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Jana Schmieding

Comedic Actress, Podcaster & Native American Rights Activist

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Jana Schmieding Biography

Jana Schmieding is a Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota actor, writer and comedian known for writing and acting on the Peacock comedy "Rutherford Falls." Formerly a public school teacher in New York City, Schmieding moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in television. Schmieding was born and raised in rural Oregon, studied theater arts at the University of Oregon and got her Masters in Teaching from Mercy College in New York.

Schmieding cut her teeth in the improv and sketch comedy scene in New York City where she wrote, performed and directed regularly. Between 2017 and 2019, Schmieding hosted "Woman of Size," a podcast in which she and guests discussed experiences of discrimination related to body size.

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  • Jana Schmieding Lakota Actress From Peacock’s Rutherford Falls

    Rutherford Falls,” Peacock TV‘s binge-worthy new show, manages to do something few ever have: bring multi-dimensional indigenous characters into an American sitcom. While Native Americans have historically been portrayed as monolithic in American film and TV, “Rutherford Falls” breaks the mold, taking Native Americans out of the box they're so often forced into. But beyond that, the...

  • Jana Schmieding Reveals The Rutherford Falls Moment That Made Her “Weep”

    As soon as Jana Schmieding name drops Michael Schur, a co-creator on her new comedy series Rutherford Falls, her cat jumps into the frame of her Zoom call and lands on a black mantle directly behind her. “This is my cat Šázi. Does he get a shoutout in the article? Let’s make him famous,” Schmieding quips.

  • Former Oregonian Jana Schmieding Is the Breakout Star on the New Indigenous-led Comedy “Rutherford Falls”

    All autumn leaves and red brick, the town of Rutherford Falls is an idealized but embattled Northeastern backdrop for the new Peacock original comedy series bearing the same name. Also fictional are the Minishonka, the Indigenous nation adjacent to the town. Invented tribal people aside, Rutherford Falls star and staff writer Jana Schmieding still feels the dynamics of her Oregon youth resonating...

  • ‘Rutherford Falls’ Team Talks Importance of Native Authenticity, Beading in Costume Design

    Costume designer Kirston Mann admits she felt like an outsider when it came to working on Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls.” Although she has countless other television credits, including executive producer Mike Schur’s previous comedies “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Place,” working with traditional Native materials and designs was new for the veteran crew member.

  • Jana Schmieding is holding open the door for Native sitcoms

    Native representation in television and film has been historically abysmal. When Native characters do pop up, they are typically one-dimensional, and often embody exhausting tropes, like the “drunken Indian” or the picturesque murder victim. But the Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls offers audiences something entirely different: multidimensional Native characters who defy stereotypes and embody...

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Jana Schmieding Biography

Jana Schmieding is a Mniconjou and Sicangu Lakota actor, writer and comedian known for writing and acting on the Peacock comedy "Rutherford Falls." Formerly a public school teacher in New York City, Schmieding moved to Los Angeles to further pursue a career in television. Schmieding was born and raised in rural Oregon, studied theater arts at the University of Oregon and got her Masters in Teaching from Mercy College in New York.

Schmieding cut her teeth in the improv and sketch comedy scene in New York City where she wrote, performed and directed regularly. Between 2017 and 2019, Schmieding hosted "Woman of Size," a podcast in which she and guests discussed experiences of discrimination related to body size.

Jana Schmieding Videos

  • Jana Schmieding 'Rutherford Falls': We are moving into a new era of...
    The actress and writer chats about the new Peacock comedy starring Ed Helms with Gold Derby editor Matt Noble.
  • Jana Schmieding on Rutherford Falls
    Q&A with Rutherford Falls actor & writer Jana Schmieding. Moderated by Mara Webster, In Creative Company. Two lifelong best friends, Nathan...
  • Ed Helms & Jana Schmieding Introduce Rutherford Falls
    Ed Helms & Jana Schmieding introduce the trailer for "Rutherford Falls", a comedy about two lifelong best friends who find themselves at a crossroads...

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  • How to book Jana Schmieding?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jana Schmieding for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Jana Schmieding, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jana Schmieding or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jana Schmieding?

    Booking fees for Jana Schmieding, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jana Schmieding, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jana Schmieding?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jana Schmieding for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jana Schmieding for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jana Schmieding or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jana Schmieding or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jana Schmieding is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jana Schmieding for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Jana Schmieding generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tatanka Means, Phoebe Robinson, Pete Holmes, Sasheer Zamata and Nicole Byer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jana Schmieding for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Jana Schmieding Speaker Videos

  • Jana Schmieding 'Rutherford Falls': We are moving into a new era of hope
    The actress and writer chats about the new Peacock comedy starring Ed Helms with Gold Derby editor Matt Noble.
    Jana Schmieding on Rutherford Falls
    Q&A with Rutherford Falls actor & writer Jana Schmieding. Moderated by Mara Webster, In Creative Company. Two lifelong best friends, Nathan Rutherford and Reagan Wells, find themselves at a...
  • Ed Helms & Jana Schmieding Introduce Rutherford Falls
    Ed Helms & Jana Schmieding introduce the trailer for "Rutherford Falls", a comedy about two lifelong best friends who find themselves at a crossroads – quite literally – when their sleepy town...
    Rom-Commentary with 'Woman of Size' Jana Schmieding | WHOHAHA
    Jana breaks down problematic moments from your favorite rom coms with a mission to make you laugh and enlighten you from a body-positive and body-justice perspective.

Jana Schmieding News

  • Jana Schmieding Lakota Actress From Peacock’s Rutherford Falls

    Rutherford Falls,” Peacock TV‘s binge-worthy new show, manages to do something few ever have: bring multi-dimensional indigenous characters into an American sitcom. While Native Americans have historically been portrayed as monolithic in American film and TV, “Rutherford Falls” breaks the mold, taking Native Americans out of the box they're so often forced into. But beyond that, the...

  • Jana Schmieding Reveals The Rutherford Falls Moment That Made Her “Weep”

    As soon as Jana Schmieding name drops Michael Schur, a co-creator on her new comedy series Rutherford Falls, her cat jumps into the frame of her Zoom call and lands on a black mantle directly behind her. “This is my cat Šázi. Does he get a shoutout in the article? Let’s make him famous,” Schmieding quips.

  • Former Oregonian Jana Schmieding Is the Breakout Star on the New Indigenous-led Comedy “Rutherford Falls”

    All autumn leaves and red brick, the town of Rutherford Falls is an idealized but embattled Northeastern backdrop for the new Peacock original comedy series bearing the same name. Also fictional are the Minishonka, the Indigenous nation adjacent to the town. Invented tribal people aside, Rutherford Falls star and staff writer Jana Schmieding still feels the dynamics of her Oregon youth resonating...

  • ‘Rutherford Falls’ Team Talks Importance of Native Authenticity, Beading in Costume Design

    Costume designer Kirston Mann admits she felt like an outsider when it came to working on Peacock’s “Rutherford Falls.” Although she has countless other television credits, including executive producer Mike Schur’s previous comedies “Parks and Recreation” and “The Good Place,” working with traditional Native materials and designs was new for the veteran crew member.

  • Jana Schmieding is holding open the door for Native sitcoms

    Native representation in television and film has been historically abysmal. When Native characters do pop up, they are typically one-dimensional, and often embody exhausting tropes, like the “drunken Indian” or the picturesque murder victim. But the Peacock sitcom Rutherford Falls offers audiences something entirely different: multidimensional Native characters who defy stereotypes and embody...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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