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Jennifer Riker

Published July 23, 2018

Specialized Teaching Faculty 1,
Acting for the Camera
School of Theatre


Jennifer is a working professional actor with over 30 years in the industry. She earned her BFA degree from Florida State University and her MFA Degree from Yale School of Drama. Some of her credits include Monk, Mad Men, Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Castle, Numb3rs, House of Cards, Nashville and most recently she filmed The Walking Dead and The Purge and is currently filming a recurring role on Black Lightning for the CW. Prior to moving to Tallahassee, to begin teaching in both the School of Film and School of Fine Arts Theatre Department, she was teaching in Atlanta at several acting studios as well as privately coaching actors. She has worked in a variety of theatres including Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, and Georgia Shakespeare Festival, to name a few. Jennifer is also a voice over artist and can be heard narrating books for Audible.


BFA Degree Florida State University, Acting
MFA Degree Yale School of Drama, Theatre

Teaching Areas

Teaching Faculty I


FSU Golden Key National Honors Society recipient
Member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA unions