About Jena

booze  The first movie Jena remembers watching on the big screen is The Princess Bride. It was showing at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts film area when her father brought her on a weekend outing. They got a copy of the VHS, and she watched it every time she was sick. She still owns that VHS.

Aside from that, Jena’s dedication to film is severely lacking. She used to live a few blocks away from the Plaza movie theater, a reduced rate movie theater in St. Paul (that is currently going under- go here to find out more), and went to see movies at that location maybe twice. She worked for a year next door to another movie theater, and didn’t go in to see a movie even once. In her vast dating history, she’s been on maybe 5 movie dates.

She actively collects computer animated Barbie movies, which is both disturbing and disappointing. But she’s seen Wrath of Khan. So there’s still hope.

Recognized in a women’s restroom as a “local actress,” Jena hopes to break into regionals in 5 years. Her most consistent gigs are playing the dozens monthly at the Bryant-Lake Bowl in the loosely improvised local favorite “Vilification Tennis,” weekly co-hosting the Apropos of Nothing podcast with fellow vilifiers Matt and Salsa, and producing comedy with her husband under YoungNotions. Jena spends much of her time as the Marketing Director for Fearless Comedy Productions, as well as designing and programming websites and graphics on a free-lance basis for money. Well, except this site.

You can learn more about Jena and her various projects on her website- JenaYoung.com. You can email Jena at jena@reeledu.com

The Princess Bride (1987)
The Princess Bride poster Rating: 8.2/10 (230,309 votes)
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: William Goldman (book), William Goldman (screenplay)
Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Released: 09 Oct 1987
Plot: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).