035 Jenn Lyon on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

S2 035: Jenn Lyon

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F*%k that Noise!

Born and raised in North Carolina, Jenn Lyon is an award-winning stage actress who recently made the leap to film and television work. She moved to New York after graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts and has worked extensively in theatre ever since. Theatre highlights include appearing on Broadway in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy, “The Coast of Utopia” (11 TONY awards) and Larry David’s hit comedy “Fish in the Dark.” Her Off-Broadway credits include A.R. Gurney’s “The Wayside Motor Inn” (Drama Desk Ensemble Award) and the premiere of Kenneth Lonergan’s “Hold on to Me Darling” at the Atlantic Theatre (New York Times Best Plays of 2016). In addition, she has originated roles in world premiere works such as John Guare’s “Are You There MacPhee?”.

Lyon has shared both stage and screen time with Tim Olyphant in both “Hold On To Me Darling” and as his love interest in FX’s “Justified” Seasons 3 and 4, and starred opposite George Lopez and Danny Trejo in the sitcom “Saint George.” Other television appearances include “Army Wives”, “Louie”, and “Crashing” (soon to air on HBO). Film credits include “Phil Spector” with Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, and indies “Flower Shop” and “Lemon”. She recently completed production on a film titled “Blaze”, directed by Ethan Hawke.

Jenn has been very outspoken about body positivity and owning her curves—not to mention women’s reproductive rights. She’s received some flack for being so opinionated, and she doesn’t care—she’s one who uses her voice and platform to make a difference, and she’s not stopping anytime soon.

Jenn has had quite a journey in life and is no doubt using that road traveled to help inspire others. For years she struggled with an eating disorder that came close to ending her life, and thanks to the Renfrew Center in NYC was able to get the treatment she needed. Jenn is showing other women that it’s okay to take up space (we’re not all a size 2), and it’s okay to have a voice and to use it. It’s all about being healthy. (Alara please use for IG)

Jenn Lyon currently stars in TNT’s CLAWS.



“I can give you a sonnet, and I can give you armpit farts- which not a lot of ladies can do! But I can!”

“I’ve always been good at the science of comedy on stage… but now I felt like I was able to take pauses and let shit breathe in a way that I never had before.”

“We prioritize knowing over learning. I am retraining my brain to prioritize learning over knowing.”



  • WRITER: Nicole Steinwedell
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

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