Jessica is an Australian born actress and writer currently based in Los Angeles. She moved to NYC at 17 to study at The Lee Strasberg Institute of Theatre and Film where she graduated from the Acting Conservatory program. She then went on to graduate from Advanced Studies improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NY and has continued her studies since at the Freeman Studio, The Groundlings and more. 

Jessica was nominated for Best Actress for her work in the short film Choke directed by Rolla Selbak which premiered at Outfest in 2018. Her TV/Film credits include: God Friended Me (CBS), Crashing (HBO), the Oscar qualifying film Like Salt, Salam (Tribeca 2018) and most recently the feature film Inspektor Ike directed by Graham Mason (Maryland Film Festival 2020).

Jessica wrote and performed on the sketch comedy group ToS Comedy, producing online content as well as performing at festivals around the US. She wrote and produced a workshop of her play Our House at The Player's Theatre in New York, which is now in further development.

Jessica was a Jury member at the 2020 New York World Film Festival. 

She is currently working on a number of projects, Be Good (a short film in pre production - writer/director/actor), Into The Black (Narrative series in development - writer) and  Lockdown Living (Web Series in production - actor).

 

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