Jana Kolesarova was born and raised in Slovakia, part of the former Czechoslovakia. She began acting at fourteen at a musical theatre conservatory. After high school she was accepted into the prestigious University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava where she earned a Masters in theatre. During this time, she performed in many productions, some of which were at the National Theatre of Bratislava. Her credits include: The Cherry Orchard, Cyrano de Bergerac, Woyzeck, The Bald Soprano, Hamlet, Play It Again Sam,Bourgeoisie as well as many others.

She also worked in many TV movies and voiceovers in Europe. Since moving to the United States five years ago, Kolesarova has worked in theatre, film and TV. She was in the production of The Great Sebastian at the Elephant Theatre,guest-starred in sitcom Abby and her latest film credits include Flight Plan, Bohemia, The Looking Glass and most recently, she co-starred with Salvator Xuereb in Blur, due out in the fall. Her last theatre production No Exit ,where she played Estelle,had amazing reviews and was awarded top ten best plays in LA. In past two years she has been back in Europe working on several TV films and TV shows as series regular. Recently she also guest stared on hit show NCIS LA with Chris o Donnell.