Jacqueline Marie Alberto's Hollywood Dream : One Step at A Time

She describes herself as "just this sassy Cuban chic from Miami with a quick wit and some dancing shoes" but she is way much more than that, she is as talented as she is beautiful and whether she is in front of a camera, on the dancefloor or somewhere doing stand up, her star-quality is undeniable!

We are talking about comedian Jacqueline Marie Alberto who we had the honor of chatting with from her base in Los Angeles, Carlifonia.
Being originally from Miami, FL and having moved to LA from Texas after completing her graduate degree in Acting, not many people would even have imagined she would be here today doing stand up comedy. Jacqueline actually started out as an actress and dancer/choreographer.
"I was really focused on my acting career when I first moved out here, in the meantime taking dancing and choreography gigs on the side. I’ve had plenty of successes and failures since then, most of them can be seen on my IMDb or YouTube channel. But it wasn’t until last year that I started writing, and only just 6 months ago that I began performing stand up comedy. I really love the road that comedy is taking me on so far", she explained.

She highlights her relocation to LA as a big turning point in her career, that same relocation also led to her finding her 'funny bone' so-to-speak. "Honestly the turning point in my career was moving to LA. I was originally wanting to be a stage actress, be on broadway, and move to New York. It’s been four years and I’m just now feeling like I’m really grounding myself in my work. Discovering comedy and writing was also a huge turning point.
 "I’ve been a performer my whole life. Once I discovered that I could not only just write and create exactly what I wanted to perform, but that I seemed to be good at it too, the game changed for me. I gained a new level of confidence that I never had as solely a performer. And I’m very humbled by writing, I think. Because I’m still learning as I go, it provides me with a nice balance", she said.

Alberto feels blessed to be in the position that she is today and is grateful of all the opportunities that have come her way so far.
"Oh God, my career journey has been so crazy the past few years. I’ve been an actress, a dancer, a choreographer, working on TV, Film, and commercials. I was producing original web content for the majority of last year and I’m continuing to make strives in that avenue as well. "I’ve been very lucky and very blessed to have been given the opportunities that I’ve had so far, and I’m very grateful for the fact that my on-going road towards success has provided me with the tasks and challenges it has thus far. I’m really focusing on comedy right now. Stand up comedy has really allowed me to express my ideas and creativity in ways my other skills have not fully been able to do. I’m excited to see where it takes me", said Jacqueline.

She is at the moment performing stand up in different venues around LA. Her next show is this August 8th at The Comedy Store in Hollywood. "I’m also writing an original pilot script that I’ve been diligently chipping away at the past few months. It’s no where near ready to share, but I’m enjoying the process of writing it so far", said the comedian.

While she focuses on building up her résumé in the coming years, she expressed a strong desire to one day have her own sitcom.
"My immediate goals at the moment are simply to get better at my craft. I’m still very much figuring myself out on stage and how that translates to the way I approach my writing and comedy. My long terms goals would be more along the lines of writing and producing my own original TV series.
 "I would like to be the lead in a sitcom or other comedy tv show. I would also love to start touring and I’d like to eventually do movies as well. I’m very impatient and I used to have a tendency to rush and work as fast as I possibly could, but now I really find joy in the slower, one-step-at-a-time mentality I’ve adopted the past few months. It’s been working in my favor thus far", said Jacqueline.
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