Students on stage performing Marisol

Jacqueline Jacobus

Jacqueline Jacobus
Acting
Email: jjacobus@pace.edu

Jacqueline Jacobus was born in Paris and spent her early years in France and England. When 17, she had the extraordinary opportunity to begin her acting studies with Lee Strasberg in his private classes in NYC. Several years later, she became a member of the Actors Studio, where she had the opportunity to work with and be influenced by directors such as Arthur Penn, Elia Kazan, Frank Corsoro, and Vivian Nathan, just to mention a few. As a young actress, she worked in TV, Film, and the Theater, both in NYC and regionally. As a member of The Ensemble Studio Theater she worked with playwrights such as Jonathan Ringkamp, Rommulus Linney, and Conrad Bomberg as they developed their scripts.

Favorite roles were Laura/The Glass Menagerie, Kim/Mama Sang the Blues, Nina/The Seagull, Florrie/Waiting for Lefty, Emily/Our Town, The Whore/La Ronde, Titania/Midsummer Summer Night’s Dream, Princess of France/Love’s Labour’s Lost, just to mention a few. Most recently she played Marty in Annie Baker’s Circle, Mirror, Transformation. Jacqueline has been teaching acting, and specifically The Method as it was taught to her by Lee Strasberg, for more than a decade. She teaches at Circle in the Square Theater School, where she serves as Head of Acting, along with teaching at NYU/Strasberg, and the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She is a classically trained and accomplished pianist, who treasures the literature for the piano as much as the literature for the actor.