Jackie Torres directed, wrote, and starred in her first theater play at the age of 12. By the age of 16 she had already acted in over a dozen national commercials in Puerto Rico. In the picture, Jackie Torres, Janet Torres & Nirita Ruiz pose for the “New Era” Commercials for one of the most popular department stores of the 80’s: Barkers.
It was no surprise to Jackie’s close ones when she got a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Theater from the University of Maryland, a Master’s Degree in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico, and completed the acting program of HB Studios in New York.
Soon enough, Jackie became the host of her first TV show, “TVS,” at a local cable station in Puerto Rico. In the picture Jackie Torres interviews Quito Blanco of Puerto Rican Rock Band Top Banana.
This TV show gave Jackie enough exposure to be hired by the top TV Network, Telemundo. There, she produced “Marcano…El Show,” “Con lo que Cuenta este Pais,” “Pequeños…Grandes Lecciones,” and “Videoteces,” all among the top ten in ratings and the first two went up to the number one spot.
In the picture, Jackie Torres plays “Martha” the only known girlfriend of funny character “Israel” portrayed by Raul Carbonell on TV show “Con lo que cuenta este país.“ Later on, Telemundo brought Jackie to Los Angeles, California, to produce “La Hora Lunática,” the first show to win in its time slot over its strongest competitor.
It did not take long for Jackie to venture into the cinema world where she played the lead roles in Mexican films: “El Güero Estrada,” “La Paloma y el Gavilán,” “Cuatro Meses de Libertad,” and “Clave Secreta,” among others.
Hollywood followed. She has starred in several independent films, including “The Price of the American Dream,” which she also directed, and co-wrote, “After Words” with Marcia Gay Harden, “Perfect Assassins” with Robert Patrick, “Miss Castaway” with Michael Jackson and many others. On TV she has acted on “Bosch” for Amazon, “Torchwood” for Starz/BBC’s,“ER” for NBC, “The District” for CBS & several shows for the Discovery Channel and TLC. She has also loaned her voice to “Grand Theft Auto 5”, the highest selling video game in history. She has also hosted and produced the radio show “Revelaciones Proféticas” (Prophetic Revelations).