Jana Schmieding: Writer, Podcaster Actor, Comedian
• Lead character in TV sitcom, Rutherford Falls • Host for Women of Size
Last updated 11/23/2021 at 1:15pm
Miniconjou and Sicangu Lakota actor, writer and comedian Jana Schmieding is known primarily for her work in the Rutherford Falls sitcom where she plays Reagan, the lead character. She shares little about her family or early life, but states that she was born and grew up in a small Oregon town with her older sister, Kristen, and raised "fairly traditionally in the Lakota ways."
Jana studied theater arts at the University of Oregon and earned her master's degree from Mercy College in New York. Afterward, she relocated to New York City in pursuit of an acting career and taught middle and high...