Most well known for playing “Carol” on Friends, Ross’ lesbian ex-wife for a decade, Sibbett is no stranger to controversy. Her TV marriage was the first gay marriage on television and as it was blocked out by several station went on to being the highest rated single episode to that date, now 18 years or so ago. Other starring roles on TV include Herman’s Head, The Famous Teddy Z, If Not for You, Once & Again, Santa Barbara and about 200 more episodes of TV here, there, and everywhere. Family films include It Takes Two, Buffalo Dreams, Noah, Au Pair, and a few scary movies that most everyone has in their closet of getting their career off the ground where aliens knees go backwards and there is far too much horror.
Since moving to Hawaii to try something new, in the last 3 years Sibbett’s made 4 documentaries and produced live event tours in the US and traveling internationally with Braco, a Croatian healer many are likening to John of God. A by-product of working up close with someone like Braco is that often times issues that need work rise to the surface. While Sibbett thought her issues surrounding her kidnapping and rape 29 years ago were complete from great therapy and dancing Nia, when the One Billion Rising letter inviting her to participate in this year’s events triggered a huge response – age old feelings including wanting to be done with this mess once and for all bubbled up anew. Far from done, it appears, and ready to get serious finally to do more than just shove it down again.
As part of the One Billion Rising global effort to stop violence against women and children, Jane is currently producing and directing Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at the Kahilu Theatre in Kamuela opening for a one night only benefit on February 9. The cast is comprised of actresses from all over the island including Sibbett herself, with special guests Senator Malama Solomon and Assemblywoman Valerie Poindexter taking the issue of unspoken violence against women on the island head on.
Mother of 3 amazing kids, Sibbett is loving directing theater after so long away from it while raising the single daughter still in the nest.