The Dukes of Hazzard
“I play a character named Annette. Bo and Luke come to me and my roommate for help, and next thing you know I’m in car chases and running away from cops.” Jacqui Maxwell
Australian actress Jacqui Maxwell is known to moviegoers for playing Annette in the big screen adaptation of “The Dukes of Hazzard” (2005). She has appeared in popular shows such as “Gilmore Girls,” “24,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “Charmed.”
Childhood and Family:
Jacqui Maxwell was born on January 1, 1981, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her birth name is Jacqui Smith.
Jacqui Maxwell made her television debut in 2001 when she landed the role of Summer in the American comedy/drama series “Gilmore Girls” (The WB, 2000-2006; The CW, 2006-2007), starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. She appeared in the episodes “Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers” and “The Breakup: Part 2.” Later that same year, she joined the cast of Fox's popular drama series “24” in the recurring role of Janet York. She appeared in a total of six episodes. The same year, she also portrayed the beautiful girl in the short film “The Same,” which was directed and written by Mark Palansky. It was later included in the Luc Besson produced compilation “Zéro un” (2003) and in another compilation, “Stories of Lost Souls,” which was released at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
Maxwell starred as Sadie in “Sadie's Daydream” (2002), a 5 minute length film penned and helmed by Erin Cassidy, and costarred with Jordan Ladd, Greg Vaughan, Stacey Scowley and Drew Wicks in the short “For Mature Audiences Only” (also 2002), which was written and helmed by Colleen McGuinness.
The actress returned to the small screen in 2004 when she played Alice in the episode “Suckers” of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She went on to play Vampire Queen in an episode of “Charmed” called “Something Wicca This Way Goes” (2005).
Maxwell made her feature acting debut playing Annette in “The Dukes of Hazzard” (2005), a loose adaptation of the CBS television series of the same name. The film was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and starred Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson and Burt Reynolds as Luke, Bo, Daisy, Uncle Jessie and Boss J.D., respectively.