The daughter of a military pilot and a teacher, Kirchner was born in Germany and grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee. She began acting at The Roxy Regional Theater in Clarksville. She worked with her father on her first theatrical production, "Camelot," when she was 8-years-old. Multi-talented, Kirchner also enjoyed gymnastics, dancing, singing and painting, but always favored acting and performed in over 40 shows at The Roxy.
When she was in the sixth grade, Kirchner's first big break came when she was was just 17-years-old and still in high school. She went to and open-call audition for the musical "Rent" in Nashville, Tennessee, where she and only one other person were chosen for callbacks in New York City. After auditioning for "Rent" for over four years, Kirchner eventually landed t
he role of Mimi on tour in the U.S. and Japan. Soon after the tour, she was offered the incredible opportunity to appear in the Broadway production, but put that on hold, to appear on the WB series "Just Legal."
Kirchner is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has appeared in numerous commercials and videos including dancing with Beyonce in her video "Work it Out" for the film "Austin Powers in Goldmember." Kirchner was also in the "Bust a Tunic" commercial for Old Navy. She has worked with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs in "Carlito's Way," And Rachel Weisz in the upcoming comedy "Definatly Maybe". Since September, she has been starring in the Broadway production of Rent in New York City.
Kirchner enjoys painting, playing racquetball, cooking, reading Ayn Rand and watching "the office" and "Sex and the City" when she's not working. She is also an advocate of eliminating animal cruelty.
Also, recently, Jaime could be found on an episode of Joss Whedons new hit show "Dollhouse".
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