Jane Mortifee has been active in theatre, film, television and the studios doing voice-overs, jingles, and animated series for over thirty years. She has been nominated for an Actra Award and three Jessie Awards for her work in ‘John Gray’s Rock and Roll’ and ‘Don Messer’s Jubilee’ and Ann Mortifee’s ‘Reflections on Crooked Walking’. She has also performed in numerous theatrical productions including ‘Cabaret’, ‘Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris’, ‘Godspell’, ‘Jubalay’, ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’, ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’, ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’, John Gray’s ‘Amelia’ and ‘The Tree, The Tower and The Flood’ and Ann Mortifee’s ‘When The Rains Come’, among others. She has appeared in episodic television productions of Neon Rider, 21 Jump Street, Danger Bay and Airwolfe, as well as mini-series and feature films including the acclaimed ‘My American Cousin’.
Her first love is singing and she has performed as a guest soloist on numerous television and live musical specials such as the Canada Day Special, The David Foster Special, and as an opening act for Bob Newhart at Expo ’86. She was a regular background singer on the Tom Jones, Paul Anka, and Rolf Harris TV series. She has also performed in many solo concerts, as well as in various club bands over the years. A career highlight for Jane was singing background vocals for Ray Charles.
Having sung as a background singer on countless albums she finally began recording her own CDs, the first being ‘Conversations’ – a collection of favourite ballads in various musical styling, and her second CD, ‘Give Me Something Real’. She has just released her third CD, a full-on R&B collection. Future CD projects include a Christmas album of less well-known Christmas songs, and a children’s lullaby album. Jane is also in the process of writing her first novel which is set in South Africa.
Through her singing and voiceover work, Jane has supported a number of charitable organizations on a regular basis including The Variety Club Telethon, The Shooting Stars Foundation (Starry Night, Motown Meltdown), Seva, Education Without Borders, and Crystal Mountain: A Society for Eastern and Western Studies.
Jane received a YWCA Women of Distinction nomination in Arts and Culture and was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame on November 11, 2002.