Jennifer Betit Yen

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Jennifer Betit Yen (born in New York City, New York) is an actor, lawyer, producer, and writer.[1]

As an actor, Betit Yen has performed for East West Players and The Manhattan Theatre Source.[2] She was cast in New Amsterdam, Royal Pains, Search Party, and America's Most Wanted, among others. She also completed voiceover work for Reading Rainbow and Beacon Street Girls.[3][4]

Since 2012, she has been president of The Film Lab, a non-profit dedicated to the promotion of diversity in media[1][5] and launched its first production arm, AAFL TV.[1] Her work at The Film Lab has been covered by HuffPost,[6] Backstage (magazine),[7] and other media outlets.[8]

Her screenplay, The Opposite of a Fairy Tale, received grant funding from the Ms. Foundation for Women.[9]

Betit Yen writes the blog Ethical is Beautiful. Be Beautiful.[10]


Betit Yen wrote and starred in the 2009 Accolade Award-winning web series La La Land in 2009.[11] She also starred in the web series My Not So Subonscious.[12]

Betit Yen’s feature film debut, Interrogation, was an official selection of the Boston International Film Festival.[13]


She created the television series Mirror Mirror, a sitcom about corporate sexual harassment.[14]

Betit Yen launched the television series Film Lab Presents "to re-shape perceptions of people of color in the mainstream media in a genuine, positive and meaningful manner.”[15] The municipal network NYC Media broadcast the series.[16]


Betit Yen appeared in the Manhattan Theatre Source’s Paper Dragon in the role of Bot.[17] She also created the IWATTAU ("Immigrants: We Are Them. They Are Us") project, utilizing interactive live theatre and story telling to address issues of racism and xenophobia.[18]


  1. ^ a b c "Actress Jennifer Betit Yen". Asiance Magazine. 2014-05-22. Archived from the original on 2014-07-05.
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  4. ^ "Jennifer Betit Yen". Penguin Random House Audio. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  5. ^ "Home". The Film Lab. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  6. ^ "Asian American Film Lab - Challenging one's perspective on what it means to be Asian American". HuffPost. 2017-04-09. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  7. ^ "This Competition Wants to Help You Make a Film in 72 Hours". Backstage Magazine. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Betit Yen - Press". Jennifer Betit Yen. 2022-02-13. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  9. ^ "Now Available on iTunes: The Opposite of a Fairy Tale". Press Release Distribution. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2022-02-13.
  10. ^ "Ethical Is Beautiful. Be Beautiful". Jennifer Betit Yen. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  11. ^ "La La Land". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  12. ^ "My Not So Subconscious". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  13. ^ "Jennifer Yen, J. Peyton Worley". The New York Times. 2006-09-17. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  14. ^ "Mirror Mirror". IMDb. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  15. ^ "Boldly Diverse TV Series FILM LAB PRESENTS Season II Debuts Thursday at 11pm EST!". Press Release Distribution. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  16. ^ "NYC airs Asian American Film Lab". Asian American Press. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  17. ^ "Paper Dragon". Backstage. 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2022-02-15.
  18. ^ "A New Play Tackles Immigration in an Interactive and – Dare We Say It? – Non-Polarizing Manner". Press Release Distribution. Retrieved 2022-02-15.