Jaki Nelson, born Jacqueline Ranum Nelson to a loving entertainment family, has spent her life pursuing the arts. She started doing musicals under a program at CSUN at age 6. Singing came naturally to her, as her father was a successful recording artist throughout the 70's, having his own first hit record at age 15. She began piano and voice lessons at age 10, and dance at 12. During high school, she landed a supporting role in Little Shop of Horrors and the lead role in the controversial production of RENT, as well as the lead in an original, faculty-written drama. As a senior, Jaki was cast as the lead in an original pop-rock opera called "The Storm." It garnered rave reviews specifically toward her performance. After high school, she made a move towards film acting, studying at the top acting studios in Los Angeles, such as Margie Haber Studios and John Rosenfeld Studios. Jaki has performed consistently in a variety of different genres, leading to her starring role in the upcoming dramatic film "Absolution". Jaki has her sites set on moving between television, film, and music seamlessly.