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Jani Lauzon

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ACTRA Toronto Honours Jani Lauzon
Jani Lauzon photo by Michele Newton, courtesy of ACTRA Toronto.

B: September 29, 1959 in Kimberley, British Columbia

Jani Lauzon is a Métis multi-disciplinary artist. She is an award-winning screen actress, a Juno-nominated singer-songwriter, a Gemini Award-winning puppeteer, a multi-award-winning stage actress, a director and filmmaker. She grew up in creative environments; both her biological parents were artists and musicians, and her foster father was the high school drama teacher.

Also see: Toronto ACTRA Honours Jani Lauzon.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Follow That Bird (Puppeteer, voice, 1985)

Basil Hears a Noise (TV-1990)
Alligator Pie (TV-1991)
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (Puppeteer, 1999)
The Big Comfy Couch: Sticks and Stones (VR-1999, short)
The Big Comfy Couch: My Best Friend (VR-1999, short)
The Big Comfy Couch: Let’s Try Sharing (VR-1999, short)

Bingo Road (2008, short)
A Windigo Tale (2010)
Dirge (2012, short)
The Cycle of Broken Grace (2013, short)
Time (2014, short)
Nobody (2014, short)
See Me Now (2016, short)
Appalachia (2017, short)
The River You Step In (2019)

Ankle Biters (2020)
Six Days to Die (2021)

TV Series – Cast:
Conspiracy of Silence (1991, mini-series)
The Big Comfy Couch (1992-1993)
Grounding Marsh (voice, 1997)

Longhouse Tales (voice, 2000)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
T and T (1990)
Prairie Berry Pie (1999)

Code Name: Eternity (2000)
Hard Rock Medical (2013)
Saving Hope (2013, 2014)