Emmy Award-winner Jackie Guerra brings her charm, humor and style to every project she takes on. This multi-talented woman is an actress, author and former host of talk-radio’s The Jackie Guerra Show as well as an in-demand public speaker on a variety of topics both in English and in Spanish. Her down-to-earth approachability, compassion, wisdom, humor, confidence and style give Jackie an instant familiarity that draws people to her—and, of course, there’s the laugh.
Her unlikely yet destined success as a comic opened doors in Hollywood, and she soon became an established film and TV star. Guerra was the first Latina to star in a network sitcom—First Time Out. She also co-starred in the critically acclaimed PBS series American Family in addition to co-starring roles in feature films including Selena and Woody Allen’s Picking Up the Pieces. Jackie’s “life-of-the-party” personality made her the obvious choice to host the Style Network’s You’re Invited. After an appearance on Celebrity Hobbies where she showcased her lifelong passion for making jewelry, she was immediately tapped to host the DIY Network’s Jewelry Making. Jackie’s own life experiences made her a popular regular guest expert for life after massive weight loss, image and self-esteem on The TYRA BANKS Show.
From her humble yet stubbornly ambitious childhood as a “Mexican-American Valley Girl” to her work as a stand-up comic, TV star, film actress, author, jewelry designer, motivational speaker and talk radio host, Jackie Guerra’s life has been one of constant reinvention and invaluable lessons—the insights she’s picked up along the way served as inspiration for her first book: Under Construction: How I’ve Gained and Lost Millions of Dollars and Hundreds of Pounds (Penguin/NAL). It’s a funny and self-empowering memoir for anyone looking for a little inspiration and words of wisdom the old-fashioned way, learning from your mistakes.
It comes as no surprise that the woman who blends equal parts talent and compassion to create her unique mix of celebrity would take her own 170-pound weight loss and turn it into an opportunity to help others suffering from obesity. Now Jackie’s revealing how she took control of her own situation and stopped “weighting” for it to change. “I never knew that life could feel this good,” she said. “I want this for everyone.” Jackie understands the work, courage and dedication to transform a life, because she’s revolutionized her own by redefining her priorities and committing to a healthy, livable and fun lifestyle. In order to maintain her weight loss, she has become an authority on preparing healthy but yummy meals as well as an array of health and wellness issues all with the aim to make life exciting, healthy, delicious and fun. It is thrilling for her to see others do the same.
Jackie has also produced and performed over 200 hours of talk radio where she’s interviewed everyone from Presidential candidates and famous musicians to ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She has hosted events with Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, activist Dolores Huerta, Secretary of State John Kerry and former President Bill Clinton. A tireless advocate for the Latino community, she moderated the first national town hall meeting on obesity within the Latino community for the National Council of La Raza.
Jackie is determined to make life healthier, happier and more exciting for everyone. Throughout all of her many career incarnations, she has always kept her focus on making a difference and helping everyone to have fun, laugh a lot and be great.