Jessica Grace grew up in the small town of Dannevirke in New Zealand, on a farm with her parents and two brothers. She really enjoys all sports, playing Hockey at representative level throughout her teens, as well as Cricket and Touch, and loves to watch the All Blacks play. When she was 17 years old she went on an exchange to San Juan, Argentina for her final year of high school. She learned to speak Spanish fluently and loves to visit her friends and host family there when she gets a chance. |
Since graduating from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2009, Jessica Grace has written, produced and acted in her own theatre show, set in the town she grew up at the Fish 'n' Chip Shop, which she intends to turn into a film at some point. She has had significant roles in the films Diagnosis: Death and The Devil's Rock, and on television series, most recently her portrayal of Diona, a slave girl in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.
Jessica's latest film Sione's 2: Unfinished Business (the sequel to Sione's Wedding) was released in NZ in January 2012 to a box office record on it's opening weekend. The last project she worked on was an independent feature 'Edwin: My Life as a Koont' (working title) which she shot in NZ during October - November 2011, where she played the lead, Lucy.