About Me

Jessica Cruz is a South Asian - American actress and filmmaker. Acting since the age of 13, Jessica has performed in many school productions, and was heavily active in theatre clubs. After studying Cinema & Television Production at Cal State Northridge, Jessica has been heavily active in the Pacific Northwest's film community as an Actor, Production Assistant, Casting Assistant, and Producer. Working on projects like Mary Lambert's Music Video for I'd Be Your Wife, and the award-winning indie feature, The Alliance. Acting being her focus, she has devoted most of her time learning about the acting business and training at prestigious studios in Los Angeles and Seattle, such as Margie Haber Acting Studio and Mighty Tripod Acting School. You can catch her work in several indies, shorts, commercials, web-series, industrials, and theatre shows including: Orchid DaydreamsThe Concurrence, Crumble, Burn It All, and Mind Over Matter

Jessica recently produced a short film, Orchid Daydreams, with her friend in which she is also acting in as one of the lead roles. She is also in the process of starting her own production company, Catherina Pictures.

When not acting, Jessica loves to decorate for the holidays, travel, and binge-watch her favorite shows. Fun fact: She's a big fan of the Avengers and Harry Potter. :)

Film

Orchid Daydreams  -  Lead

Dir: Marisa Avitia

White Rose Film Productions

The Concurrence  -  Lead

Dir: Esha More

       *Official Selection - Sight+Sound Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)

       *Official Selection - Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (Seattle, WA)

       *Official Selection - Pune International Film Festival (Pune, India)

Crumble  -  Lead

Dir: Kit Boyer

Snap  -  Lead

Dir: Emily Haugstad​

Event Planners  -  Lead

Dir: Freeman Marshall

No Means No  -  Lead

Dir: Barbara MacDonald

Bound  -  Supporting

Dir: Australia Kincannon

Dearly Departed  -  Supporting

Dir: Erik Franklin

Franklin-Husser Entertainment

Burn It All  -  Supporting

Dir: Brady Hall

Wandering Dragon Productions

Terra Incognita  -  Supporting

Dir: Nicole McMurray

Fraud  -  Supporting

Dir: Camille Winslow

      *Official Selection - Seattle Transmedia & Indie Film Festival

Politically Motivated: Part 1  -  Supporting

Dir: Tempest Wisdom

Glass Iris Studios

Casting Call  -  Supporting

Dir: Ron Davalos

Game Development the Musical  -  Supporting

Dir: Kian Naderi 

The Other Side of Time  -  Supporting 

Dir: Barbara MacDonald

Empties  -  Supporting

Dir: Chris Keating

Dead Immortal  -  Supporting

Dir: Zakk Denton

      *Best Student Film Finalist - Oniros Film Awards

New Media

An Unlikely Insurgency  -  Series Regular

Dir: Kathie Kelly 

      *Official Selection - Seattle Transmedia & Indie Film Festival

Cycle of Ash   -  Co-Star

Dir: Lawrence Iriarte

Industrial

Savers/Value Village Training Videos  -  Principal

Value Village

My SEIU Benefits Training Videos  -  Principal

775 Benefits Group

Starbucks Brand Prototype  -  Principal

Dir: Aaron Rhodes

Pixvana

Social Situations, Anxiety  -  Principal

Dir: Aaron Rhodes

Pixvana/Limbix

Emergency Medicine in the Dental Office  -  Principal

Dir: Will Hunter

HealthFirst

AWS Customer Film  -  Principal

Dir: Clayton Talmon

Amazon

Amazon AWS Brand Pitch  -  Principal

Dir: Christopher Harrell

Electric Sheep

BookNerd Problems Webisodes  -  Principal

Dir: Brady Hall

HarperCollins Publishers

Commercial

Books  -  Principal

Dir: Sig Pikul

Thriftbooks

What Are You Writing Today  -  Principal

Grammarly

Thanksgiving Turkey Challenge  -  Principal

ChefSteps

Print

Lifestyle Shoot  -  Model

Photographer: Kristian Marson

Starbucks

Theatre

Pygmalion -  Eliza Doolittle

Dir: Jon O'Guin

Virtual Theatre 2020

To The Death Of My Own Family​  -  Rania, Maryam, Interrogator #2

Dir: Elizabeth Bove

The Caravan Theatre Company, Inc.

Mind Over Matter  -  "Can You Hear Me" Monologue

Dir: Tayo Talabi

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center

       *Originated 

Bell, Book and Candle​  -  Gillian

Dir: Leigh Kennicott

Cal State Northridge

Poetic License​  -  Celina

Dir: Bodhi Kim-Foulk

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Lead

Tumble Dry Low​  -  Shayn

Dir: Alex Loder

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Lead

Plan B  -  Trish

Dir: Marshall Duffy

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Supporting

Tyger, Tyger  -  Samantha

Dir: Kim Dutrow

Gary Soren Smith Center

       *Originated - Lead

Voice-Over

Carmageddon  -  Lead

Writers: Troy Hunter & Geof Miller

Screenplay Group Podcast

How to Train Your Girlfriend  -  Lead

Writer: Mark Robyn

Screenplay Group Podcast

Ordinary Joe  -  Supporting

Writer: Randy Webb

Screenplay Group Podcast

Training

Intermediate (Ongoing)

Diane Charles

Margie Haber Acting Studio

Acting Coaching

Judith Bouley

Acting for the Camera

Tony Doupe & Marie McMaster

Cold Reading and Audition Technique

Bonnie Root

Scene Study & Character Development

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan​

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

Meisner Level 1

Lisa Skvarla​

Playhouse NW Acting School

Acting with Text

Meg McLynn​

Freehold Theatre Lab & Studio

Commercial Auditions

Lisa Roth

Commercial Acting

Terry Berland

Masterclass Advanced Actor Ed. 

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan 

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

Advanced On Camera Acting

Tim True & Eryn Goodman

On Camera Acting Foundations

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

Private Coaching

Angela DiMarco & David Hogan​

Mighty Tripod Acting Studio

Voiceover I and II

Bradetta Vines & Shana Pennington-Baird

Seattle Voice Academy

Fighting for the Stage & Screen

Jared Kirby​

CTA Academy

Camera Auditioning

Jodi Rothfield​

Singing Lessons

Jaclyn Stapp​

Kaleidoscope School of Music

Improv 100 & 200

Jessica Robins & Jaclyn Schuenzel​

Unexpected Productions

On Camera Auditioning

Karen Maseng

Special Skills

Languages: Hindi (Fluent), Can Speak Bengali (Basic)

Physical: Bicycle (General), Human Statue, Hula Hoop, Bowling (Basic), Hop Scotch, Jogging, Running, Jump Rope, Cartwheels

 

Performing: Improv, Voiceover, Singing (Alto, Soprano), Valley Girl Accent, British Accent, Southern Accent

 

Miscellaneous: Whistling, Driving (General), Retail Experience, Great with Kids, Can Make Cat Sounds, Have Worked w/ 360 VR Camera, Waitress Experience, College Club President, Film School Graduate, Production Assistant 

 

Possessions: Indian Outfits, Business Wardrobe, Business Casual Wardrobe, Long & Short Dresses, Scrubs, Prop Glasses (Frames), Blue Yeti Mic w/ Pop Filter, Lav Mic

© 2018-2020 by Jessica Cruz.