|Jessica Parker Kennedy|
|Born||October 3, 1984 Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Ethnicity||Italian, Russian, African-Canadian|
Born in Canada, Kennedy began acting at seven in theatre productions in Calgary, Alberta. After graduating high school, she went to Mount Royal College, also in Calgary, to study theatre arts.
Kennedy's first acting role was in the 2006 television movie, Santa Baby. The following year, she got her first TV show role as Natalee in Kaya.
She was originally cast in the 2010 spy drama series Undercovers as the younger sister of the female lead, but was later replaced by Mekia Cox.
"I used to think being a pirate was a really, cool, sexy thing. It's not. It's terrifying. It's a really horrifying, filthy, scary world where people died from simple things. When a cannon goes off, the splinter from the wood gets in their eyes and they get an infection. Or they don't have enough to eat. Or they get scurvy. It's a terrifying way to survive."