Jeanne Sakata

Jeanne is an award-winning actor and playwright whose recent TV work includes recurring/guest star roles ABC/Shondaland’s Station 19, CBS’ Magnum P.I., NCIS Hawai’i, and NCIS Los Angeles; Marvel-Hulu’s Hit Monkey; and Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series and Big Hero 6. Onstage, Jeanne performed in the 2023 revival of Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight at CTG’s Mark Taper Forum, and the 2022 La Jolla Playhouse world premiere of Here There Are Blueberries, directed by Moisés Kaufman, and she has also performed with such theatres as the Vineyard Theatre, Public Theatre, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, South Coast Rep, and ACT Seattle.

Jeanne’s play Hold These Truths (Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance; Theatre Bay Awards, Outstanding Production, Lead Performance, Direction) has won awards
and accolades in over twenty productions with Arena Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Guthrie Theatre, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, ACT Seattle, Portland Center Stage, Pasadena
Playhouse, Epic Theatre Ensemble, East West Players, and more. She also authored the L.A. Theatre Works audio play, For Us All. Special honors: Theatre LA Ovation Award, Outstanding Lead Actress (Chay Yew’s Red, East West Players); East West Players, Trailblazer Award; Playwrights’ Arena, Lee Melville Award. (,