Raised in a working middle class family outside of Philadelphia, Jaclyn was the second of 3 children born within 15 months of each other. This began her search in finding many creative ways to stand out from a young age! Her early years were spent between acting classes, gymnastic, tennis, and later theater, traveling monologue groups, and the debate team.
Jaclyn took a hiatus from the performing arts to attend Penn State University for her bachelors degree in Marketing, Spanish, and International Studies. After studying abroad and graduating in the top 10% of her class, Jaclyn continued in the field of marketing choosing from several job offers to work in the leadership development program for one of the largest insurance companies in the world. Finishing the program #1 in her class country-wide, Jaclyn was on the fast track to a successful career in sales and marketing.
After re-locating to the New England Area, a friend in the industry pulled Jaclyn into an independent commercial project. Working on the project was the reminder of her true passion that led her to leave her successful career and pursue acting full time. In less than a year Jaclyn trained under some of the best acting teachers/coaches in Boston as well as NYC and has acted and/or starred in close to 20 independent films, student films, tv shows, commercials, and industrials. After a year of commuting between NYC and Boston to study at such prestigious institutions as HB Studio and Barrow Group, Jaclyn has made the move south and is currently based in the Atlanta/Southeast Market.