Jessy Schram

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Jessy Schram
Jessy Schram 2013.jpg
Schram at MCM London Comic Con, 2013
Born Jessica Schram
(1986-01-15) January 15, 1986 (age 32)
Skokie, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004–present

Jessica "Jessy" Schram (born January 15, 1986) is an American actress. Her most notable roles include Hannah Griffith in Veronica Mars, Rachel Seybolt in Life, Karen Nadler in Falling Skies and Cinderella/Ashley Boyd in Once Upon a Time.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, Schram modeled and appeared in television commercials as a child, and began performing in musical theatre at age 12. She resided in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and graduated from Buffalo Grove High School in 2004. Schram moved to Los Angeles after graduating at age 18 and began working in TV.[3] In 2005, she first played Susan Davis on Hallmark Channel's Jane Doe series of television movies. She also appeared in four episodes of the television series Veronica Mars as Hannah Griffith, daughter of a wealthy plastic surgeon, who becomes Logan Echolls' girlfriend.[4][5]

In 2008, she starred in the film Keith, with Jesse McCartney and Elisabeth Harnois and as Tracy on American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile. In this role, Maxim recognized her for her sex appeal in appearances on their website in their "Today's Girl" feature.[6][7] In the same year, she was cast as Lennie Priestley in the television pilot Split Decision, which was not picked up by The CW.

In 2010, she was cast in the TNT science-fiction series Falling Skies, which aired its first season in the summer of 2011. She returned for the second season in summer 2012. She plays Karen Nadler, the girlfriend of Hal Mason (Drew Roy), who is the son of Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), the series protagonist.

Schram appeared in Tony Scott's film Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, in which she portrayed the wife of Pine's character. The film was released on November 12, 2010.

In 2011, 2014 and 2016, Schram guest starred on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, as Cinderella/Ashley Boyd. In 2013, she played the same role in the premiere of Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.

In 2012, she starred in ABC military drama series Last Resort. She played the wife of a naval officer, played by Scott Speedman. The series lasted for 13 episodes.[8]

Since 2015, she has had a recurring role as Cash Gray on ABC's Nashville.[9]

Other works[edit]

Schram has been in two commercials for Retin-A Micro. The first one debuted August 5, 2002. She has also been in commercials for Kentucky Fried Chicken. She was also featured in a music video for J.R. Richards' song "A Beautiful End".



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Drake & Josh Larissa Episode: "Number One Fan"
2005 Jane Doe: Vanishing Act Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
2005–2007 Medium Young Allison 2 episode
2006 Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
Veronica Mars Hannah Griffith 4 episodes
Spilt Decision Lennie Priestley Unaired pilot
Boston Legal Claire Wilson Episode: "The Nutcrackers"
2007 House Leah Episode: "Needle in a Haystack"
Ghost Whisperer Rana Thomas Episode: "Mean Ghost"
Without a Trace Ella Neese Episode: "Two of Us"
CSI: Miami Candace Walker Episode: "Cyber-Lebrity"
Jane Doe: Ties That Bind Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
2007–2009 Life Rachel Seybolt 8 episodes
2008 Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Susan Davis Television film (Hallmark)
2009 Limelight Georgia Peech Television film
Saving Grace Sayre Hanadarko Episode: "Do You Believe in Second Chances?"
Hawthorne Crystal Raymond Episode: "Night Moves"
Crash Kim 3 episodes
2010 Betwixt Morgan Brower Television film (The CW)
Night and Day Sarah Hollister Television film (TNT)
The Mentalist Rachel Bowman / Sherry Winger Episode: "Ball of Fire"
2011 Traffic Light Erica Episode: "Bonebag"
2011–2014 Falling Skies Karen Nadler Main cast: season 1; recurring: seasons 2 & 3; guest: season 4 (15 episodes)
2011- 2016 Once Upon a Time Ashley Boyd/Cinderella 4 episodes[10]
2012 A Smile As Big As the Moon Robynn Television film (Hallmark Hall of Fame)
2012–2013 Last Resort Christine Kendal Main role (13 episodes)
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Ashley Boyd Episode: "Down the Rabbit Hole"
Riding Shotgun Abby Video short
2014 Mad Men Bonnie Whiteside[11] 4 episodes
2015 The Lizzie Borden Chronicles Nance O'Keefe Recurring role
Major Crimes Courtney Henson[12] Episode: "Sorry I Missed You"
Harvest Moon Jen Stone Television film (Hallmark)
Reluctant Nanny Libby Prescott Television film
2015–2016 Nashville Cash Gray Recurring role (11 episodes)[13][14]
2017 Birthday Wish Gwen Turner Television film (Hallmark)[15]
A Royal New Year's Eve Caitlyn Television film (Hallmark)


Year Title Role Notes
2006 I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With Fake Daughter
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile Tracy Sterling
2008 Keith Courtney
2010 Unstoppable Darcy Colson
2015 The Submarine Kid Emily
Harvest Moon Jenny
2016 The Beautiful Ones Angela Morot
Shot Caller Jennifer
2017 The Birthday Wish Gwen Turner TV movie
Royal New Year's Eve Tv movie (Hallmark)

References [edit]

  1. ^ "Excerpts from last week's Remote Access (The TV Blog)". The Journal News. Newsbank. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  2. ^ Lavalie, John. "Life". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Curt (October 24, 2012). "'Last Resort' star Jessy Schram's TV juggling act". RedEye. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ Porter, Rick (2006-03-15). "Mystery is picking up on 'Veronica Mars'". The Kansas City Star. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  5. ^ Seitz, Matt Zoller (2006-03-29). "Love-hate relationship enlivens season two of 'Veronica'". The Star-Ledger. Newsbank. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Today's Girl: Jessy Schram". Maxim. Alpha Media Group Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Jessy Schram". Maxim. Alpha Media Group Inc. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  8. ^ "Jessy Schram Talks Falling Skies, Last Resort and Once Upon A Time". June 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ Ausiello, Michael (October 28, 2015). "Nashville Scoop: Once's Cinderella Joins Cast as [Spoiler]'s Daughter". TV Line. TV Line Media, LLC. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  10. ^ Once Upon a Time: Cinderella Returns — To Explore Two Past Connections TV Line, Retrieved July 23, 2016
  11. ^ "Pete Campbell's Got a New Girlfriend on 'Mad Men' & She's Awesome". 21 April 2014. 
  12. ^ "'Major Crimes' taps 'Falling Skies,' 'Nurse Jackie' stars for season 4". Entertainment Weekly. 15 April 2015. 
  13. ^ Ausiello, Michael (October 28, 2015). "Nashville Scoop: Once's Cinderella Joins Cast as [Spoiler]'s Daughter". TV Line. TV Line Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ "'Nashville' Casts Jessy Schram In Recurring Role". 28 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "'The Birthday Wish': Hallmark Movie–TV Commercial Director Sees Visions Of Love After Birthday Wish, Starring Jessy Schram, Luke Macfarlane". 21 January 2017. 

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