Mikéah Ernest Jennings is an Actor/Performer/Educator from the rural Mojave Desert in Southern California. Theater: SHIPWRECK (Woolly Mammoth Theater, DC) dir: Saheem Ali; BELLONA, Destroyer of Cities (EXIT Festival Paris, The Kitchen) dir: Jay Scheib; Green Eyes (Hudson Hotel) dir: Travis Chamberlain; PULLMAN, WA (Chelsea Ttre, London) dir: Young Jean Lee; The Shipment (Sydney Opera House, The Kitchen, Int’l Tour), dir: Young Jean Lee; S.O.S. (The Kitchen, REDCAT, Int’l Tour) dir: Caden Manson, The House of No More (DTW, Int’l Tour), dir: Caden Manson; A Dream Play (St. Ann’s Warehouse). Film: Failing Better Now, Things That Go Bump In The Night, The Record Deal, I Heart Zummy.
It was onstage at Paramount Studios during the “Salute to the Winners” — an event celebrating the annual high school acting competition sponsored by the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California (DTASC) and hosted by Kevin Spacey — that a young Mikéah completely lost his mind and decided to turn his passion for acting and performance into a career.
Mikéah’s path as a performer has had its ups and downs much like the uneven dirt roads he grew up exploring. He graduated from the University of San Diego, California with a degree in Communications. He moved to New York in 2001 with a one-way plane ticket, and a month-long sublet, two suitcases and a teddy bear named Pepi.
Mikéah found New York to be more than a match for his indefatigable spirit, and a country boy’s hunger for experience. With his uninhibited approach to performance, fearless physicality, wild personal style, and unruly hair the work came quickly. Mikéah has been dividing his time building his commercial career with spots for Lipton Tea, and New Balance footwear; as well as touring the US, and Europe with a number of innovative writers and directors such as: Caden Manson/Big Art Group, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, and Jay Scheib. Mikéah is excited to continue building his film career having appeared in a number of independent film projects such as; Failing Better Now, Things That Go Bump In The Night and The Record Deal. He continues to pursue exciting new projects from contemporary playwrights and film makers; as well as performance art installations, site specific theater pieces, and music videos for some of NYC’s hottest recording artists.
Mikéah is 28% real, 10% recycled plastics, 42% imagined circumstances colliding with ubiquitous terrestrial matter and discarded tires. He enjoys watching horror movies in the afternoon, eating breakfast late at night, and enjoying the sunrise at dawn.
— Mikeah is the only lefty in his family.
— Mikeah has performed in 14 countries, and over 35 cities around the world.
— Mikeah’s childhood dream was to be a Mousketeer.
— Mikeah was a promotional hiphop dancer for Z-90 Radio in San Diego, and once opened for Usher.