Jessica McNamee is an outstanding and gorgeous Australian actress who is for her performances in the TV series ‘Packed To The Rafters’, The Time of Our Lives, and Sirens. She has also portrayed various important roles in films like ‘The Vow’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’, and ‘The Meg’.
Jessica McNamee was born in June 1986 in Sydney, Australia to parents Peter and Helen McNamee. She has 1 brother and 3 sisters, including her older sister, Penny McNamee, who also became a stage and television actress in both their native country and the United States. She has always been interested in performing and had the full support of her family to pursue her dreams. Jessica was an extraordinary and uncommonly woman during her school life. She was much more interested in extra-curricular activities rather than in her studies. She has never talked about her school but she attended Swinburne University. Other than that, no information is available in terms of her educational background.
Jessica McNamee Career
McNamee gained fame in Australia after she made her screen debut in 2007 in an episode of Seven Network’s soap opera Home and Away, playing the role of Lisa Duffy. The next year, she started appearing in Seven Network’s comedy-drama Packed to the Rafters. Sensing that she could become labeled by such roles, she departed the series in 2010 and pursued projects that allowed her work outside of the scope of her TV personas. Her big-screen debut occurred in the 2009 horror-thriller film ‘The Loved Ones’ which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009. She played a Goth-minded sister to a murder victim in this movie.
McNamee debuted in the American Film Industry with the film “The Vow,” as the younger sister of amnesia sufferer Rachel McAdams in 2012. The film was shot in Toronto. Since then, she has been unstoppable and has worked in movies with co-stars such as Emma Stone, Steve Carell, William Fichtner, and Jason Statham. She has made a name for herself as one of the most promising actors working in the industry today. She returned to “Packed to the Rafters” for the final season in 2013, as a special guest star. Later she appeared in guest roles on stateside television series on the short-lived comedy show “Sirens” (USA Network, 2014-15) for producer Denis Leary.
Rise to Fame
She was a main character in the show and played the role of Theresa Kelly, a Chicago police officer. In 2017 McNamee starred in the role of a tough Highway Patrol officer in Dax Shepard’s big-screen spoof of “CHiPS”. Her acting was much appreciated in the film and also proved to be her breakout performance in the United States. She also portrayed the role of Margaret Court, a real-life Australian tennis champ and outspoken opponent of gay rights in “Battle of the Sexes.”
She played the ex-wife (Lori) of megalodon hunter Jonas Taylor played by Jason Statham, in the blockbuster The Meg in 2018. In 2019, McNamee was chosen to play the role of Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat. McNamee lastly was seen in the films ‘Locusts’ and ‘Black Water: Abyss’. She played one of the main characters in both films. Since then she has not revealed any of her future engagements but according to reports there may be another four films in the Mortal Kombat series and Jessica would be the one playing the role of “Sonya Blade” which she has portrayed beautifully in the past as well.
Australian actress Jessica McNamee opened up about the challenges she faced portraying real-life tennis player Margaret Court in an interview. She said it was difficult playing someone who has recently aired their controversial views on same-sex marriage in the public arena. Margaret had some controversial views regarding the LGBT community. As McNamee was playing her in “Battle of the sexes”, it really tested her as an actress but also gave her the opportunity to discuss her own ideas about marriage equality. She had quite different and liberal views regarding the LGBT community as compared to Margaret and knew how to convey that to the audience in the right sense.
Jessica McNamee Biography
|Real Name||Jessica McNamee|
|Birth Date||17 June 1986|
|Age (as of 2021)||34 Years|
|Birth Place||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 167 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 52 kg – in Pounds – 114 lbs|
|Shoe Size||7 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Honey Brown|
|Sister||Penny McNamee, Mel McNamee, Rebecca McNamee , Abbey McNamee|
|Marital Status||In Relation|
|Is she a Lesbian?||No|
|Boyfriend?||Sean Richard O’Pry|
|Favorite Song||Grown Woman by Beyoncé|
|Favorite Outfit||Levi’s jeans, paired with sandals and a cute top|
|Favorite Midnight Snack||Apple and peanut butter|
McNamee’s personal life is very much away from her professional career and she likes to keep her personal life low key. According to reports, she was considered to be in a relationship with American supermodel Sean O’Pry since 2014. But in April 2019, she married Patrick Caruso who is a property developer. She has been married since.
Jessica McNamee Net Worth
Before her Hollywood debut, McNamee worked in various renowned Australian movies and TV series. She has enjoyed success both in her native country as well as in America and earned a lot of money. Her salary has not been disclosed in the media ever, but her net worth mainly coming from her acting profession has been estimated to be around USD $1.5 million (approx.)
- Actress Teagan Croft is her niece through her sister Rebecca.
- She made the short film 50-50 in mid-2010.
- Partnered with professional dancer Stefano Oliveri in the show “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009. She finished the competition in sixth place.