Jaylene Clark Owens is a Philly resident from Harlem, NY. She is an AUDELCO and Barrymore Award winning actress, as well as a highly acclaimed poet. Her credits include the stage (The Wilma Theater; Theatre Horizon; Classical Theatre of Harlem), film (Satellite Flight), and television (Law & Order ; Law & Order: Organized Crime). She is the recipient of the 2019 F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist. As a spoken word poet, she has competed in the Apollo Theater Amateur Night competition, in which she won 1st place for her spoken word poem, “SoHa.” Jaylene is the creator of the viral sensation, “A Black Girl and Her Braids.” Her debut book of poetry, AfroPoetic, is now available on her website. Her love for the arts extends into a joy-forward Arts & Culture podcast show that she hosts with fellow actor, Justin Jain, called #PoppaPank.