Jackie Abbott is an American photographer and actress notable for playing roles in films like Miss Sugar Tit, Murder, My Tweet, and much more. However, she remained mostly unknown to a larger section of the public until when her relationship with actress and comedian, Kate McKinnon, was revealed at The Emmys 2017 when the duo walked in arm in arm with each other. That got a whole lot of people wondering and asking more questions about who she really is. Well, it is no longer news that she is McKinnon’s girlfriend but what many don’t know yet is that there is more to Jackie. Here, we are going to tell you all that we know about the actress.
Jackie Abbott’s Background
Jackie was born in the United States of America, precisely in Stamford, Connecticut. Her date of birth is yet to be revealed but it is said that she began showing her affinity for arts from a young age, starting with dancing and making fingerpainted portraits.
This continued through high school and by the time she graduated, Jackie Abbott was already poised to pursue a career as an actress. Thus, she became a student at the prestigious New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Reports have it that she studied with Olympia Dukakis and worked for Susan Sarandon there. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in drama and also received the Tisch Drama Award. Afterward, Abbott went on to acquire more knowledge at the Upright Citizens Brigade which is an improvisational and sketch comedy group as well as the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. In the course of time, she achieved her quest for knowledge at the institutes and began the next phase of her life.
Jackie Abbott began her career with performances in various stage shows and roles on various commercial adverts with Junto Sounds as a voice-over artist all in a bid to give her acting dreams a lift-off. In theatre, some of her play credits include Chappy Grindr Scruff Tinder (as Kristen) at the Lily Riopelle Ensemble Studio Theatre, Emerson Loses Her “Miand” (as Roxaneh) at the Noam Shapiro Dixon Place, Holy Moly (as Tabatha) at Jake Shore The Flea Theater, The Serpent Woman (as Farruscad) at Orlando Pabotoy, New York University, and many others. Some commercials which she worked on as a voice-over artist include those of EAS Sports Nutrition Anthem, Canary Flex, JIF Peanut Butter Happy, and Cuisinart Convection Oven.
With these gigs, Jackie showed herself as capable of handling even more demanding roles in films. Thus, she landed her first role in a short film in 2016. She acted in Miss Sugar Tit, a short comedy film, playing the lead role of CeeCee. After this project came the likes of Murder, My Tweet, where she acted as Millie Mathison alongside Trevor Livingston and Katrina Klein. Jackie Abbott’s other acting credits include Seeing Emma, The Slashening 2, Clickbait, as well as Trouble on Hanzelsphere-7, Thirst, and Parallel America.
Who Are Her Family Members?
For now, no revelations have been made about the family members of Jackie Abbott in terms of who her parents are, where they are from, what they did or do for a living, and where they are at the moment.
It is also unknown whether or not she has siblings and what careers they are pursuing. We can only hope that the actress would decide to give us more insight into these aspects of her life in the future.
Facts About Jackie’s Relationship With Kate McKinnon
Jackie Abbott’s sexual orientation is obvious considering who she is in a relationship with. She is a publicly known lesbian and has the American actress and comedian, Kate Mckinnon as her girlfriend.
The two were first seen together in April 2016 at the making of the famous musical Fun Home. Then at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards which held on 17 September 2017, at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, they made an appearance as a couple. This got a lot of people wondering when Kate broke up with her known partner Marla Mindelle and began a relationship with Jackie. No disclosures were made to this effect neither were there any on when she hit it off with Jackie but from all indications, they are happy with each other.
Other Interesting Things To Know About Jackie Abbott
1. Aside from acting, Jackie Abbott also has an interest in photography, music, clowning, and playing golf.
2. You can see samples of her works as a photographer on her Instagram handle – jma_photography.
3. She is a trained martial artist competent in the traditional martial arts of the Philippines known as Eskrima and the Afro-Brazilian martial art known as Capoeira.
4. The actress stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.6 m).