Jessica Iskandar

Yesisca Iskandar or known as Jessica Iskandar (born January 29, 1988) is an Indonesian actress, model, presenter, singer, businesswoman, comedian and writer.[1] She is also known by her nickname, Jedar.

Jessica Iskandar
Jessica Iskandar on Ini Talkshow.jpg
Iskandar on Ini Talkshow in 2016
Born
Yesisca Iskandar

(1988-01-29) January 29, 1988 (age 34)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Other namesJedar
OccupationActress, model, presenter, singer, comedian and writer
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)
Ludwig Franz Willibald Maria Joseph Leonard
(m. 2014; div. 2015)

(m. 2021)
Children2
Parent(s)Hardi Iskandar (Father)
Wulandari (Mother)
RelativesHenry Iskandar (Brother)
Dennis Iskandar (Brother)
Yudi Iskandar (Brother)
Erick Iskandar (Brother)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Jakarta, Jessica grew up in an interfaith family, as her father, Hardi Iskandar, is a Muslim and her mother, Wulandari, is a Christian. She is the youngest in the family and the only daughter, having 4 older brothers.

Jessica finished her high school education at Bunda Mulia School. She continued her studies at Trisakti University, Jakarta, majoring in Interior Design. After three semesters, she decided to quit the university to concentrate on her career.

CareerEdit

Jessica began her career as a model. She attended John Casablanca modeling school. She made her first movie debut in 2005 as Kara in Dealova.[2] Her next movie was Diva (2007) which was produced in Malaysia.[3]

From 2008 to 2012 Jessica starred in several soap operas and FTV (Television Movie) such as Gadis Pengantar Telur (2010) with Vino Bastian, Cinta Pura-Pura Nyasar (2010) alongside Rio Dewanto and Vicky Nitinegoro.[4][5]

In February 2013, Jessica published her first autobiography, JEDAR: Jessica Is Jessica. In December 2014, Jessica published her second autobiography, Jedar Power: Love, Life, Lord which recounted her experiences while she was expecting her first child, El Barack Alexander.[6]

Jessica began her career as a Presenter at Dahsyat on RCTI from March 2011 to 2013. In 2012, Jessica was appointed as Indonesia Earth Hour ambassador.[7]

In September 2018, Jessica was invited to serve as a guest judge in Asia's Next Top Model Season 6 Episode 6 in Thailand.[8]

In 2018, Jessica started co-hosting a talkshow on TransTV, Ngopi Dara, with Nia Ramadhani.[9]

Currently, Jessica owns a fashion and cosmetic line, villa rental, as well as her own bakery which was named after her son.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

On December 11, 2013, Jessica married Ludwig Franz Willibald Maria Joseph Leonard Erbgraf von Waldburg Wolfegg Waldsee at Gereja Yesus Sejati, a Protestant Church in Jakarta. Ludwig was a German citizen who was 2 years younger than Jessica and the eldest son of Hereditary prince Johannes Franz Xaver Willibald Maria Joseph Philipp Jeningen Leonnard Fürst von Waldburg Wolfegg Waldsee, Châtelain of the Castle of Wolfegg and Head of the House of Waldburg. The wedding was attended by several of her relatives.

On January 8, 2014, the marriage was registered at the Civil Registry Office.[11]

On July 21, 2014, Jessica gave birth to the couple's only child, a son named El Barack Alexander, in the United States.

On October 13, 2014, Jessica's husband filed a petition requesting annulment at South Jakarta state court. He also filed a lawsuit at East Jakarta state questioning the validity of marriage license.[12] The first trial was set on November 12, 2014.

On April 14, 2015, East Jakarta state court dismissed the lawsuit with regards to the validity of the marriage license.[13]

On October 15, 2015, the petition for annulment was granted and Jessica was officially divorced.[12]

On June 15, 2019, Jessica officially announced her engagement to Richard Kyle, after one year of dating.[14]

Jessica was a wet nurse for Gempita Nora Marten, the daughter of her friend Gisella Anastasia and Gading Marten.[15]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
2005 Dealova Karra
2007 Diva Mera
2009 Coblos Cinta Sasha
2009 Nazar Cindy
2010 Istri Bo'ongan Dini
2012 Kung Fu Pocong Perawan Memey

Soap OperaEdit

  • Kasmaran
  • Kanaya
  • My Best Friend's Sister
  • Cinta Anak Majikan

Music VideoEdit

Year Title Artist
2013 Tanpa Dirimu Killing Me Inside
2012 Cinta Tanpa Alasan Putih

