Jana Schmieding, Writer, Podcaster Actor, Comedian


Last updated 1/27/2023 at 9:53am

• Lead character in TV sitcom, Rutherford Falls

• Host for Women of Size

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 was 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 t...

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