An experienced film/TV/stage/voice actress, Jacqueline has appeared in recurring roles on TV's L Word and the epic sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and in many other feature film, TV episodic and animation projects. She is a busy voiceover performer who has voiced many international and national commercial campaigns and many other projects as well, from audiobooks to phone apps to corporate and documentary film. She was a finalist for the 2008 VOICEY Awards, an international voiceover award.
As a writer/director, Jacqueline was honoured with the inaugural prize of the Motion Picture Producers Association/Women in the Directors' Chair Feature Film Award in 2008. A past BC Film Writer’s Fellow and instructor at Vancouver Film School and UBC’s Writing Centre, she also has story edited and polished many screenplays, including The Delicate Art of Parking and The Foursome. Directing experience includes a background in theatre in Toronto and L.A. (garnering a Best Director L.A. Critics’ Award for Zastrozzi), and seven short films, three of which won writing/short film competitions. She has been a Women in the Directors’ Chair participant as an actress and director in successive years, and a “Crazy8’s” director with her ten-minute film 50 Questions, which subsequently played the Vancouver International Film Festival, Whistler Festival (Best Short Runner-Up) and others, and has aired regularly on Movieola. She has taught Directing Actors as a Guest Artist at University of Los Angeles.
She has served as President of the Board of Directors for Pacific Cinématheque, Vancouver’s non-profit cultural cinema venue. Jacqueline has also been active on the Board of WIFTV, where she served as President of the Board 2001-2003 and on the Advisory Board in subsequent years. In 2008, Jacqueline was honoured to receive a WIFTV Sharon Gibbon Lifetime Member Award for her work with Women in Film.
For more information, please see www.jacquelinesamuda.com, and for voice work www.jacquelinesamuda.voices.com
As an actress, Jacqueline is represented by Jamie Levitt of LLA and Associates, at 604-739-8611.
For writer/director information and credits, please see www.jacquelinesamuda.com