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30 Under 30: JACQUI JACKSON
2009-06-24

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Jacqui, 23, recently finished the B.F.A. Acting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University. After leaving DePaul last June, she worked as an actress in many productions and films shot or produced in the Chicago area. Most notably, she played Greta in the lesbian feature film Hannah Free, which was written by Claudia Allen, directed by Wendy Jo Carlton and starred Sharon Gless.

Jacqui started her acting career at age 3, and has performed in more than 50 productions in the last 20 years. In an effort to use art to promote social dialogue, last summer Jacqui participated in "Embrace the Gayness," a play performed guerrilla-style in a popular Chicago park. In its climactic final scene, two women kiss in the park, creating a public affirmation of safety and acceptance for the lesbian community.

Did you know? Jacqui's first crush was on Debbie Harry, the lead singer of Blondie.


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