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Jeannette Blackwell

Height – 5 feet 0 inches / 152 cm

Hair – Black

Eyes – Brown

Body Type – Slim/Slender

Ethnicity – Black/African

Skills

Vocal Range – Alto

Singing – Musical Theater, Pop, Jazz

Dancing – Club

Languages – American English

Experience
Theatre
Hank & Frank (Sep 2013)
Role: Aunt Estelle
Director: Kerwin D. Sims
Organization: Ovations Entertainment, Inc. (OEi)
The Amen Corner (Sep 2012)
Role: Sister Moore
Director: Runako Jahi
Organization: eta Creative Arts Foundation
The Shadow Box (Oct 2011)
Role: Felicity
Director: Terrence Spivey
Organization: Karamu House
Maria La O (Jun 2010)
Role: Na Salu
Director: Juan Pedro Somoza
Organization: Chamber Opera Chicago
The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler (Sep 2008)
Role: Mammy
Director: Devon DeMayo and Dan Stermer
Organization: Dog & Pony Theatre Company
Siskel & Ebert Save Chicago (Jun 2007)
Role: Oprah Winfrey
Director: Scott O'Ken
Organization: Factory Theatre
What You Don't Know Can Kill You (Aug 2006)
Role: Barbara
Director: Ron Parson
Organization: Purpose One Entertainment
Commercial
Best Night Ever (Jul 2011)
Role: Crony
Organization: Treasure Island Restorts & Casino
Film
Dog Jack (Jan 2012)
Role: Sarah
Director: Edward T. McDougal
Organization: McDougal Films/Screen Media
Modeling
(Jan 2012)
Role: Elderly Driver
Director: Sandro
Organization: Midas
Television
BOSS (May 2012)
Role: Tenant
Organization: Atmosphere Casting/STARZ Channel
Underemployed (Apr 2012)
Role: Office Worker
Organization: ExtraOrdinary Casting/MTV Channel
Additional Info
Jeannette Blackwell is originally from Akron, OH, and has just relocated to Atlanta after being an active member of Chicago’s theater and film scene for 30 year. She received her B.A. in Theatre from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.
Ms. Blackwell received the Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Play for her performance as “Hattie McDaniel/Mammy” in Dog & Pony Theatre Company of Chicago’s production of The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. The Chicago Tribune described her performance as, “A performance to beat all performances”. She was selected Best Actress in Collaboraction Theatre of Chicago’s 2001 Sketchbook Festival for her performance in Jazz Genius and was nominated that same year for the Lena Horne Award: Best Featured Actress by the Black Theatre Alliance of Chicago for her performance as “Mrs. Thomas” in Richard Wright’s Native Son, produced at Stage Actors Ensemble. Her television, video and print credits include appearances on BOSS on the STARZ Channel, Under-employed on the MTV Channel, Murder at the Fair: The Assassination of President McKinley on the History Channel and advertisements for BP Amoco; Midas Mufflers; Treasure Island Resorts & Casinos and the National Restaurant Association. Ms. Blackwell is proud to make her film debut as “Sarah” in the independent Civil War drama Dog Jack, narrated by Academy Award winner, Louis Gossett. Dog Jack won Best Drama at the 2012 San Diego Black Film Festival, and is currently available on DVD and Netflix.
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