J. Elaine Marcos was born in Burlington, Ontario, in Canada.
With extensive Broadway credits, J. Elaine is known for her comedic timing and scene stealing roles. J. Elaine starred as Lily St. Regis in the Broadway revival of Annie opposite Jane Lynch, and as Cynthia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert which earned her an Astaire Award Nomination for Excellence in Dance. Other Broadway credits include the revival of A Chorus Line, The Wedding Singer, Flower Drum Song, Sweet Charity, Wonderful Town, and Miss Saigon. J. Elaine made her feature film debut in Morning Glory(2010) as Lisa Bartlett opposite Rachel McAdams. J. Elaine continued to appear on the big screen in St. Vincent(2014) with Bill Murray, Before I Disappear(2014) and in the critically acclaimed documentary Every Little Step(2008), which chronicles the emotional audition process for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. As a comedian, J. Elaine writes and produces her own comedy blog Motivational Mondays with V on her J. Elaine Marcos YouTube channel as well as continuing to produce her own brand of comedy which incorporates everything a Broadway gypsy does well, singing, dancing, and acting. J. Elaine is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is originally from Burlington, Ontario, Canada and now resides in Los Angeles. J. Elaine is often described as the Asian-Kristin Chenoweth.