JESSICA FREED

 

Height: 5'5"
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Equity Status: Full

 

Biography

Jessica trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, in the early days of its founding by Joe Dowling.  From there, she got her first professional job in Borstal Boy at the Gaiety Theatre.  Since then, Jessica has worked on many productions across stage, screen, Theatre-in-Education and street theatre. A versatile actor, Jessica most recently appeared in the Dolman Theatre in Gregory - a celebration of the plays of Lady Gregory - playing Bridget in Cathleen Ní Houlihan.  Other theatre credits include: Margaret, in Charlotte Keatley’s award-winning play, My Mother Said I Never Should, at the Viking Theatre; multiple roles in A Titter of Wit – a revue of two hundred years of the best of Irish comic writing – at the Irish Writers’ Centre; Ma, in Bad Sunday, at Bewley’s Café Theatre; Mrs O’Leary, in Bernard Farrell’s One, Two, Three O’Leary, with Barnstorm Theatre Co (National Tour) and Kate, in Christina Reid’s Joyriders, at the New Theatre. Television credits include the 2015 IFTA-winning docu-drama on TG4, Cumann na mBan - Mná na Réabhlóide, in which she played Kathleen ClarkeFair City (RTE); My Life’s a Jungle (RTE2); Custer’s Last Stand-Up(RTE/BBC); Fomhar Searbh, Geimhreadh Geal (TG4) and Saol Eile, Scéal Eile (TG4). 

A skilled improviser, Jessica has worked extensively in both medical and business role-play.  She has also worked on many ad campaigns, voiceovers and training films, as well as recording a number of audio-books for the NCBI.  She is currently in the final stages of writing her first play.