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Delegate to International Federation of Actors World Congress in Sao Paolo, Brazil (as President of Actors Equity), 2016

Judge of Short + Sweet Song & Cabaret (26 September 2015)

Judge of One Night Stand play festival, The Basement (6 March 2015)

Judge of Tropfest Short Film Festival, New Plymouth (16 February 2014)

Studied at The Ivana Chubbuck Masterclass 2014, 16th Street Actor's Studio in Sydney, Australia (7-10 January 2014)

Guest speaker at Danish Actors Association Congress, Copenhagen (26 May 2013)

Panel leader for Actors' Equity Green Room Event, "How to Make Money from Your Own Productions" (12 May 2013)

Campaign Manager for kereru as Forest and Bird's Bird of the Year, 2012

Member of Jubilation a cappella gospel choir (since 2001)

Delegate to International Federation of Actors World Congress in Toronto, Canada (as President of Actors Equity), 2012

Judge for Creative Entrepreneur of 2012 award from Arts Regional Trust

Ambassador for The Outlook for Someday, The Sustainability Film Challenge for Young People, 2010-11

Celebrity Advisor for Dress for Success Auckland

Adjudicator for the Shakespeare Soiree at St. Cuthbert's College, 2009

Delegate to International Federation of Actors World Congress in Marrakech, Morocco (as President of Actors Equity), 2008

Subject of a chapter in the book New Zealand Filmmakers (edited by Ian Conrich and Stuart Murray; Wayne State University Press, 2007) in the chapter "Working in Close-Up: Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Performance, and Collaborative Film Production" (written by Barbara Cairns, pp. 201-16).

TVC for Accomplish Cash Manager, 2007

Publicist for Decadence, Licentious Productions, 2007

Storyteller for the Nestle Write Around New Zealand children's writing competition, 2003-2005

Presenter for Showcase (in-flight film show) for Air New Zealand, 2000

Judge, TVNZ Young Achiever's Award, 1993

Diploma of Acting, Theatre Corporate Drama School, 1982






2013:  At Danish Actors Association Congress with its president, Katja Holm

2009:  At Equity Lifetime Achievement Award with recipient Peter Carroll

2008:  At International Federation of Actors World Congress

2008:  At International Federation of Actors World Congress--Sam Freed (Second National Vice President of Screen Actors Guild), Jennifer (President of New Zealand Actors Equity), John Connolly (Executive Director of Actors Equity of America)

2007:  As President of NZ Actors' Equity, Jennifer presented honourary membership to Sir Ian McKellen

2004:  At WIFT International Summit (seen here with Lucy Lawless)

2004:  Opening night of Macbeth

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