Jane Atkins is an American television soap opera writer and actress. She is a native of Calhoun County, Florida. As an actress, she has performed with the American Conservatory Theatre, the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville and the London Young Vic. Atkins is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She has served as Director of Playmaking for the Virginia Avenue Project. She is friends with Robert Guza Jr.