Jeneatte Maus, a gifted actress and beloved acting teacher and audition coach, died on January 24, 2021 at the age of 39 at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles due to complications from colon cancer.
Maus, who was known for her fearlessness, wicked sense of humor, and whip smart approach to her work as an actor, most recently appeared in Charm City Kings. She stars in the feature My Fiona, directed by Kelly Walker, which will begin its festival run later this year.
Originally from the Seattle area, Maus began her career there, collaborating with the late Lynn Shelton, appearing inMy Effortless Brilliance and Your Sister’s Sister.
Other credits include the feature Dismissed as well as numerous shorts, including the award-winning trio Saving, Walking, and Stealing in which she co-starred with her fiance Dusty Warren.
She made an enormous impact on the lives of hundreds of acting students she taught and coached during her nearly decade long tenure with John Rosenfeld Studios. Her commitment to her students, her humanity, compassion, and delight in their success made her a treasured mentor.
Born in Everett, Washington on June 14, 1981 and raised in Lake Stevens, Washington, Maus attended Lake Stevens Senior High School and Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.
Diagnosed in April 2020, Maus battled cancer with grace, wit, and ferocious joy, inspiring friends, family, and strangers with her indomitable spirit.
Maus is survived by her cherished fiance Dusty Warren, who has been by her side for more than a decade, her parents David Maus and Shirlee and Colin Walter, her siblings Erik Maus and Katie and Ian Walter, her soon-to-be in-laws Susan, Rod, and Patty Warren, brother-in-law Jared Warren, sister-in-law Sera McGovern and their children Rosalie and Harvey, her many students, collaborators, and colleagues, and her “tribe” of friends in Los Angeles who are deeply mourning her loss while simultaneously celebrating her joyous spirit.
A memorial celebration will be held later in the year.