Alisha Ilhaan Bø (born March 6, 1997), known professionally as Alisha Boe, is a United States–based actress. She is known for playing Jessica Davis in the Netflix drama series 13 Reasons Why.

Alisha Boe
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Boe in 2018
Alisha Ilhaan Bø[1]

(1997-03-06) March 6, 1997 (age 26)
Oslo, Norway
Years active2008–present

Early lifeEdit

Boe was born in Oslo, Norway, to a Somali father and a Norwegian mother (from Trondheim).[1][2] She and her mother moved to Los Angeles when Alisha was seven years old because her mother remarried.[3] Boe attended El Camino Real High School,[citation needed] where she was involved in the drama program. After graduation, she pursued her acting career, whereupon she became the first actress of Somali origin to hold a leading role in an American film since Iman.[4]


Boe made her acting debut in 2008, when she landed a role of a young Lisa Swan in the horror film Amusement.[5] A year later, she appeared in the film He's On My Mind, and in the 2012 horror film Paranormal Activity 4. In 2014, she guest-starred in Modern Family and two episodes of Extant.[6][7][8]

In November 2014, she joined the cast of NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives in the recurring role of Daphne.[9] From 2017 to 2020, she portrayed the role of Jessica Davis in the Netflix original drama series 13 Reasons Why.[10]

In January 2021, Boe joined the cast of Jesse Eisenberg's feature film directorial debut When You Finish Saving the World.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Amusement Young Lisa Swan
2009 He's On My Mind Laci
2012 Paranormal Activity 4 Tara
2017 68 Kill Violet
2019 Gates of Darkness Alexa O'Connor
2019 Poms Chloe
2019 Yes, God, Yes Nina
2022 When You Finish Saving the World Lila
2022 Do Revenge Tara [12]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Parenthood Pretty girl Episode: "Everything Is Not Okay"
2013 Trophy Wife Chelsea Trassen Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Modern Family Tracy McCoy Episode: "And One to Grow On"
2014 Extant Brynn Hendy 2 episodes
2014–2015 Days of Our Lives Daphne 15 episodes
2015–2016 Ray Donovan Janet Recurring role (seasons 3–4)
2015 NCIS Farrah Meyers Episode: "Viral"
2015 Casual Becca Recurring role (season 1)
2015–2016 CSI: Cyber Grace Clarke 3 episodes
2016 Teen Wolf Gwen 3 episodes
2017–2020 13 Reasons Why Jessica Davis Main role
2018 Robot Chicken Raina / Stacy London / little girl (voices) Episode: "No Wait, He Has a Cane"
TBA The Buccaneers Conchita Closson Upcoming series

Music videosEdit

Year Title Role Artist
2018 "Lost in Japan" Girl Shawn Mendes, Zedd
2021 "Why Don't You Touch Me: Part 1" Woman Leon Bridges


  1. ^ a b Alisha Boe fra Oslo er stjerne i ny Netflix-serie
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Actress Alisha Boe Talks 'Ray Donovan' and 'Casual' - #NerdProblems". Archived from the original on May 22, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Alisha Boe on Finding Her Identity, and Why She Welcomes the Many 13 Reasons Why Think Pieces
  4. ^ Dancus, Adriana Margareta. "Women, vulnerability and depression: The cruel optimism of not giving a damn in Good Girl." Journal of Scandinavian Cinema 6.2 (2016): 137-151
  5. ^ "Amusement (2008)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2015. Archived from the original on February 25, 2015.
  6. ^ Dobbs, Sarah (February 20, 2014). "What do we know about new sci-fi series, Extant?".
  7. ^ Alston, Joshua (January 14, 2014). "Modern Family: "And One To Grow On"". The A.V. Club.
  8. ^ "5.11 - And One to Grow On". January 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Alisha Boe Joins 'Days of our Lives' as Daphne". Serial Scoop. November 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "'13 Reasons Why' Actress: How the Series Brings Awareness to Sexual Assault". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
  11. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (January 19, 2021). "13 Reasons Why Star Alisha Boe Joins Julianne Moore & Finn Wolfhard In A24 Movie When You Finish Saving The World". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 10, 2021.
  12. ^ Jackson, Angelique (June 24, 2021). "Jennifer Kaytin Robinson's Netflix Teen Comedy Strangers Adds 7 to Cast, Including Austin Abrams, Alisha Boe, Jonathan Daviss". Variety. Retrieved July 6, 2021.

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