PRLog - Oct. 12, 2011 - WEST HILLS, Calif. -- Dutch born actress, Janna Fassaert, has newfound fame from starring in several new and upcoming projects. Best known for her recent role in "Couples Retreat" starring opposite Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman and Jason Bateman, Janna will now be seen in Finding North, premiering as part of American Cinematheque at the classic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, starring Illeanna Douglas, Fred Willard and Justine Bateman. Janna is also featured in the sequel to the hit Dutch film, All Stars 2, Old Stars and the documentary, Never A Neverland.
Though born in Holland, Janna moved with her family at an early age to South Africa. It was there that she embraced her passion for acting. Once she saw the Hollywood magic of Gone With The Wind, acting became her focus and dream.
At age fourteen, her family returned to the Netherlands where she eight out of 700 who auditioned, to be selected to attend the prestigious Dutch Theatre School in Maastricht.
In Holland she starred in the Golden Globe Award winning television show Bitches, Ugly Betty and many other movies and TV shows.
About this time, Janna met famed acting coach Ivana Chubbuck in Amsterdam, who discovered and or worked with such stars as Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and James Franco. Ivana was so impressed with Jana’s talent that she invited Janna to come to Los Angeles and join her master acting class. Soon after, Janna landed many TV and film roles, as mentioned above.
One of Janna's passion is helping those in need. In a constant effort "to give back" she stepped behind the camera shooting an awesome documentary in what was once her childhood homeland of South Africa called, "Never A Neverland". Its about raising awareness and hope for the orphans of a lost generation of Swaziland child due to the AIDS crisis. It documents the story of how Africans, Americans, teens, moms, charities, and entrepreneurs unite to help bring hope and healing to Swaziland rate of HIV/AIDS threatens to leave the country orphaned by the year 2030. To learn more about this production company and extraordinary film go to Liquid World WIde at www.nnlfilm.com.
Next up for Janna is The Hot Mess, a television comedy series in development with October Films, based on Janna’s “stranger-
Janna Fassaert, having many talents, is a star to be recognized!
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