Jackie Abbott is a New York City actor & artist, born in Stamford, Connecticut
She once had an Irish stepdance recital on the stage where The Maury Show now films
Jackie explored many careers in her childhood, mostly via fingerpainted portraits
Her parents now use them to insulate the attic
On her FIRST ever AUDITION for a MAJOR role, she BOOKED it!!*!~!!
...It was Elizabeth Proctor in her high school production of The Crucible
She graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with her BFA & sense of play intact
During this time, she studied with Olympia Dukakis & worked for Susan Sarandon;
There isn't really a joke in there…
OH! But she really did study clowning for years; also not a joke
Dubbed a cheeky firecracker by her professors, Jackie is a fiery mix of passion, intensity, sarcasm, terrible dad jokes, great dad jokes, and goof
That is not her bathtub, but those are her eyelashes
Praise for Jackie in "Old Names for Wildflowers"
"Jackie Abbott as Zoe, the chthonic enchantress, was exceptional. She gave us a fiery “new” woman rising strong from the ashes fierce in her love and a mighty force in the face of blunt patriarchy." - Jacquelyn Claire (Stagebiz)
"Sharp with a hint of mysteriousness. The uncontrived chemistry between Eilbacher and Abbott makes them an enthralling duo." - Ran Xia (Theater Is Easy)
"Mysteriously compelling.... resilient, headstrong, passionate and intelligent. Jackie Abbott [is] the heart of this cast. As Zoe... she delivers a performance that is nuanced and powerful. Even when the narrative focuses on the other characters, and before it becomes apparent that [her character] will feature in the tale, her presence draws attention." - Theresa Perkins (My Entertainment World)