Jessica McKenna


Jessica was born in Richard Nixon's hometown, Yorba Linda, CA. (If you visit his beautiful presidential library, you can hear about what a great guy he was!) She received her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University. Since moving to L.A., Jessica has studied sketch and improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) and The Groundlings. She can be seen regularly performing at UCB with improv juggernaut ASSSSCAT, her improv team Tuesday Club and the musical improv team Magic to Do. Some other favorite UCB credits include New Money, a house sketch team that recently graduated from the stage after four years of performing, Newlywedded!, a hip-hop musical she co-wrote, The BeatDown, a freestyle rap battle that she has won, and Animal Rhymes Presents: the Infinite Universe, a musical sketch show she co-wrote and starred in.

Jessica co-created, co-starred and co-wrote on the new ABC Digital Series Serious Music and recently starred on the Fox sketch show Party Over Here, produced by The Lonely Island. Other television credits include Fox's improv comedy series RIOT, Filthy Sexy Teens (Fullscreen), Bajillion Dollar Properties (SeeSo), The Goldbergs (ABC), The Hot Wives of Las Vegas (Hulu), @Midnight (Comedy Central), Adam Ruins Everything (TruTV) and Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC). She has also voiced the leads on a number of animated projects including Furry Wheels for Disney and a Fox animation pilot called Lowe Rollers. Her music video, My Butt (Has Nothing to Offer) has received over 2 million views on YouTube. Jessica has also been a recurring guest on Earwolf's popular comedy podcasts Comedy Bang! Bang! and Improv4Humans.

Jessica is proud to be an actor, director and teaching artist with Story Pirates, an award-winning children's theatre company that takes stories written by kids and turns them into an awesome show. And yes, Jessica knows she needs to cut back on soda, okay?

Co-creator, co-writer and star of ABC Digital Series SERIOUS MUSIC. Starring in Disney animated pilot FURRY WHEELS. Guest star roles on HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS and COMEDY BANG! BANG! Co-creator and star of the viral music video MY BUTT (HAS NOTHING TO OFFER) with nearly 2 million views.

   Acting Reel
   Kimmel Facebook Sketch
   Riot Reel
   Freestyle Rap for Disqus
   Maggie Parsons, Hollywood Assistant Live
   TakePart Live
   Party Over Here
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   Funny or Die

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