Jessica Heap

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Jessica Heap
Born (1983-03-04) March 4, 1983 (age 31)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Jessica Heap (born March 4, 1983) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Eden Baldwin on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. She has also appeared on various television series including CSI: Miami. In addition to television, Heap has made appearances in the films Battle: Los Angeles, Sinners and Saints, I Love You Philip Morris, Death Toll, and Spring Break '83,[2] as well as in the made-for-television films Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal and Journey to Promethea.[1][3]

Career[edit]

The Young and the Restless[edit]

In June 2011, it was announced that Heap had been cast in the role of Eden Baldwin,[4][5][6] a character previously portrayed by Vanessa Marano. Of her first day, Heap said: "When I worked my first day, I was shooting two episodes, all back to back. So it was a lot of dialogue, a lot of material and it really helped having someone there who was like 'Here's what's happening,' as it was going on. For me, I'm just loving it, because I’m learning from people like Christian and these other great actors and I’m learning new skills."[7] After a year in the role, it was announced that Heap was to exit the soap.[8][9] The actress later confirmed her departure on Twitter, saying she'd completed filming and described her experience on the show as "an unforgettable ride".[10]

Filmography[edit]

List of acting credits in film and television
Title Year Role Notes
Meet The Spartans 2008 Spartan woman's Friend Uncredited
Death Toll 2008 Councilman McGraw's assistant
Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal 2008 Jeri Blackburn TV movie
College 2008 College Girl #2
Mutants (USA) 2008 Hannah
Abduction of Jesse Bookman 2008 Bartender
The Grapevine 2008 Beatrice Clooney Short
Middle of Nowhere 2008 Justine Spitz
I Love You Philip Morris 2009 Secretary
Terrebonne 2010 Jean Mauriere Short
Journey to Promethea 2010 Aria TV movie
Sinners and Saints 2010 Becky
Trance 2010 Paula Horror film
Battle: Los Angeles 2011 Jessy
CSI: Miami 2011 Corinne Palmer TV series, 1 episode: "Paint It Black"
Mardi Gras: Spring Break 2011 Casamento Girl
Spring Break '83 2011 Hottie #2
The Young and the Restless 2011–13 Eden Baldwin TV soap opera, role from: June 28, 2011 – 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jessica Heap IMDb entry
  2. ^ "Jessica Heap – Actress, Writer". Yamdb.com. March 4, 1983. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ JOOX (2012). "Jessica Heap – Actress, Writer". JOOX. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Soap News - Meet Michael's New Sister! - CBS Soaps In Depth". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Young and the Restless: Show Guide: Cast Bio: Jessica Heap". Sony. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jessica Heap set to debut as the new Eden on Y&R! - Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps". 16 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Behind the scenes at "Y&R"". wwltv.com New Orleans. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Stanhope, Kate (December 21, 2012). "Is Stephen Nichols Leaving The Young and the Restless?". TV Guide. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Stephen Nichols leaving 'The Young and the Restless'?". On The Red Carpet. December 22, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kerr, Luke (January 14, 2013). "Fired Actress Tweets: "That's a Wrap For Me on #YR!"". Zap2it. Tribune Media Services. Retrieved January 15, 2013.