Jen Rudin is an award-winning Casting Director, writer and audition coach, and author of the book Confessions of a Casting Director. She has won two Artios awards for casting, and recently nominated for a 2019 Casting Society of America Artios award for her short film Lucy in the Sky.

She owns and operates Jen Rudin Casting which casts for film, television, commercials, animation and theater in New York and Los Angeles. Jen also writes a monthly column for Backstage.com on Voice Over casting – read more here

Jen Rudin grew up in New York City and began her professional acting career at age eight. She created many new roles in new plays, starred in several television movies, and did commercials. At age twelve, she had her first epiphany at a final callback that she wanted to be a Casting Director – a perfect blend of her photographic memory and love of actors. Her casting philosophy combines the challenge of solving the casting puzzle – who is best for the role? – while creating an honest, positive and comfortable audition environment, in what is often the most stressful of situations.

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“Jen Rudin is as good as it gets in the Casting department. She has a great eye for talent, and seems to know every actor and actress on the planet!"
– Peter Bogdanovich, Director

"Jen Rudin is one of my favorite Casting Directors. She’s cast many WME clients in such notable films as The Princess and the Frog, The Incredibles and Chicken Little. She has impeccable taste, thinks out of the box and has a great sense of humor too!"
-Tim Curtis, Senior Vice President/Partner, William Morris Endeavor

"Jen Rudin is my secret weapon. I’ve never worked with anyone smarter, harder working or more tuned-in than Jen. She is a veritable force of nature."
– Jonathan Shoemaker, Film Producer