Jacqueline Voorhees

Jacqueline Voorhees

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Grew Up... mysteriously. Jacqueline never talks about her family and it seems pretty clear there’s something about her past she doesn’t want people to know.

Living... in a massive penthouse in New York City.

Profession... wealthy socialite. This former airline stewardess now lives in the lap of luxury and spends her time organizing social events and attending soirees. To help her manage her busy life, she hires Kimmy Schmidt as her full-time nanny and occasional life coach.

Interests... taking selfies, bottled water, plastic surgery, bossing her staff around, and keeping her toes perfect for her foot-loving husband.

Relationship Status... married to Julian Voorhees. The two met back when she was working as a flight attendant and he was a married man. After he divorced his first wife, Jacqueline became a stepmother to his daughter Xanthippe and the two later had a son named Buckley.

Challenge... finding happiness. Although Jacqueline’s privileged life looks perfect from the outside, things aren’t always what they appear. She can’t relate to her kids, her husband is never at home, and she’s constantly worrying about hiding both her age and her past. What she really needs is someone to tell her she’s perfect just the way she is.

Personality... narcissistic, vapid, hot-headed, commanding, and secretly insecure. Jacqueline is quick to order others around and she demands the highest standards from her hired help. She loves nothing more than complimenting herself (or having others compliment her), but underneath that vanity Jacqueline is actually very insecure. When she hears that her teenage stepdaughter is around she panics, “Xanthippe? She’s home already? Are her friends with her? They’re so mean and cool.” They say money can’t buy happiness, and Jacqueline is finding that out the hard way.


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