Jessica Lucas

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Jessica Lucas
Jessica Lucas WonderCon 2013.jpg
Lucas at WonderCon in March 2013
Born (1985-09-24) September 24, 1985 (age 30)
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 films She's the Man, Cloverfield and Evil Dead. She also starred in the music video for Coldplay's 2014 single "True Love".

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.

Lucas was cast as the lead character, Skye Yarrow, in the CW series Cult, which was filmed in Spring 2012.[6] In 2013 she appeared in the remake of the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

In 2014, Lucas appeared in Pompeii directed by Paul W. S. Anderson.[7] She currently stars in the second season of Gotham as Tabitha Galavan / Tigress.[8]



Year Title Role
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 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge Vampire girl Television film
2001–05 Edgemont Bekka Lawrence Recurring (season 2); main role (seasons 3–5); 40 episodes
2001 Sausage Factory, TheThe Sausage Factory Haley Episode: "Dances with Squirrels"
2002–03 2030 CE Jakki Kaan Main role; 26 episodes
2002 Damaged Care Tasha Peeno Television film
2003 Romeo! Jessica Episode: "Slam Dunk"
2004 L Word, TheThe L Word Roxanne Episode: "Losing It"
2004–05 Life as We Know It Sue Miller Main role; 13 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Ronnie Lake 4 episodes
2008 90210 Kimberly McIntyre 4 episodes
2009–10 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 8 episodes
2015–present Gotham Tabitha Galavan / Tigress Main role (season 2)


  1. ^ Talarico, Brittany (February 24, 2011). "Jessica Lucas Takes a Shot with George Lopez; Talks About Male Admirers". OK!. Archived from the original on April 23, 2011. Retrieved February 23, 2013. 
  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. 
  8. ^ Nellie Andreeva (June 24, 2015). "‘Gotham’ Casts James Frain As Regular, Will Play New Villain & Tigress’ Brother". PMC. Retrieved July 23, 2015. 

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