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 which 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 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 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 which was set to be released theatrically by New Line Cinema, but after a negative reaction it was instead released 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
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001Halloweentown II: Kalabar's RevengeCindyTelevision film
2002Damaged CareTasha PeenoTelevision film
2006She's the ManYvonne
2006Covenant, TheThe CovenantKate Tunney
2006Split DecisionHeather FaustinoTelevision film
2008CloverfieldLily Ford
2008AmusementLisa SwanDirect-to-video
2011Big Mommas: Like Father, Like SonHaley Robinson
2013Evil DeadOlivia
2014Are We Officially Dating?VeraPost-production
2014PompeiiAriadneFilming
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Seven DaysRitaEpisode: "The Backstepper's Apprentice"
2001Sausage Factory, TheThe Sausage FactoryHaleyEpisode: "Dances with Squirrels"
2001–2005EdgemontBekka LawrenceRecurring (season 2); main cast (seasons 3–5)
2002–20032030 CEJakki Kann6 episodes
2003Romeo!JessicaEpisode: "Slam Dunk"
2004L Word, TheThe L WordRoxanneEpisode: "Losing It"
2004–2005Life as We Know ItSue MillerMain cast
2006Secrets of a Small TownN/AUnsold TV pilot
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationRonnie Lake4 episodes
200890210Kimberly McIntyre4 episodes
2009–2010Melrose PlaceRiley RichmondMain cast
2011Friends with BenefitsRiley ElliotMain cast
2011PsychLilly JenkinsEpisode: "Last Night Gus"
2013CultSkye YarrowMain cast

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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