Originally from Massachusetts, Jessica is proud to call Chicago home. She began her acting career as a teenager in New England's indepdent film scene. Favorite Chicago on-camera credits include supporting roles in Easy Abby (Juicy Planet), You're So Talented (OpenTV), and DateSMASH! (XVP Comedy).
She's an ensemble member with Aguijón Theater, the city's longest running Spanish-language international ensemble, where her credits include a French take on the American South (Sartre's The Respectful Prostitute) and a Puerto Rican take on Antigone (Luis Rafael Sánchez's La Pasión Según Antígona Perez). She's also a company member with the live literature collective 2nd Story, where she writes, directs and curates personal narrative performance.
In May 2018, she'll graduate from the three-year MFA Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Acting credits there include a variety of both classical and contemporary work: Twelfth Night (Maria), Travesties (Gwendolyn), Iago's Plot (Emilia), Failure: A Love Story (Jenny June Fail), Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (Colleen) and Kingdom City (Miriam).
When she's not on stage or in front of a camera, she's probably ordering everything on the menu somewhere in Chinatown.