Who is Jessica Marie Garcia?
Jessica Marie Garcia was born in Orlando, Florida USA, on 24 March 1987 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, who’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Jasmine in the comedy series “On My Block”, created by Eddie Gonzalez and Jeremy Haft, and which stars Sierra Capri, Jason Genao and Brett Gray. The series follows four teenagers who are attending a high school in Los Angeles, California, and has been airing since 2018, and has won one of the nine awards for which it has been nominated.
Early life and education
Jessica was raised in Orlando by her Mexican father, and her Cuban mother; not a lot is known about her parents, as she respects their privacy. As Jessica hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, it’s widely believed that she’s an only child.
She became interested in acting during her early teenage years, and it was her elementary school professor who encouraged her to appear in a school play. Jessica continued acting while attending a local high school in Orlando, and upon matriculating in 2005, she moved to Los Angeles, and began working at an Olive Garden restaurant while auditioning. She then moved to work at the restaurant The Counter, and stopped only after she launched her acting career.
Roles in TV series
Jessica has been credited with appearing in 16 TV series, and four movies. She made her debut TV series appearance in 2010, when cast to portray Sierra in five episodes of the family comedy drama “Huge”, created by Winnie Holzman and Savannah Dooley, and which starred Nikki Blonsky, Zander Eckhouse and Raven Goodwin. It follows seven teenagers at a weight-loss camp, and the series was nominated for a single award. Between 2012 and 2014, Jessica portrayed Becky in the comedy “The Middle”, and the following years saw her make a guest appearance in an episode or two of various series, such as the comedy drama “Casual”, the comedy “Free Period”, and the horror “Sleep Tight”.
From 2013 to 2017, she portrayed Willow Cruz, in the critically acclaimed family comedy “Liv and Maddie: Cali Style”, created by Ron Hart and John D. Beck, and which starred Dove Cameron and Joey Bragg. The series follows Maddie, who’s amongst the best students at school, and Liv, who’s a TV star, and has just returned to the same school as her show has finished airing. It won one of the 11 awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Jessica’s following roles were in four episodes of the comedy “Hacking High School”, the episode “Alo” of the drama “Goliath”, and four episodes of the comedy “Starter Pack”.
In 2018 and 2019, she portrayed Rhonda Navarro, in the hit mystery crime drama “How to Get Away with Murder”, created by Peter Nowalk, and which starred Viola Davis, Billy Brown and Jack Falahee.
It follows several law students and their criminal defense professor, who have been involved in a murder; the series aired from 2014 to 2020, and won 19 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it was nominated for 78 other awards.
Two of Jessica’s most recent roles in series have been in seven episodes of the family comedy “Diary of a Future President” in 2020, and the 2021 episode “GPS” of the musical “AAMV Fest”.
Roles in movies
Jessica made her debut film appearance in 2010, with her portrayal of Lucero, in the comedy “Los Angeles”, written by Pancho Villa, directed by Gerardo Flores Villarreal, and which starred Gerardo Celasco and Silvana Arias. It follows Marta Castro who’s attending the University of California, Los Angeles, and has been enlisted by her father to help him with his Angels Car Wash business.
In 2012, Jessica played Vicky Santos in the drama “County”, and in 2017 she portrayed Peaches, in the crime thriller drama “Avenge the Crows”, written and directed by Nathan Gabaeff, and which starred Danay Garcia, Lou Diamond Phillips and Steven Bauer. It follows the lives of an ex-gang member and her cousin.
Jessica’s only other movie role has been her portrayal of Hope in the 2020 short comedy drama, “How to Get $100 Million”.
Jessica has a single writing credit: the 2017 episode “A Lil’ Laurd Sketch Show” of the comedy “Betch”.
She has made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, including “Noches con Platanito”, “The Chuey Martinez Show” and “Truth Serum with Aida Rodriguez”.
Awards and nominations
In 2019, Jessica was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer TV Star: Female, for her performance in the series “On My Block”.
Love life and husband
Jessica prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse at it. In January 2016, she and the American actor and art director Adam Celorier became engaged; Adam’s known for having worked in the art department of several movies, such the 2013 action adventure “Barracuda”, the 2014 comedy “Expelled”, and the 2018 horror thriller “Discarnate”. In October 2018, the two exchanged vows in a private ceremony, attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members. Jessica and Adam don’t have children, and this is widely believed to be because they both want to focus on their careers.
Neither has spoken of any other people whom they had perhaps been with before meeting each other, and as of July 2021, Jessica’s married to Adam Celorier, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jessica’s highly active on Instagram, and is today followed by more than 1.8 million people, while she’s uploaded over 800 pictures, most taken on the sets of her movies and TV series.
She’s a philanthropist, and has volunteered with various charity organizations, as well as donated money. Jessica’s also a fighter for equal rights of all humans, and today supports the movement Black Lives Matter.
She’s a fashionista and a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes multiple times a week.
Jessica has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Julia Roberts, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Up in the Air”, “The Wedding Planner” and “The Runaway Bride”.
Age, weight loss and net worth
Jessica’s age is 34. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m), and she weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). She weighed 70lbs (32kgs) more back in 2013, but after learning that she was pre-diabetic, she lost weight to prevent developing diabetes.
As of July 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.