Jessica Lucas

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Jessica Lucas
Jessica Lucas WonderCon 2013.jpg
Lucas at WonderCon, Anaheim, March 30, 2013
Born(1985-09-24) September 24, 1985 (age 28)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2000–present
 
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Jessica Lucas
Jessica Lucas WonderCon 2013.jpg
Lucas at WonderCon, Anaheim, March 30, 2013
Born(1985-09-24) September 24, 1985 (age 28)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2000–present

Jessica Lucas (born September 24, 1985) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is perhaps known for her roles in television, such as Melrose Place, Edgemont and Cult, and in the movies, She's the Man, Cloverfield and Evil Dead.

Early life[edit]

Lucas was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father is black and her mother is white.[1][2] She has been acting since she was seven years old, receiving professional training with Children's Theatre Arts. She earned theatre credits in local productions of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap and Music Medley.

Career[edit]

She starred in the Canadian teen drama television series Edgemont as Bekka Lawrence. The half hour sitcom/drama was broadcast on CBC Television which premiered January 4, 2001 and ended July 21, 2005 after a five season run. She was also a series regular in another Canadian television series 2030 CE in 2002 but due to financial issues the series was cancelled.

She guest starred in an episode of The L Word as Roxanne in 2004. She went on to appear as a series regular in the short-lived ABC Teen Drama series Life as We Know It as Sue Miller. The series which ran for one season was cancelled due to low ratings. In 2006 she starred in the films She's the Man and The Covenant. She was cast in another ABC series Secrets of a Small Town. Despite being well received, the series was not picked up due to its high budget.

In 2007, she joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation playing Ronnie Lake. Despite appearing in four episodes, rumors were denied that she would be a permanent replacement for Sara Sidle. The character was written out of the series with no explanation. She also appeared in a made-for-television film Split Decision.

In 2008, she guest starred as Kimberly MacIntyre in four episodes of The CW's 90210. She also starred in a leading role as Lily in J. J. Abrams Cloverfield. Released by Paramount Pictures, the film was a box office success earning worldwide $198,602,318 and was well received by critics.

In 2009, she appeared in Amusement as Lisa. The film was set to be released theatrically by New Line Cinema, but after a negative reaction it was released instead straight-to-DVD. She was announced to have signed on as a series regular in another CW television series Melrose Place, a reboot of the popular 1990s series of the same name.

Lucas was part of the main cast of the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits, which aired during the summer of 2011 before being cancelled.[3][4][5] In 2011 she played "Haley" in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, where she showcased her singing talents as well as her acting skills.

Jessica was cast as the lead character, Skye Yarrow, in CW pilot Cult, which was filmed in Spring 2012.[6] Her latest film is Evil Dead released in 2013, the remake of horror classic The Evil Dead.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006She's the ManYvonne
2006Covenant, TheThe CovenantKate Tunney
2008CloverfieldLily Ford
2008AmusementLisa Swan
2011Big Mommas: Like Father, Like SonHaley Robinson
2013Evil DeadOlivia
2014That Awkward MomentVera
2014PompeiiAriadne

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Seven DaysRitaEpisode: "The Backstepper's Apprentice"
2001Sausage Factory, TheThe Sausage FactoryHaleyEpisode: "Dances with Squirrels"
2001-2005EdgemontBekka LawrenceMain role (47 episodes)
2002Damaged CareTasha PeenoTV film
2002-20032030 CEJakki KaanRegular role
2003Romeo!JessicaEpisode: "Slam Dunk"
2004L Word, TheThe L WordRoxanneEpisode: "Losing It"
2004-2005Life as We Know ItSue MillerRegular role (13 episodes)
2006Secrets of a Small TownTV pilot
2006Split DecisionHeather FaustinoTV film
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRonnie LakeRecurring role (4 episodes)
200890210Kimberly McIntyreRecurring role (4 episodes)
2009-2010Melrose PlaceRiley RichmondMain role (18 episodes)
2011Friends with BenefitsRiley ElliottMain role (13 episodes)
2011PsychLilly JenkinsEpisode: "Last Night Gus"
2013CultSkye YarrowMain role (13 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wetpaint.com/vampire-diaries/articles/who-is-jessica-lucas-matt-daviss-new-cult-co-star
  2. ^ Talarico, Brittany (February 24, 2011). "Jessica Lucas Takes a Shot with George Lopez; Talks About Male Admirers". OK!. Retrieved February 23, 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 14, 2010). "Breaking: NBC picks up four new series, officially confirms 'Chuck' renewal". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NBC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule Accented by Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program". The Futon Critic. May 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Friends with Benefits - Bumped to Fridays". Spoiler TV. June 9, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Byrne, Craig (February 7, 2012). "Jessica Lucas Cast In The CW's Cult Pilot". KSiteTV.com. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 

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