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|Education||West Chester University (BA)|
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
Early life and education
Barth was born in Philadelphia to an Indian father and an Irish mother. After high school, she took classes at the Wilma Theater, and later attended La Salle University, where she studied communications for two years; she later earned a bachelor of arts at West Chester University, where she studied acting theater and creative writing.
Barth built up her résumé while also working at three different restaurants in Los Angeles. She began her acting career with theater plays, with her first television role on The District in 2004 and her first film role in Neo Ned in 2005. Barth earned worldwide recognition with her appearance in Seth MacFarlane's 2012 film Ted as Tami-Lynn, the title character's love interest. She reprised the role in Ted 2 (2015).
In 2012, Barth accused her manager David Guillod of drugging and sexually assaulting her. She re-stated the accusation in 2017. In June 2020, Guillod was charged with 11 felony counts of sex-related crimes, including kidnapping and rape, stemming from accusations made by other women.
In 2017, Barth revealed that she was a victim of sexual harassment from Harvey Weinstein. She met with Weinstein in his hotel suite for a presumed business meeting where he "alternated between offering to cast her in a film and demanding a naked massage in bed." MacFarlane, who directed Barth in both Ted movies, stated his support for her allegations in a statement on Twitter.
|2005||Neo Ned||Production Assistant|
|Mr. Blue Sky||Sherry|
|2008||Get Smart||Flight Attendant|
|2018||Along Came The Devil||Tanya Winbourne||Film|
|2004||The District||Laurel Bettis||Episode: "Breath of Life"|
|One on One||Attractive Woman||Episode: "Money's Tight and So Are My Abs"|
|2006||South of Nowhere||Nicole||Episode: "Rules of Engagement"|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Church Girl||Episode: "Moving Day"|
|Days of Our Lives||Lindy Elroy||Season 1, Episode 10|
|Family Guy||Kate Hudson / Brandee / Sookie Stackhouse (voices)||Episodes: "Padre de Familia"|
"Play It Again, Brian"
"The Blind Side"
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Justine Stefani||Episode: "Leave Out All the Rest"|
|2010||Cougar Town||Sandy / Brandy||Episode: "All the Wrong Reasons"|
|2012||Parks and Recreation||Katherine||Episode: "Pawnee Commons"|
|2018||A Stolen Life||Tamara Thompson||Television movie|
- Lai, Jonathan (June 29, 2012). "Jessica Barth dates a stuffed bear, finds her dream in 'Ted'". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Lockhart, Michael J. (December 12, 2012). "Femme on Fire: Jessica Barth". Playboy.
- "Seth MacFarlane Clarifies Joke He Made About Weinstein in 2013". Retrieved 12 October 2017.