Jill Lawrence

Jill Lawrence brings the woman we now know as Jackie O’ to life by interpreting her tireless efforts for the public good. By conveying Jacqueline's personal and professional struggles and victories, a poignant portrait of the First Lady, wife, mother, and activist vividly comes alive. By bringing historic preservation center stage, Jacqueline's gift for the future was to preserve the past.

Jill earned her BFA with honors in Musical Theater from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her high school diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem. She has performed with the Ziggaraut Theater in Los Angeles, The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, American Family Theaters and The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, just to name a few. For many years she welcomed visitors from all over the world as Betsy Ross at the Betsy Ross house. Jill has been an adjunct professor at Camden County College, a writer and tour guide for Once Upon A Nation and a guest storyteller at the National Archives in Washington. Like Jackie Onassis, Jill’s favorite role is being Mommy to her daughter and son.

Jill also has developed a delightful, educational, and highly interactive 2-person Pirate show for young audiences: Swashbucklers and Sea Dogs: Life on the High Seas during the great age of Privateers and Pirates.

Portrays: Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisSwashbucklers and Sea Dogs!