Tohn in 2007
|Birth name||Jaclyn Tohn|
|Born||August 24, 1980|
|Origin||Oceanside, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Pop, R&B, blues rock|
|Associated acts||Powerfox and Ponymane|
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Jaclyn "Jackie" Tohn (born August 24, 1980) is an American actress and musician. She is known for taking part in American Idol season 8 making it to Top 36 (the Semifinals). She also took part in the 2011 songwriting competition series Platinum Hit on the Bravo network.
Life and career
Jackie Tohn was born to Alan, an eBay seller of rare documents, and Bella Tohn in Oceanside, New York. She has been acting professionally since approximately age 9, but her first major role came on The Nanny at age 12. Tohn attended Camp Lokanda in Glen Spey, New York and Oceanside High School in Nassau County, New York. After high school, she went to the University of Delaware for a semester and majored in elementary education and in the fall of 1998 was in an a cappella group called the Deltones. In November 1999, she starred in the one-act play "This Property is Condemned" by Tennessee Williams at the Chapel Street Theatre.
She later went to Los Angeles with her mother and agent at the time. She played Tina in "Tony-n-Tina's Wedding" at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. She also originated the role of Joanie in "Body Snatchers: The Musical" at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles.
In March 2004, she starred in the play Jewtopia at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood in Los Angeles, which ran from May 8, 2003 to August 2004, a record for longest running comedy in LA. The producers then decided to move the play to the Westside Arts Theater in New York and she relocated.
She began doing solo acoustic guitar shows in April 2004 and in November 2005 released an EP called The Golden Girl which was recorded at a studio in Tarrytown, New York. She has played at Pianos, The Living Room, CBGB, The Cutting Room, and The Rothko in New York and at Highland Grounds, The Mint, and Wizard Finger in Los Angeles.
She has appeared in the films Dawg in 2002 (also known as Bad Boy) alongside Denis Leary, Deuces Wild as Mary Ann, and Return to Sleepaway Camp as Linda. She appeared as Faith in the film Postal and appeared in the 2008 television film Giants of Radio.
Tohn was in a pilot for MTV called Show Me The Movie and also a pilot for Fox called Prudy and Judy. She has also appeared in the television series The Sopranos, Strangers with Candy, Angel, Veronica Mars and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
In 2007, she appeared in the short films Smile, Discovering The Wheels, The Malibu Myth, The Legend of Donkey-Tail Willie and Catch (where she was shown playing the guitar) which were made during the reality show On the Lot.
Tohn was featured on hip-hop artist Gotham Green's single entitled "Been Doin' It".
In 2009, Tohn appeared on the eighth season of American Idol, and made it through to the Hollywood rounds. She advanced through the Hollywood rounds making the Top 36 for season 8 and was in the first group of 12 to perform going first that night and was eliminated.
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House of Lies
In 2013, Tohn appeared on House of Lies.
- Jackie Tohn biography of Platinum Hit at BravoTV.com
- Jewtopia Los Angeles Production :: Who's Who?
- Friendster - Jackie Tohn
- Readers' Theatre grows from act of friendship
- Alumni Rule
- Charles Isherwood (2004-10-22). "The Art of Pursuing Jewish Girls, for Dummies". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-07-14.
- YouTube - Jackie Tohn at Wizard Finger Nov. 06
- American Idol's Fake Controversies Reality Blurred, February 6, 2009