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Spotlight On Jacqueline Wood MacInnes
Posted by Tommy Garrett on Jul 12, 2009 - 7:04:55 PM

HOLLYWOODCanadian born actress Jacqueline MacInnes Wood has taken her role as Steffy Forrester, the fraternal twin daughter of Ridge Forrester and Dr. Taylor Hayes Forrester to new heights.

Jacqueline W. MacInnes, Steffy Photo Courtesy: Gilles Toucas, Bell Phillip TV Prod.

The young beauty was born in Windsor, Ontario and later MacInnes Wood moved to Toronto at the age of 18 to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She quickly landed a national hair commercial as “The Hair Girl” for the First Choice Hair Cutter’s Company. MacInnes Wood later attended Ryerson University’s Centre for the Arts and the Armstrong Acting Studio. She then guest-starred in Paul Reiser’s TBS channel series “Lovebites” as Candice and in the UPN series “M.V.P.” But it was the Hallmark movie “Nightmare at the end of the Hall” that got Jacqueline Wood MacInnes noticed by Hollywood casting directors. Luckily she caught the eye of famed casting director Christy Dooley of “The Bold and the Beautiful,” which soon landed her on the distinguished cast list on the most watched show in the world.

MacInnes has been lucky enough since joining “B&B” in 2008 to work with actors Ronn Moss, Hunter Tylo, Susan Flannery and the amazing Kyle Lowder. Lowder plays her leading man Rick Forrester and their tumultuous relationship has been a fun ride for the pair and "B&B" viewers. Kyle Lowder has perhaps had the best work in his career as Rick Forrester and certainly working with Jacqueline has helped to improve a fine actress’s incredible work on the series. MacInnes also gets scenes with Susan Flannery who is perhaps the best actress today.

Stepping into a role that has been played by more than one actress would be a very daunting task for a lesser actress. But Jacqueline has embraced the role and made it her own. With looks similar to the great beauty Hunter Tylo who portrays her mother on the series, she’s made the role believable and fans have readily accepted her as the surviving twin of Ridge and Taylor’s.

Many fans didn’t know what to make of the storyline Bradley Bell came up with after the death of Steffy’s twin sister Phoebe. Jacqueline was to play a new side of Steffy. A darker side, one that would have the young heroine involved with Lowder’s Rick. Rick was after all formerly involved with her twin sister and her mother. But most importantly, Rick hated her father, Ridge, played by Ronn Moss.

Photo of-MacKenzie Mauzy as Phoebe and Kyle Lowder as Rick Forrester Courtesy: JPI Studios.

Steffy pursued her heart’s greatest desire. Rick would become not only the past lover of her late sister’s and mother”˜s, but the love of her life. Steffy faced parents who hated Rick, a grandmother who despised him, a brother who blamed Rick so much for their sister’s death that he tried to kill him on at least two occasions. Despite the odds of the presumed doomed relationship, MacInnes played Steffy with strength and never would waiver. Soon after a brief breakup, she’d accept Rick’s apology and rekindle their love affair. With Kyle Lowder’s playing the cad with a heart, who could resist? Steffy’s putty in Rick’s hands.

The Rick and Steffy love affair is as embattled as the Ridge and Brooke affair. One common denominator that has kept both of these couples in fans’ hearts is that Queen Stephanie played by the dynamo actress Susan Flannery has been against both of these pairings. Steffy however has battled her grandmother and entire family to be with the man she loves. But just when fans think this couple is solid, expect the super scribe Bradley P. Bell to shake things up and make this one of his fabled star crossed lovers. Fans can hardly wait to see more turmoil in the lives of Steffy and Rick. Jacqueline Wood MacInnes is the second half of one of the most exciting couples on daytime television. Can Rick and Steffy’s romance survive the specter of the late Phoebe Forrester? Sure, if they can win the battle over Ridge, Taylor and Stephanie. They could survive anything. Or can they? Watch Jacqueline Wood MacInnes do her stuff as Steffy Forrester.

“B&B” airs on CBS weekdays.


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