Originally from the Philippine Islands, Jeanne´s adopted hometown for several years was Los Angeles. California provided her with her first glimpse of a cinema screen, which fed her dream of becoming an actor.
The time-honored L.A. story of "I´m not really a waiter " and her eternal pursuit of the fated "call-back ", which could change one´s life on so many levels, became her life for fifteen years.
She struggled to find the ultimate breakout role when diversity was an anomaly in the minds of casting agents for the film and television industries. "There were no female heroes on the screen as a role model, so training in stunt work and karate for film roles seemed a logical next step." Ferris subsequently became hooked on the martial arts.
With a few bit parts on her resume as an actor, Jeanne decided to escape the Borg collective of Hollywood (yes, a "Trekkie"). She claimed the high road, pursuing a career in conservation, and relocated to sunny San Diego. "In reality, I fell madly in love and moved my thirty pairs of shoes over the course of nine months one pair at a time to my boyfriend´s house. "
Crediting the viral bestseller, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, and her devotion to motherhood, Ferris became involved in volunteerism and philanthropic causes. She has served on the Board of Directors for a non-profit foundation dedicated to fundraising, and she´s successfully chaired two fundraising galas for the local elementary schools´ enrichment programs. Jeanne is still actively involved with her favorite charities.
Writing has replaced the acting bug. Currently on her desktop computer - a fable about magic, Mount Shasta, and a parallel universe.
Member of Screen Actors Guild, Associated Actors & Artists of America/ AFL-CIO
Member of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists/AFL-CIO