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 the web series 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.