Aug. 23, 1998
30 min.
FOX TV Network

Top Contributors

That '70s Show tv show photo

That '70s Show

Set in the era of Led Zeppelin 8-tracks, Tab cola and Farrah Fawcett posters... While the kids continue to make the sometimes bumpy and often hilarious transition into adulthood, the parents are forced to deal with an empty nest.

Characters: #4 of 13 (Full List)
Previous Next

Jackie Burkhart That '70s Show
144 Fans

Jackie Burkhart

Add to My Characters
  Played by:
Mila KunisMila Kunis
Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress and voice artist. Kunis came to fame on ...

Character Bio

Jackie Burkhart photo
Jacqueline "Jackie" Beulah Burkhart (born c. 1961) is a fictional character from the Fox Network television series That '70s Show. She is portrayed by Mila Kunis.

Jackie is introduced in the pilot episode primarily as Michael Kelso's girlfriend. She likes to give advice which often sounds typically thoughtless and superficial, but turns out to be correct. She is rich, spoiled, selfish, conceited, and annoying, constantly insults every "unattractive" person she sees, and is never really invited into the circle of friends—but believes she has a VIP pass into the group because she's dating Kelso, who is a member. Despite these characteristics, Jackie is popular at school, and has been voted Most Popular and Best Legs, and was the runner-up Snow Queen. She is also something of a chatterbox, rambling on about things that the group (and everyone else) has no interest in. She often is shown thwarting the affinity with others in the group due to her self-absorbed persona. The negative aspects of her personality slowly begin to fade as she matures throughout the seasons, however, and by season 5 Jackie begins to show a more vulnerable and insecure side of herself, as a result of her father's imprisonment and her mother's abandonment of her, as well as her failed romantic relationships. Jackie is also one year younger than everyone in the group except Kelso who is two years older as which is discovered in the episode "Halloween." Also in the episode "Halloween", Jackie's middle name was revealed as "Beulah" (which she hates).

From the second season onward, Jackie continues to hang out in Eric's basement even while single and not dating another member of the gang, which is a sign that her status has grown. These gradual changes make her character develop a defined character arc. However, she still heavily keeps part of her valley girl persona intact and she still looks at herself as the personification of what a woman should be. In contrast to Donna and the prevalent feminist thinking of the 1970s, Jackie is a traditional woman, once claiming that a woman should be a "cook in the kitchen, a maid in the living room, and an acrobat in the bedroom, and I can hire a cook and a maid." Her mindset is probably a result of her pampered upbringing and limited experiences, however, and by season 7 she is actively pursuing a career as a television hostess. By season 8, it does not pan out and her run of good luck is over. Jackie finds herself on a rapid downward spiral.

Episode Screenshots

08x15 - Keep Yourself Alive
Season 8, Episode 15
 - That '70s Show: The Final Goodbye
01x18 - The Career Day
Season 1, Episode 18
07x08 - Angie
Season 7, Episode 08
[More Episodes]

Jackie Burkhart Photos

powered by google images
Previous | Next   (1)
Previous: Steven Hyde Next: Fez
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.