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Janet-Rose Nguyen

Actor, Writer & Filmmaker

Janet-Rose is a multidisciplinary award-winning actor, writer, and filmmaker whose work explores magic, horror, feminism, queerness, and the Asian diaspora.



A professional performer for the screen. Trained in voice work, motion capture, and more.


Janet-Rose is a director in film, creating stories that explore the darkness of the human psyche from a female and queer perspective.


Janet-Rose’s screenplays and performance-based writing center around comedy and identity within contemporary worlds that may or may not contain magic and/or horror. See her projects.


Janet-Rose Nguyen is an actress, writer, and filmmaker. Her work explores magic, horror, feminism, queerness, and the Asian diaspora.

She is a twice-elected ACTRA council member, an alumnus of the Reelworld Emerging 20 Program and the Canadian Film Centre’s CBC Actors Conservatory. She taught screenwriting to youth as the first Writer in Residence for INKSpire and served on the bursary committee at Firefly Creative Writing and as the co-chair of the ACTRA Diversity & Inclusion committee.

Her films have been featured with the National Screen Institute and Myseum Toronto. Her screenplay “Christmas in Toronto” was featured at the Regent Park Film Festival table read. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and a BFA in Screenwriting from York University. Selected acting credits include Workin’ Moms and The Boys.

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News & More

BIPOC TV & Film, Indeed, Hillman Grad and TIFF announce the five filmmakers selected for the Rising Voices Canada Program

The emerging filmmakers will receive tangible skills, resources and networks to build their careers in film.

BIPOC TV & Film, Indeed, Hillman Grad and TIFF are delighted to announce Mitchell LeBlanc, Janet-Rose Nguyen, Tochi Osuji, Sara Rangooni, and Shanele Soares as the talented filmmakers set to participate in the inaugural Rising Voices Canada program. 

Read the release here.

Homecoming is a short film written and directed by Janet-Rose Nguyen.

It is scheduled to play the International Festival of Winter Cinema on February 16, 2024 in Edmonton, AB.

Future screening dates TBA. 

I’m A Big Fan is currently in post-production.

Janet-Rose’s latest short film about social media and revenge.

Enjoy some behind the scenes photos:



After a long period of interruptions by the pandemic, the CFC Industry Showcase is happening in 2023 and Janet-Rose is featured in two of the projects!

“MITZI” is the character piece developed while Janet-Rose was a resident in the CBC Actors Conservatory.

Janet-Rose also plays the lead in Helmann Wilhelm’s TV Series teaser for “MATRIARCH”, which was developed as part of the Bell TV Primetime Writer’s Program.


Janet-Rose served as a preliminary judge for this year’s Reel Asian Film Festival’s “So You Think You Can Pitch?” competition.



Janet-Rose is Represented by


Emily Klama


315 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON  M6G 1G9
Phone: (416) 925-4255