Born in Marlboro, NJ, Jessica developed an early love of performing. At the age of five she and her mother, Chellie, moved to Los Angeles where her acting dreams took flight. Though she began with co-star roles on Sesame street and Party of Five she soon landed recurring roles on "My Wife and Kids" (which she won the young artist award for at the age of ten and "Just for Kicks", where she stole the show as the hilarious Marnie Nelson. Jessica has also guest starred on shows such as "ER" (where she died), "Becker", "Unfabulous",and "The Drew Carey Show". Film has also been a part of her repertoire. She has worked with Madonna in "The Next Best Thing", Jim Carey in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", Jenny McCarthy in "Thank Heaven" (she played her daughter), Drew Carrey in "Geppetto" and Paul Sorvino in "The Amati Girls". When Jessica is not acting she enjoys playing classical piano, taking on community service projects, listening to her IPOD, shopping, reading and spending time with friends. Jessica remains bi-coastal and is looking forward to focusing on high school and auditioning for musical theatre (she hopes to one day be on Broadway).