We had the good fortune of connecting with Jaye Rosenberg and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jaye, can you share a quote or affirmation with us?
My favorite quote is from Leonard Cohen’s song “Anthem”. It’s: “There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”. There are so many gems in Leonard Cohen’s music and in this song in particular, but I really love this. What do I like about it? It’s true. We are all human and perfectly imperfect. To me, that is where our unique beauty lies. Not just physical beauty, but beauty of mind, body, spirit. These days tweaking faces and bodies to perceived perfection has been completely normalized and maybe even prioritized, ignoring so many other important values and qualities. This quote just reminds me of that and what I value. It also reminds me that after adversity, there can be triumph and to try to trust the process, sometimes the cracks are a blessing in disguise, because that’s what allows the light to get in after all. 🙂
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I started acting when I was very young, I was on network television when I was seven years old and I have been in the performing arts ever since. I am still as committed to it and as curious as ever. I am really excited about a couple of projects I have coming up; I’m hosting a really unique series this year, it’s really clever with exciting collaborations. We have some really unique elements involved and it’s one I feel very proud to be associated with. Also the lead role in an exciting new feature film, which is filming in Australia soon. It’s a really clever, unique script and role and I am so excited to work on it and be a part of something so different. I love the writer/director’s vision. They’re both going to be really special projects.
I am also currently voicing two characters in a game, which has been an ongoing project and so much fun. You might catch my voice in a few TV commercials that have just come out, and working on that project was honestly a dream collaboration for me. I also write and have a film and unscripted series in development. The stories I love to create have strong female leads and roles for all kinds of women; where women are the heroes and don’t need saving. The stories are unique, interesting, and empowering.
There’s been a magnitude of lessons along the way, and I’m still learning. Wow!
Where to start? Definitely to keep the faith, even when it feels like you can’t and to always trust that instinctively you know who and what is right – trust it; always do the work because the work and the stories told are what matters; always be true to yourself, which for me also means to have integrity. A huge lesson for me recently: I was reminded that I, unfortunately, can’t trust everyone, even people who claim to be my friends. Not everyone is genuine or trustworthy, so I keep my inner circle very, very small, and I like it like that.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Sawtelle. I love the food and the neighborhood. Great stores too. It’s a definite vibe. The best Ramen and Pho I have ever had is on Sawtelle.
Definitely Nate n Al’s in Beverly Hills. We’d definitely visit Venice, so many fun spots there, maybe we’d have cocktails at Scopa. I love great Mexican food and Southern Food, so both of those are a must. In n Out, of course. Disneyland!
Also Los Feliz , Silverlake, Echo Park, Larchmont, and Downtown. Then get out of LA for a few days, maybe to a festival, La Jolla, or Palm Springs.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have a lot of people to shout out to. Definitely to my reps and all collaborators. There are so many hard working, talented people involved in every production and every step of the process.
Main Photo with permission:
Short hair, white tank – Photographer: Noel Federizo (LA)
Black Tank, smiling on profile – Photographer: Paul Smith (LA)2 images Smiling at table with guy on profile – Production Stills taken on set in
Nashville, TN – Credit: Jeffrey Martin