Jessica Washington

Jessica Washington

Actor, Dancer, Screenwriter, Singer and Voice Actor

New York City, New York

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About Jessica

JESSICA ‘JES’ WASHINGTON is a New York City based actress, dancer, and writer; born and raised in Memphis, TN. She has a true love for storytelling. She is currently receiving her MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City. Theater credits: Lena in Who Will Sing For Lena, a one-woman show with huge acclaim; performed in NY, MA, CT, NH, PA, and more. Awards for this role include: Best Lead Actress in a Drama (3x), People’s Choice, Best Overall Production, winner of AACT National Festival 2019. Procne in Love of the Nightingale, Francine/Lena in Clybourne Park, forwarding an EMACT nomination: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. Independent film credits: Riley (lead) in feature Uprising, Ealey in action short MAAT (lead), Jasmine in Even, and Young Belinda Royale in Half the History: Belinda Royale Story. Voice Over credits: Isabelle Powell in Greater Boston, receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Audio Drama, Lillian in What’s the Frequency.

Credits

  • Who Will Sing For Lena

    Who Will Sing For Lena (2016 - 2020)
    Theater by TLP Lena Mae Baker The one-woman show is based on the true story of Lena Baker, an African American maid who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of her white employer, Ernest Knight. She was executed by the state of Georgia in 1945 in what was the first — and last — time the state government electrocuted a woman.

  • Greater Boston

    Greater Boston (2016 - 2020)
    Voice-over Isabelle Powell Dramatic Podcast

  • Half the History: Belinda's Petition

    Half the History: Belinda's Petition (2019)
    Film (short) by Jennifer Burton-Five Sisters Productions Young Belinda Royalle

  • Clybourne Park

    Clybourne Park (2015 - 2016)
    Theater by Talia Talbot Lena/Francine

  • Uprising

    Uprising (2016)
    Film by Jennifer Zemke Lead

  • MAAT

    MAAT (2016)
    Film (short) by Jennifer Zemke (Action, Adventure, Drama and Short) Supporting

  • Beat Him To It

    Beat Him To It (2016)
    Film (short) by Sebastian Supporting

  • Black Onyx

    Black Onyx (2013)
    Documentary by Bates College Film Director/Videographer/Editor

  • The Bob Show

    The Bob Show (2013)
    Television by The Bob Show by Bob McCarthy Various Roles

  • Neighborly Do's and Don'ts

    Neighborly Do's and Don'ts (2013)
    Theater by Bates College Theatre Female Lead

  • What's Sex Got to Do With It

    What's Sex Got to Do With It (2013)
    Documentary by Bates College Film Co-Director/Videographer/Editor

  • SANKOFA

    SANKOFA (2010)
    Dance by SANKOFA Organization of Bates College Dancer/Co-Director

Education

  • Actors Studio Drama School (MFA)
    (2017-2020)

  • Harvard University
    (2016-2016)

  • Bates College
    (2009-2013)

  • Circuit Playhouse
    (2009-2013)

  • Playhouse on the Square
    (2009-2013)

  • John Robert Powers of New England
    (2009-2013)

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