Thursday June 6 3/2c
Mallory Jansen in Her Pen Pal

Mallory Jansen


Mallory Jansen is an Australian actress, born and raised in Melbourne. She recently starred in FOX’s ballet themed dramedy series “The Big Leap” from 20th Television Studio with producers Liz Heldens (“Friday Night Lights”), Sue Nagle (“Pam & Tommy”) and Jason Winer (“Modern Family”).

Jansen studied drama in New York at Stella Adler and T. Schreiber Studios, being coached by some of the world’s best acting, accent, analysis, method and film teachers.

After completing her studies, Jansen returned to Australia where she quickly scored roles on a string of miniseries hits. However, it was her role, playing supermodel Helena Christensen on Channel 7's “Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS,” that made a name for her in Australian TV.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, she immediately landed a recurring role in Freeform’s "Young & Hungry,” shortly followed by another recurring role on ABC Family’s hit show “Baby Daddy.”

Jansen then went on to land the starring role of Madalena in ABC’s medieval musical comedy series “Galavant,” written and created by Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”). The series featured live musical performances by Jansen from award-winning composer and Broadway legend, Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast). She garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of the sharp-tongued and hilariously evil Queen.

After wrapping the second season of “Galavant,” Jansen landed a lead role in ABC’s large-scale drama “Triangle,” as well as the fourth season of ABC’s hit series “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Over the course of the season, she portrayed three different roles, including the iconic Marvel comic book character Madame Hydra.

Other TV appearances include “This Is Us,” “American Housewife” and the recurring role of Special Agent Margo James in Mark Wahlberg’s action-packed drama “Shooter” on USA Network. She can recently be seen in the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries’ original “Francesca Quinn, PI.”

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