Jessica Barth

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Jessica Barth
Jessica Barth
Barth in 2015
Born (1978-07-12) July 12, 1978 (age 42)
EducationWest Chester University (BA)
Years active2003–Present
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Brett Dicksa
(m. 2008⁠–⁠2011)

Danny Cusumano
(m. 2015)

Jessica Barth (born July 12, 1978) is an American stage and film actress, known for portraying Tami-Lynn McCafferty in the film Ted and its sequel.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1]


Barth built up her résumé while also working at three different restaurants in Los Angeles.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Neo Ned Production Assistant
Deserted Short
2007 Next Pretty Blonde
Mr. Blue Sky Sherry
2008 Get Smart Flight Attendant
2009 Portal Kim Video
The Waterhole Sarah
2012 Ted Tami-Lynn McCafferty
2015 Ted 2
2018 Along Came The Devil Tanya Winbourne Film


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The District Laurel Bettis Episode: "Breath of Life"
2005 The Catch Rachel Movie
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


  1. ^ a b Lai, Jonathan (June 29, 2012). "Jessica Barth dates a stuffed bear, finds her dream in 'Ted'". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  2. ^ Lockhart, Michael J. (December 12, 2012). "Femme on Fire: Jessica Barth". Playboy.
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  6. ^ "Seth MacFarlane Clarifies Joke He Made About Weinstein in 2013". Retrieved 12 October 2017.

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