Janyse Aldis Jaud, known in her singing career as Janyse and in her movie career as Janyse Jaud, is a Canadian actress, dancer and singer/songwriter. She is of Icelandic-French descent.\nRaised on a farm in Kelowna, British Columbia, Janyse started performing in theatre, music and classical ballet productions at the age of five. She wrote her first song at the age of nine and her influences are an amalgam of different artists and genres.\nThe messages of her songs were taken from her own first hand experience, after being in a car accident. \"The doctor told me that I could end up in a wheelchair, and that I should seriously consider changing careers,\" she recounts. \"So I decided to try something that would absolutely terrify me. Stand-up comedy. It was fun and took my mind off of the seriousness of the accident. None of the things the doctor warned me of came to pass. I took care of myself and I recovered. It was from this experience that I learned that a dream can be achieved and that sometimes, it's just better to look at life in a humorous way.\"\nJanyse's acting has been honored under the guidance of Ivana Chubbuck, coach also to Oscar winners Halle Berry and Charlize Theron.