MY NAME IS JANE KENNEDY AND I AM A TELEVISION AND RADIO PERFORMER AND WRITER. I'VE WORKED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AS AN ACTRESS, WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER AND CASTING DIRECTOR.
I am a mum of five great kids, one beautiful dog and partner to my best friend Rob.
As a self confessed 'handy woman', today I re-wired an intercom system. I also bought and changed some obscure light globes that had blown in light fittings at home and I got enormous satisfaction from that. When I turned on the lights after they have been 'dead' for a year, I felt like Kylie Minogue turning on the Harrods Xmas lights.
My parents named me Jane because mum loves Jane Austen.
The best thing about being a Jane is that Janes are full of surprises. I think people have a tendency to assume Jane's are pretty 'conventional'. No Jane I know is conventional.
I agreed to be part of this project because Jane has always been the cliched 'plain' name. How exciting to be celebrated for once!
I know at least 10 other Janes.
I'm not plain Jane ... I'm surprising Jane.