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Jacob Ming-Trent

Jacob Ming-Trent

Jacob Ming-Trent

Jacob Ming-Trent

Jacob Ming-Trent was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he auditioned and booked his first play at age eleven. His arts education began at the performing arts middle school followed by the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts high school before moving to New York City at seventeen to train at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.[1][2]


Jacob Ming-Trent attended the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA). He fulfilled all of the requirements and graduated from the institution in 1997. Jacob began his education in the performing arts when he was just 11 years old in middle school. When he was just 17 years of age, Jacob moved to New York City to begin his formal training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

Ming-Trent has an impressive number of credits in his professional acting portfolio.

He’s appeared in several plays both On-Broadway and Off-Broadway.

He performed as Ronald McCowan in the play “Hands On A Hardbody, which opened March 21, 2013.

He also served in multiple roles for “Shrek The Musical” which opened in December of 2008.

His talent allowed him to stand in for nearly any part that became necessary.

He performed as the original actor for the role of Straw, Papa Ogre, and as a replacement for Papa Ogre, Straw, and as Shrek.

He also served as an understudy for the role of Shrek.

Jacob has worked in theaters throughout most of the states in United States, in fact, he has worked in 48 out of the 50. He has also performed in England. This gives him the status of an international stage actor. One of his most highly acclaimed performances was in the play “Father Comes Home from the War.”

Jacob has appeared in many television series’ throughout his career.

this adds yet another dimension to his acting repertoire.

He appeared in roles in Watchmen (TV series), Unforgettable, 30 Rock and his most well-known television series White Famous.

Jacob has also landed roles in a variety of different films/movies.

He appeared in Bored to Death, Duality, Life on Mars and Heat. Other movies that he’s well-known for include Stride of Pride, Nerd and Nothing I Can’t Handle by Running.


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