Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jessi began dancing at just three years old. This early start fostered her deep passion and love of performing. The joy she found in dance led her to study at Millennium Dance Complex, to perform and compete with their junior dance company for 8 years.
To further her studies, Jessi attended the Rock School for Dance Education where she sharpened her ballet skills. When Jessi was 15 years old, she trained at Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theater in New York City. She then returned to Southern California to perform with her dance company before her first spinal surgery in 2007. The surgery was not only extremely painful but it was also heartbreaking as Jessi came to realize that it would likely effect her dancing dreams. After a few months, Jessi went back to her dance routine but as she feared, her body could not take the intensity of her previous dance practice. It was then that Jessi realized that she had to find another way to pursue her dreams of performing. The stage is where she felt most at home. Jessi began working in the theater department at her high school where she first fell in love with acting. She also attributes her passion for the arts to her father, an actor himself. There is no doubt that his love for film was passed down to her. They even did a Gerber Baby commercial together when she was just 6 months old- she played a baby boy which tells you right away what a versatile actress she is!
Jessi has always had the desire to perform, to entertain and tell stories through the arts. She wanted to build an acting career the right way, investing time in becoming the best version of herself. Jessi has honed her acting skills by formally studying the Meisner Technique at The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. Additionally, she has studied improvisation at The Second City in Hollywood. Jessi believes it is so important to keep the mind and body equally healthy and she is also devoted to practicing Transcendental Meditation daily.
Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Food: Pizza.
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