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Jacqueline A. "Jackie" Sharp is the Deputy House Minority Whip of the United States House of Representatives and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 5th congressional district. She previously served as House Majority Whip.


Jackie is a fourth-term Congresswoman from California's 5th congressional district. She is also a war veteran and speaks with Frank about having caused the deaths of many innocent civilians during her service.  She ran for President in 2016, but withdrew and ultimately endorsed Heather Dunbar instead.

Season 2

When Frank Underwood resigns as House Majority Whip to accept the Vice Presidency, he offers his services to help her succeed him, behind the backs of the top two candidates for the office. She is able to secure the position, but only after losing her financier and closest friend Ted Havemeyer. She does so by providing information about his illegitimate daughter to rival Wes Buchwalter in exchange for his vote. She additionally becomes romantically associated with Remy Danton, although they end up separating after Remy, under Tusk's orders, threatens to expose her involvement in leaking information about Havemeyer's daughter.

Season 3

2014 Midterms

After a Republican victory in the 2014 Midterms, Jackie loses her place as House Majority Whip, and becomes the Assistant House Minority Whip, although managing to get re-elected in an uphill battle at home.  Along with Bob Birch and Terry Womack, she openly refuses to endorse Frank Underwood should he seek re-election in 2016 and criticises his use of FEMA money to fund America Works. At some point before Season 3 she begins dating cardiovascular surgeon Alan Cooke.

Presidential Campaign 2016

Frank Underwood convinces her to run for President to compete with Heather Dunbar. Although concerned about her lack of experience, Underwood promises if she drops out and endorses him he will nominate her as Vice President of the United States to replace the unpopular Donald Blythe.

Concerned she will receive little support in her campaign as, unlike Heather Dunbar, she doesn't have a family, Jackie marries Alan Cooke and becomes stepmother to his two children. Before the Iowa Caucus debate, Underwood encourages her to criticise Dunbar for sending her children to a private boarding school, which contrasts to her public stance on education. Jackie does this, but Underwood unexpectedly begins criticising her, as her husbands children also attend private school. Although Underwood claims he did so to dispel potential rumours of them working together, Jackie drops out and endorses Dunbar instead.

Behind the Scenes



  • "It's a fucking diamond. I'm allowed to be a little girly."
Season 2
"Chapter 14" "Chapter 15" "Chapter 16" "Chapter 17" "Chapter 18"
"Chapter 19" "Chapter 20" "Chapter 21" "Chapter 22" "Chapter 23"
"Chapter 24" "Chapter 25" "Chapter 26"
Season 3
"Chapter 27" "Chapter 28" "Chapter 29" "Chapter 30" "Chapter 31"
"Chapter 32" "Chapter 33" "Chapter 34" "Chapter 35" "Chapter 36"
"Chapter 37" "Chapter 38" "Chapter 39"
Season 4
"Chapter 40" "Chapter 41" "Chapter 42" "Chapter 43" "Chapter 44"
"Chapter 45" "Chapter 46" "Chapter 47" "Chapter 48" "Chapter 49"
"Chapter 50" "Chapter 51" "Chapter 52"
Party political offices
Preceded by
Frank Underwood
House Majority Whip
Succeeded by