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Jana Schmieding

Jana Schmieding

Keynote Speaker: Actress & Writer Known for "Rutherford Falls" & "Reservation Dogs"; Podcaster, "Woman of Size"; Native American Rights Activist

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Jana Schmieding Biography

Jana Schmieding, a Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota actor, writer, and comedian, is not only known for writing and acting on the Peacock comedy "Rutherford Falls" but also for her role in the TV show "Reservation Dogs." Born and raised in rural Oregon, Schmieding pursued her theater arts studies at the University of Oregon and later earned her Master's in Teaching from Mercy College in New York. She then served as a public school teacher in New York City for ten years, performing improv during the evenings with the Magnet Theater before relocating to Los Angeles to further her television career.

In the New York City improv and sketch comedy scene, Schmieding honed her skills by writing, performing, and directing regularly. She also hosted "Woman of Size," a podcast that she ran between 2017 and 2019, where she and guests explored experiences of discrimination related to body size. Schmieding was hired as one of twelve writers on "Rutherford Falls" and co-starred in the show opposite Ed Helms, gaining recognition for her on-screen performance. Schmieding's passion project, Aunty Chuck, draws inspiration from the American comedy Uncle Buck.

Throughout her career, Schmieding has appeared in various TV shows and films, including "Clone High." She has also been acknowledged for her work with the Native Lab Fellow and holds several voice-acting credits. Her diverse experiences and roles demonstrate her versatility and commitment to her craft.

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Jana Schmieding Videos

Jana Schmieding 'Rutherford Falls': We are moving into a new era of hope
Jana Schmieding on Rutherford Falls
Ed Helms & Jana Schmieding Introduce Rutherford Falls

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Jana Schmieding is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Native American Heritage, Comedy, Entertainment, Women, Acting, Television & Film and Diversity.

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Jana Schmieding is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Native American Heritage, Comedy and Entertainment. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jana Schmieding for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $30,000 - $50,000. Jana Schmieding can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicole Byer, Sasheer Zamata and Aubrey Plaza. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jana Schmieding for an upcoming event.

Jana Schmieding Videos

Jana Schmieding 'Rutherford Falls': We are moving into a new era of hope
Jana Schmieding on Rutherford Falls
Ed Helms & Jana Schmieding Introduce Rutherford Falls
Rom-Commentary with 'Woman of Size' Jana Schmieding | WHOHAHA

Jana Schmieding News

  • Jana Schmieding Lakota Actress From Peacock’s Rutherford Falls

    Rutherford Falls,” Peacock TV‘s binge-worthy new show, manages to do something few ever have: bring multi-dimensional indigenous characters into an American sitcom. While Native Americans have historically been portrayed as monolithic in American film and TV, “Rutherford Falls” breaks the mold, taking Native Americans out of the box they're so often forced into. But beyond that, the show's just downright brilliant.

  • Jana Schmieding Reveals The Rutherford Falls Moment That Made Her “Weep”

    As soon as Jana Schmieding name drops Michael Schur, a co-creator on her new comedy series Rutherford Falls, her cat jumps into the frame of her Zoom call and lands on a black mantle directly behind her. “This is my cat Šázi. Does he get a shoutout in the article? Let’s make him famous,” Schmieding quips.

  • Former Oregonian Jana Schmieding Is the Breakout Star on the New Indigenous-led Comedy “Rutherford Falls”

    All autumn leaves and red brick, the town of Rutherford Falls is an idealized but embattled Northeastern backdrop for the new Peacock original comedy series bearing the same name. Also fictional are the Minishonka, the Indigenous nation adjacent to the town. Invented tribal people aside, Rutherford Falls star and staff writer Jana Schmieding still feels the dynamics of her Oregon youth resonating throughout the new show, created by Ed Helms, Sierra Teller Ornelas and Mike Schur.

  • ‘Rutherford Falls’ Team Talks Importance of Native Authenticity, Beading in Costume Design

    Costume designer Kirston Mann admits she felt like an outsider when it came to working on Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls.” Although she has countless other television credits, including executive producer Mike Schur’s previous comedies “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Place,” working with traditional Native materials and designs was new for the veteran crew member.

  • Jana Schmieding is holding open the door for Native sitcoms

    Native representation in television and film has been historically abysmal. When Native characters do pop up, they are typically one-dimensional, and often embody exhausting tropes, like the “drunken Indian” or the picturesque murder victim. But the Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls offers audiences something entirely different: multidimensional Native characters who defy stereotypes and embody the contradictions that Native people in the U.S. are often faced with in their daily lives.


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