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Jessica Parker Kennedy (born October 3, 1984) is a Canadian actress.[1] She played Melissa Glaser on the CW series The Secret Circle, Max on the Starz original series Black Sails and Nora West-Allen / XS on The Flash, and has also appeared on the television series Smallville, Undercovers and Kaya.

Jessica Parker Kennedy
Jessica Parker Kennedy 2013.jpg
Kennedy in 2013
Born (1984-10-03) October 3, 1984 (age 34)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present

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Early lifeEdit

Kennedy was born in Calgary, Alberta. She is of African and Irish descent.[2] Her religious affiliation is Jewish.[3]

CareerEdit

Kennedy portrayed supervillain Plastique in the television series Smallville, the role of Tami in the 2008 comedy film Another Cinderella Story and the recurring character of Natalee on the 2007 television series Kaya on MTV.[4]

Kennedy was originally cast in the J. J. Abrams-produced 2010 spy drama series Undercovers as the younger sister of the female lead (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw)[5] but was later replaced by Mekia Cox.[6] Kennedy played Melissa Glaser in the CW series The Secret Circle,[7] until the show was cancelled after one season in May 2012. In 2017, Kennedy joined the CW's Arrowverse, appearing primarily on the live-action series The Flash. Her character appeared throughout the fourth season and is eventually revealed as Nora West-Allen,[8] and gets promoted to series regular for the fifth season using the superhero name XS.[9][10]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Santa Baby Lucy the Elf TV movie
2007 Decoys 2: Alien Seduction Beautiful Girl Video
Kaya Natalee 10 episodes
2008 Another Cinderella Story Tammy Main Cast
Desperate Hours: An Amber Alert Sandy TV movie
2008–2010 Smallville Bette Sans Souci / Plastique 3 episodes
2009 Exes and Ohs Amy Episode "You Don't Know Jack"
Fear Itself Becca Episode "The Spirit Box"
Soul Alicia 5 episodes
Valemont Beatrice 33 episodes
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe Lucy the Elf Television film
2009–2010 The Troop Laurel Episodes "Forest Grump" and "Next Stop: Lakewood"
2010 V Grace Episode "John May"
Karma Inc. Candy Short
Undercovers Lizzy "Pilot" episode
Brothers & Sisters Angie Episode "The Rhapsody of Flesh"
Lie to Me Alison Roberts Episode "Beyond Belief"
2011 Collision Earth Brooke TV movie
Behemoth Zoe TV movie
Fairly Legal Jessica Nord "Pilot" episode
50/50 Jackie
In Time Edouarda
Bad Meat Estelle
2011–2012 The Secret Circle Melissa Glaser Main Cast
2012–2013 90210 Megan Rose Recurring role
2014–2017 Black Sails Max Main Cast
2014 Nearlyweds Casey Television film
2015 The Perfect Guy Rachel
2016 Lethal Weapon DJ Episode "Homebodies"
2017 Colony Maya Recurring role, 5 episodes
2017 Ransom Charlotte Walker Episode "The Enemy Within"
2017 Gemini Sierra
2017 Tales Unique Episodes "F*ck the Police" and "Trap Queen"
2017-present I Love Bekka & Lucy Bekka Main Cast
2017 Supergirl Nora West-Allen / XS Episode "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 1"
2018–2019 The Flash Recurring role (season 4)
Series regular (season 5)
25 episodes
2018 Cam Katie
2018 Deep Murder Babysitter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jessica Parker Kennedy (as Natalee) - Kaya". MTV. Retrieved August 22, 2009.
  2. ^ "I Could Never Be Jessica Parker Kennedy". Popcorn Talk (Interview). Interviewed by Michael Clouse. YouTube. October 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "The woman of Black Sails on how they have bite". Inverse (Interview). Interviewed by Lauren Sarner. YouTube. January 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Jessica Parker Kennedy - Filmography". The New York Times. The New York Times. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "J.J. Abrams pilot gains a Kennedy". The Celebrity Cafe. January 16, 2010. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved May 1, 2010.
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (June 14, 2010). "Mekia Cox cast in NBC's 'Undercovers'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 16, 2010.
  7. ^ Bricker, Tierney (March 17, 2011). "Smallville' alum Jessica Parker Kennedy joins 'The Secret Circle'". Zap2It. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2011.
  8. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 22, 2018). "The Flash boss on that Mystery Girl reveal, new season 5 threat". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  9. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (June 18, 2018). "The Flash: Jessica Parker Kennedy Will Be a Series Regular for Season 5". TVLine.
  10. ^ Cardona, Ian (July 21, 2018). "The Flash: Barry & Iris' Daughter Is Exactly Who We Thought (Sort Of)". CBR. Retrieved July 21, 2018.

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