Jennifer Siebel Newsom graduated with honors from both Stanford University and Stanford Business School. She worked in Africa, Latin America, and Europe on assignments with Conservation International, a global environmental organization. Upon graduation from business school, she moved to Los Angeles to act and produce. More recently she has performed in numerous studio and independent films (In the Valley of Elah, Rent, Something’s Gotta Give, Zen Noir, April Fool’s Day, Raw Footage, etc.,) and TV shows (Trauma, Life, Mad Men, NUMB3RS, Strong Medicine, Presidio Med, Days of our Lives, She Spies, etc.,). Several of these films have screened at Cannes and Toronto film festivals, among others, and the majority have been winning awards on the international film festival circuit. She also enjoys acting in the theater and portrayed both Tess and Elizabeth in the San Francisco Playhouse’s production of Six Degrees of Separation. Most recently Jennifer worked on Tales of an Ancient Empire in the role of Queen Ma’at. She is attached to both Sleeping with the Lion and Bus Trip.
Jennifer formed Girls’ Club Entertainment, LLC as an umbrella entertainment company to develop and produce independent films with strong social, political, and cultural significance, focused primarily on empowering women. She produced and starred in the independent feature The Trouble with Romance, which was released by Warner Brothers on Pay Per View and On Demand in February, 2009. Jennifer can be seen in seasons 1 and 2 of NBC’s Life as Jennifer Conover (opposite Damien Lewis). Most recently Jennifer starred in The Gold Lunch (directed by Joanna Kerns and co-starring Paul Blackthorne), The Butler’s in Love (directed by David Arquette and co-starring Thomas Jane), and Hallmark’s The Nanny Express. She sits on the Board of Directors for the International Museum of Women. Jennifer is currently directing the documentary film Miss Representation while fulfilling her many duties as First Lady of San Francisco.