2010 - present
2010 - present
Chelsea Nancy Nicholas Fries
Wasteland Kora Christopher Read
The Legion Angry Annie Joe Lucarelli
Slightly Single in LA Zach's Fan Christie Will
No Weapon Formed Against Us DeeDee Hines Eriah Howard
General Hospital Co-star ABC, Scott McKinsey
Baby Daddy Recurring ABC Fam., Michael Lembeck
The Bold & The Beautiful Recurring CBS, Jennifer Howard
Friends With Benefits Co-star NBC, Fred Savage
Do Something! Awards Co-star VH1, Lenny Horowitz
First Jobs Sasha Lauren Ray
Solomon Alcmeme Adam George Key
A Bright Room Called Day Die Alte WVU Productions
The Vic Cheryl M.T. Pockets Theatre Co.
The Quest for 3 Onions Spinella M.T. Pockets Theatre Co.
The Emperor's New Clothes Empress M.T. Pockets Theatre Co.
Sprint "Cut my bill in half" Principle, Interviewee Tim K.
Burlington "Soul Man" Principle, TIna John Kenower
Target "Superfan" Principle, Superfan Mark Klasfeld
Kellogg's "Cupcake" Principle, Customer Chris Hooper
Baron/Brown MEISNER technique
Chris Game personal coach, audition technique
GROUNDLINGS improvisation (Sean Hogan)
Robert Martin Jr. commercial audition technique
Jeffery Brooks business of acting, scene study, audition technique
Mark Teschner scene study
Amy Lyndon cold reading
Mike Pointer commercial cold reading
Anthony Meindl scene study
The Acting Corps improvisation, scene study
West Virginia University BA THEATRE
Tennis- 15 years, Intermediate, current player. Yoga- Intermediate, current practice.
Aerobics- Intermediate. Hiking- Intermediate.
Can play ALL hand drums, own DJEMBE- Proficient. Alto- Musical theatre, folk, pop, rock.
Crochet, Knit, Sew- 10 years, Proficient. Draw, Paint- 15 years, Proficient.
Styling, Wardrobe Maintenance, Dresser- Proficient. Carpentry- Intermediate.
Dialect Expert: Valley, Southern, Minnesota, NY, Whistling Expert- Proficient.
Boston, Irish, Scottish, English (various),
Australian, Italian, Jamaican, Romanian.
The story so far...
Born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Jessica fell in love with the beauty of story telling around the age of 11 and became involved in community theatre when she started high school. She then, on an academic scholarship, was able to earn her BA in theatre from West Virginia University where she also starred in her first short film...and really fell head over heels for the subtleties and nuances of film.
After graduating from college, and losing her father (and hero) much too abruptly to cancer, she decided to take a one-way-trip to Europe and reignite her life. Toward the end of many months of traveling, learning, living and loving, she was offered a job at an Italian fashion house and she immediately realized that if she didn't return to the United States sooner than later, her heart's first love- ACTING- was in danger of being placed on the back burner...which was not an option.
It has now been several years since Jessica returned from Europe and shifted her life across the country to pursue an acting career here in Los Angeles.
Already this new chapter of her life has been more exciting than she could have dreamed.
And she continues to study tirelessly, work passionately and live exuberantly.
And she wouldn't have it any other way.