Born in Minnesota and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Jessica began modeling and performing in musical theater at an early age. When she was 14, she won the role of Mary Camden on Aaron Spelling’s wholesome WB show 7th Heaven, about a reverend and his large family. The good news for Jessica was the show became a hit. The bad news for Jessica was…the show became a hit. Three seasons into it, feeling confined by the show’s pedestrian subject matter and worried that it would hurt her future film career, Jessica posed for Gear magazine in only some very small shorts—which was a big deal because: a) she was just 17; b) it violated her contract; and c) she looked incredible. (Clearly, her body was being wasted under all those sweaters.)
After one more season on the show and a few semesters at Tufts University, Jessica switched to the big screen, appearing in a string of movies in which she was arguably the best thing about them, including Summer Catch (Brittany Murphy), The Rules of Attraction (Shannyn Sossamon, Kate Bosworth), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Erica Leerhsen), Cellular (Kim Basinger), Blade: Trinity (Parker Posey, Francoise Yip) and Stealth. Along the way, she found time for relationships with Chris Evans (aka Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four), fellow 7th Heaven-er Adam LaVorgna, and ballplayer Derek Jeter. She has also starred in The Illusionist (probably her best film) and as Adam Sandler’s scantily clad dream girl in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.
These days, Jessica is causing a paparazzi-crazed stir with boyfriend Justin Timberlake, she’s finished the movie "Powder Blue" with Patrick Swayze, Ray Liotta, Forest Whitaker and Riki Lindhome, where she plays a stripper and has a few topless nude scenes from that role!!!!! She’s reportedly in talks for the Wonder Woman role in the (potentially) upcoming Justice League film. We have no wonder why.
2012 is gong to be a big year for Jessica. She has a ton of roles in upcoming movies, including,The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Hitchcock, Playing the Field, Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes,Total Recall, Nailed and The Tall Man.