Jean Estene was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She began acting as a child, with her first role in theatre being Dorothy in the Wiz, produced by Fox Studios and directed by Vernee Watson. After attending acting summer camps, including Camp Bravo, she then went on to study with Cynthia Bain. Following this, she studied at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio under the teaching of Anthony Gilardi and continued in theatre in High School, where she was enrolled in the Performing and Visual Arts Academy. There, she performed in over seven shows and was involved in many theatre competitions, including Fullerton and DTASC.
Following her High School graduation, Jean spent her summer vacation attending Inner-City Filmmakers, where she wrote, directed, produced and edited a short film that was screened at AMPAS. In the Fall of 2013, Jean moved to New York where she became a full-time student at The Film & TV Production Department in the Tisch School of The Arts at New York University. Throughout her time there, she minored in Creative Writing and Business, while her emphasis was in Acting and Production. Her work there afforded her the opportunity to create her own production company, Chromatic, alongside her classmates, where she was able to write, direct, develop art direction for and act in each of her films. She also published her first performance piece novel, (aforementioned sentiments).
Following her graduation in 2017, Jean relocated back home to Los Angeles, where she now studies at the Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio.