Stacey Jackson grew up in small-town Iowa on the oldest Hereford cattle farm west of the Mississippi River. Yee-haw!
She studied acting in the BFA program at Emerson College and went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from the Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University. There, she had the opportunity to study one-on-one with Tony Award Winning Directors, Frank Galati and Mary Zimmerman. She went on to assist Zimmerman with her production of Trojan Women at the renowned Goodman Theatre.
Stacey has performed in theatres all over the country, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City and in stock productions in New Hampshire. She was a long-time member and performer at Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles and could be seen nearly every weekend in the smash hit sketch show Serial Killers, playing a variety of zany characters. Additionally, the LA Times wrote, "Stacey Jackson plays for keeps!" about her performance as Dorine in the Ovation nominated production of La Bete at Sacred Fools Theatre.
Stacey's comedy skills are in top form. She has studied with The Second City, ComedySportz, Improv Olympic and the Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT). She is an ensemble member in the Sacred Fools Theatre produced show Magnum Opus Theatre, awarded "Best Ensemble" at the 2010 San Francisco Fringe Festival.
On screen, Stacey has played a variety of roles including an emo girl in Nathanael Coffman's Getting That Girl, an excitable waitress opposite Tracie Thoms in indie film This Can't Be My Life, directed by Omnipop's Ahmed Best, and part of the Manson clan in Happy Birthday Charlie, a filmaka.com Jury Level Finalist. She recently finished principle photography on a TV Pilot Presentation The Angry Guys, which was guided by The Gersh Agency.
In 2011, Stacey relocated to New York City and is thrilled to be living in the cultural hub of the world! In addition to her acting work, she is a freelance features writer for Back Stage and contributed regularly to their actor blog Unscripted, for nearly three years. She currently serves on the Board of the Women in Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. and is the New York Director of Marketing & Special Events for the non-profit Screen Actors Guild Foundation, which provides inspiring and educational seminars at no-cost to union members. Stacey volunteers much of her time with Prepare Inc., an IMPACT full-contact form of self-defense training for women, and will be a certified instructor in fall 2011. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.