Francheska Bardacke was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She started acting early-on in school productions in middle and high school. Recruited by a John Robert Powers modeling scout in a shopping mall, she had a brief stint modeling and then focused on tennis, the piano, and theater. In college Francheska majored in Political Science, participating in both theater and tennis at Colorado College and Worcester College, Oxford University in Oxford, England. At Oxford she studied International Relations and Shakespeare, winning a starring role as Mara in Michael Frayn’s “Clouds.” She continued theater back in Colorado and New Mexico: performing in “MacBeth” and “Tuesdays with Morrie.” She started doing extra work on local productions including “Wildfire”, “In Plain Sight”, and movies filmed in New Mexico while coaching women’s tennis at the Albuquerque Academy. She did a local paintball commercial which won an Addy Award. Then Francheska applied to The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles as well as law school. She was admitted to both and decided to start law school when accepted in New Mexico. In law school she kept her foot in the door with film: making a ketchup commercial after her Civil Procedure midterm exam her first year. Then she made the National Mock Trial team and won a national scholarship to attend a Trial Lawyers’ College in Dubois, Wyoming. After graduating, unsure whether or not she wanted to practice law: she went to California, got a small role on the independent film “Dust Up”, and then returned to New Mexico to take and pass the bar exam. Licensed, she had the opportunity to work on Terrence Malick’s “Voyage of Time” and was re-inspired to work in film. Then she received an offer to practice law in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She did so and then continued to act and work in production in California, Colorado, and New Mexico: finally returning to the practice of law which she continued with an emphasis in trial work. In 2017 she received the “Good Samaritan Award” from the Albuquerque Mayor for her outreach work and cooperation with law enforcement to reduce crime and assist victims in the local community.
Action, Adventure, Drama, Western