the Real Handy Ma'am

  ​Janell inez

Janell Inez is a native of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.  She grew up right outside D.C. in the City of Capitol Heights, MD. Janell has booked over 60 national commercials.  An amazing accomplishment that has made her a familiar face in living rooms around the country.  She has appeared in major campaigns with Jim Harbaugh, Ellen Degereres and Michael Strahan  just to name a few.


Not only is Janell a great actress, she is a jack of all trades.   She is who many of her friends call "Slash".  Because she is just as handy with a power tool as she is with a kitchen appliance and anything in between. Janell can go from making a gourmet dinner to building a fence in an instance. It is these skills that landed Janell her own hosting series with the Scripps Network titled "Handy Ma'am", which is in its 3rd season.  This series has lead her to making reoccurring guest appearances on the syndicated talk shows "The Steve Harvey Show" and "The Bethenny Show".  Later this year you'll find Janell on HGTV.com hosting a new series titled "Celebrity Real Estate Stories" 

Janell gives a mom's perspective on movies for Fandango's "Mom's Movie Minute" at Fandango.com. 

This is a multi-talented performer toured internationally for two years with the group Shalamar and was able to grace the stage of the prestigious Corn Exchange in England.  Once Janell settled back in LA she made a huge splash landing her first stage play, “Talk Show Live” directed by David E. Talbert.  And on her first TV audition Janell landed a guest starring role on the hit sitcom “The Hughley” opposite D.L. Hughley and Elise Neal.

Janell has also co-stared on shows like "Bones", "CSI:Miami", "Harry's Law", “Eve”, “ER”, and “Las Vegas”.  Janell has also starred in a string of independent movies with Vivica A. Fox, Rockmond Dunbar and Bill Bellamy.

With all that said, Janell's greatest accomplishment is her family.  She has been married for 19 years. Now you know thats saying something living in hollywood.  They have 3 amazing kids, Myles (12), Noah (9) and Journee (5).

Janell Inez