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 - whether that be in comedy or drama.

She has written and performed sketch comedy with the group ToS Comedy across the country and online as well as performing improv around the city with various groups.

Jessica was nominated for Best Actress for her work in the short film Choke directed by Rolla Selbak which had its world premiere at Outfest and has screened at numerous festivals around the world. She played the lead role in the Oscar Qualifying film Like Salt  directed by Darine Hotait and a supporting role in the film Salam which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2018.

She has recently guest starred in season one of God Friended Me on CBS and has played a supporting role in the feature film Inspector Ike directed by Graham Mason to be released in 2020.

As a playwirght, Jessica successfully produced a workshop of her play Our House at The Player's Theatre in May 2019 and is currently developing the play further.

For fun, Jessica has run three full length marathons (NYC twice and Beirut), multiple half-marathons and trains in Muay Thai.

She loves collaborating with fellow artists who inspire her to create relevant and meaningful work. 

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