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Jayne Taini is an actress best known for her role as Viv in the comedic series Ave 43.

Biography[]

Hardly anything is known about Taini's past, including her birthday, where she was born, what the names of her parents are, where Taini went to school, and why Taini wanted to be an actress. What is known is that Taini got her first on-screen role in 1982, when she was cast in an uncredited role as a nurse in the dramatic biographical film Frances. Taini got her first major role in 2002, when she was cast as Praskowia, the wife of embassy consulate Pritschitsch, for a production of the operetta The Merry Widow shown on the performing arts anthology series Great Performances. Taini has also appeared in TV shows and movies such as Numb3rs, The Legend of Korra, Guild Wars 2, Battle Creek, Stockholm, Pennsylvania, The Anna Nicole Smith Story, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Sanzaru, Ray Donovan, Ave 43, Torchwood, Cold Case, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Taini portrayed Nell Trucco in the Season One episode "Poison".

Filmography[]

  • The Platinum Loop (2020) - Adele
  • Donny's Bar Mitzvah (2020) - Bubbie
  • Friends, Roman (2020) - Irene
  • Perry Mason (2020) - Waitress at Twin Oaks
  • Station 19 - 3 episodes (2020) - Marsha
  • The Way Back (2020) - Susan Norris
  • In 12 Hours (2020) - Ruth
  • Sanzaru (2020) - Dena Regan
  • Who Killed Little Gregory? - 5 episodes (2019) - Edith Gaudin (English version, voice)
  • Young Sheldon (2019) - Phyllis
  • Unbelievable - 2 episodes (2019) - Doris Laird
  • The Rookie (2019) - Bryce's Mother
  • Interference (2018) - Diane
  • Corporate (2018) - Celine
  • Behind the Walls (2018) - Mrs. Johnson
  • American Vandal - 2 episodes (2017) - Mrs. Rogers
  • Ray Donovan - 11 episodes (2014-2017) - Harriet Greenberg
  • Ave 43 - 23 episodes (2009-2017) - Viv
  • When We Rise - 2 episodes (2017) - Eloise
  • The Librarians (2017) - Agnes
  • The Jury (2016) - Maria
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (2016) - Joan (voice)
  • Superstore (2016) - Dorothy
  • Laid in America (2016) - Marsha
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2016) - Owner
  • Shameless - 2 episodes (2016) - Harmony
  • Retreat (2015) - Sister Margurite
  • Z Nation - 2 episodes (2015) - Auntie
  • Forever (2015) - Old Woman
  • Battle Creek (2015) - Mrs. Seymour
  • Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015) - Grocery Store Woman
  • The Legend of Korra - 3 episodes (2014) - Queen Hou-Ting/Aunt (voice)
  • The Fosters (2014) - Helen
  • Growing Up Fisher (2014) - Judge
  • Maker Shack Agency (2014) - Ms. Gresh
  • Getting On (2013) - Lydia Butler
  • Childrens Hospital (2013) - Older Woman
  • The Millers (2013) - Sylvia
  • Welcome to the Family (2013) - Technician
  • Sequence (2013) - Mrs. Dunbrow
  • Teen Wolf (2013) - Desk Clerk
  • Ben and Kate (2012) - Babysitter
  • Guild Wars 2 (2012) - General Almorra Soulkeeper (voice)
  • Rizzoli & Isles (2012) - Marion Tibbets
  • Bunheads (2012) - Earbud Friend
  • Torchwood (2011) - Mrs. Giardano
  • Big Love (2011) - Kim Majors
  • Medium (2011) - Heavyset Woman
  • Desperate Housewives (2010) - Mrs. Grecco
  • Mad Men (2009) - Nurse Elaine
  • Cold Case (2008) - Dotty Phillips
  • The Anna Nicole Smith Story (2007) - Bea
  • John from Cincinnati (2007) - Nurse at Nurse Station
  • The Unit (2007) - Clerk
  • What About Brian (2006) - Psychic
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006) - Nurse (uncredited)
  • Criminal Minds - "Poison" (2006) TV episode - Nell Trucco
  • Boston Legal (2005) - Principal Berleth
  • Suits on the Loose (2005) - Bartender
  • Six Feet Under (2005) - Vera
  • Numb3rs (2005) - Marion Crane
  • Lost (2005) - Martha Toomey
  • The Amateurs (2005) - Mrs. Morrelli
  • Ethan Mao (2004) - Waitress
  • Without a Trace (2004) - Doctor Raker
  • NYPD Blue (2004) - Elaine Keller
  • The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire - 2 episodes (2003) - Sylvie Hump
  • Strong Medicine - 2 episodes (2002-2003) - Gladys Gray/Elmira
  • Great Performances (2002) - Praskowia
  • ER (2002) - Marge
  • Taylor's Wall (2001) - Principal Gates
  • The Practice (2001) - Nancy Horan
  • Malcolm in the Middle (2000) - Farmer Woman
  • Vice (2000) - Ms. Potts
  • Time of Your Life - 2 episodes (1999-2000) - Woman
  • Investigation of a Dog (1999) - Mrs. Lenora
  • L.A. Doctors (1999) - Lydia Bell
  • Chase (1985) - Waitress
  • Bombs Away (1985) - Mother
  • Frances (1982) - Nurse (uncredited)

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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