Friends used to call her Zohr when she was younger. As she got older, people called her J.Zo.
On her free time, Jessica likes to go on walks to the Central Park or to museums and art galleries. She also loves listening to her iPod or watch bands perform around New York City.
She was once a cheerleader for four years in grade school.
Jessica has several tattoos - one on her left foot and one on the top of her right foot.
Out of all the characters in Gossip Girl, Jessica identifies with her character Vanessa the most.
Jessica is featured in the "Over You" video by Daughtry.
Jessica's height is 5'5". She has latte-colored skin and hazel eyes. She is also known for her corkscrew hair.
Jessica did print modeling for Kohl's Department Store during high school.
Jessica has modeled for Mountain Dew, Crate and Barrel, Quaker Oats, Jockey, and JanSport. She was in a Sears commercial, and a "Got Milk?" ad. She was also feautured in a full-page ad in Seventeen magazine for Claire's Boutiques.
At a young age of 5, Jessica started doing print work then moved on to commercials.
Jess is half Hungarian, a fourth African-American and a fourth Caucasian.
Jessica graduated a semester earlier so she could continue her acting career in Los Angeles.
Jessica in 2006 worked on the production of the movie Somebody Help Me as Nicole.
Film, Video, and TV Movie Credits:
• Fired Up (2009) as Kara
• Somebody Help Me (2007) (V) as Nicole
• House at the End of the Drive (2006) as Krista
• The Reading Room (2005) (TV) as Dayva
• Uncle Nino (2003) as The MC
Jessica: Since I started working on the show (Gossip Girl), I've become much more aware of different designers; I had no idea who anyone was. The wardrobe team is amazing, so it's been a real education.
Jessica: Not really a neat freak, but I like my stuff where it is, so if someone moves something, I'll be like, 'Why did you move that?'
Jessica: (on her personal style off the set) Jeans and T-shirts is pretty much what I like. And flip-flops.
Jessica: (on having feelings for a male best friend) I think all girls go through that at one time in their lives. It's never fun, but sometimes it is what it is and you have to deal with it.
Jessica: (on her character in "Gossip Girl") I think Vanessa holds her own and will not give into that world. She is who she is and doesn't want to change for people. I think for the character and the demographic, the younger girls who watch, I think it's great.
Jessica: (when asked for advise on becoming an actor at Paley Fest) I think, just watching movies and just getting to know more about the art and the craft. If it's something that you're very passionate about just go after it. I mean, we all know that this is an extremely hard profession and you're told 'no' 99% of the time so I think if you just stick it in there, like, and study, that's what I would say... (crowd starts laughing) That came out so wrong!