Who is Jessica Parker Kennedy?
Jessica Parker is a Canadian actress, perhaps best known for her role as Nora West-Allen / XS in the popular TV series “The Flash”, in addition to several other notable roles she’s had in her career.
Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jessica Parker Kennedy was born on 3 October 1984 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Of Italian and Russian ancestry, her father is a black man and her mother is Caucasian.
Jessica Parker Kennedy embarked on her acting journey by taking on minor roles, setting the stage for her remarkable career. In 2006, she showcased her talent in the TV movie “Santa Baby”, in which she assumed the role of Lucy the Elf.
She later starred as Natalee in the TV series “Kaya” (2007), centered around a young musician navigating fame, starring Danielle Savre and Amber Borycki. Jessica continued with TV films such as “Another Cinderella Story” (2008), a modern fairy tale featuring Selena Gomez and Drew Seeley. In “Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert” (2008), a thriller, she was alongside Tom Everett Scott. She appeared in “Smallville” (2008–2010) as Bette Sans Souci / Plastique, a series starring Tom Welling and Allison Mack.
In the TV series “Valemont” (2009), Jessica Parker Kennedy starred as Beatrice. The show revolves around a young woman named Sophie Gracen, who investigates her brother’s mysterious disappearance, leading her to a hidden world of supernatural creatures.
In 2010, Jessica Parker Kennedy played Alicia in the TV series “Soul”, appearing in five episodes. The show featured main stars Ryan Kennedy, Caroline Cave and Allison McAtee, and followed a college student who discovers her connection to an ancient secret society. Additionally, Jessica starred as Beatrice in the TV series “Valemont”, which had 33 episodes, and revolved around a young woman investigating her brother’s disappearance, featuring Kristen Hager and Eric Balfour as main stars.
The same year Jessica Parker Kennedy continued her career with minor roles – she appeared in the TV series “V” as Grace in the episode “John May”. She also played Lizzy in the “Pilot” episode of “Undercovers”. In “Brothers & Sisters”, she took on the role of Angie in the episode “The Rhapsody of Flesh”, then portrayed Alison Roberts in the “Beyond Belief” episode of “Lie to Me”.
In 2011, her journey persisted as she starred as Jessica Nord in the “Pilot” episode of “Fairly Legal”. She then extended her presence to TV movies, portraying Brooke Adamson in “Collision Earth” and Zoe in “Behemoth”.
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Rise to Stardom
The same year, Jessica Parker Kennedy secured the main role of Melissa Glaser in the TV series “The Secret Circle”. The show’s main stars included Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, and Shelley Hennig, and followed a group of young witches who discover their supernatural heritage, and are bound by a centuries-old secret.
In 2012–2013, she assumed a recurring role as Megan Rose in “90210”, marking her presence in six episodes of the series. Following this, she took on the character Casey in the television film “Nearlyweds” (2013).
However, a significant turning point arrived as she secured the main role of Max in the TV series “Black Sails” (2014–2017). The show’s cast included Toby Stephens and Luke Arnold, and was set in the Golden Age of Piracy, delving into the world of pirates and maritime adventures, with Jessica’s portrayal of Max receiving high praise from critics and fans alike.
In 2015 she ventured into the film world with the role of Rachel in “The Perfect Guy”, with main stars Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Morris Chestnut. The film follows a successful woman named Leah whose life takes a dark turn when she ends a troubled relationship.
Two years later, she starred as Sierra in the film “Gemini”, alongside Lola Kirke and Zoë Kravitz; it centers on a personal assistant caught in a murder investigation, after her celebrity employer is found dead.
Jessica next starred as Bekka in the TV series “I Love Bekka & Lucy” (2017–2018), alongside Tanisha Long and Alexis Denisof, portraying the close-knit friendship of the two as they navigate life on their secluded block in Los Angeles, until their tranquil routine is disrupted by a new neighbor.
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In 2018, Jessica secured another significant role, as Nora West-Allen / XS in the TV series “The Flash”. The show’s main stars included Grant Gustin and Candice Patton, and the series follows Barry Allen, also known as The Flash, as he battles crime using his superhuman speed. Nora is Barry’s daughter from the future, who travels back in time to join forces with her father and his team.,
Then, she appeared in the 2018 film “Deep Murder” as Phyllis “Babysitter” Gorman. The movie is a comedic murder mystery set in a luxurious mansion, where adult film stars come to life and become murder suspects.
In the 2019 film “Business Ethics”, Jessica played the role of Dr. Helen, starring Larenz Tate and Sarah Carter. The film explores the moral dilemmas faced by a young executive, as he navigates a corporate world filled with ethical challenges.
In the 2021 film “See for Me”, Jessica portrayed Kelly, with Skyler Davenport in the lead role. The movie follows a blind woman who, after a home invasion, must use her unique skills to defend herself against the intruders, with the help of a remote app and a kindhearted young woman.
To speak further of her accomplishments, in 2023, Jessica Parker Kennedy appeared as Megan in the TV series “I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” in the episode “THAT WAS THE EARTH TELLING ME I’M SUPPOSED TO DO SOMETHING GREAT”.
Looking ahead, in 2024, she’s set to play the role of Medusa in the upcoming series “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”, with Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri and Leah Jeffries in the lead roles.
According to authoritative sources, Jessica Kennedy Parker’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million, as of mid- 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single
Jessica Kennedy Parker has been married to actor Ronen Rubinstein since August 2022. The couple live in Los Angeles, and don’t have children. Ronen came out as bisexual in 2021, of which she was supportive.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Jessica Parker Kennedy has black hair and hazel eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.54m), weighs approximately 110lbs (51kgs), with vital statistics of 36-25-35 and bra size 32D.