You may have caught Jaz Sinclair in the big screen adaptation of John Green‘s Paper Towns alongside Cara Delevingne, and you’re about to see her again come Sept. 9. Sinclair is starring in Screen Gems‘ psychological thriller When The Bough Breaks. In the film, Sinclair plays Anna, who is hired to be a surrogate for John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall), a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. As Anna gets further along in her pregnancy, so does her psychotic and dangerous fixation on John. The couple becomes caught up in Anna’s deadly game and must fight to regain control of their future before it’s too late. In reality, the sweet Sinclair couldn’t be further from her on-screen character. Born and raised in Texas, she discovered her passion for acting in high school theatre, and during her senior year, was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts semifinalist and a National YoungArts Finalist, giving her the opportunity to travel to Miami for a week of training with distinguished master teachers and mentors. After graduation, she saved up what she could waiting tables and moved to Los Angeles with only her 2007 Chevy Cobalt named Lucy and everything she owned inside. Subsequently, her silver screen success began with Paper Towns and continues to grow. Here, this refreshing, talented ingenue—she writes fiction and music and sings as well— shares her haute secrets to the city she now calls home…Los Angeles.
Where were you born: Texas
How long in LA: 4 years
Neighborhood: West LA
Favorite Restaurant: Simosa House
Best Sushi: Sugarfish
Best Italian: There’s nothing better than my grandmother’s Italian cooking!
Best dessert: Ice cream sandwich dipped in chocolate and caramel.
Best place for a romantic date: I love hiking on a date. Temescal Canyon is one of my favorites.
Best Sunday brunch: Café Buna
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Free People
Best Spa: Wi Spa
Best Pizza: Sage Bistro
Best Lunch: Café Gratitude
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: I love to do yoga. There are so many great places around Santa Monica but the beach may be the best spot.
Best Massage: Wi Spa!
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Getty. I loved the ride up to the Getty.
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: I love to be close to the beach, around a bonfire with friends, listening to music.
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: There are so many things to do! There is something for everyone in LA. You can find anything you’re looking for.
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