|Born||August 25, 1980 (age 38)|
Oceanside, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, R&B, blues rock|
|Associated acts||Powerfox and Ponymane|
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Jaclyn Tohn (born August 25, 1980) is an American actress and musician. She is best known for playing Melanie "MelRose" Rosen on the Netflix series GLOW, and 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
Tohn was born and raised in a Jewish family Oceanside, Long Island, New York, to physical education teachers Alan and Bella Tohn. She has two older brothers. Tohn began acting professionally at age 10, with an extra role on the PBS children's series Ghostwriter, and was a student at Boardman Middle School when she had her first major role, an appearance on the CBS sitcom The Nanny. After high school, she went to the University of Delaware and majored in elementary education, and in the fall of 1998 was in the a cappella group 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. 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 a pilot for Fox called Prudy and Judy, starring herself and Laura Bell Bundy. She has also appeared in the television series The Sopranos, Strangers with Candy, Angel, Rules of Engagement, 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 2011, she appeared on the songwriting-competition reality show Platinum Hit on the American cable network Bravo, as one of 12 aspiring songwriters. She reached 7th place. In 2013, Tohn appeared on House of Lies.
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.
She performed "A Little Less Conversation" from Elvis Presley during Top 36 (Group 1) under the theme Billboard Hot 100 Hits to Date and was eliminated without advancing to the finals.
|2002||Deuces Wild||Mary Ann|
|2007||On the Lot||Jackie||Short film|
|2008||Giants of Radio||Jamie Moran||Television film|
|2008||Return to Sleepaway Camp||Linda||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Monster of the House||Isabelle||Television film|
|2015||Jem and the Holograms||Rebecca|
|2016||Dad Friends||Jessica||Television film|
|2018||A Futile and Stupid Gesture||Gilda Radner|
|1994, 1996||The Nanny||Tiffany Koenig, Francine||2 episodes|
|1999||The Sopranos||Heather Dante||Episode: "Boca"|
|2000||Strangers with Candy||Heckler||Episode: "Trail of Tears"|
|2003||Angel||Woman #1||Episode: "Shiny Happy People"|
|2007||Veronica Mars||B.A.||Episode: "Show Me the Monkey"|
|2007||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Asriel||Episode: "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby"|
|2008||The Closer||Kim Reynolds||Episode: "Split Ends"|
|2010||Memphis Beat||Delilah Boswell||Episode: "One Night of Sin"|
|2010||Laugh Track Mash-Up||Tammy||Episode: "Coopin' with Mr. Levy"|
|2010–2011||For a Green Card||Jackie||4 episodes|
|2011||CSI: NY||Ainsley McCrea||Episode: "To What End?"|
|2011||Zeke and Luther||Lady Lucy||Episode: "Skate Video Awards"|
|2012||Rules of Engagement||Andrea||Episode: "Goodbye Dolly"|
|2014||Castle||Cyber Rita||Episode: "Bad Santa"|
|2016||The Good Place||Alexis||2 episodes|
|2018||Drop the Mic||Herself||Episode: "WWE Superstars vs. GLOW / Laila Ali vs. Chris Jericho"|
|2018||WWE SmackDown||Herself||Episode: "The Road to WWE Extreme Rules 2018 Begins"|
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- Lovece, Frank (July 24, 2017). "Oceanside's Jackie Tohn discusses her role on Netflix's 'GLOW'". Newsday. New York City / Long Island. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
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- YouTube - Jackie Tohn at Wizard Finger Nov. 06
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- American Idol's Fake Controversies Reality Blurred, February 6, 2009