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Jennifer Overton

Born and raised in Ancaster, Ontario, Jennifer Overton is an actor, educator and writer living in Halifax. Her professional acting credits span twenty-five years with major roles in theatre, television, and film. Jennifer also served as Acting Artistic Director at Festival Antigonish and taught in the Theatre Department at Dalhousie University. Jennifer’s writing is inspired by life with her son, who has autism. Her plays include God’s Middle Name and Spelling 2-5-5, a play for young audiences. Overton is the proud recipient of the 2007 Nova Scotia Provincial Autism Centre Sobey’s Green Jacket Award for her contribution to the autism community.

Books by Jennifer Overton