Television MovieEdit

  • Ketika Wila Patah Hati (2008) as Wila
  • Something About Bali (2010) as Bali
  • Gadis Pengantar Telur (2010) as Galuh
  • Cinta di Kandang Sapi (2009) as Seruni
  • Cinta Pura-Pura Nyasar (2010) as Melisa
  • Miss Clean Lebay (2012) as Mita
  • Jejaka in Paradise (2010) as Chika
  • Stay With Me Please (2010) as Lena
  • Cinta Tak Kenal Bosan (2010) as Tiara
  • Ada Cinta di Pulau Maimalu (2010) as Adelia
  • Jesi Bawa Lari Hatiku (2010) as Jesi
  • Buton Island's Romantic Story (2009) as Angki
  • Not My Sassy Girl (2011) as Sassy
  • Geng Vespa Terjerat Cinta (2011) as Cyntia
  • Never Ending Bakmi (2011) as Ami
  • Calo Cinta (2012) as Vina
  • Ilana Pergi Ilina Menanti (2011) as Ilana dan Ilina
  • Ketemu Cinta di Metromini (2010) as Tania
  • Bad Boy's Diary
  • Dibinatu Ada Cinta
  • Romansa di Pantai Panjang
  • Tiga Lawan Satu
  • Nona Sabrina
  • The Bad Luck Stiletto
  • Alunan Cinta
  • Nanno Si Nanny
  • Tertusuk Keris Cinta Ngatiman
  • Be My Valentine Siti Markonah
  • Cewek Cantikku
  • Cintaku Anak Majikan
  • Cinta Karung Beras
  • Kepentok Cinta Shahrukh Khan
  • Gue Berhak Jatuh Cinta
  • Jatuh Bangun Demi Cinta (2009)
  • Terjaring Cinta Nelayan Cantik
  • Aku Bidadarimu
  • Cintaku Dibuat Mainan
  • Tabrak Gue Dong
  • Jangan Deportasi Cintaku
  • Pangeran Kodok Mencari Cinta
  • Romantika Cinta di Pasar Kambing
  • SMS untuk Bidadariku
  • Bukalah Hatimu Sedikit Untukku
  • Juliet Sang Penakluk Arjuna
  • Badai Pasti Kembali
  • I Love You Juminten (2011)
  • Jaka Tarub Mencari Cinta

AlbumEdit

Year Title Album Notes
2010 Cerita Cinta Mini Album

Television ShowEdit

Year Title Channel Television
2011–2013 Dahsyat RCTI
2011-presents Pesbukers ANTV
2011–2012 Target Operasi RCTI
2011–2012 The Hits Trans TV
2012 Wayang Bandel Trans TV
2012 Waktunya Kita Sahur Trans TV
2014 Ceplas Ceplos Trans7
2015–2016 Everybody Superstar Trans TV
2018-presents Ngopi Dara Trans TV
2018-presents Netijen Trans TV

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Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Result Ref.
2011 2011 Dahsyatnya Awards RCTI Outstanding Guest Host Nominated
2012 2012 Dahsyatnya Awards RCTI Nominated
Yahoo! OMG Awards Most Wanted Female Nominated
2015 Silet Awards RCTI Razored Life Won
Fokus Selebriti Awards SCTV The Most Controversional Case Won [16]
2016 Mom & Kids Awards MNCTV Mom & Kids Nominated
Ada-Ada Aja Awards GTV (Indonesia) Outstanding Artist Won
Silet Awards RCTI Razored Hot Mom Won
2017 Insert Awards Trans TV Favorite Viral Celebrity Won
Selebriti on News Awards MNCTV Most Wow Mom Nominated
2018 Insert Awards Trans TV Fashionable Mom & Kids (with El Barack) Won [17]
Couple Sweetheart (with Richard Kyle) Won [18]
Favourite Celebrity Gang (with Girls Squad) Won
Silet Awards RCTI Razored Romance (with Richard Kyle) Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bradley, Grant. "Stars get Indonesia hungry for NZ travel." New Zealand Herald. Saturday November 17, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2013. "Indonesian celebrity chef Farah Quinn arrived yesterday to film cooking shows that will be fronted by model and actress Jessica Iskandar."
  2. ^ "5 Transformasi Jessica Iskandar dari Perjuangannya di Film Dealova & Kini Siap Dipinang Richard Kyle". Tribunnews.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "The Romantic Tale of Richard Kyle and Jessica Iskandar". Prestige Online - Taiwan. February 14, 2020. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  4. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber. "Profil Jessica Iskandar, Si Artis Serba Bisa". KOMPAS.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  5. ^ Bintang.com. "Mereka yang Pernah Singgah di Hati Jessica Iskandar". LINE TODAY. Retrieved July 15, 2020.
  6. ^ "Guess what?: Jessica Iskandar releases biography". December 23, 2014.
  7. ^ "Earth Hour Jakarta, Indonesia".
  8. ^ "Jessica Iskandar is a guest judge in Asia's next top model 2018". October 2, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "NGOPI DARA TRANS TV (@ngopidara_ttv) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Influencer of the Day: Jessica Iskandar". Elite Havens MAGAZINE. July 10, 2019. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Jessica Iskandar Ternyata Sudah Menikah Setahun Lalu". Warta Kota (in Indonesian). Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Pengadilan Batalkan Pernikahan Ludwig Franz Willibald - Jessica Iskandar". HarianSIB.com - Sinar Indonesia Baru. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  13. ^ Media, Kompas Cyber. "Gugatan Pembatalan Perkawinan Jessica Iskandar-Ludwig Ditolak". KOMPAS.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  14. ^ Liputan6.com (June 15, 2019). "Jelang Tunangan, Jessica Iskandar dan Richard Kyle Kenang Masa Perkenalan". liputan6.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "Heboh! Artis Jessica Iskandar Menyusui Anak Gading Martin". Tribun Jabar (in Indonesian). Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "Jessica Iskandar Was Chosen To Be The Most Controversial Artist".
  17. ^ "Mom and Kids Fashionable Nominated Photos at Insert Awards 2018".
  18. ^ "the reaction of Jedar and Richo when they were awarded the Couple Sweetheart award".

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