• Janet Borrus
  • An award-winning actor and voice artist based in Los Angeles
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: CA,
  • Website: www.janetborrus.com
  • Available for: $200-$400 PFH

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Raising Adopted Children by Sherry Register

Category : Bios & Memoirs
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Humorous take on being in the cross-hairs of cross-cultural adoption.

Stevie-Girl and the Phantom Pilot

Category : Teens
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Southern
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes
Coming of age mystery with a teenage female protagonist.

The Best Things Parents Do by Susan Isaacs Kohl

Category : Self Development
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Authoritative
Performance Notes
Excerpt from first-person anthology by child-rearing specialist

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Category : Teens
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Versatile
Performance Notes
Young adult urban fantasy series set in New York City

City of Secrets by Kelli Stanley

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-Western
Vocal Style : Female narrating a male part
Performance Notes
Noir crime novel set in San Francisco featuring hard-boiled female detective Miranda Corbie

Love and Death in the Cape Fear Serpentarium by Wendy Brenner

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes

An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax

Category : Romance
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Seductive/Sexy
Performance Notes
Romantic comedy

212 by Alafair Burke

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Storyteller
Performance Notes

Janet loves bringing her skill as an actress and storyteller to the recording booth. She is currently narrating the young adult "Stevie-girl" series by Ann Swann. A finalist in the Audible competition to narrate media guru Guy Kawasaki's bestseller APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, she was recently interviewed by Scott Jacobi on the ACX blog. A graduate of Oberlin College and The London Drama Studio, Janet began acting professionally in New York, working Off-Broadway with stage veterans such as Francis Conroy and Larry Pine before moving to Los Angeles. On television and film she has had the pleasure of portraying a variety of evil moms and not-so-evil lawyers. In the theater, among other roles, she transformed herself into an entire classroom of teenage girls in her solo play The Ramona Roses. Julio Martinez, Variety theatre critic, called her performance "exuberant and hilarious." The show has been produced in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and theaters across the country. A frequent teaching artist at inner-city schools, Janet also guides at-risk teens through the process of dramatizing their own life stories. She co-wrote the feature film Bellyfruit (Showtime), and has collaborated on two other prize-winning screenplays. Her freelance writing has been published by Applause Books, The Huffington Post and several online magazines.
VOICEOVER Audiobook: The Dybbuk Dove Audio & NPR (Dir. Yuri Rasovsky) Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot Audible Commercial: Sprint, Pier 1, Covenant Medical & more Leo Burnett, Richards Agency, DGWB Narration: Home Healthcare Training Belson-Hanwright Video Hope Harvest International Documentary FILM AKEELAH AND THE BEE supporting LIONS GATE (Doug Atchison) RON & LAURA TAKE BACK AMERICA supporting VOX BOX (Mel England) BELLYFRUIT supporting SHOWTIME (Kerri Green) TELEVISION PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Caleb's stepmom ABC Family (Michael Grossman) WITHOUT A TRACE co-star CBS (Scott White) JUDGING AMY guest star CBS (Alan Myerson) FOR THE PEOPLE guest star LIFETIME (Elodie Keene) TITUS also starring FOX (Joe Regalbuto) DANGEROUS MINDS guest star ABC (Jim Hayman) THEATER THE RAMONA ROSES (solo play) The Village, Theatre of NOTE (LA) Dixon Place (NY), Solo Mio Fest (SF) WomenCenterstage (St. Louis) Women's Intl. Playwrights Festival, Ireland (Dr. L. Costello) GALLERY Celebration Theater (dir. K.Mitchell) JOE AND BETTY 2100 Square Feet (dir. D. Robinson) THE HEIDI CHRONICLES New Mexico Rep (dir. Phil Killian) WHAT THE BUTLER SAW LATheater Center (dir. C. Marowitz) PARTY MIX CAST Theater (dir. Justin Tanner) ISOLATE Theatre 6470 (dir. A. Wasserman) GANG OF GIRLS CAST Theater (dir. Gina Wendkos) ON CARING FOR THE BEAST A.S.K. (dir. Shishir Kurup) WRITING CREDITS HUFFINGTON POST The Perfect Couple: What I Learned About Romance from My 8 year old (http://tinyurl.com/JBorrus-HuffPo) BELLYFRUIT (film and play) Co-writer & Associate Producer, SHOWTIME Best American Short Plays of 1997-98 Applause Theater & Cinema Books UNDERCOVER CREW (screenplay) Co-writer, Best Family Script Fade-In Magazine Best Feature Script for Kids Moondance Festival BAT LOVE: THE MUSICAL! (screenplay) Co-writer, Optioned 2012 THE RAMONA ROSES (solo play and screenplay) Nicholls Fellowship Quarterfinalist
Finalist, AUDIBLE Competition to narrate and produce APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur by Guy Kawasaki & Shawn Welch (one of 6 finalists in field of 350+ narrators) Theatre Reviews: “Exuberant and hilarious…" Variety “Funny and true" The Village Voice "A remarkable comic force” LA Weekly

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