winner

The idea for the first episode of Vegan 101 came about while I was a member of a theater company in Los Angeles. Us girls were asked to write several funny skits for a show we agreed to call Psycho Bitches: Why Men Go Gay. Imagine that on my acting resume! 

Seriously, I had no clue where to begin but I was up for the challenge and found the entire process enormously fun and creative. The skit I worked on and performed was called Vegan Set Up and I received great feedback from the audience.

Then I decided to create a sketch comedy series and called Vegan 101. I turned my skit in to my very first webisode and renamed it Dating A Vegan. I wrote, produced and performed in it. I sent it to a CEO of a web TV network who gave terrific feedback, encouraged me to create more and offered to distribute it, so off I went. I self-funded the entire 12 episode series. 

I entered the show in to various festivals in LA and started picking up awards. Oscar-nominated actor, Eric Roberts guest-starred in Season 2. 

Five years later, Vegan 101 was licensed by Comedy Central on TV in India.

From Web series – TV – Film

After the success of my web series, I began writing original scripts for TV and Film.

I wrote a TV pilot called, Life of Groupies which was an Award Winner/Official Finalist at the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. 

I am currently in pre-production for my romantic comedy film called You Had Me At Aloha which will star, Antonio Sabato Jr. You Had Me At Aloha was a 2017 Screenplay Award-Winner at the Honolulu Film Awards.

Take a look at what’s in development

 

 

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