All About Jaq
Jaqueline Fleming grew up in New York and has been acting since the age of 8 years and is no stranger to the Big Screen in Hollywood.
As an actress, Jaqueline is mostly known for her role as Lisa Martin in the epic love film, “Love Jones” starring Larenz Tate and Nia Long and as Queen Latifah’s Country western singing sister in the film, “Last Holiday” and as the sex kitten in the film, “Just My Luck” starring Lindsey Lohan and Chris Pine.
Jaqueline has done more than 40 films and guest starred on tons of Network TV shows and commercials and has performed across the country for the last 20 years in various stage plays.
Some of her recent credits include, National Geographic’s IMAX 3D Film, “Hidden Worlds”, Tim Burton’s, “Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter”,where she portrays Harriet Tubman opposite Anthonie Mackie, TD Jakes Film, “Woman Thou Art Loosed:On the Seventh Day”, where she is opposite Blaire Underwood and Sharon Leal and the soon to be released action-thriller, “Contraband”, opposite Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale. Check her out in the Sundance nominated film “The Ledge” in which Jaqueline Stars opposite Terrence Howard as his wife. She was also recurring on the Hit HBO series, “Treme”, season 1 and opposite Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis in the #1 Action Thriller, “Red.”
Jaqueline left the bright lights of Hollywood and now resides in New Orleans a.k.a Hollywood South. She came here in 2008 for a New Years Eve party and was struck by the need that still existed in the city post Katrina and decided to stay and help make a difference.
She has been an active volunteer in the community of New Orleans spending time at Children’s Hospital with kids who suffer from cancer and leukemia and has participated in after school programs and outreach programs for youths in trouble all throughout Louisiana.
In addition to her volunteer work, Jaqueline is helping to impact the entertainment industry here by helping to discover the future stars of Hollywood and Hollywood South.
Since opening her acting studio in New Orleans in January 2008 , Jaqueline has launched the acting careers of students like Taylor Ruffin who stars on the Hit NBC TV series, “My Parents, My Sister and Me.” Starring Jasmine Guy and directed by Debbie Allen. Taylor Ruffin has also starred in 6 feature films since studying under Jaqueline Fleming and will debut opposite Meagan Good and Ruby Dee in the feature film, “Video Girl.”
Jaqueline also launched the career of Aaliyah Paul who stars in the new series to be released in the fall, “Jk’s House” starring Robin Givens and has her film debut in “Video Girl” as Meagan Good as a little girl. She has helped countless students at her acting studio including her protégés Ra’jel Nelson and Michaela Smith who just starred in the movie, “Kiss the Bride” opposite Darren Henson and Persia White of the hit TV series Girlfriends. Ra’Jel recently landed a cameo appearance in the film, The Hungry Rabbit” starring Nicholas Cage. Two of her other students, Gralen Banks and John McCann have gone on to have recurring roles on the HBO series “Treme” and The TNT series “Memphis Beats. She has helped countless acting students land acting roles in movies and tv shows all throughout Louisiana and Atlanta.
Jaqueline’s presence here in New Orleans is also helping to make a difference in the lives of urban youth by giving them a positive and creative outlet thru artistic expression. She has inspired them to reach high and has helped 90% of the actors at her studio go onto fulfill their dreams as entertainers. Goals that have become realistic and reachable for many that didn’t think it was possible or understand how to connect the dots to make it possible.
Jaqueline’s Studio has become a one stop shop for actors and models in the industry. She has a team of partners that range from photographers, web designers, talent agents, publicist, casting directors, producers, directors that are all tied into the studio and the production company. There are a lot of opportunities and resources at the studio and the studio also offers acting workshops for kids-adults in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.
Not only is Jaqueline Fleming a successful actress and business woman, she is a role model to the youth in Louisiana and young women all across America.