Today’s guest is a vibrant force of passion and hard work and, for those of you interested in how the world of Broadway works and how it differs from TV and Film, she is a genuine triple threat—From eight shows a week in New York to recurring roles on TV, she’s spent 20 years in this business, putting in the work and thoroughly enjoying every step of the journey.
Jackie Seiden is an actor/singer/writer born in Highland Park, IL. She graduated early Cum Laude from Northwestern University with a Bachelor in Science and a Music Theatre Certificate. After graduating, Jackie moved to New York City and was cast in her dream show, “Hairspray” on Broadway. She was also in the original company of “Good Vibrations” on Broadway, and originated Mary Delgado on the 1st National Tour of “Jersey Boys” along with many other off Broadway productions, tours, regional shows, and worked with greats like Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan.
After performing as Pinky Tuscadero in Garry Marshall’s production of Happy Days, she moved out to Los Angeles permanently where she met her husband Jason Winer (Director/Producer). Since moving to LA Jackie has worked on many films and television shows (“Jersey Boys” with Clint Eastwood, “New Year’s Eve” with Garry Marshall, ” Jack and Jill,” with Adam Sandler “Christmas Switch,” “The Catch,” “Modern Family,” “Life in Pieces,” etc., and performed all over as a part of the For The Record Live company.
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“I really believe everyone has talent. It’s just whether or not you have the skin and the tools to deal with the rejection.”
“You don’t know when the next job is coming, you have to trust it’s gonna come. If I told you you’re getting a series regular in twelve months, then the next ten months wouldn’t feel so rough. You just gotta know it’s coming.”