Who is Jacqui Swedberg?

Jacqui was born in the USA sometime in the mid-1980s – she hasn’t shared her exact date of birth or place with the public, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Virgo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a film producer and assistant director, but who’s possibly known best for being the wife of the famous American actor Wesley ‘Wes’ Bentley.

Early life and education

Jacqui was raised in the US by her parents about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; it’s believed that her father was a theatre actor, and that her mother was a ballerina. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe Jacqui to be an only child.

She grew up being interested in numerous activities, and was encouraged by her parents to try out acting; Jacqui appeared in a couple of school plays, but it didn’t take long for her to learn that acting wasn’t her thing. She studied at a local high school, from which she matriculated in the first half of the 2000s; because Jacqui hasn’t spoken of her further education, most of her fans believe that she hasn’t attended college.

Jacqui’s career

In 2006, Jacqui served as trainee assistant director for the biographical mini-series “Prairie Giant – The Tommy Douglas Story”, and the following year saw her work as second assistant director on the episode “Blackout” of the family series “Renegadepress.com”.

In 2008, she was a trainee assistant director for the popular drama movie “Sleepwalking”, directed by Bill Maher, stared Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl and AnnaSophia Robb, and which follows a 12 years old girl who’s been abandoned by her mother.

Between 2007 and 2009, Jacqui co-produced 38 episodes of the popular comedy series “Corner Gas”, created by Brent Butt and Mark Farrell, starred Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller and Fred Ewanuick, and follows the life of a gas station owner; the series won 35 of the 86 awards for which it was nominated.

Jacqui provided research for the making of the 2009 short film “The Greims”, and most recently, in 2010 she was a trainee assistant director for the drama movie “Lullaby for Pi”.

She hasn’t spoken of her further career, but it’s widely believed that she chose to become a housewife in 2011, and to focus on raising her and Wes’ children.

Love life and husband

Jacqui prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She and Wes exchanged vows on 5 April 2010, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; it’s believed that they were introduced by a mutual friend two years earlier, while some claim that they met in childhood. They have two children together: Charles born in 2010, and Brooklyn in 2014.

Jacqui hasn’t spoken of any other men whom she’s been with, but this is Wes’ second marriage, as he was married to the American actress Jennifer Quanz between 2001 and 2009; his drug and alcohol addiction was the cause behind their separation in 2006, and then divorce three years later. Wes has been clean since 2010.

As of February 2022, Jacqui’s married to Wes Bentley, and they have two children together.

Hobbies and other interests

Jacqui’s physically quite active, and has two to three training sessions at the gym every week, including practicing Pilates, thus her slim figure.

She’s a lover of animals, and has a pet dog.

Jacqui’s a philanthropist, and she and her husband have taken part in a couple of fundraisers, while they’ve also donated money to several charity organizations which aim to help underprivileged children.

She’s into travelling, and has been to a couple of US states with Wes, while they’ve also vacationed in several European countries, including Greece and Italy; Jacqui’s dream travel destination is Paris, France.

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She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jim Carrey, Tom Hanks and Kate Winslet, while a couple of her favorite movies include “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “The Terminal” and “Sleepless in Seattle”.

Age, height and net worth

Jacqui is believed to be in her 30s. She has long blonde hair and light blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $50,000, while her husband Wes’ net worth is reputedly over $3 million.

Who is her husband Wes Bentley?

Wesley Cook ‘Wes’ Bentley was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas USA, on 4 September 1978 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his supporting role in the critically acclaimed 1999 drama movie “American Beauty”.

It was directed by Sam Mendes, starred Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning and Thora Birch, and follows a married man who has fallen in love with his daughter’s best friend; the movie won 116 awards, including five Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Kevin Spacey), Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

Wes was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas alongside his three brothers, by their father David Bentley who was a minister, and their mother Cherie Baker who was a chaplain and ordained elder. Wes studied at Sylvan Hills High School, and it was during his four years there that he became interested in acting; he was 16 years old when he launched his acting career, with his portrayal of the lead character Lonnie in the 1995 short film “Serendipity Lane”.

He matriculated in 1996, and then enrolled at the Juilliard School’s Drama Division; he was a year away from graduating when he quit, so that he could focus on acting.

One of his first notable performances was his starring role in the popular 2002 action adventure movie “The Four Feathers”, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and which also starred Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson. It follows a British officer who has resigned right before he was about to go to war, and has received four feathers from his best friends, as well as his fiancée, as a symbol of being a coward. Some of the most popular movies in which Wes appeared in the remainder of the 2000s were the 2007 action fantasy thriller “Ghost Rider”, the 2007 crime horror thriller “P2” and the 2009 crime thriller “Dolan’s Cadillac”.

Wes played Seneca Crane in the 2012 action science fiction adventure “The Hunger Games”, written and directed by Gary Ross, and which starred Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It follows a competition in which 24 teenagers fight to the death, and the movie won 34 awards, including a BAFTA Film Award for Best Feature Film, while it was nominated for 48 other awards.

Three of Wes’s most recent roles have been in the 2019 biographical historical movie “The Best of Enemies”, 39 episodes of the western series “Yellowstone” between 2018 and 2022, and nine episodes of the animated action series “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” (voice role) in 2021 and 2022.

Wes has won five of the 18 awards for which he has been nominated, including a 2000 BAFTA Film Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, for “American Beauty”.

The documentary movie about Wes’ life, “My Big Break”, was released in 2009, and follows his way up in the film industry, as well as his struggle with drugs.

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