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Jackie (Thomas) Vance was played by Paula Newsome

Occupation/Title: Wife of Leon Vance

Personality type: Determined, loving mother

Signature look: Classy

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Leon & Jackie Vance

Jackie Vance


Family members: Leon Vance (husband); Jared (son); Kayla (daughter); Michael Thomas (brother); Lamar Addison (estranged biological father)

Romance(s): Leon Vance



Character Backstory:

Season 6

  • We meet Jackie and the two children for the first time in 6.18 Knockout.

Season 7

  • in 7.07 Endgame, Jackie is almost shot by Kai and does not leave Leon's side when she explained that she knew that there were risks and is taken hostage by Kai and Kai pushes her away and took Leon's gun and shoots Kai in the back and kills her like Leon did not do when he landed the shot in her chest in Prague and she got up from that.

Season 9

  • In 9.19 The Good Son, we learn about Jackie's brother, Michael Thomas. Michael was much younger than Jackie (age 8 when Jackie and Leon met during their college years, with both parents dead at the time), and has always been in trouble. She finally had to stop protecting Michael in order for him to start taking responsibility for his life. Although she loves her brother, she didn't want him to stay even one night with her family.
Season 10

  • She is killed in the crossfire when Roland Ames assassinates Eli David on the orders of Mossad Deputy Director Ilan Bodnar (10.11 Shabbat Shalom).

  • In episode 10.15 Hereafter, we learn that Jackie had been organizing her financial and legal affairs in such a way that if Leon was killed, then she and the children would be able to continue their lives without major hardships. This was a surprise to Leon, but he came to realize that she didn't want her children to be affected by his possible death as much as she was affected by the deaths of her own parents.
Season 11

  • Jackie's biological father appears. He had abandoned his family while Jackie was quite young. Although Jackie commonly told people that he was dead, she had found her father and kept track of his locations and new family. Shortly before Jackie's death, she had sent him a Christmas card. Although it was unadorned with a personal note or greeting, she had at least initiated a contact.


  • Jackie was Leon's girlfriend when he was at the Naval War College in 1991.
  • Leon and Jacqueline (Thomas) Vance were married on November 27, 1994 at Mount Zion Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Maryland. Both were age 31 at the time, which means that Jackie was probably born in 1963. (Based on an image of their marriage certificate as seen in 10.15 Hereafter).




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Episode 6.18 Knockout
Vance Family in 6.18 Knockout

Episode 6.18 Knockout
Vance Family in 6.18 Knockout
Episode 6.18 Knockout
Vance Family in 6.18 Knockout

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7.07 Endgame
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