Before Jessica Lucas became famous through her role in the Canadian television series Edgemont, she took part in several stage productions including local productions of works like Music Medley, Cinderella, Grease, and Mousetrap. Lucas has had a productive acting career with an impressive number of television and movie projects to her name.
Besides acting, this beautiful lady has also thrived as a singer. Although she invests much of her talent into acting, it would be unfair to deny she has an amazing voice and the glamour to get to the top of the ladder in the music industry. Apart from working with well-known filmmakers, Jessica has quite an interesting background and peculiar ethnicity.
The Actress Is Proudly Biracial
Jessica was born on the 24th of September 1985 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She is the daughter of a black-Canadian father and a caucasian mother, who raised her in Vancouver. Growing up in a mixed-raced home offered the actress the opportunity to explore every aspect of her parents’ cultures.
Lucas’s biracial identity is also one of the reasons the actress is a voice in the league of Canadians with African and European roots. She is always proud of her heritage and the impact her relationship with people of the same roots has had in her life and career.
Jessica Lucas is one Canadian star who doesn’t shy away from showing off her heritage and everything that makes her stand out as a mixed-race celebrity. From her exotic looks, which is one of the reasons she is hotly sought-after, to portraying her heritage, the actress is one of those celebrities who keeps convincing the world that biracial women are stunning.
Who Are Her Parents?
Although Jessica Lucas is very popular within and beyond the showbiz circle, she is always careful about sharing details of her private life with the public. This explains why she hardly talks about her family. However, we do know that her parents are alive and doing well in their respective fields of interest.
Lucas once shared her parents’ ethnicity with her fans but declined to reveal their names, detailed information about their backgrounds, occupations, and other essentials. It is not known if the singer is an only child as she has never mentioned or introduced anybody as her sibling. Apparently, the actress does not want the public to know about these aspects of her personal life.
Jessica Lucas Developed Interest in Acting as a Kid
The Canadian actress began showing a keen interest in being a part of the entertainment industry from the age of seven. As time progressed, she enrolled at the Children’s Arts Theatre School in Toronto to hone her skills and also gain more knowledge about acting. She took part in several stage productions in her budding years before winning her first movie role in 2000.
Ever since Jessica broke out, she has continued to lend her expertise and stage experience to movies and television projects. She has also won the praise and admiration of notable filmmakers and critics through her brilliant roles. Lucas, no doubt, belongs to the crop of former child actors who are shaping and defining the film industry.
She Has Had an Eventful Acting Career
For someone who began acting at the community theater from a very young age, it is fair to say that Jessica Lucas has indeed come a long way. She had her first on-screen role in an episode of the TV series Seven Days, wherein she portrayed Rita and later joined the cast of the Canadian teen drama series, Edgemont. She starred in 40 episodes of the show from 2001 to 2005; first as a supporting actress and later as a lead character.
Other prominent projects she has been involved in include She’s the Man (2006) as Yvonne and The Covenant as Kate Tunney. She also appeared in four episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Ronnie Lake in 2007.
Lucas had a leading role as Lily Ford in J.J. Abram’s horror film Cloverfield (2008). The film was well-received by critics and a box office success as well. She has portrayed more lead roles in Melrose Place (2009-2010), Gotham, and Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son.
Hope everyone is enjoying the 2 hour #Gotham finale!! It's pretty epic. 🐯
— Jessica Lucas (@jessicalucas) June 6, 2017
Jessica Lucas’ popularity skyrocketed sometime in 2014 when she was featured in the music video of Coldplay’s song, True love. Even though she hasn’t won any major award, she is definitely on her way to big things and winning some as her career progresses.
Jessica Has Starred in More TV Shows Than Movies
A look at Lucas’ acting timeline shows she has had more roles in television projects than in films. Jessica has so far appeared in over twenty works; eight films and eighteen television shows.
Some of the television series she played main roles include Life as We Know it (2004-2005), Friend with Benefits (2011), Cult (2013), Gracepoint (2014), Gotham (2015-2019), and The Murders (2019). Her other film credits are in Amusement (2008), Evil Dead (2013), That Awkward Moment (2014), and Pompeii (2014).
Jessica Lucas once mentioned she’s passionate about playing roles in Broadway musicals. She has all it takes to pull this off, including her incredible singing skills.
The Actress Is in Love With a Chef
Jessica Lucas is in a relationship with a chef named Alex Jermasek. The pair dated for about four years before Jermasek proposed to her during a vacation in Florence, Italy; this happened in April 2017. Since their very public engagement, nothing has been heard from Jessica’s end. She has chosen to completely go silent about her private life.
However, a thorough look through Alex’s Instagram has revealed that the duo got married on the 12th of May 2018. The ceremony which was kept away from the media was well attended by their family and close friends.
The actress was previously linked to Brandon Collier. Unverified sources claimed that the two started seeing each other as far back as 2007 and were very secretive about their affairs then. The public got to know about her failed relationship with Brandon after the actress announced her engagement with Jermasek in 2017, leading to suspicion that she was no longer an item with Brandon.
Meet Alex Jermasek
Jessica Lucas’ relationship with Alex Jermasek has been a subject of interest among her fans over the years, just like every other aspect of her personal life. Alex rose to fame after he started dating the Gotham star. And as such, not much is known about him.
The only thing about him that is publicly known is that he works at chef Curtis Stone’s restaurant and a butcher shop in Los Angeles as a co-head butcher.