Born in Texas, the daughter of performers, Jessica made her stage debut at the age of ten weeks opposite her father as Motel and Tzeitel's child in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. She has been enamored of the stage lights ever since. Her childhood was spent sharing the boards with her parents all across SE Texas learning and growing, as a person and an artist; valuable memories and life lessons she carries with her and utilizes to this day.
Upon moving to Orlando as a teenager, Jess went to work for Disney and Nickelodeon, both on camera and in the parks, as well as a stint on the Disney Cruise Line right after high school.
Shortly after getting her "land legs" back, Jessica booked her first national tour and life took off from there! Following a few years on the road and out west in Los Angeles, she was cast in the City Center Encores! production of GYPSY, starring Patti LuPone. A move to NYC followed when the show transferred to the St. James....her Broadway debut!
Moving to NYC in 2008, Jessica hit the ground running. She is now in her third Broadway show, has had the privilege of performing at some of the best regional theatres in the country and has participated in countless readings and workshops; all while donating her time, along with her peers, to numerous concerts and benefits. She lets her wild side out as a member of the Shel Silverstein tribute band THE FREAKERS BALL and is a regular on the award-winning web-series, THEN WE GOT HELP.
Jessica married actor Eric Anderson on 11.11.11.