From fashion to filmmaking, art to health, and lifestyle to wellness, Jacqueline's life and work centers around female identity and women's empowerment.
An Anthem Award winner, Jacqueline studied Art History at Emory University, earned a B.A. with High Honors from the University of Toronto, and completed post-graduate coursework at Harvard.
A Texan described as having “never played by anyone else’s rules” by W Magazine and having "embodied the season's audacious mood" by The New York Times, Jacqueline spent over twenty years as a philanthropic cultural leader who became known for her bold style.
First lady to leading cultural institutions such as The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Dallas Museum of Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, she raised millions of dollars and played pivotal roles throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including serving as Chairwoman for the Venice Biennale on behalf of the United States.
A style guru featured for her unique approach to couture and ready-to-wear in Harpers Bazaar, Town & Country, and Women's Wear Daily, Jacqueline became an art and style advisor to New York socialites and Hollywood actresses and eventually founded Style Meets Life to help all women achieve style with a purpose. Partnering with Nordstrom, Macy’s, J. Crew, Gap Inc., Cole Haan, and Simon Malls, Jacqueline authored an accompanying column and web series.
An actress known for portraying couture-clad heiresses and stylish villains on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, Jacqueline has been in over a dozen feature films, was a regular on Late Night with David Letterman, and played leading roles on Law & Order, As the World Turns, Corpus Callosum, and in Amazon’s first film, Portrait.
Founder of The W.I.S.H. Foundation, with a mission to stamp out stigmas through media that matters, Jacqueline is also the host and executive producer of an award-winning podcast featuring leading experts in the field of menopause advocacy, women's sexual health, and gender equality. A recent recipient of the Anthem Award, her world-renowned guests include Dr. Rachel Rubin, Dr. Somi Javaid, and Dr. Jayne Morgan.
A mother committed to raising her children as global citizens, Jacqueline wrote and produced a pro-bono documentary film for AMPATH’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program in Kenya with her son and taught a year-long global school curriculum throughout Australasia for her daughter.
Founder of Photos for Health, Jacqueline merged art and health to create the first user-generated photography collections for palliative care. Photos for Health earned national recognition for the research-based art programs installed in over 2 million square feet of healthcare space at The Indiana University School of Medicine, The Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, The Riley Hospital for Children, Methodist Hospital, and Indiana University Health headquarters.
A 500 hour trained yoga instructor, Jacqueline studied meditation with Deepak Chopra and Co-Founded The Wellness Center in Dallas Texas to offer daily, weekly, and monthly opportunities to improve one’s mental and physical health. A joint venture with the Crow Collection of Asian Art to blend Eastern wisdom with Western science, Ms. Buckingham designed a year-long prorgam for the community in Downtown Dallas.
The pro-bono Director of Development for the board at the Girls Academic Leadership Academy in Los Angeles, former trustee for the Visual Art and Design Academy at Santa Barbara High School, and Honorary Chair for Dress for Success, Jacqueline supports organizations that support women.
Her greatest honor is being the mother of her 2 children: Chase, a photographer and graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Devon, an aspiring molecular biologist and senior at The Girls Academic Leadership Academy.