explore & enjoy.

#1 As Natalya Petrovna, in a workshop production of A Month in the Country at Antaeus, directed by Tom Moore.
photo: Michele K. Short

#2 Backstage / onstage at Theatre de Soliel's production of Les Ephemeres at the Lincoln Center Festival. Audiences walked past the actors' dressing rooms on their way into the playing space. 
photo: me

#3 as Kate, with James Warwick at Dealy in Pinter's Old Times at South Coast Rep, directed by David Chambers. 
photo: Henry DiRocco

#4 As Emilie, with Lenny von Dohlen as Voltaire, in Jean Claude van Italie's Light, at the Theatre@Boston Court, directed by the amazing Jessica Kubzansky.
photo: Ed Krieger

#5 I'm at center, in the midst of a chorus of terrific actresses in The Greeks at Williamstown. I did this play again at The Odyssey Theater in LA, playing the role of Clytemnestra & serving as Associate Director to Ron Sossi. The discipline & hard work of being in this Greek chorus was a formative experience for me as an actress.
photo: Christopher Read


      He who desires nothing   
and hopes for nothing    
and is afraid of nothing    
cannot be an artist.   





10.22.15 - 10.25.15 /// Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS at L.A. Theatre Works with my best friends Kate Burton and Jane Kaczmarek! 

3.9.13 - 4.28.13 /// Ken LaZebnik's ON THE SPECTRUM at The Fountain Theater was a hit! See Charles McNulty's review in the L.A. Times.
I'm pictured here with amazing actors Dan Shaked Virginia Newcomb.


           Jeanie Hackett delivers...a performance of 
astonishing nuance and impeccable timing. 
LA TIMES, Tonight at 8:30




       Jeanie Hackett as the love-sick, snuff-snorting
Masha delivers an intelligent performance of
consumate dramatic depth and power, aware that,
in Chekhov, character and fate are one. 
   LA WEEKLY, The Seagull 

my resume, on IMDB



     Hackett is perfect as the minically depressed
Rene, shooting her well-timed sarcasm like missiles
through whatever optimism her spouse (Arye Gross)
may offer. She is a constant study of hilarious
disbelief and outrage.

VARIETY, Black Box 

look at my dramatic reel
&/or my comedy reel



acting bio

Jeanie's Broadway credits include Stella in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (with Blythe Danner) at Circle in the Square & Belle in Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness at the Roundabout. Off-Broadway she's been seen in new plays at Soho Rep, The Promenade & The Harold Clurman Theaters. She received her Equity card at the Williamstown Theater Festival where she appeared in over a dozen plays such as The Greeks, Room Service, The Bay at Nice, Summerfolk  & The Front Page among others. She's performed at the Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Center Theater Group, Long Wharf, Three River Shakespeare Festival & The Tennessee Williams Arts Center playing leading roles in Richard III (Lady Anne) The Winter's Tale (Perdita, Hermione) The Taming of The Shrew (Kate) Hamlet (Ophelia) Cyrano de Bergerac (Roxanne) Uncle Vanya (Yelena) Old Times (Kate) Arms and The Man (Louka) How the Other Half Loves (Teresa) Vieux Carre (Jane Sparks) & Present Laughter (Joanna) among others. Other LA Theater credits include: The Seagull (Matrix), Black Box (Odyssey), Phaedra (Getty Villa), Light Pera Palas (Theatre@Boston Court), Kate Crackernuts (24th Street Theater) & Andromache in The Trojan Women at CBS Radford. She has played several roles for LA Theater Works, including Trifles with Amy Madigan. With The Antaeus Company: Chekhov x 4, Tonight at 8:30The Autumn Garden, along with numerous readings & workshops. Recent film work includes: The Words (with Bradley Cooper & Dennis Quaid), Take Me Home Tonight (with Topher Grace), King of California (with Michael Douglas) & Post Grad (with Michael O'Keefe & Carol Burnett.) Favorite television work: Lie to Me, Lincoln Heights, Medium, Criminal Minds, The "L" Word, Charmed, Judging Amy (recurring) & playing Queen Margaret from Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 3 on The West Wing.