Who is Jessica Camacho? Wiki Bio
Jessica Camacho was born in Chicago, Illinois USA, (some sources state she was born in California) on 26 November 1982, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, who gained recognition after she portrayed the lead character Sophie Foster in the third season of the supernatural drama series “Sleepy Hollow” from mid-2015 to late 2016. The series also starred Tom Mison, Lyndie Greenwood, and Niccole Beharie, and it is about a man who had been resurrected to solve an ancient mystery. The series was nominated for 32 awards including a Primetime Emmy.
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Early life and education
Jessica was raised a single child in Chicago by her father who was a factory worker, and her mother who was a teacher.
She took an acting class at the age of 12, instantly fell in love with it, and upon enrolling at a local high school joined the school’s drama club, and started appearing in plays performed there. Upon matriculation in 2000, she moved to San Francisco where she worked as a waitress while attending American Conservatory Theatre in the evenings. She didn’t enroll at a college, but rather decided to move to Los Angeles, to pursue her career as an actress.
Roles in TV series
Jessica made her debut TV series appearance in 2007 when she portrayed Joy in the episode “Express Yourself” of the children’s series “Come On Over”, followed by her appearance in single episodes of many series such as the crime drama “The Beast” in 2009, and three crime dramas “Justified”, “Undercovers”, and “Dexter” in 2010.
In 2011 Jessica guest starred as Nurse Daisy in the crime drama series “The Mentalist”, starring Simon Baker, Robin Tunney and Tim Kang, and which is about a former psychic who is trying to find ‘Red John’, the man who murdered his wife and daughter. The series won four awards and was nominated for 16 others, including a Golden Globe. Jessica also portrayed Marilu in the critically acclaimed teen drama series “Gossip Girl”, before she was invited to star as Lucia in the crime drama series “El Jefe” in 2012, but the pilot episode wasn’t picked up by any network. She went on to play the Spanish Waitress in the episode “Time of my Life” of the comedy drama series “Wedding Band”, before winning her first recurring role, portraying Pilar Cortez in 10 episodes of the military drama series “Last Resort”, which starred Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman and which is about a US submarine attacked by its own people.
The series was nominated for six awards, including two Primetime Emmys.
In 2013, Jessica appeared in single episodes of three series: the action thriller drama “Nikita”, the crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and the sitcom “Hello Ladies”, before guest starring in a single episode of the action crime series “NCIS: Los Angeles” and the crime comedy drama “Castle” in 2014. The year 2015 saw her appear in five series – some of her most notable performances were in the procedural crime drama “Bones”, the police procedural crime drama “Stalker”, and the crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles”.
She could have been seen portraying Reya in the miniseries “Harley and the Davidsons” in 2016, and Eva Salinas in the mystery science fiction drama series “Frequency”, before being invited to portray the recurring character Gypsy in the superhero series “The Flash”, which is still running and stars Grant Gustin, Candice Patton and Danielle Panabaker. It is about Barry Allen who becomes superfast after he is hit by lightning, and the series has won 26 awards.
In 2018, Jessica began portraying the lead character Santana in the action thriller series “Taken”, and in 2019 she was cast to portray another lead character – Michelle Vargas – in the science fiction drama series “Another Life”, and a supporting character Pirate Jenny in the superhero drama series “Watchmen”.
She is currently playing the main role as Emily Lopez-Berarro in the legal drama series “All Rise”, which also stars Simone Missick and Wilson Bethel, and which is about people working in a Los Angeles courthouse.
Roles in movies
Jessica made her debut film appearance in 2008, when she portrayed Amber in the romantic comedy “Desertion”, which starred Kim Rhodes and Brian Krause and is about a woman who decides to leave her husband and travel to an unknown land to learn about her past. In the same year, Jessica was a supporting character in the Christmas family movie “Nothing Like the Holidays”.
2012 saw her appear as Melissa in the romantic comedy film “Think Like a Man”, before she was cast as Martina Vasquez in the crime drama mystery film “Veronica Mars”, which starred Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring and is about a woman who gets back together with her high school sweetheart, who is now involved in a murder.
In the same year, she starred alongside Matthew Gray Gubler in the comedy horror movie “Suburban Gothic”.
Some of Jessica’s latest appearances in movies have been as Yesenia in the action adventure comedy “The Babymoon” in 2016, the legal drama “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” in 2017 in which she portrayed a Coalition Activist, and the drama family thriller “Crave: The Fast Life” playing Brie.
Love life and relationships
Jessica met Carlos Valdes in 2016 while she was shooting for “The Flash”, as Carlos played the lead character. Although the two haven’t commented on the matter, it is widely believed that they began dating in the same year, while many people believe that they have been together to this day, as they have stated to have seen the two walking hand in hand in the streets of Los Angeles.
Before Carlos, Jessica was in a long-term relationship with a man whom she met while she was working as a waitress, and they dated for over four years before splitting ways.
Carlos Valdes was born in Cali, Colombia on 20 April 1989 – his zodiac sign is Taurus and he now holds both American and Colombian nationality. He is an actor and a singer, who became famous mostly thanks to his role in “The Flash”. Carlos was raised in Miami, Florida, and became interested in acting while attending high school. After matriculating in 2007, he enrolled at the University of Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 2011.
From 2011 to 2014, he was focused on acting in the theater ,appearing in plays such as “High School Musical” and “The Wedding Singer”, while his most notable performance was in the musical “Once” which was nominated for a Tony Award. He made his debut TV series appearance in 2014, when he portrayed Cisco Ramon in the superhero series “Arrow”, and reprised the role in over five series such as “Supergirl” in 2016 and “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” in 2017.
Hobbies and other interests
Jessica’s main interest is doing charity work, and she is a philanthropist who has worked with several charity organizations including The LA Mission, HIS Global, and Humane Society among others. She is a huge lover of animals, and is associated with Best Friends Animal Society, a supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and has a pet dog called Jules.
Jessica is keen on travelling, and enjoys taking road trips around California, while she is also known to hop on a plane and go somewhere she hasn’t been before, including countries on other continents. She’s been to Europe on several occasions, visiting countries such as England and Norway among others.
She likes to watch movies in her spare time – some of her favorite actors and actresses are Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Anne Hathaway, while some of her favorite movies are “Catch Me If You Can”, “Titanic”, and “Good Will Hunting”.
Appearance and net worth
Jessica is 37 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, weighs around 114lbs (52kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-25-36.
As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.