Please enjoy Jessica’s bio
Jessica Kinney always knew that she wanted to be an actress. Even at the early age of three she was on cassette tape quoting scenes from The Breakfast Club. Performance of any kind was her passion whether it was dancing, sports, crafts, gymnastics or singing. Still, none gave her the same fulfillment as acting. After graduating high school with honors in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she grew up, she decided to go back to her birth state and study theatre at Colorado State University.
Soon after, she moved to Los Angeles and has been pursuing a film career since. Her first lead was in “Wedding Slashers” as the character of Jenna, which got her a rave review in Fangoria Magazine. From there she went on to be the lead in Terri Clark’s music video “She Didn’t Have Time,” which she got to go back to her southern roots to shoot. Then in 2006 she landed a big 14 episode recurring role on My Network TV’s “Desire”, playing the role of Simona, the best friend of a mob boss’s daughter. She then landed another lead role in a Chicago based production called “LAID” (which stands for Life As It’s Dealt) that played at the Bogota Film festival in Spain and the San Antonio Festival in Texas. Jessica has had multiple other films in festivals including Slamdance and the New Orleans film festival and you can rent many movies of hers online.
When she isn’t filming now, she is writing and has been doing so for six years. Jessica wrote and made her directing debut with a web series called “True Pairs”. She is also creating an animated series that she wrote and does the voices for. She is currently writing a dark comedic web series called “Almost Angels”. She also wrote and filmed many scenes for Indi.com and has received awards for most of her work.
This year, Jessica, already a huge fan of the show, snagged a hosting gig for a Game of Thrones recap/discussion show called “Winter is Coming” Live. She was on 7 of the panels and had her own side projects doing “Power Rankings” and “Spirits of Westeros” where she would rank the people in power for each episode and had a themed cocktail for each week of the show. She also filmed a cop drama pilot called “contingency” which is currently being optioned.
She is so thankful to have a wonderful and supportive family. She owes everything to them and their support. Her mother is her shining light in the dark and her hero. She would also like to say a thank you to Doug Warhit for all of his wonderful teaching – she couldn’t have done it without you!