• Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress best known for roles in "Smallville" and "Black Sails"
• She is biracial and of Russian, Italian, and African descent, and has trained in singing and theater
• She began acting at age 7 and achieved fame with her role in the 2008 film "Another Cinderella Story"
• It is speculated that she is in a relationship with her "Black Sails" co-star, but this has not been confirmed
• She has an estimated net worth of $500,000

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Date Of BirthOctober 3, 1984
FactRanked #94 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.

Who is Jessica Parker Kennedy?

Jessica Parker is a Canadian actress, best known for having roles in TV shows “Smallville” and “Black Sails”. She was born on 3rd October 1984 in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Jessica Parker Kennedy Bio: Family, Ethnicity and Education

The 35-year-old actress’ mother is Toni Kennedy, who was a teacher for her whole life. She avoids mentioning her father; she grew-up a single child raised by her mother.

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When it comes to Jessica’s ethnicity, she is biracial, of Russian, Italian and African descent. As for her education, after matriculating from high school, Jessica went on to enroll at Mount Royal College in her hometown Calgary, where she studied Theater Arts.

Jessica Parker Kennedy: Career

Jessica first started acting from a very young age, specifically in theater productions when she was seven.

However, it was only during her junior year of high school that she realized that acting was her dream. In addition, Jessica has also been classically trained in singing, and has been a part of a choir in the past.


Her first acting job was in a TV movie called “Santa Baby” in 2006. After this, she secured a role in the much-adored film called “Another Cinderella Story”. The musical comedy released in 2008 on DVD was a hit!

Jessica Parker Kennedy

The lead role went to one of the most popular singers and actors at the time – Selena Gomez, with Jessica in the role of Tami, Selena’s character’s best friend, which helped her breakthrough. Furthermore, Jessica also had the part of Bette Sans Souci, otherwise known as Plastique, in three episodes of “Smallville”.

Her character is a heroine from DC Comics, a teenager who has superpowers, one of them being able to emit high energy forces from her body.


In 2018 she played the role of Barry Allen’s daughter, Nora West-Allan also known as XS, in the show “The Flash”. She was firstly the “mysterious girl with super-speed”, who helped them destroy a falling satellite, only to later appear at a baby shower of Joe West and Cecile Horton saying that she was Nora, the daughter of Barry Allen and Iris West.

Her character ultimately revealed that she grew up without her father, raised by her mother.

Jessica Parker Kennedy: Personal life, Relationships

Jessica shares little of her private affairs – she claims that she has never married, though she has shown an interest in marriage by saying that “it’s about time” and that she’s single and ready to mingle. Jessica stated that she isn’t in search of the perfect “cookie-cutter man”, but a man who doesn’t take himself seriously, and someone who can make her laugh.

In 2014 she was spotted with her co-star Luke Arnold at various destinations in Vancouver, where the series “Black Sails” was shot. Luke taught her how to surf, and Jessica showed him how to snowboard. Even though at first they said that they are friends, there were people saying that they had become romantically involved. However, Jessica and her management team have denied any and all dating rumors, while Luke insists that he is single.

Jessica Parker Kennedy: Net Worth

Jessica has an estimated net worth of $500,000, with almost all of it coming from her movie roles.

Jessica Parker Kennedy: Measurements

Jessica’s hair has been changing drastically since the beginning of her career. Her hair was almost always chestnut brown, however, it sometimes went from a short bob to chest length, and other times Jessica warmed-up the color by adding blonde highlights.

The one element constant has been tight curls. Since 2019 her hair has been cut to shoulder-length, the color is light brown and she styles it to look wavy. Her eyes are light brown. Currently, she stands at 5ft 2ins tall, with her weight remaining unknown.

General Info

Full NameJessica Parker Kennedy
Date Of BirthOctober 3, 1984
Height1.57 m, 1.57 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
NationalityCanadian, Canadian


Movies50/50, Collision Earth, Behemoth, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, Desperate Hours, Another Cinderella Story, Decoys 2: Alien Seduction, Santa Baby, The Perfect Guy, 50/50, Collision Earth, Behemoth, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe, Desperate Hours, Another Cinderella Story, Decoys 2: Alien Seduction, S...
TV ShowsThe Secret Circle, Undercovers, Valemont, Black Sails, Black Sails, The Secret Circle, Undercovers, Valemont, Kaya, SOUL

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1[on her role in Black Sails (2014)] I'm not technically on the pirate ships. I do a lot of wheeling and dealing from the brothel. But I'm not in the brothel all the time, either. I'm around and about. But I have this fantasy that I'm going to turn into this really badass pirate, living on the ship and killing really smarmy men.
2I used to think being a pirate was a really, cool, sexy thing. It's not. It's terrifying. It's a really horrifying, filthy, scary world where people died from simple things. When a cannon goes off, the splinter from the wood gets in their eyes and they get an infection. Or they don't have enough to eat. Or they get scurvy. It's a terrifying way to survive.


1Ranked #94 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
2Was originally cast in the 2010 spy drama series Undercovers (2010) as the younger sister of female lead Gugu Mbatha-Raw, but was later replaced by Mekia Cox.




Business Ethics2017post-productionDr. Goodbody
Someone Else's Wedding2017post-productionLouisa
Black Sails2014-2017TV SeriesMax
I Love Bekka & Lucy2017TV SeriesBekka
Colony2017TV SeriesMaya
Ransom2017TV SeriesCharlotte Walker
Lethal Weapon2017TV SeriesDJ
The Perfect Guy2015/IRachel
902102012-2013TV SeriesMegan Rose
Nearlyweds2013TV MovieCasey
The Secret Circle2011-2012TV SeriesMelissa Glaser
Bad Meat2011Estelle
In Time2011Edouarda
Exes & Ohs2011TV SeriesAmy
Collision Earth2011TV MovieBrooke Adamson
Fairly Legal2011TV SeriesJessica Nord
Behemoth2011TV MovieZoe
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesAlison Roberts
Brothers & Sisters2010TV SeriesAngie
Smallville2008-2010TV SeriesBette Sans Souci Plastique
Undercovers2010TV SeriesLizzy
The Troop2009-2010TV SeriesLaurel
Karma Inc.2010ShortCandy
V2010TV SeriesGrace
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe2009TV MovieLucy the Elf
Valemont2009TV Mini-SeriesBeatrice
Soul2009TV SeriesAlicia
Fear Itself2009TV SeriesBecca
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway2008TV MovieSandy
Another Cinderella Story2008VideoTami
Kaya2007TV SeriesNatalee
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction2007VideoBeautiful Girl (as Jessica Kennedy Parker)
Santa Baby2006TV MovieLucy the Elf


Solitude One2010Short special thanks


Hollywood Today Live2017TV SeriesHerself
Kingdom Geek2017TV SeriesHerself - guest
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHerself
GoodGriefing2013TV SeriesHerself - Interview
The 12th Annual Leo Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

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Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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