Monday, May 2, 2011

Acting Career

Jonna Turner’s prior acting experience includes acting in theatre, local commercials, industrial/training videos, and feature films. She is the spokesperson for the Salvation Army’s “New Concept Store” national promotional films, L.I.F.E. Video Productions promotional video, and serves as host of Cherokee Buzz, promoting local events seen at ( She also starred in several industrial/training videos for Milliken and Company, Habitat for Humanity, and can be seen in the 2000 Cherokee County Development Board production.

Jonna has been seen on local television promoting Furniture Warehouse Showroom, Canyon’s Eatery, WSPA News Channel 7, and WASV UPN 62. She was an ‘extra’ in a television pilot featuring Andie McDowell as well as in the feature film “O” starring Josh Hartnett, Julia Stiles, and Mekhi Phifer. Her theatre acting consists of numerous productions including the Upstate’s most popular church show The Rapture, seen by thousands of people at Restoration Church, Spartanburg, as well as dozens of Gaffney Little Theatre and Limestone College Theatre children’s shows such as Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Jonna has also been involved in radio, producing and hosting her own weekly entertainment show “News from Nashville” on a 100,000 watt radio station, WAGI FM/ WEAC AM. In addition, she has recorded several local radio spots including voice-overs for Burns Chevrolet and Buford Street Ace Hardware in Gaffney, SC.

Not only has Jonna worked in the field of acting but she has done print modeling to include a local advertisement for Dr. Wes Turnage Dentistry, she was Ms. January for Dr. Wes Turnage Dentistry’s 2002 yearly calendar, and was included in the 2000 “Beauties of Charleston” annual calendar. Jonna has also modeled for Brooke Blackwell Photography, Smith Studios Photography, John Casablancas Modeling Agency, Crystal Clear Photography, and Envision Productions.

Jonna was a vocalist for the contemporary Christian band, OneWay, from Cherokee Creek Baptist Church from 2003 until 2006.

Jonna Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Carolina Spartanburg in Communications, a Master of Arts in Communications Management from Webster University, and she also has an On-Camera Acting diploma from the School for Film and Television in New York City, New York.

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