Who is Jacqueline Obradors?
Jacqueline Danell Obradors was born in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California USA, on 6 October 1966 – her zodiac sign is Libra, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, while she’s probably still known best for her portrayal of Angelica in the 1998 action adventure comedy movie “Six Days Seven Nights”. It was directed by Ivan Reitman, starred Harrison Ford, Anne Heche and David Schwimmer, and follows the pilot Quinn Harris and the magazine editor Robin Monroe who have crash landed on a South Sea Island; the movie won two of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Jacqueline was raised in Los Angeles by her parents Albert and Angie Obradors, who came to the USA from Argentina not long before she was born. Her father was the owner of an office cleaning company, and her mother was a church worker. Because Jacqueline hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, most people believe that she’s an only child.
She became interested in acting while attending a local high school; Jacqueline was a member of its drama club, and appeared in plays performed both at the school, and at a local theatre. She matriculated in 1984, and spent the following eight years working various jobs, including being a cashier at Hughes Market, prior to launching her acting career with her portrayal of Tanya in the 1992 episode “Jerry’s Journey” of the fantasy comedy series “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”.
Roles in movies
Jacqueline made her debut film appearance in the 1993 short comedy “The Waiter”, and a couple of her following roles were in the 1994 action “Red Sun Rising”, the 1995 family comedy “Problem Child 3: Junior in Love” and later that year the action thriller drama “Soldier Boyz”.
She gained recognition in 1999, when she was cast to play Elaine Fowler in the romantic comedy “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo”, directed by Mike Mitchell, and which starred Rob Schneider, William Forsythe and Eddie Griffin. It follows an aquarium cleaner who has been hired to stay at the house of a gigolo and take care of it while he’s away, but has now stolen his identity, and has started pretending that he’s a gigolo; the movie was nominated for two awards.
In 2001, Jacqueline voiced Audrey in the critically acclaimed animated action adventure movie “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, which won two of the 16 awards for which it was nominated, and a couple of her following roles were in the 2003 action crime drama “A Man Apart”, the 2004 action adventure drama “Unstoppable” and the 2009 crime drama “Crossing Over”.
In 2014, she was cast to play the supporting character Rosaria in the action comedy drama “Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses”, written and directed by Craig Moss, and which starred Danny Trejo, Danny Glover and Jeremy Ray Valdez. It follows Frank Vega and the agoraphobic Bernie Pope, who have teamed up wanting to clean-up the streets of Los Angeles from crime.
Two of Jacqueline’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2019 drama “Windows on the World”, and the 2020 fantasy mystery comedy “Palm Springs”.
Roles in TV series
The ‘90s saw Jacqueline appear in an episode of various series, including the action crime drama “Vanishing Son”, the mystery crime drama “Diagnosis Murder”, and the action crime adventure “Renegade”.
She attracted attention in 2000, when she was cast to play Detective Elena Vera in the crime comedy “Battery Park” created by Gary David Goldberg, and which starred Frank Grillo and Louis Ferreira. It follows a female police captain who wants the become the mayor, and the series was nominated for a 2000 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for Henry Winkler. Jacqueline was then invited to make a guest appearance in several popular series, such as the drama “Strong Medicine”, the comedy “Some of My Best Friends” and the comedy drama “George Lopez”.
Between 2001 and 2005, she starred at Detective Rita Ortiz in the mystery crime drama “NYPD Blue”, created by David Milch and Steven Bochco, and which starred Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits and Gordon Clapp. It follows the detectives who are investigating homicides in New York City – the series won 108 awards, including 20 Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 203 other awards. Jacqueline appeared in only a couple of other series in the 2000s, including the comedy “Freddie” and the mystery crime drama “Cold Case”.
She has been less active in the film industry since the beginning of the 2010s, mostly making guest appearances, however, since 2019 Jacqueline has been playing Detective Christina Vega in the crime drama “Bosch”, created by Eric Ellis Overmyer, and which stars Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector and Amy Aquino.
The series has been airing since 2013, and follows a Los Angeles detective who’s trying to catch the killer of a 13-year-old boy, while he himself has been accused of murdering a serial killer; it has won seven of the 22 awards for which it has been nominated, including a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Jacqueline received special thanks for the 2002 documentary movie “Inside ‘NYPD Blue’: A Decade on the Job” and the 2005 documentary film “’NYPD Blue’: A Final Tribute”. She has been featured in various other documentaries, including the 2003 “ABC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration”, and in 2014 “The Making of Bad Asses” and “The Fluffy Movie: Unity Through Laughter”.
Jacqueline sang the song “A Lover’s Concerto” in the 2020 movie “Palm Springs”.
Awards and nominations
Jacqueline has been nominated for three awards.
In 1999, she was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy/Romance, for her performance in “Six Days Seven Nights”, and in 2002, she was nominated for two American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards, one for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, for “Tortilla Soup”, and the other for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series, for “NYPD Blue”.
Love life and husband
Jacqueline prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman. She and the Spanish actor and moviemaker Juan Garcia exchanged vows sometime in the 2000s, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members. They apparently met on a movie set; Juan has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Special Agent Howell in the 2009 crime movie “Crossing Over”.
Jacqueline and Juan don’t have children together, and while some believe this to be because they both want to focus on their careers, others claim that perhaps one of the two is infertile; none of this has been addressed by the two.
As of January 2022, Jacqueline’s married to Juan Garcia, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jacqueline prefers to spend her spare time in nature, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures taken from deep into the woods, high up in the mountains and close to bodies of water. She’s quite active on the network, and is today followed by more than 10,000 people, while she has uploaded nearly 500 pictures.
Jacqueline has also done a bit of modelling, but has always considered it a hobby rather than a job; she has been featured in various magazines, including “People”, “Stuff” and “Playboy”.
Summer is her favorite season, mostly because she likes to sun tan at the beach.
Jacqueline’s into travelling, and her acting career has taken her to various US states, as well as to several European and Asian countries; her dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
She has her own favorite actor and actress, Al Pacino and Natalie Portman, while a couple of her favorite movies include “Scent of a Woman”, the trilogy “The Godfather” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, measurements and net worth
Jacqueline’s age is 55. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of January 2022, Jacqueline’s net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.