Jaqueline Fleming

Jaqueline Fleming aka “JAQ,” was born in Copenhagen, Denmark to an African American father and a Danish-German mother. She was raised between New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. After high school, she went on to graduate from Columbia Film School in Chicago where she was a Theatre & Dance Major. After working many years as a Film/TV/Commercial Actress in Los Angeles she felt something was missing from her journey as an actor. She was considering moving back to Chicago in 2008 to pursue her first love Theatre but instead wound up going to New Orleans to work on a film. She always loved New Orleans and decided to stay. Post Katrina she felt a need to stick around and help rebuild the city. She began volunteering at the hospitals that were short staffed and someone saw one of her TV shows in rerun and asked did she teach acting. That led to her opening an Acting Studio. It all clicked and what had been missing on her own journey as an actor was being a mentor and helping others pursue their dreams of becoming an actor. Jaqueline knew there was a calling & purpose on her life and the journey was just beginning. Fast forward, Jaqueline continues to pursue her passion for acting and has become a mentor to kids, teens and young adults in Louisiana, where she has a home. Jaqueline is the founder of Jaq’s Acting Studio, where she has been instrumental since 2008 in helping aspiring actors become working actors. She has had many success stories come out of her Acting Studio including Jason Mitchell who went on to Star as EazyE in “Straight Outta Compton.” She received a TrailBlazer award for her Mentorship work in New Orleans in 2014.

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