Jacklyn Zeman does it all! Wife -- mother -- actress -- author. After 22
years and more than 4,000 episodes as nurse Bobbie Spencer, Jacklyn has become
o millions of daytime viewers a true contemporary, a role model. She is one
of the most visible and likable actresses on network television.
Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Jacklyn completed her high school studies at
15 and studied dance on a scholarship at New York University. Soon she was
dancing and modeling professionally while continuing her studies. A desire to
act on daytime television led Jacklyn to her debut on ABC's One Life to Live.
After her character's untimely demise, Jacklyn was asked to go to Los Angeles
to create the role of Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital.
In addition to television work, she has performed in off-Broadway and community
productions, including Come Blow Your Horn, Barefoot in the Park and The
Boyfriend. Over the years, she has appeared in numerous feature films, such
as Gary Marshall's Young Doctors in Love, John Hughes' National Lampoon's
Class Reunion, and The Day the Music Died, to name a few. She has also
appeared in episodic primetime dramas and situation comedies such as Chicago
Hope, Mike Hammer, Love American Style, Fantasy and Sledge Hammer.
Jacklyn received critical acclaim for her starring role in Montana
Crossroads, an ABC Afterschool Special; and took a break from her busy
General Hospital schedule to co-star as a lawyer in the ABC comedy movie for
television, Jury Duty. Under her own production banner she co-produced and
co-starred in an original stage play, Seacliff California. Recently, Jacklyn
was also featured in a General Hospital primetime special for ABC.