Jewell Cartales was born in the quiet town of Covington, Kentucky and
was raised in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. Her Cherokee Heritage lends itself to her exotic look. This gives Jewell an interesting,
multicultural, international look. Jewell’s difficult home life growing up has made her strong, resourceful and ever
compassionate to others. Because of this and her love for people, she facilitated a women’s support group for over a
decade. After relocating, the women honored her by naming the group after her, calling it “Jewell’s Angels”.
She also loves animals, and for many years volunteered for a veterinarian by raising and releasing orphaned and injured animals.
Jewell had also spent a good amount of years traveling around the world. She was a Flight Attendant for 4 years. Utilizing
the skills that she acquired working as a Surgical Dental assistant, Jewell has made several short term Mission Trips. Some
of the countries Jewell’s travels have taken her are Egypt, Demark, Germany, Romania, Panama, Mexico and many parts
throughout the United States. She has also traveled in and out of the United
States as an actress/model. Jewell has 4 children and 9 grandchildren, which shows her deep love for children. Her grandchildren
have a special name for her (My-ee), which was a name her first Grandchild insisted on calling her.
At the tender age of 7, Jewell desired to be an actress, and later was
truly inspired by Sally Fields phenomenal performance in the Movie “Sybil”. Even though she was a shy little girl,
Jewell started off acting in several school plays, and joined the chorus in middle school. Throughout her school years, she
participated in as many plays as she could. Because she did not have the support, understanding or encouragement of her parents
concerning her passion for acting, she continued to feel the pains of an unfulfilled dream for many years.
In her early 20’s, Jewell replied to an ad that actually became
her first job as a model. When Jewell walked into her appointment, the casting agents were so pleased with her appearance,
that they hired her that same day. She continued for over a decade as a shoe and leg model. During which time, her legs were
displayed on the Leggs Panty Hose Packaging and remained there for many years after. She became the top shoe and leg model
in Cincinnati, which led her to an agency contract, thereby also beginning her career as an actress. She then went on to do
more than 200 commercials, training films, industrials, and worked as a Spokes Model. Jewell worked for such prominent companies
as Proctor and Gamble, NCR, US Shoe, Petite Sophisticates, Casual Corner, Nationwide, Breyers, and a variety of different
department stores. Jewell also appeared on various Talk Shows as well. In 2009 Jewell held the title of Mrs. Cincinnati, and
in the Mrs. Ohio Pageant she was awarded Mrs.Congeniality and The People’s Choice Award. Some of the other markets Jewell
worked in as an actress include Columbus Ohio, Louisville and Lexington Kentucky, Indianapolis Indiana, Hollywood, Tampa,
and Orlando Florida. Still burning with a desire for Television and Film, Jewell made her way to Los Angeles, California where
she began to study at Expressions Unlimited with Bobbie Chance. Unable to make a permanent move to Los Angeles because of
family and other obligations, Jewell lived in Los Angeles part time for several years. She made progress each time only to
interrupt it and return to her family and obligations.
When traveling back and forth between Cincinnati and Florida, Jewell also
studied Massage Therapy during which time she earned her license as a Medical Massage Therapist (LMT) in both States. She
also earned her National Certification in Massage and Body Work (NCBMT) and is qualified to teach Massage in a State licensed
Massage School. During her time in Los Angeles, she auditioned and booked a job for a George Strait Music Video and was flown
to Cancun, Mexico. While on location filming, Jewell was personally invited to
have dinner with George, his wife and manager. The time spent with them was a major blessing and encouragement for her. Jewell also played the role of Mary Mother of Jesus in an International Film called “Magdalena”
that is shown all over the world in over a hundred languages. Since her role in this film Jewell was invited to attend a Red
Carpet event in Panama, South America to premier the film. She is considered a celebrity in the country of Panama. With the prompting and support of her children and husband Jewell now resides in Los Angeles to pursue her career in Film and Television. She is back
at Expressions Unlimited with Richie & Bobbie Chance, studying as an actress where she currently showcases her talent
on Thursday nights. Signing with a Publicist/Manager and new Agent, Jewell has been offered several opportunities which are
currently in the works; these include a Hosting position with a new Talk Show schedule to launch early 2013. Stay tuned.