Local actress appears in new Netflix series

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ELKINS, W. Va. (WDTV) - When you think of movies and TV shows, you think of Hollywood and not West Virginia.

Cindy Jackson, an actress from Elkins, has been in various well known TV shows and films like 'House of Cards' and 'The Dark Knight Rises.'

She says she loved acting since she was 9-years-old. She studied theatre at WVU and had her first paying gig when she was just a teenager.

Jackson recently played a part in Netflix's new series 'Mindhunter." She worked with renowned director David Fincher, who has directed movies like 'Fight Club' and 'Gone Girl.'

She says her scene was one of the hardest she's ever done.

"After the 12th or 13th take of the scene, I started to lose concentration," said Jackson. "I mean you don't normally do that, I realized if you don't bring your A-game to all projects that you do but especially a David Fincher project, you won't be successful."

Jackson hopes to teach acting to the younger generation in the future.