Jennifer Naimo Morales has been an actress and singer for over 20 years. She originated the role of Frankie Valli’s wife, Mary Delgado, in the Tony Award Winning Musical JERSEY BOYS on Broadway.
The CD of the show has gone Gold already and the show continues to sell out nightly, and now has over 7 productions worldwide! She has performed with the late Christopher Reeve, “John Boy” Richard Thomas, Sigourney Weaver, Deborah Gibson, Blythe Danner, and various other “stars”.
But the journey of how Jennifer got there and how she has defended her faith and stood up in the midst of “Giants”, is the adventure she’ll take you on. Jennifer grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1 of 5 children in a loud, Italian Catholic family. As of late her nieces and nephews total 19. She attended Catholic school until she was accepted as an undergrad in New York University’s prestigious Graduate Acting Program at the age of 18,and timidly left her beloved home and parents. Her story of how the Lord has guided and protected her in the secular and fickle world of Entertainment is funny, challenging, moving and inspiring. Besides the recent Jersey Boys, Jennifer has also performed in several Broadway shows including Les Miserables, Grease, The Full Monty, and Big River. She has several Children’s Videos including ‘The Rosary for Little Children”, “Christmas for Little Children”, “Prayers for Little Children”, “Sing A Long for Little Children” and most recently “The Eucharist for Little Children”. They have sold over 100,000 copies around the US. She has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock , and Ralph Martins “The Choices We Face”.
Jennifer now resides in Los Angeles where she has worked on several TV shows and also commercials. She met her wonderful husband Tim on Ave Maria Single Catholics Online!!!!!! (So yes, there is hope out there for all you single men and women) and just adopted a sweet boy to make their family complete. Jennifer’s singing style has been compared to Barbara Streisand, Karen Carpenter, Twila Paris, and an eclectic mix of Christian singers. However, it’s her ability to interpret a song and reveal Gods light in the darkness, that makes her an unusual and original force in the field God has planted her in. She is just as surprised and humbled by the roles and work God has blessed her with as you may be. But than with God, Nothing is Impossible.
"Jennifer Naimo is a spiritual spark plug! Her narrative is full of charming accounts and poignant examples of how her faith, grounded from childhood, guided her through the perils of the entertainment industry to a distinguished career in acting and singing. Jennifer's stunning talent shines through her conversation but its her beautiful heart that clearly animates the stories of her life." - Peggy Normandin, Host, EWTN’s Call Me Catholic
"Three years ago Jennifer Naimo Morales was the keynote speaker at our St. John Eudes' Annual Ladies' Tea. Our theme that year was "Bloom Where You're Planted". Jennifer spoke from her heart about the challenges of being a Christian while working in the entertainment industry. She let us know how God was always with you just when it seemed you had to make a choice. Our ladies loved how Jennifer enhanced her talk by singing beautiful songs. I'll never forget her last song. She outdid herself with an incredibly touching rendition of Laura Story's, "Blessings". There was not a dry eye in the house. I have received many wonderful compliments on Jennifer’s presentation. She is a funny, sincere and amazing speaker. It was a good experience working with her booking agents, Catholic Speakers. Jennifer is a blessing to those who are fortunate enough to hear you!" - Grace R. Hernández, Tea Coordinator, Northridge, CA
“Jennifer’s faith-filled testimony touched the hearts of all at our event. It was inspiring, exciting, and uplifting! The guests absolutely loved her presentation that included relevant songs to her story. The Lord graced us with her presence for which we are so thankful!” - Teri Thompson, Coordinator, Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, Archdiocese of Los Angeles Chapter
“I saw the faces of teenage girls rivetted by Jennifer’s dynamic testimony. Her “no compromise for God” chastity message was powerful. I wish all young girls could hear her speak.” - Debbie Haywood, Catholic Mom, Woodland Hills, CA
“Jennifer was on fire with the Holy Spirit! Her story, songs, and sense of humor moved me and our guest from laughter to tears. One of the best speakers ever!” - Espe Martin, Office Assistant, St. John Eudes Catholic School, Northridge, CA
"Jennifer came to our breakfast club to talk to us (and sing a bit) about her story of growing up as an actress, and starring as Frankie Valli's wife, Mary Delgado, in the Tony Award Winning Musical Jerset Boys on Broadway. Jennifer is truly a gift from God that every Catholic organization should hear. A wonderful presentation!" - Mick Bishop, Program Director, CPBC-Tulare/Kings Counties
"My two daughters. and I attended the Magnificat Brunch in which Jennifer was the guest speaker and we all enjoyed it thoroughly! Her testimony is very encouraging of how she stayed well grounded in her faith amongst the vices in the entertainment industry. Very inspiring how jennifer recognized that God has had his hand in every aspect of her life journey. May God continue to bless you abundantly!" - Laura, Elizabeth, & Annie Chavez