One thing is for sure, as long as Canada continues to exist, Hollywood will continue to have a strong relationship with the country. Not only is Canada the number destination for several television networks to film their shows in places like Vancouver, but it also relies on the nation’s entertainment structure for several of its television actors and actresses, one of whom is Jessica Amlee, who has been starring in Hollywood TV shows for over 15 years.
Amlee’s success, particularly in television, represents the long-running relationship in entertainment between both countries that has helped them become the leading entertainment industries in the world. From Smallville to Dark Angel to Heartland, Jessica’s career has seen her appear in multiple television shows and films.
Here, we take a closer look at the life and career of one of the beneficiaries of this enduring relationship.
Jessica Amlee Biography
Jessica Amlee arrived into the world through Douglas Amlee and Steffie Amlee on the 17th of July, 199 in Vancouver, British Columbia. There is no information on the exact number of siblings she has, but she is known to have a sibling named Mason.
Amlee discovered her interest and passion for acting very early into her life and whilst she had the complete support of her family, foundational education was important and she had some of it at Kanaka Creek Elementary School.
Perhaps her parents’ openness to performance art was as a result of her grandfather, P.J Perry, who was a Juno Award winner for his saxophone work with the musical group Rob McConnell Tentet.
Jessica Amlee began to appear in commercials at a very young age and has appeared in an impressive 50 plus commercials till date, working for brands like Visa, Coca Cola, and Hasbro. She made her scripted drama debut in 2001 at the age of seven and has never looked back since, racking up over 30 credits in film and television till date.
Movies and TV Shows
Today, Jessica Amlee is known for her lasting role as Mallory Wells on Heartland, a show about a family and their life on a ranch. The show lasted for twelve seasons between 2007 and 2017 and she appeared on a total of 95 episodes.
Before she began this enviable long-lasting career, Amlee started humbly with minor roles, like her guest appearance on the television show, Mysterious Ways in 2001. In that same year, she showed what was about to come in her career, an abundance of credits, as she starred in four different shows in her debut year and repeated the feat in her second year.
Within her first two years, she starred in popular shows like Smallville, Andromeda and Dark Angel. In 2002 through to 2004, she played Rose in the TV show, Jeremiah, during which she starred in other shows like Just Cause.
About halfway into the new millennium, Jessica Amlee had starred in over 15 shows and made her debut in the feature-length film, They, where she played the young version of an older character, Young Julia.
As time passed, Amlee appeared in more movies like Beneath and television films like Absolute Zero and Last Chance Café. Back in TV shows, she began starring as Mallory Wells in Heartland in 2007 and after the completion of her role in the show, she appeared on Greenhouse Academy, a thriller-horror show on Netflix where she played the character, Jackie Sanders.
Other noteworthy credits of Jessica Amlee include Welcome to Daisyland and New Lou.
Who Is Her Husband?
If there is one thing that has remained constant even as Jessica Amlee weaved in and out of several film and television projects, it is her marital status. She has never been married and she hasn’t been known to be in any major public relationship either.
Although the actress admits she has been in a few relationships, none of them appear to have lasted enough for marriage to become an option. Amlee is not bothered by it seeing as she dedicates her downtime to charity works like the BC Children’s Hospital which she helps raise money.
Other Things You Didn’t Know About Jessica Amlee
1. She has a height of 5 feet 3 inches while her body measurements are 30-24-32 inches
2. She is reportedly worth $15 million.
3. She has won a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance.