2010 - present
2010 - present
Jessica was raised in Los Angeles by two actor parents and somehow the combination of being dragged to their Santa Monica auditions at rush hour and dinners discussing their crazy schedules inspired her to pursue a career in this business herself.
At the age of ten she booked her first professional job, voicing one of the “Blueberries” in Pixar’s A BUG’S LIFE. Thus, a child actor was born, accumulating more voiceover credits (THE HAUNTING, TOY STORY 2, EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS) and throwing herself into every genre of the performing arts. Jessica was invited to be the youngest member of the Serendipity Theatre Company, where her passion grew not only through performing onstage, but also through being part of an ensemble.
Finally branching into the world of On-Camera, Jessica booked national commercials and most notably the pilot “Nathan’s Choice” by creator Chuck Lorre, acting opposite Kaley Cuoco and Ashley Tisdale. Never stopping, she spent her summers soaking up theatre training at UCLA, CSUN, and Oxford, England.
Knowing all along that acting was her passion and future, Jessica went off to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, undertaking her primary training at the Stella Adler Studio, followed by Stonestreet Studio (Film and TV) and CAP21 (Musical Theatre) and receiving a BFA in Theatre. The four years at NYU not only gave her incredible training, but introduced her to the love of her life: New York City.
After graduation, Jessica moved back to Los Angeles to pursue her professional career in Film & Television (picking up where she left off, playing the exact same age as when she left). She’s enjoyed participating in multiple New Media/Web projects (“Waffle Plus Pancake,” “Natasha,” “Flip & Glib”), going back to her theatre roots in Interact Theatre Company’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Third Street Theatre’sThe Burnt Part Boys, and adding her voice to films at Pixar (PARTYSAURUS REX and MONSTERS UNIVERSITY). She has also broadened her comedy and improvisational skills at both The Groundlings and Upright Citizens
Brigade. This year she co-starred on the second season of "Scream Queens" and has a recurring role on Netflix's "Disjointed" starring Kathy Bates.
Although every project Jessica has worked on has been special, her Target Commercial (opposite Justin Timberlake) remains her favorite.