Jelani Quinn is an Actor.
Originally from Seattle, WA, his career began as a child, appearing in local network television, industrial projects, and regional commercials.
Jelani recently appeared on the USA Network’s series, “Benched” and NBC’s “Parks and Recreations” as well as in the feature film, “10 Things I Hate About You,” and is currently participating in various projects.
This talented actor got his break into network Television working with well-known director/producer Thomas Carter.
Having studied with Emmy-Award Winning director Mary Lou Beli, Brian Reise, and commercial director/author Tom Logan, he continues to innovate his artistic abilities to find new ways of expression. He brings that same level of professionalism to every set.
Graduate of the University of Washington, with a double-degree in Psychology and Business Administration, his acting career has been his main focus. However, as a trained mediator and negotiator, his knowledge of mediation and conflict resolution strategies are used to instruct young people all over the country how to better mediate disputes with their peers.
Jelani is an avid barbecue enthusiast and a budding pit master, loves kicking back and making his signature smoked ribs and other barbecue delicacies for his friends and family to enjoy.
20th Century Fox/Ryan Murphy
ABC Signature Studios Inc.
NBC/Universal Media Studios
CBS/Thomas Carter Production
Post Scripts Productions
Aids Impact, Inc.
Aids Impact, Inc.
Ann Coppel Productions
Langston Hughes Center, Seattle
Northwest Actor's Studio, Seattle
Renton Creative and Performing Arts
Dialects: Southern, Spanish
Musical: Baritone, Contemporary Dancing: Hip Hop/R&B
Sports: Football, Volleyball
Other: Trained Mediator (Negotiation, Conflict Resolution), Licensed Driver: (Manuel/Automatic), Barbeque/Grilling Master
10 Things I Hate About You
American Crime Story
Parks and Recreation
Under One Roof
Educational Video on STDs
Rumors, Conflicts, and Resolutions
Death of a Salesman
One Fame over the Cuckoo's Nest
On Camera Workshop
Adult Cold Reading
Adult Cold Reading Program
Holly Powell Audition Workshop
On Camera Commercial Film
Mechanics of Believability: Truth
Professional Actor's Curriculum
Mary Lou Belli
Candy Kaniecki Herman