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Jackie Swanson Biography
- Jackie Swanson (born June 25, 1963) is an American actress. She is best known for her role on the American sitcom Cheers as Kelly Gaines, the rich and simple love interest of Woody Boyd. Swanson was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Cadillac High School in Cadillac, Michigan; she was a successful sprinter on the track team. She studied classical music and plays piano. She studied abroad in Sweden for one year during high school. At age 16, Swanson raced Butterfly sailboats in The Butterfly Nationals on White Lake in White Hall, Michigan. Swanson later attended Northern Michigan University where she was a basketball cheerleader for the Men's NCAA Basketball Team. Swanson studied acting with Sanford Meisner in the Grenadines on the island of Bequia.
Jackie Swanson Filmography
- (2007) Charlie Wilson's War as Texas Socialite (uncredited)
- (2004) TV Land's Top Ten as Herself
- (2003) Cold Case as Sarah 1993
- (2000) Artie as Dana Wilson
- (1996) Oblivion 2: Backlash as Mattie Chase
- (1995) Hope & Gloria as Sister Theresa
- (1994) Oblivion as Mattie Chase
- (1993) Cheers: Last Call! as Kelly Gaines (archive footage) (uncredited)
- (1993) NYPD Blue as Trish Howlett
- (1991) Baby Talk as Stella
- (1989) Dragnet as Miss Carpen
- (1989) The People Next Door as Debbie
- (1988) Almost Grown as
- (1988) Perfect Victims as Carrie Marks
- (1987) It's Alive III: Island of the Alive as Tenant
- (1987) Less Than Zero as Party Girl (uncredited)
- (1987) Lethal Weapon as Amanda Hunsaker
- (1987) She's the Sheriff as Cherie
- (1987) Slam Dance as Mystery girl (uncredited)
- (1987) The Charmings as Candy
- (1985) The Golden Girls as Tracy
- (1982) Cheers as Kelly Boyd
- (1982) Cheers as Kelly Gaines
Jackie Swanson Trivia and Facts
- Modeled in runway show for Ralph Lauren .
- Performed her own stunt in the film Lethal Weapon (1987). Free fall from 35 feet into airbag. Trained by respected stuntman, the late Dar Robinson.
- The artist musician, Prince , wrote a song for his friend, actress Jackie Swanson, entitled "Palomino Pleasure Ride".
- Jackie Swansons maternal Grandfather, John "Jack" Lamb was a graphic artist for The Grand Rapids Press in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He created the Fashion Ads for the stores advertising with The Grand Rapids Press.
- Jackie Swansons maternal Great Uncle George Lamb (1906-1977) was Professor Of Chemical Engineering at Northwestern University in Chicago from 1946-1975. The George Lamb Papers are part of The Collections In University Archives at Northwestern University Library. The papers (15 boxes) date from 1935-1977 and document Lambs teaching, professional career and personal life.
Jackie Swanson Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1993, Vol. 6, Iss. 9, pg. 44-45, by: staff, "Sit-Comelies: Jackie Swanson"
Jackie Swanson Other Works
- TV commercial for Ford Explorer (2003)
- TV commercial Broan (2006) Director Joachim Back DOP Pawel Edelman Park
- TV commercial Meth Orphan (2006) Partnership For Drug Free America
- Director Mike Patterson GreenDot Films
- Appeared in Prince music video Raspberry Beret as the Raspberry beret
- TV commercial for Hummer (2006) Director Nick Lewin Crossroads Films DP
- Jim Whitaker
- National commercial: Orville Redenbacher/Director: Zach Math/DP: Patrick McGowan/Bob Industries
- Orville Redenbacher commercial. 2008. Director: Zach Math
- (November 2009) TV commercial: Stacey's Pita Chips. Director: Christian Loubek/Anonymous Content. DP: Giorgio Scali
- TV Commercial for Toyota. Wife to Jim Belushi. Directed by Jeff Karoff.