Jeananne Goossen – Actress, Writer, and Director




Jeananne Goossen is an established Canadian/American Actress, Writer, and a Director. She is known for her roles in The Night Shift (22014-2015, 22 episodes, as Dr. Krista Bell-Hart), Nashville (2016, 3 episodes, as Vita Martin), The Vow (2012, as Sonia), and The Walking Dead (2016, 1 episode, as Michelle).


Some of the upcoming projects of Jeananne Goossen are Mom’s Christmas Boyfriend (as Emma Morgan), Sole Suspect (as Ms. Sturd), and 11 Cameras (2006, as Serenity).


Early life


Jeananne Goossen was born on 3rd of January 1985 and her place of birth is Toronto, Canada. The current age of Jeananne is 38 years and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. The names of her parents are Ted Goossen and Tam Goossen. This actress has been raised in Toronto, Japan, and New York.


Jeananne Goossen’s mother, Tam, is originally from Hong Kong. After immigrating to Toronto, her mother became an activist and a municipally elected official in education. Her father, Ted, is from New York (Manhattan). He is a professor, and his main teaching streams are Japanese literature and film. Her father is a very-well known translator of Japanese Fiction. One of his vital works is Haruki Murakami.


Jeananne Goossen is fluent in French and Japanese language. When she was completing her schooling in Japan, her main language was Japanese and in Toronto, she attended bilingual programs in French language.


Most of the childhood of this actress has been spent in the electric Toronto area of Chinatown/Kensington Market.


Jeananne Goossen studied at the McGill University in Montreal and she was pursuing majors in Biochemistry. Initially, she wanted to be a gynecologist, but her heart was inclined towards the field of performing arts. Hence, she left Montreal and got admission into York University. Soon after, Jeananne started getting roles in films and television. After some time, she shifted from Toronto to Los Angeles.


Careers and success


Jeananne Goossen started her acting journey from TV series like Angela’s Eyes (2006, as Julie Molson), Rent-a-Goalie (2006, as Lise Lambeau), 11 Cameras (2006, as Serenity), and Falcon Beach (2007, as Courtney True). The debut movie of Jeananne Goossen is “Breakfast with Scot” (2007, as Nula).


Jeananne gained popularity for her roles in Slasher (2021, as Dr. Trinh), The Handmaid’s Tale (2021, as Aunt Ruth), Coroner (2019-2021, as Sabina), Criminal Minds (2017, as Fiona Duncan), The Night Shift (2014-2015, as Dr. Krista Bell-Hart), Alcatraz (2012, as Nikki), and Wild Roses (2009, as Ricky).


Apart from being an actress, Jeananne is a writer and a director. She has directed 5 episodes of the TV series “The Artist’s Way Out” (2021). She has written 6 episodes of the same series.


In the year 2007, Jeananne Goossen was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Award for Falcon Beach. In 2022, she was nominated for the Best Writing – Comedy Award for The Artist’s Way Out.


Jeananne Goossen has been a guest star on many popular shows.


Interesting facts


Jeananne Goossen’s height is 5 “81/4”, and she has the dual citizenship of Canada and US. This actress knows various languages like Mandarin, Japanese, English, French, and a little bit of Cantonese.


Jeananne can play guitar and piano, and she immensely loves singing. For her role as Vita in Nashville, she recorded 2 songs, and they are available on iTunes.


Jeananne Goossen played the Ultimate Frisbee for McGill University in Montreal. She has brown eyes and brown hair, and is trained in martial arts.


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