Who is Jessica McLeod?

A writer, producer and actress, Jessica McLeod was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 25 January 1997, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; she holds Canadian nationality, and comes from a family of Scottish descent. She has nearly 50 acting credits to her name, and is perhaps known best for her role as Janae Matthews in the series “One Of Us Is Lying”, a crime mystery drama created by Erica Saleh, based on the New York Times #1 bestseller of the same title written by Karen M. McManus.

Early life and education

Jessica was raised in Victoria, and being secretive when it comes to her personal matters, she hasn’t disclosed any information regarding her childhood, parents, or any siblings.

She had an interest in sports and acting from an early age; her favorite sport was swimming, and she acted in school plays. In 2006, she was qualified for the Province of British Columbia AAA Swimming Championship, and in the following year for the Provincial Short Course Swimming Championship, and then for the Provincial Long Course Swimming Championship, but unfortunately the week before the championship she contracted Chicken Pox, and thus couldn’t participate.

Besides swimming and acting, Jessica had an interest in poetry, and won third place in a Canadian National Contest in 2011, for her poem “A Baby”, while in 2013 two of her poems were published in the Claremont Review Issue Spring.

Jessica attended Claremont Secondary School, and upon matriculating in 2013 at the age of sixteen, she didn’t enroll at college, but pursued her acting career.

Roles in movies

Making her acting debut as Rose in “Fetching Cody” , at the age of eight in 2005, Jessica was recognized as a talented young actress, thus in the following years, she was cast to play in numerous movies, such as “Scary Movie 4”, “Things We Lost in the Fire”, and “Storm in the Heartland”.

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In 2009, Jessica portrayed Paulina in the TV movie “Mr. Troop Mom”, followed by her roles in “Christmas in Canaan”, “The Christmas Consultant”, and in “Margraue” in 2013, also starring Mikel Wall and David Christopher.

In the following year, she was seen as Liz in “Preggoland”, and then after a few roles in several short movies, she was cast to play Samantha in the 2017 movie “The Hollow Child”, for which performance Jessica won the Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award Best Actor, and Leo Award Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture, and was also nominated for WorldFest Houston Gold Remi Award Rising-Star Actress, and for Vancouver Badass Film Festival Award Best Actress.

Jessica had a minor role as Teenage Girl in Netflix’s crime drama “Death Note”, and then she was seen as Eva Saint in “Everfall”, before in 2018 her portrayal of True in “Boundaries” starring Lewis MacDougall, Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer.

Jessica made appearances in several more short movies, before she was cast to play Jess in the thriller “Shall We Play” in 2020, followed by her roles as Penny in “Andie the Great” and as Hannah Whelan in “The Unforgivable”, starring Sandra Bullock, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Viola Davis, in 2021.

Jessica’s fans will be happy to hear that she’s starring in the Canadian movie “Voluntary”, which is in post-production, and should be released soon.

Roles in series

This young actress made her first television appearance in 2009, portraying Young German Girl in the mini-series “Impact”, followed by her role as Ruby Dameron in the mini-series “Eve of Destruction” in 2013, which brought her a Leo Award nomination for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture.

Meanwhile, she had a recurring role as Erica in “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”, which brought her a nomination for Leo Award Best Performance in a Youth or Children’s Program or Series, and then she was seen in an episode of “Some Assembly Required”, before she was cast to play Angelica in “Almost Actors” in 2016.

Two years later, she had a guest role in “Life Sentence” as Heidi Lynn Brennan, and then she was seen as Sasha in “You Me Her”, followed by her appearance as Shelley in “Van Helsing” which brought her Leo Award Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series in 2020.

In 2021, she was seen in two episodes of the series “Debris”, before she was cast to play her most notable television role for now, as Janae Matthews in “One Of Us Is Lying”, starring Marianly Tejada, Annalisa Cochrane, and Chibukiem Uche.

Love life and relationships

There were various rumors both concerning Jessica’s love life and her sexual orientation, however, she hasn’t spoken about any man or woman whom she has been with.

Jessica prefers to keep her love life a secret and hasn’t spoken about her relationships; on her Instagram account, there are no photos featuring any person with whom she might be romantically involved.

Some rumors were saying that Jessica married secretly, however, there is no official confirmation of this assumption.

As of March 2022, Jessica seems to be single, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Other credits

Jessica has three credits for her work as a writer and producer; she wrote 16 episodes of the series “Almost Actors”, and produced 19 of them.

She has also written the script for the short movie “A Typical Fairytale”, which in 2019 brought her a Leo Award nomination for Best Screenwriting in a Short Drama,.

Jessica has also produced two short movies in 2016, entitled “The Condenado League” and “Deadbeat Daddies”, in which she also starred.

Age, height, and net worth

Jessica’s age is 25, and speaking about her appearance, she is a natural blonde, and the color of her eyes is green. She weighs around 115lbs (52kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 32-23-32.

It seems that she isn’t very active on social media platforms, and although she has an Instagram account, which has been followed by nearly 20,000 people, she hasn’t posted since October 2021.

As of March 2022, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.

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