I was born in Gainesville, Georgia USA, with the birth name of “Janet Tallulah Jewell”. Over the years, I went to college, got married, had children, moved to Los Angeles, California, changed my name to “Jay W. MacIntosh”, acted professionally in Film and Television, went to Whittier Law School, practiced Entertainment Law and Employment Discrimination, semi-retired. Now I live in Nice, France. I moved with my husband, Steve Orlandella, in October 2015. Steve was a television producer and writer. We were looking forward to starting life anew. Regretfully, he died in August 2016 from natural causes (pneumonia/heart failure). So, I am picking myself up, dusting myself off, and starting all over again – in France. I now spend my time walking, writing, taking photographs, monthly networking with other expats.
As an attorney / actress / mother / grandma / ex-college professor (Chairman of the Division of Humanities at a branch of the University of Georgia) and ex-real estate broker, I have a lot to say. As an actress, I performed in film, television, commercials, and theatre. I am a member of The Actors Studio, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (serving on the Blue-Ribbon Panel for the EMMYS), SAG-AFTRA, and ASCAP. As an attorney, I specialized in employment litigation, helping employees who had been victimized in the workplace. I hold a master’s degree in Drama and am a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Zodiac Scholastic Society.
My published works include “Janet Tallulah”, The Origins of George Bernard Shaw’s Life Force Philosophy”, “Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 1″, “Journal of Janet Tallulah, Volume 2”, “Jayspeak on the Côte D’Azur”, “Moments in Time”, and “Capturing Beauty”, currently for sale on amazon.com. I am currently writing a novel, tentatively titled “My Best Friend”, this blog “Jayspeakblog.wordpress.com,” and posting my photographs and short films on social media.
My French is “in process”. I can speak a little and understand more. I read French the best, having studied it at the University of Wisconsin. It was also my second language when I got my master’s degree. My love affair with France started when I was a little girl. And, I crave the Sea. Nice is the natural place for me to be – especially since I am in those “golden years”. My plan is to learn to speak French, eat good food, write books, take photographs, and meet people. That is the plan, anyway. Always subject to change without notice.