Born and raised a Southern belle, Jackie has been a comedienne her entire existence. It started when she competed in Beauty pageants throughout childhood as a bit. She won sometimes and it was really funny. Her love of being laughed at soon became her life passion.
As a child Jackie co-hosted a hit cable access show, SuperStar kids, in her hometown of Garland, Texas that lasted several seasons. Jackie was nicknamed "Little Patsy" by the locals due to her deep soulful voice resembling Patsy Cline. She packed the house at the Garland Opry and brought tears to many eyes.
Jackie later attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a BS degree in Radio Television and Film. Her acting career officially began when she landed a guest-starring role on the Aaron Sorkin dramedy, STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP.
Jackie then found her comedy home at the UCB where she's been performing main stage since 2008, when she was just a teeny baby. She performs in the Maude Sketch team GOODMAN. Her first show at UCB was the original musical FREAK DANCE: THE FORBIDDEN DIRTY BOOGALOO written by Matt Besser. She reprised her role of Jezebel in the feature film version of the stage show currently in post-production. Other UCB stage shows include The Dirtiest Sketch Contest, Other People's Stuff, Mix tape, What's Going On with Mike Mitchell, Welcome Sinners, Oscar Winners: Revealed, Sketch Cram, Let's Do This, UCB Cagematch, and etc.
Her most fulfilling UCB gig combines both passions, singing and comedy: writing and performing Quick & Funny musicals. Titles include Texas: The Musical, Bulimia: The Musical, The Hills: The Musical, BURLESQUE: The Movie- The Musical, and WALTER WHITE AND THE AMAZING BLUE CRYSTAL METH. Outside of the UCB Jackie performs improvised musicals with the team Many Mumbling Mice and has starred in a main stage sketch show at Second City Los Angeles called "Gonsky."
While not singing or performing comedy, Jackie can be found online shopping, gardening her succulents, garage sailing, farmers marketing, clumsily strumming a guitar, or walking her famous dog. She has a story-telling column on HelloGiggles.com and a mildly popular Tumblr page. Jackie is also passionate about sustainable living, health food, dog training, satellite radio, sitting in front of the TV for hours, and super informative bios.