Jennifer Betit Yen (born in New York City, New York and a citizen of the US and Ireland) is an actor, lawyer, producer, and writer. On May 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City officially proclaimed the day "Jennifer Betit Yen Day" in honor of Betit Yen's acting and activism work. That day, Betit Yen gave a speech about the importance of representation in entertainment media to a crowd of one thousand people at Gracie Mansion.
As an actress, Betit Yen has performed for East West Players in Los Angeles, The Manhattan Theatre Source in New York City, which garnered her a The New York Times mention, and has been cast in Royal Pains (USA), the FX show Dirt, TBS's 'Search Party,' and FOX's America's Most Wanted among others. She has also done a significant amount of voiceover work, including for Reading Rainbow with LeVar Burton and voicing the "sporty, bouncy and outspoken" character of Avery on the series The Beacon Street Girls. The sci fi film, "Lifeline," in which she starred, premiered at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City in 2019