McKenzie is a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia, which boasts Mel Gibson, Judy Davis, Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush among its alumni. She made her screen debut in Romper Stomper, starring opposite Russell Crowe, and her portrayal of the troubled Gabe in the film was the first of many award-winning performances.
McKenzie's recent film credits include Pobby and Dingan, Human Touch, Preservation, Peaches, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. She also starred in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang opposite Stellan Skaarsgard, and with Samuel L. Jackson and Thomas Jane in Deep Blue Sea. Other features include Mr. Reliable, Under the Lighthouse Dancing with Naomi Watts, and Angel Baby, for which she won the Best Actress Award at home in Australia and at numerous international film festivals.
McKenzie starred alongside Holly Hunter and Ron Silver in the ABC made for television movie When Billie Beat Bobbie, and with Rachel Ward, Brian Brown, and Armand Assante in the Showtime movie On The Beach. She played the lead role of Rachael in the BBC miniseries Stark! written by Ben Elton; as Dancy in The Battlers; and as Catherine in Kangaroo Palace.
On stage, McKenzie starred in Proof at the Sydney Opera House in 2003 and in the 2001 Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Educating Rita, opposite Edward Hermann and directed by Bruce Paltrow. McKenzie also starred in George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, at the Sydney Opera House, and appeared in Theatre de Complicite's production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, starring Al Pacino, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, and Paul Giamatti. Her other stage credits include the Sydney Theatre Company production of The White Devil at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, Master Builder, Twelfth Night, Rebecca, The Barber of Seville, and Hamlet, with Geoffrey Rush.
Singing has always been a great passion for McKenzie, and she is ecstatic to finally be working on her first collection of songs.
Jacqueline McKenzie Facts
|Birth Name||Jacqueline Susan McKenzie|
|Birthday||October 24, 1967 (45)|
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