I guess I always wanted to shine. Have a voice. Be heard. Growing up in Cleveland Heights, Ohio as a bi-racial female of color wasn't easy. I was ignored, blamed, bullied by my peers because I didn't look like them. But those experiences made me stronger - eventually. My piano was my best friend. I'd spend hours improvising and composing peaceful little tunes to combat the constant turmoil and questions swirling around inside me.
Who was I?
What was I?
Why am I here?
After awhile, I stopped asking. I realized I would have to discover the answers to those questions on my own journey through life.
Somehow I made it through twelve years of Catholic school. I went to college and earned a B.A. in Communications. I got married for a time and when I discovered he was a racist, I got divorced. I was a radio announcer/board operator and a secretary, then ventured into digital marketing. I got pregnant, had a baby girl, and spent the next eighteen years raising her on my own. I tried and failed to reconcile with my parents. I wrote romance novels to create the perfect man that I wished I could have, but never met until much later in life. I stopped believing in "luck", rediscovered God and went back to church. I got laid off three times and went on public assistance. I stood my moral ground when it would have been easier to acquiese.
I grew up, I changed, I evolved. I accepted who I was, who I am, and who I will become.
In 2014, I moved to Manhattan because the energy here feeds my soul. I also needed a well-paying day job and thankfully, I got one. It was in New York City that my soulmate found me, and now I'm engaged to marry the love of my life.
One day, in 2018, I decided to start acting as a way to serve my community and use my creativity in a more visual way. I was tired of hiding behind a desk and a computer. My goal is to bring light and love to the stage and screen, for as long as I'm blessed to be on this Earth. I am committed to my craft and I'm trusting God to lead me wherever He wants me to go with my acting career.
I can truly say that I'm living my dream, my best life, and I am so excited to see what lies ahead in my performing arts career!
Check out my performing arts profile pages for film, theater, commercials and voiceovers!
Actor's Access -https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/jenniferjacksonactor
Backstage (Voiceover-Specific) -
Casting Networks - https://resume.castingnetworks.com/jenniferjackson
January 11, 2021: Cast as a Nurse for a sizzle reel for an up-and-coming app to educate students and the parents of on college financing.
January 7, 2021: Cast as Brenda King, a sister who vacillates between love and anger for her brother's action in Zoom reading of the play "From Apples to Albatross" by Aldore Collier.
December 17, 2020: Cast Mrs. Sampson, a mother who gets her purse stolen by a homeless man in the short film "Ferris Wheel".