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Jennifer Paz is a Filipina-American developing actress and producer, known for Can't Hardly Wait, Santa with MusclesProject A, and most recently Steven Universe as Lapis Lazuli and Malachite in "Jail Break".

Career

Paz made her first official debut in the 1st National Miss Saigon US Tour. She made her international stage debut in The Fantasticks as Luisa, with Singapore Repertory Theater.

Later, she appeared on Broadway (Les Misérables, in the 10th anniversary cast), as a soloist during the "Do You Hear The People Sing" concert tour, and took over the role of Mei-Li in David Henry Hwang's "Flower Drum Song," for the production's celebrated 5-week extension.[1]

Personal life

Jennifer is of Filipino descent. The youngest of four children, Paz moved with her family at the age of 5 from the Philippines to Seattle, where her mother's brother was living at the time. After completing her freshman year at the University of Washington in Seattle, Paz - then at the age of 21 - played the alternate of the lead role in the 1st National Miss Saigon US Tour. She is currently engaged with singer/actor/songwriter Anthony Fedorov, who is an American Idol finalist and RENT off-Broadway. She also recently welcomed her first child, Julian Paz Fedorov, on April 1 at 6:08 CDT.[2]

Awards

Since this professional debut, Paz has received multi-award nominations and wins including a 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Lead Actress. She is also a three-time LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominee, a Carbonnell Award Winner (Florida), a Helen Hayes Award Nominee (Washington D.C.), a San Diego Critics Circle nominee, and a 2011 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Nominee for best lead actress.

In 2014 at Behind the Voice Actor Awards, she was nominated and won Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Comedy/Musical as Lapis Lazuli.

Trivia

  • She originally auditioned for Amethyst, but turned down the role before the role was given to Michaela Dietz. [3]
  • Jennifer is one of the Filipina-American voice actresses to voice a gem, the others are Shelby Rabara, Deedee Magno-Hall, and Charlyne Yi who has Filipino parentage.
  • During NYCC 2016, she described her favorite moment in the series was the introduction of Lapis, specifically the first moment with the smackdown of the water hand in Mirror Gem. [4]

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References

ve Steven Universe Crew
Voice Actors Lamar AbramsChris Jai AlexDee Bradley BakerKimberly BrooksZach CallisonMichaela DietzSusan EganEstelleKate FlanneryReagan Gomez-PrestonLisa HanniganJoel HodgsonIan Jones-QuarteyErica LuttrellDeedee Magno-HallMary Elizabeth McGlynnBilly MerrittKate MicucciMatthew MoyToks OlagundoyeJennifer PazBrian PosehnShelby RabaraGrace RolekTom ScharplingAtticus ShafferSinbadZachary SteelCharlyne Yi
Show Staff Lamar AbramsKi-Yong BaeJane BakJeff BallSam BosmaMatt BralyMatt BurnettRicky CometaAmber CraggKevin DartNick DeMayoEfrain FariasHilary FloridoTiffany FordColin HowardDanny HynesYong Seop JeongHellen JoJoe JohnstonIan Jones-QuarteySue Hong KimJasmin LaiDongsoo LeeByung Ki LeeJae Bok LeeSeon-Jae LeeCurtis LelashBen LevinJeff LiuElle MichalkaKatie MitroffRaven MoliseeKat MorrisKent OsborneJin-Hee ParkHye Sung ParkJennifer PelphreyEdwin RhodesAleth RomanillosRobert SorcherStemageRebecca SugarSteven SugarAivi & SurasshuPaul VillecoEmily WalusAngie WangLuke WeberAmanda WintersteinHeeman YangYoung-Wha YoonSeong Wook YunLauren Zuke
Guest Animators Takafumi Hori
Guest Speakers Uzo AdubaRita Rani AhujaEric BauzaEric Bell Jr.Jackie BuscarinoMason CookEugene CorderoGodfrey DanchimahColton DunnBraden FitzgeraldCrispin FreemanBrian GeorgeAlexia KhadimeAndrew KishinoMike KrolPatti LuPoneNatasha LyonneAimee MannAJ MichalkaNicki MinajOlivia OlsonDave WillisJon Wurster
Comic Staff Frans BoukasQueenie ChanKali CiesemierWhitney CogarJillian CrabMatt CummingsRebekka DunlapColeman EngleKaty FarinaJosceline FentonAndrea FernandezMike FiorentinoMelanie GillmanGrace KraftWhitney LeopardRaven MoliseeMissy PenaTalya PerperJeremy SoreseAyme SotuyoRebecca SugarBridget UnderwoodShannon WattersHelen Yoon
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