A professionally trained Afro-Puerto Rican Actress, Playwright and Producer dedicated to creating quality works of art for theatre.
Jessica is an Award Winning Actress and Playwright of Puerto Rican descent. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her B.F.A in Acting.
Her indie film, “Millie and the Lords” won her the Best Film and Best Actress Award at The People’s Film Festival and the Viva Latino Film Festival as well as an Award for Film Excellence from the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival. It was also featured at the Georgia Latino Film Festival, Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, Rochester Latino Film Festival and was most recently on HBO Latino.
Most recently, she starred as Rosie in the new play Pecking Order by Robin Rice, and as Zoe in Black Mexican. She starred as Odessa/Haikumom in Water by the Spoonful at the Red Monkey Theatre Company, Antonio in Twelfth Night, Samana in Platanos and Collard Greens, Maddie in Nickeled and Dimed at Blackfriars Theater and she has also worked with Pregones/PRTT on a production of The Tempest.
Her original play “Elvira-The Immigration Play” was nominated for Best Play at the 2019 Strawberry One Act Theatre Festival and featured at the 2015 NYC Fringe Festival.
She is currently commissioned and developing a new play called “The Boogie Down Gospel” which tells the story of the Gospel of Matthew from a LatinX Lense.
Voice Over Credits include: Timestorm by Cocotazo Media. “Flor” by Nelson Diaz- Marcano and Bodega de la Sol by Janelle Lawrence.
She is represented by Bonafide and Emerging Artists.