Jessica Lucas is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Edgemont, Melrose Place, Cult, and Gotham, and in the films The Covenant, Cloverfield and the 2013 Evil Dead. She also starred in the music video for Coldplay 2014 single True Love.
Born Name Jessica Lucas
Nick Name Jess, Jessy
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 2000–present
Born: September 24, 1985, 33 years and 9 months, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sun Sign Libra
Height 5 ft 6 in or 168 cm
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 37-26-36 in / 94-66-91 cm
Bra size 34C
Genre Alternative / Indie
Jessica Lucas trained at the Children Arts Theatre School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada between 1992 and 1994.
She is of African-Canadian descent on her paternal side and European-Canadian descent on her maternal side.
Lucas was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her father is a Black Canadian, and her mother is Euro-Canadian. She began acting at seven years old, and trained with the Children Arts Theatre School in Toronto. She started her career appearing in stage productions, including local productions of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap and Music Medley.
In April 2017, Lucas announced her engagement to chef Alex Jermasek.
In 2001 she joined the Canadian teen drama television series Edgemont as recurring character Bekka Lawrence, later becoming a series regular on the show, which she remained through the end of the show run in 2005. She was also a series regular on another Canadian television series, YTV short-lived 2030 CE in 2002.
Jessica Lucas (26 years) in Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son (2011)
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; the series which ran for just one season. In 2006 she appeared in the film She the Man and co-starred in The Covenant. She was cast in another ABC television pilot, Secrets of a Small Town, though it was not picked up to series.
In 2007, she joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation playing the recurring character of 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 90210. She also starred in a leading role as Lily in J. J. Abrams Cloverfield, which was a box office success and was well received by critics.
She was cast as Lisa in the film Amusement in 2006; the film was set to be released theatrically by New Line Cinema, but after a negative reaction it was released instead straight-to-DVD in 2009. The same year, Lucas was announced to have signed on as Riley Richmond, one of the lead roles in another CW television series Melrose Place, a followup to 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.In 2011 she played Haley in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, where she showcased her singing talents as well as her acting skills.
In 2012 Lucas was cast as the lead character, Skye Yarrow, in the CW series Cult, which was filmed in Spring 2012. In 2012 she was cast in a main role in the 2013 remake of the classic horror film The Evil Dead.
In 2014, Lucas appeared in Pompeii directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.
Since 2015 she has had a regular role in FOX Gotham as Tabitha Galavan/Tigress.
Jessica Lucas is represented by –
The Gersh Agency (Talent Agent, Commercial, Personal Appearance) in Beverly Hills, California, United States, and New York, New York, United States
Thruline Entertainment (Manager) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
Viewpoint (Publicist) in Beverly Hills, California, United States
Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler and Feldman (Legal Representative) in Los Angeles, California, United States
Thin, narrow nose
Valley girl accent
Jessica Lucas has endorsed brands such as –
The Springs (2014)
Renee Rouleau Skin Care (2014)
Per Se NY (2015)
Gino Angelini Restaurant (2014)
Public School NYC (2015)
Aphrodisiac by Tom Ford (2015)
Dylan Candy Bar (2015)
AIR – Aerial Fitness LA (2015)
Love is Love Comic Book (2017)
Best Known For
Her roles in TV series Edgemont (2001-2005), Life as We Know It (2004-2005), Melrose Place (2009-2010), Friends with Benefits (2011), Cult (2013), Gotham (2015-2019), and The Murders, starting in 2019
Having prominent roles in movies such as She the Man (2006), The Covenant (2006), Amusement (2008), Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011), Evil Dead (2013), That Awkward Moment (2014), and Pompeii (2014).
As a Singer
Jessica Lucas made her first appearance as a music performer with songs Ain’t Nobody and Baby You Know in the comedy, crime movie Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son in 2011.
Jessica Lucas made her first theatrical film appearance as Yvonne in the romantic comedy She the Man in 2006.
First TV Show
Jessica Lucas made her first TV show appearance as Rita in an episode titled The Backstepper Apprentice of the sci-fi series Seven Days in 2000.
Jessica said that she was always blessed with a narrow waistline but still managed to keep her curves regardless of what she ate, which she fully embraced. However, as she got older and more successful, she started to incorporate plenty more daily habits into her routine to keep her health and physique in check.
In addition, after she started dating the professional chef Alex Jermasek in 2013, he would often prepare orange juice, red meat, boiled eggs, avocados, and other specialties that were both delicious and very health-conscious, which greatly helped her dietary choices.
Jessica Lucas Favorite Things
Singers – Justin Bieber, The Weeknd
Books – The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert, The Cuckoo Calling by Robert Galbraith
Season – Autumn
Place – Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Place (In New York City) – Chelsea Market
Activity – Traveling, Apple Picking, Camping, Reading, Hot Yoga, Walking
Girl Crushes – Rebecca Ferguson, Cate Blanchett
TV Shows – American Horror Story, Scandal
Movie – Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Animal – Dog
Curse Word – F*ck
Part Of Her Body – Waistline
Personal Quote – “As I get older, I’m more comfortable in my skin.”
Jessica Lucas Facts
She began acting when she was 7 years old.
Her first acting roles were on a theater stage, in local productions of Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, and Music Medley.
Jessica said that she would only accept singing in acting projects or on a Broadway stage, and wouldn’t pursue a career as a singer.
She wasn’t attracted to crazy animals and party maniacs as boyfriends. Jessica was always a fan of calm evenings, reading, traveling, or watching movies or theater plays.
Jessica preferred a calm, slow, and friendly approach of getting to know someone and never liked aggressive and over-the-top people.
She built a special reading nook in her home so that she could disappear and read in peace for a while. She is also a fan of going to a cafe to read.
Jessica prefers clean-shaven or men with a short stubble over long, hipster beards.
She swears by 3 habits for her beautiful skin and physique – washing her face every single evening before sleep, wearing at least SPF 30 sunscreen, and sleeping for at least 7-8 hours a day.
Despite a strict beauty routine, she goes to a professional a few times a year to fully clean out her skin and unclog blocked pores.
She generally stays away from dyeing her hair and rarely played a character with crazy hair color.
Jessica said that not dyeing her hair was responsible for it being so healthy, in addition to using a heat protectant when she uses a blow dryer.
Her lips often get dry and chaffed, which was why she incorporated a lip balm and chapstick routine and even called herself a chapstick addict.
Jessica said that if she could do anything else but being an actress, with no training required, it would have something to do with artistry – singing, drawing, or dancing.
Her co-stars in She The Man (2006) were Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum.
In 2014, Jessica appeared in the music video for the song True Love by the band Coldplay. The song was reportedly about the band frontman, Steve Martin, and the heartbreak he felt after divorce from actress Gwyneth Paltrow in May of that year.
She has featured in Oprah and Complex magazines in 2014.
One of her favorite magazines is Glamour. She often drinks champagne on a Saturday night and read articles on topics dedicated to women.
There was a debate about her ancestry in the early days of her television career, with some people stating that she was Pakistani or Haitian. Jessica clarified that her dad was black, but his part of the family were Canadian natives for generations.
Jessica claimed that the modeling life never piqued her interest and that she even found it somewhat boring.