Jacqueline Frazier

Shipley Street (1981)

Jacqueline Frazier grew up in San Francisco and from an early age began inventing stories to put her younger sister to sleep. That love of storytelling never left as she wrote children's books, and later progressed to screenplays and teleplays. Before receiving two B.A. degrees simultaneously, from UC Irvine, she spent her junior year abroad at the University of Legon, Accra, Ghana. She has an M.F.A. in Film and Television Production from UCLA, where she made the films Hidden Memories (1977) and Shipley Street (1981).

Frazier has been a member of several writing groups, and won the Roy and Carole Dean fellowship in 2009 to live on a sheep farm in New Zealand and write a script of her choice. The resulting screenplay became a quarter-finalist for a prestigious Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship. She has written several produced episodes of the long-running daytime series Days of Our Lives, where on her day job, she works as a sound engineer. In 2013, Frazier received a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for her work on Days of Our Lives. Besides writing, one of her hobbies is belly dancing. Her projected plan is to work as a full-time writer producer on her own films.