Jeanne Sakata is an American film, television and stage actress and playwright.
Her appearances include supporting roles in episodes of Knots Landing, LA Law, Port Charles, Providence, Family Law, ER, Desperate Housewives and others. Her first appearance on the big screen was in 1992 in the erotic thriller Poison Ivy. In 2005 she appeared in a minor role as a field reporter in XXX: State of the Union.
Sakata has performed in many stage productions, working often with East West Players (EWP) in Los Angeles. In 2002 she won the Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a Play, for her performance in Chay Yew's Red, at EWP. In 2007, her first play, Dawn's Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi premiered at EWP. The play was later retitled as Hold These Truths.
- EWP awards history; EWP website
- Dawn's Light on EWP website
- Hold These Truths (formerly Dawn’s Light: The Journey of Gordon Hirabayashi), A/P/A Institute at NYU, 2012. Accessed online 2014-02-25.
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