Jessica Dean Turner

Jessica is an actress, teacher, and Chicagoan. She is a teaching artist at ChiArts, Victory Gardens, Northwestern’s NHSI, DePaul’s Summer High School Intensive, After School Matters, and others. Chicago theatre credits: Roe, Lottery Day (Goodman Theatre); Tiny Beautiful Things (Victory Gardens); Red Rex (Steep Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress); United 232, Season on the Line (House Theatre) Regional: As You Like It, Caesar, Pride and Prejudice (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors (Arkansas Shakespeare Company). Television: CRISIS, Chicago PD, The Chi. Film: “You Too”, “Black Womxn”. Commercials: “Lunchables”. She has a BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois, MA from NYU in Educational Theatre, is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA and is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.