After nearly 15 years as a professional and regional actor in and around Chicago, Jackie and her family are delighted to now call San Diego their home.
She attended her first San Diego audition and was lucky enough to land the role of Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night's Dream at Intrepid Shakespeare. Lately, North Coast Repertory has been her creative home where she performed in Man with a Load of Mischief, Fallen Angels, Chapter Two, Sherlock Holmes and the Great Nome Gold Rush, Fox on the Fairway and How the Other Half Loves. She also assisted Tom Markus in directing their critcially acclaimed production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor. As a director, she has found herself at Scripps Ranch Theatre and is embarking on her third adventure with them, And Niether Have I Wings to Fly, after having directed Communicating Doors and Accomplice.
In Chicago, she performed with the Goodman Theatre, Northlight, Royal George, Barto (Shakepeare) Productions, The Apollo, Drury Lane, Marriott Lincolnshire, and Peninsula Players. Regional credits include Stephen Sondhiem’s Bounce at the Kennedy Center (directed by Harold Prince), productions with Milwaukee Repertory, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Madison Repertory, Asolo Center, and many others.
Other interests including directing for the Fringe's 24 Hour Thing, performing in a couple of web series, and raising three children with her husband, Tom, keep life rich and full.