Jane graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 1975 and has appeared in numerous productions at Downstage and Circa. Most recently she has been seen in A Shortcut to Happiness and Osage County. Jane has directed a number of outstanding productions for Circa, including the multi-award winning Home Land, Peninsula, The Tigers of Wrath and You Can Always Hand Them Back. She has also taught at Toi Whakaari, adapted and produced a large number of book readings for Radio New Zealand and played a range of characters for television and film.
On-screen, she has starred as real-life safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout (Pioneer Women), voiced a parrot (on BBC series Grandad) and directed for youth TV shows Squirt and Oi. Other TV acting credits include Atlantis High, Open House, Gliding On, The Fire-Raiser, Country GP, Inside Straight, and Close to Home. Big screen credits include Separation City and Dead End.