As a result of the cancellation Guiding Light and therefore the discontinuation of the couple "Otalia" (Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera), of which Jessica was a part, her co-star Crystal Chappell created a webseries called Venice the Series, in which Jessica stars as Ani Martin.
Her daughter, Ivy Lola, was born June 10, 2009. Jessica calls her a dream come true.
Jessica met her husband through one of her waitressing jobs. He was her boss.
Jessica was Jennifer Lopez's stand-in for Maid in Manhattan and Jersey Girl.
Jessica's first acting job was as an extra in the movie "The Sixth Sense" because she waited on Bruce Willis.
Jessica has held many jobs as a waitress.
Jessica worked at a Renaissance Faire for two summers in High School and thought it was "the coolest job ever". She says her husband still makes fun of her for it.
Growing up, Jessica lived in California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
In high school, Jessica was voted "Person you would most like to be stranded on a desert island with."
Jessica was nominated for a 2008 ALMA Award in the category of "Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama Series" for her work on Guiding Light.
Jessica says one of the best things about working on Guiding Light is that she gets to see the same people every day which causes you get kind of "warm and mushy with everyone."
Jessica was one of the stars to participate in the 9th Annual Tammy Rubin Rice Celebrity Softball Game in June of 2007. She says she went to support her team, but ended up playing instead, which she admits made her day!
On September 23, 2007, Jessica took part in the 21st Annual Broadway Flea Market to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. She was one of several Guiding Light stars to sign autographs at the event.
Jessica says the one thing she doesn't mind spending money on is jeans. She claims that since she wasn't "blessed with a nice behind she likes anything that can help".
On May 3, 2008, Jessica married long-time boyfriend Brian Mallory in Puerto Rico. They had their honeymoon in Puerto Rico as well.
Jessica provides commentary on many of the Guiding Light mini podcasts, "Guiding Light Lite".
In her free time, when she is not visiting with her large family, Jessica enjoys exploring New York City and finding new things to do there.
Jessica admits that she is extremely shy. She says when she was little she would be "the girl sitting in the corner with a book".
Jessica says that within 20 minutes of meeting her on-screen son, E.J. Bonilla
Jessica says that she relates very well to her Guiding Light character, "Natalia", because she was raised by a young, Hispanic, single mother - which is exactly what "Natalia" is.
Jessica received her B.A. from Bloomsburg University.
Jessica: I am Puerto Rican. Some might call me sorta-Rican.
Jessica: When my brother was born, I was already 12. I had a baby on my hip for most of the time. When I got home from school, there was a baby on my hip. When I was doing homework, there was a baby on my hip. I bathed him, and I took him to the pool. He was like my little baby.
Jessica: I declared myself a theater major going into college because I knew it was going to be the only way I would force myself to audition for productions!
Jessica: (talking about "Guiding Light") This is the closest I've had for a big girl job. When you're an actor you float around and do recurring roles. You go in for a day or even a few hours but you don't make the connection that I've made from my short time already at Guiding Light. I love that I can work with the same people everyday.
Jessica: When I was a kid, I thought New York [city] was a big, scary place. I wanted to move to the suburbs and have a house with a pool!
Jessica: My background is Puerto Rican, but everyone is as American as apple pie in my family.