Jeanette Dilone is a native New Yorker, born and raised in upper Manhattan. Though Jeanette's first passion was classical ballet, she fell in love with acting during her college years. Since then, her acting work has spanned television, film, theater, commercials, and new media. Currently, Jeanette is expressing her passion for other aspects of the filmmaking process. She made her directorial debut with the short film, "Return," which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the NY Shorts International Film Festival and was acquired by Shorts TV. Her second short, "Rizo" (2020), which she wrote, produced and directed, premiered at LALIFF. “Rizo” is one of the winners of the 2020 HBO Latinx Short Film Competition and is available to watch on HBOMax. In 2021, Jeanette became a recipient of the LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, sponsored by Netflix, and is currently in pre-production for her third short.