Deep Water’s Jade Fernandez is also a yoga instructor and teacher

Bruno Cooke March 20, 2022
Deep Water’s Jade Fernandez is also a yoga instructor and teacher
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Adrian Lyne’s latest directorial effort Deep Water came out on 18 March 2022 via Hulu, after a nine-year gestation period. Who is Jade Fernandez – who plays Jen Fernandez – and what do we know about her age and career to date?

Jade Fernandez has almost the same name as her character in Deep Water

Born 9 December 1987, Jade Fernandez will turn 35 at the end of this year. 

She celebrated her 32nd birthday while filming Deep Water, and wrote on Instagram that it was “really special despite being away from family and friends”.

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Her character in the movie is Jen Fernandez – same last name, similar first name. She stressed in a recent Instagram post, featuring a picture of a chair labelled “Jen Fernandez”, that she is “not going through an identity crisis”.

Jade’s role in Deep Water is relatively minor, but it’s far from her first screen credit. IMDB lists 24 in total, with four yet to be released. 

What else has she been in, and where is she from?

Jade was born on the Homestead, FL Air Force base, and according to her IMDB bio (which she wrote herself) developed an interest in performing at an early age.

Her father is Cuban, while her mother is Puerto Rican, Italian, French and Spanish. 

Fernandez earned her Bachelor’s degree in theatre and Spanish from the University of Georgia, and has since trained as a yoga instructor, learned long- and short-form improvisational comedy, and been through Teach For America, a nonprofit that recruits college graduates to serve as teachers.

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Jade’s various screen acting credits include FBI (as Jessica Sanchez), Little (Emily), Leverage: Redemption (Roxie Jimenez) and AHA (Anjela).

She is represented by AWA and Zero Gravity.

Jade Fernandez is currently taking a 40-day social media hiatus

She reminded her followers on Instagram of her annual social media detox on 28 February – in which post she also included a reminder to watch Deep Water.

It appears to be something she does every year, starting 2 March

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Meanwhile, Deep Water is available to watch on Hulu (since 18 March). 

Fernandez will also be appearing in Post-Citrus, a short, due for release later this year; Dweller, as Rachel, alongside Lochlyn Munro and Kassandra Clementi; Strays, as Ashley, currently in post-production and due for release in 2023; and TV movie Untitled Goonies Re-enactment Project, as Vice Principal Bianca Braddock, currently in pre-production.

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, primarily with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus, and has written for HITC, Groundviews and the Sheffield University newspaper – he earned his MA in Global Journalism there in 2021. He’s the Spoken Word Poetry Editor for The Friday Poem, and self-published his debut novel Reveries in 2019, which his mum called both a “fine read” and “excellent Christmas present”. Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes, among other things: bicycle touring, black and white Japanese films, pub quizzes, fermentation and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will set off with his partner on a round-the-world cycle.