Who is Jacqueline Toboni?

Jacqueline Rose Driscoll Toboni was born in San Francisco, California USA, on 18 February 1992 – her zodiac sign’s Aquarius and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Theresa ‘Trubel’ Rubel in the fantasy crime series “Grimm”, created by Jim Kouf, Stephen Carpenter and David Greenwalt, and which starred David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell and Russell Hornsby. The series aired from 2011 to 2017 (Jacqueline joined in 2014) and follows a homicide detective who, after learning that his ancestors were hunters, becomes a hunter of supernatural beings himself. It won one of the 18 awards it was nominated for, which included two Primetime Emmys.

Early life and education

Jacqueline was raised alongside her four older siblings in San Francisco, by their Italian father and their Irish mother, however, nothing about their parents’ professions is known. Jacqueline’s sister Gianna Toboni is a correspondent and is today working for the American-Canadian broadcasting company Vice Media Group LLC as a producer.

Jacqueline studied at St. Ignatius College Preparatory, and played various sports including soccer and badminton. Upon matriculating in 2010, she enrolled at the University of Michigan, and  while there was invited to appear in a student movie, thus falling in love with acting. Jacqueline launched her career in 2013 when cast to star as Beth in the short drama film “Fender Bender”, while the following year saw her star as Rachel in the short thriller movie “Bad Girls”.

Jacqueline graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre in 2014, and then went on to enroll into various theatre programs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, the New York’s Movement Theatre Studio, and the London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Roles in TV series

Jacqueline’s debut TV series appearance was in “Grimm”, then the following year she was cast to play Jacqueline Chobani, one of the lead characters in the 2015 comedy “Jill Takes LA” but the pilot episode wasn’t picked up by any networks.

In the same year, she made a guest appearance as Officer Leanne Tracy in the episode “Targets of Opportunity” of the action crime drama “Major Crimes” created by James Duff, and which starred Mary McDonnell, G. W. Bailey and Tony Denison.

It follows the life of Captain Raydor working in the Los Angeles Police Department, aired from 2012 to 2018, and won four of the seven awards it was nominated for. Then Jacqueline portrayed Jo between 2016 and 2019 in five episodes of the comedy “Easy”, created by Joe Swanberg, and which starred Jane Adams, Michael Chernus and Elizabeth Reaser. It follows several groups of friends living in Chicago, and the series was nominated for five awards, winning one.

Her only other role in a TV series has been her portrayal of Sarah Finley in the hit drama “The L Word: Generation Q”, which has been airing since 2019 and stars Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moennig.

Roles in movies

Jacqueline appeared in her first feature film in 2019, when cast to play Jamie, one of the lead characters in the mystery crime drama “The Bygone”, written and directed by Graham and Parker Phillips, and which also starred Shawn Hatosy and Irene Bedard.

The movie follows a rancher who has just met a Lakota girl and who, after her mysterious disappearance, goes on to find out what really happened to her. It was nominated for a 2021 Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA Golden Reel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Non-Theatrical Feature. Jacqueline’s only other film role has been her portrayal of the lead character Janna Connelly in the 2020 thriller “The Stand at Paxton County”, which also starred Tyler Jacob Moore and Michael O’Neill, and follows a military veteran who returns home and learns that the sheriff’s harassing her father as he wants to take his livestock from him.

Jacqueline has recently finished shooting for the upcoming horror drama “Shot in the Dark”, written and directed by Keene McRae, and in which she’s starring alongside Christine Donlon and Austin Hebert.

Jacqueline Toboni

She has also finished shooting for the comedy “Liked” written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan, and which follows Jimmy who’s helping his best friend Chad get the girl’s he’s crazy about. Both movies are set to be released sometime in 2021.

Other credits

Jacqueline appeared in various talk-shows in 2014, such as “AfterBuzz TV’s Chatting with Cathy”, “Home & Family”, and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”. She has also been invited to make a guest appearance in an episode of both the reality game-show “Hell’s Kitchen”, and the short news talk-show “Red Carpet Report”.

In 2018, Jacqueline received special thanks for the documentary movie “The Push: Owning Your Reality Is Where the Journey Begins”.

Love life and girlfriend

Jacqueline’s quite secretive when it comes to her love life, but many people believe her to be a lesbian because of the character she portrayed in the series “The L Word: Generation Q”. She was allegedly so good in the role that her fans claimed that she’s a lesbian in real life as well. In 2020, Jacqueline explained in an interview that she’s indeed a lesbian, and that she came out to her parents when she was in her mid-20s.

It’s known that she was in a relationship with the non-celebrity girl Ryan Conor back in 2012, but that the two were together for only a couple of months before splitting for unknown reasons.

Jacqueline hasn’t spoken about any other women (or men) she has perhaps been with, and as of March 2021, she appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Jacqueline’s a philanthropist who has worked with various charity organizations, and she also supports various movements, including Black Lives Matter and the LGBT community. Jacqueline’s strongly supporting transgender people, and has uploaded various before-and-after pictures of transgender men and women onto her Instagram account.

She wasn’t interested in politics until she became dissatisfied with the now former President of the US Donald Trump. Jacqueline publicly criticized his actions, and then urged people to vote in the 2020 presidential election, stressing that every vote can make a difference.

She likes to travel, and has already been to several US states to shoot for her movies and TV series.

Jacqueline has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Heath Ledger, Will Smith and Natalie Portman, and a couple of her favorite movies are “10 Things I Hate About You”, “Independence Day” and “V for Vendetta”.

Age, measurements and net worth

Jacqueline’s age is 29. She has brown hair which she has dyed various colors including black and blonde, and her eyes are brown. She’s 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall while she weighs around 140lbs (64kgs).

As of March 2021, Jacqueline’s net worth has been estimated at over $800,000.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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