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Cruickshank at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival
|Born||Jessica Shaia "Jessi" Cruickshank
July 17, 1983
Jessica Shaia "Jessi" Cruickshank (born July 17, 1983) is a Canadian television personality. She is the former co-host of MTV Canada's program The After Show and its various incarnations including The Hills: The After Show and The City: Live After Show with co-host Dan Levy. Jessi is now living in Los Angeles, where she filmed a show "Hollywood Survival Guide," which aired on MTV. In LA Jessi was a producer at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network .Jessi is currently the Los Angeles correspondent for the Canadian entertainment show etalk, she also has joined the etalk TIFF coverage team for the past few years. Jessi also co-hosts the CW show OH Sit, which airs on Much Music in Canada. She is still actively involved with the organization Free The Children, where she has filmed multiple MTV specials. She is currently an ambassador for them speaking and hosting multiple WE Days and Free The Children Events. Jessi is also a public speaker, where she can regularly be found all across the country speaking on her experiences, while inspiring others to be the best versions of themselves.
Jessi has interviewed an array of high-profile people from the pop culture spectrum including the cast of The Hills and the movie Twilight, along with Adam Lambert, Taylor Lautner, Backstreet Boys, Ryan Reynolds, Bill Gates, Zac Efron, Jamie Foxx, Whitney Port, Lauren Conrad and Bradley Cooper.
Her mother is Joyce Resin, who once hosted a CBC show called Alive: The Picture of Health. Her older sister Amanda Grace works as a reporter and anchor for WHDH in Boston. She has a degree in English and Drama from the University of Toronto; she spent her first year of university at Herstmonceux Castle in England.
Her first television role was in a Christmas commercial for Shoppers Drug Mart. During her teen years, she had a small role in a made-for-TV movie called For Hope which was directed by Bob Saget. She was also a member of the same high school improv squad as Seth Rogen.
Jessi played Kristin in The Rest of My Life, a TV movie concluding the ninth season of Degrassi: The Next Generation. The movie aired in Canada on MuchMusic on July 16, 2010, and in the United States on TeenNick.
In September 2012 Jessi was the keynote speaker for Algonquin College's orientation week.
In October 2012 Jessi was a co-host for We Day Alberta in Calgary.
In September 2013 Jessi hosted Western University's One Love Rally.
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- For Hope at the Internet Movie Database