Jennifer Whalen

Jennifer Whalen is a writer, actor, improviser and producer. She can currently be seen on CBC/IFC’s Baroness von Sketch as a co-creator, executive producer, writer and star of the show. Additionally she is showrunning Season 4 and Season 5 of Baroness. The critically acclaimed show has won multiple awards including 12 CSA’s, 3 Canadian Comedy Awards, 2 Banff Rockies and 1 ACTRA award.

In her life before Baroness, selected credits include: head writer for the award-winning satirical comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes and developed long-running shows Little Mosque On the Prairie (CBC/Mind’s Eye) and Instant Star (CTV/Epitome). She has also worked on The Ron James Show (CBC), The Jon Dore Show (Comedy Network/IFC) and the critically acclaimed Gavin Crawford Show (Comedy Network/Shaftsbury). She originated the role of the Aviatrix in the Tony Award Winning Musical Drowsy Chaperone.

Jennifer has been nominated for three Geminis, four Canadian Comedy Awards and won both a WGC Award and a Canadian Comedy Award for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.