Mallory Jansen in Her Pen Pal

Mallory Jansen


Mallory Jansen is an Australian actress, born and raised in Melbourne. Jansen studied drama in New York in 2011, being coached by some of the world’s best acting, accent, analysis, method and film teachers at some of the most renowned schools such as Stella Adler and T. Schreiber Studios.

After completing her studies, Jansen returned to Australia where it wasn’t long before she scored roles on a string of mini-series hits. They included Channel Nine’s “Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War”, Channel Ten’s “Mr & Mrs Murder” and Australian Broadcasting Commission’s (ABC) “Twentysomething”. However, it was her role playing supermodel Helena Christensen on Channel 7’s “Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS” that proved she was making a name for herself in the Australian TV industry and which also created a flutter of interest for the young actress in Los Angeles.

Jansen made the move over to the United States in mid-2013 and only weeks later scored her first recurring role of Caroline Huntington in ABC Family’s “Young & Hungry,” shortly followed by the recurring role of Georgie Farlow in ABC Family’s hit show “Baby Daddy”.

That same year news broke that Jansen was to play the starring role of Madalena in ABC’s fresh new TV series “Galavant,” a medieval musical comedy featuring original musical numbers from award-winning composer and Broadway legend, Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and written and created by Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”). Jansen garnered much critical acclaim for her portrayal of the sharp tongued and hilariously evil Queen.

Immediately after wrapping the second season of “Galavant,” Jansen was cast in the fourth season of ABC’s hit show “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Over the course of the season, Jansen portrayed three different roles: Aida, an artificial intelligence Life Model Decoy; Agnes Kitsworth, Radcliffe’s former Australian lover; and Madame Hydra, the iconic Marvel comic book character.

Recently, Jansen has appeared in numerous hit network shows including, “This Is Us” and “American Housewife.” She also recurred as Special Agent Margo James in Mark Wahlberg’s action packed drama “Shooter” on USA Network.

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