Jay Owen Eisenberg 1599934156522

Jay Owen Eisenberg

Based in Minneapolis • MN


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My Story

Jay Owen Eisenberg is a Minneapolis-based actor, educator, director, and facilitator. Before relocating to the Twin Cities in 2015, he was a lifelong New Yorker. He is a White, bisexual, transgender, Jewish man in his 30s who is often mistaken for one of his high school students. Jay’s backgrounds in sex education and the arts have supported him in creating dynamic curriculum in Health and Wellness for young performers in training. He encourages students to view health and wellness as systemic, social, and ecological issues deeply informed by power and privilege, and his classes explore the ways in which the arts and culture sector often replicates and amplifies these harmful dynamics. Jay holds a BFA in acting from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (Experimental Theater Wing). Since 2010, he has worked as a professional actor in film (Amazon Studios, Magnolia Pictures), television (ABC, Showtime), and theaters as large as Radio City Music Hall and as small as your living room. He was the recipient of a 2016 Creative Residency with SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a 2017 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant. He has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 2015.

Sexual Orientation
iSexual orientation describes a person's enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction to another person.


Gender Identity
iOne’s internal, deeply held sense of gender. Some people identify completely with the gender they were assigned at birth (usually male or female), while others may identify with only a part of that gender, or not at all. Some people identify with another gender entirely. Unlike gender expression, gender identity is not visible to others.

Transgender Man


Actor, Teaching Artist, Director

Vocal Range


Dance Experience

Modern, Improv

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