Birth Date: December 5, 1982
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Height: 5' 9"
Quote: "When the time comes when nobody cares about me anymore and nobody wants to see my face anymore, then that's fine, too. It's totally normal."
Jessica Pare Biography
With a personal story that eerily parallels her first major role as a small-town girl thrust from obscurity into the haute couture world of supermodel divas and the media elite in the media satire Stardom (2000), Jessica Pare remains in the friendly, small-town mindset despite her good fortune of having stumbled into that role on a lark.
Born in Montreal, Canada, in 1982, into a close-knit family not at all involved in the showbiz world, Pare decided to pursue an acting career after dropping out of the fine arts program at Montreal College. Gaining early acting experience with small roles in the made-for-television mafia drama Bonanno: A Godfather's Story and following with En Vacances (both 1999), Pare's breakthrough role came as she auditioned for a small role in Stardom and ended up being cast in the film's leading role based on her inherent innocence and beauty. Though the film closed that year's Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews, Pare gained good notices and was subsequently cast opposite Piper Perabo in the poetic tale of sexual awakening, Lost and Delirious (2001). In 2004,
she made her major motion picture debut as Josh Hartnett's fiancee in Wicker Park.
Her biggest project yet is the drama series on
the WB, Jack and Bobby, which premiered in 2004.
Laughingly shrugging off her recent status as one of the 25 most beautiful people in Canada, Pare prioritized her family life and commented boldly on her refusal to jeopardize her close relationships in favor of a career in film.
Jessica Pare Filmography
"Jack & Bobby" .... Courtney Benedict
Lives of the Saints (2004) (TV) .... Rita Amherst
Wicker Park (2004) .... Rebecca
See This Movie (2004) .... Samantha Brown
The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton (2003) (TV) .... Nancy Eaton
"Napoléon" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Eleanore Denuelle
... aka Napoleon (Europe: English title)
Bollywood/Hollywood (2002) .... Kimberly
... aka Bollywood Hollywood (Canada: English title: DVD box title)
"Random Passage" (2002) (mini) TV Series .... Annie Vincent (age 15)
Posers (2002) .... Adria
... aka Vipères (Canada: French title)
Lost and Delirious (2001) .... Victoria 'Tori' Moller
... aka Rage au coeur, La (Canada: French title)
... aka Rebelles (Canada: French title)
Possible Worlds (2000) .... Party Guest 1
... aka Mondes possibles (Canada: French title)
En vacances (2000) .... Carole
... aka Holiday (International: English title)
Stardom (2000) .... Tina Menzhal
... aka 15 Moments (Canada: English title)
... aka Stardom (France)
... aka Stardom - Le culte de la célébrité (Canada: French title)
"Big Wolf on Campus"
... aka Loup-garou du campus, Le (Canada: French title)
- Time and Again (1999) TV Episode .... Tanya
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999) (TV) .... Rosalie Profaci
... aka The Youngest Godfather (USA: DVD title)
"The Baby-Sitters Club"
- Mary Anne and the Brunettes (1990) TV Episode