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Jacqueline Michelle Abbott is a New York City-based actor and artist. Born in Stamford, Connecticut -- years before The Maury Show moved in, it's worth noting -- Jackie has always possessed an innate curiosity. She explored many career possibilities in her childhood, mostly via fingerpainted portraits. Her acting career began her freshman year of high school when she auditioned for Arthur Miller's The Crucible and was cast as Elizabeth Proctor.
Referred to as a "cheeky firecracker" by her professors at Tisch, Jackie is as passionate as she is a complete goofball. She invests deeply in every project, and vows never to take herself too seriously. As Rupaul didn't say, "if you can't laugh at yourself, how in the hell you gonna laugh at somebody else?" And, oh, does she love making quick-witted quips about somebody else.
She graudated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with her BFA in Drama and sense of play intact. In her time at New Studio on Broadway, Jackie worked with Olympia Dukakis, Kent Gash, Orlando Pabotoy, Laurie Carlos, Ian Belknap, Michele Shay, and Barbara Tirrell. She was also a Teacher's Assistant for Argentine Tango classes, as well as the studio's High School Summer Intensive.
For three years, Jackie had the spectacular and sureal opportunity of interning with Academy Award®-winning actress Susan Sarandon. She worked as a team with the actress and her Personal Assistant out of Ms. Sarandon's New York home office where she supported an atmosphere of laughter, and unconditionally loved Susan's two dogs. Jackie also assisted playwright Robert O'Hara on the world premiere of his play Barbecue at The Public Theater. One of the actresses got her cast in a reading of Ernest Thompson's new play at The Cherry Lane Theater, alongside Academy Award-Winner Estelle Parsons and Tony Award-Winner Reed Birney. Jackie has worked with Estelle since and has attended her classes at The Actors Studio.
When she's not writing dark sketch comedy or crawling into a new role, Jackie hangs out behind the camera, where she likes to photograph people, places, and things! Her photography can be found on her website.