Jessica Lucas

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Jessica Lucas
Jessica Lucas WonderCon 2013.jpg
Lucas at WonderCon, Anaheim, March 30, 2013
Born (1985-09-24) September 24, 1985 (age 29)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2000–present

Jessica Lucas (born September 24, 1985) is a Canadian actress and singer. She is known for her roles in television, such as Melrose Place, Edgemont and Cult, and in the movies She's the Man, Cloverfield and Evil Dead. She is also in a Coldplay video, True Love, which came out on Coldplay's official YouTube channel on August 22, 2014.

Early life[edit]

Lucas was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] She has been acting since she was seven years old, receiving professional training with Children's Theatre Arts. She earned theatre credits in local productions of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap and Music Medley.


She starred in the Canadian teen drama television series Edgemont as Bekka Lawrence. The half hour sitcom/drama was broadcast on CBC Television which premiered January 4, 2001 and ended July 21, 2005 after a five season run. She was also a series regular in another Canadian television series 2030 CE in 2002 but due to financial issues the series was cancelled.

She guest starred in an episode of The L Word as Roxanne in 2004. She went on to appear as a series regular in the short-lived ABC Teen Drama series Life as We Know It as Sue Miller. The series which ran for one season was cancelled due to low ratings. In 2006 she starred in the films She's the Man and The Covenant. She was cast in another ABC series Secrets of a Small Town. Despite being well received, the series was not picked up due to its high budget.

In 2007, she joined the cast of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation playing Ronnie Lake. Despite appearing in four episodes, rumors were denied that she would be a permanent replacement for Sara Sidle. The character was written out of the series with no explanation. She also appeared in a made-for-television film Split Decision.[2]

In 2008, she guest starred as Kimberly MacIntyre in four episodes of The CW's 90210. She also starred in a leading role as Lily in J. J. Abrams Cloverfield. Released by Paramount Pictures, the film was a box office success earning worldwide $198,602,318 and was well received by critics.

In 2009, she appeared in Amusement as Lisa. The film was set to be released theatrically by New Line Cinema, but after a negative reaction it was released instead straight-to-DVD. She was announced to have signed on as a series regular in another CW television series Melrose Place, a reboot of the popular 1990s series of the same name.

Lucas was part of the main cast of the NBC sitcom Friends with Benefits, which aired during the summer of 2011 before being cancelled.[3][4][5] In 2011 she played "Haley" in Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, where she showcased her singing talents as well as her acting skills.

Jessica was cast as the lead character, Skye Yarrow, in CW pilot Cult, which was filmed in Spring 2012.[6] In 2014 she appeared in Pompeii directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 She's the Man Yvonne
2006 Covenant, TheThe Covenant Kate Tunney
2008 Cloverfield Lily Ford
2008 Amusement Lisa Swan
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Haley Robinson
2013 Evil Dead Olivia
2014 That Awkward Moment Vera
2014 Pompeii Ariadne


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Seven Days Rita Episode: "The Backstepper's Apprentice"
2001 Sausage Factory, TheThe Sausage Factory Haley Episode: "Dances with Squirrels"
2001-2005 Edgemont Bekka Lawrence Main role (47 episodes)
2002 Damaged Care Tasha Peeno TV film
2002-2003 2030 CE Jakki Kaan Regular role
2003 Romeo! Jessica Episode: "Slam Dunk"
2004 L Word, TheThe L Word Roxanne Episode: "Losing It"
2004-2005 Life as We Know It Sue Miller Regular role (13 episodes)
2006 Secrets of a Small Town TV pilot
2006 Split Decision Heather Faustino TV film
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ronnie Lake Recurring role (4 episodes)
2008 90210 Kimberly McIntyre Recurring role (4 episodes)
2009-2010 Melrose Place Riley Richmond Main role (18 episodes)
2011 Friends with Benefits Riley Elliott Main role (13 episodes)
2011 Psych Lilly Jenkins Episode: "Last Night Gus"
2013 Cult Skye Yarrow Main role (13 episodes)
2014 Gracepoint Renee Clemons


  1. ^ Talarico, Brittany (February 24, 2011). "Jessica Lucas Takes a Shot with George Lopez; Talks About Male Admirers". OK!. Retrieved February 23, 2013. [dead link]
  2. ^ Harris, Bill. "Jessica Lucas getting noticed". Canoe. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 14, 2010). "Breaking: NBC picks up four new series, officially confirms 'Chuck' renewal". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NBC Unveils 2010–11 Primetime Schedule Accented by Five New Comedies, Seven New Dramas and New Alternative Program". The Futon Critic. May 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Friends with Benefits - Bumped to Fridays". Spoiler TV. June 9, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Byrne, Craig (February 7, 2012). "Jessica Lucas Cast In The CW's Cult Pilot". Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jessica Lucas, ‘Evil Dead’ Star, Signs On For ‘Pompeii’ From Paul W.S. Anderson". Inquistr. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 

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