Grew up in Lesmurdie, an eastern suburb of Perth, Western Australia where she attended Lesmurdie Senior High School. She appeared in an episode of The Sleepover Club, as well as a short film. In 2010, she graduated from Curtin University at the age of 22, majoring in performance studies. She also appeared in another short film the same year.She moved to Sydney, in order to have a greater opportunity for acting roles. She appeared in a number of TV series, mostly in guest starring roles. After moving to Los Angeles, she also successfully auditioned for a role in the action-adventure series, Arrow as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress. Jessica made her feature film debut in 2012, in Kath & Kimderella alongside Jane Turner, Gina Riley and Magda Szubanski. Her television credits include Crownies, Underbelly: Razor, Tricky Business and The Sleepover Club. Jessica has also appeared in several short films including By Shanks Pony and The Dinner Meeting.