Birthday: June 19, 1974
Age: 46 Years, 46 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Gemini
Also Known As: Jennifer Lynn Siebel Newsom, Jennifer Lynn Siebel
Born Country: United States
Born in: San Francisco, California, United States
Famous as: Filmmaker
Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Females
Spouse/Ex-: Gavin Newsom (m. 2008)
father: Ken Siebel
mother: Judy Siebel
children: Brooklynn Siebel Newsom, Dutch William Siebel Newsom, Hunter Siebel Newsom, Montana Tessa Siebel Newsom
U.S. State: California
City: San Francisco, California
education: Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, The Branson School
Who is Jennifer Siebel Newsom?
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is an American documentary filmmaker and actress. As the wife of Governor Gavin Newsom of California, she is the First Lady of California. Born in San Francisco, Jennifer started her career with acting. Some of her prominent works are TV shows; ‘Numb3rs’, and ‘She Spies’ and films, such as ‘Bone Dry’, and ‘Tales of an Ancient Empire’. She eventually became known for the 2011 documentary film ‘Miss Representation’, which she directed, wrote as well as produced. The film portrayed the struggles women face, and also tries to explore how mainstream media under-represents women serving in influential positions. She is also a co-founder of The Representation Project, an organization working to end gender stereotypes.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s acting career began in 2002, in the thriller film ‘Waiting for Anna’, where she had a main role. She also made her television debut the same year, with a supporting role in the TV series ‘Presidio Med’. She was also seen in the action adventure series ‘She Spies’.
In 2003, she had a minor role in the romantic comedy film ‘Something’s Gotta Give’. She continued to appear in several other films, though mostly in minor roles. In 2008, she was seen in the drama film ‘Bone Dry’ in an important role. It was directed by Brett A Hart. The same year, she also had another important role in the slasher film ‘April Fool’s Day’. Directed by the Butcher Brothers, the film is a remake of the 1986 film of the same title. She also had a significant role in the 2010 fantasy film ‘Tales of An Ancient Empire’. The film was directed by Albert Pyun. She played recurring as well as guest roles in several TV shows such as ‘Numb3rs’, ‘Life’ and ‘Mad Men’.
She became known for the 2011 American documentary film ‘Miss Representation’, which she wrote, directed and also produced. The film was about the struggles that women had to face every day and also explored how mainstream media under-represents women in influential positions. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the documentary category. For the film, she interviewed many important women in media, such as Rachel Maddow and Jane Fonda. The film was hugely praised by critics. It won awards and nominations, at multiple festivals as well, such as the Sonoma Film Festival, and the Maui Film Festival.
In 2015, she wrote, produced and directed ‘The Mask You Live In’, her second documentary film. In the film, she explores what she perceives as harmful notions regarding masculinity.
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Family & Personal Life
Jennifer Siebel Newsom was born in San Francisco, California on 19th June, 1974. Her parents were Kenneth and Judy Siebel. Her father was an investment manager, and her mother is a co-founder of the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito.
Jennifer was the oldest of four sisters and she studied at Ross Grammar School as well as The Branson School. She later pursued her higher studies AT Stanford University, from where she graduated in 1996. She also got an MBA degree in 2001.
She also worked with Conservation International, a worldwide environment coalition.
She is married to the current California Governor Gavin Newsom. The couple got married in 2008 and have four children, Montana Tessa, Hunter, Brooklynn and Dutch.