Jessica St. Clair
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Jessica St. Clair (born September 21, 1976) is an American actress and improvisational comedian from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. With frequent collaborator Lennon Parham, she co-created and co-starred in NBC's Best Friends Forever and USA Network's Playing House.
Jessica St. Clair
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, writer, producer|
Life and careerEdit
St. Clair was born in Princeton, New Jersey and raised in Westfield, New Jersey, where she attended Westfield High School, graduating as part of the class of 1994. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, where she was classmates with fellow Upright Citizens Brigade performer Jason Mantzoukas. She began her comedy career as a regular improviser and sketch performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York and Los Angeles, originally as a member of the improv team "Mother". Her first major television work was as a regular panelist on the VH1 series Best Week Ever, offering comedic insights on pop-culture and the news of the week. She co-starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom In the Motherhood in 2009.
St. Clair has gained notice for her frequent guest appearances (often alongside performing partner Lennon Parham) on podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang!, where she plays the show's teenage intern Marissa Wompler. In 2015, St. Clair and Parham spun-off their characters in a new Earwolf podcast called WOMP It Up!, with St. Clair as host Marissa Wompler and Parham co-hosting as Marissa's teacher Miss Listler. Frequent guests on the podcast include Brian Huskey as Marissa's stepdad "Seth" and Jason Mantzoukas as Marissa's former flame Eric "Gutterballs" Gutterman. The podcast ran through the summer of 2015, returning after a hiatus on November 16, 2015.
St. Clair and frequent collaborator Lennon Parham created and starred in the NBC comedy series Best Friends Forever, which premiered on April 4, 2012 and aired for one season. St. Clair and Parham created and starred in their second comedy Playing House, which premiered on USA on April 29, 2014 and concluded its final, third season in July 2017.
St. Clair has had recurring roles on television programs such as Veep, Weeds, The McCarthys, Marry Me, American Housewife, Worst Week, and United States of Tara. She was also part of the recurring cast on the Comedy Central series Review, playing the role of Suzanne, the long-suffering wife of host Forrest MacNeil (played by Andy Daly). St. Clair's notable work in film includes supporting roles in Bridesmaids, She's Out of My League, Afternoon Delight, and Enough Said.
In 2015, St. Clair said she and Lennon Parham had both learned Transcendental Meditation. In 2017, St. Clair revealed that she had undergone treatment for breast cancer after being diagnosed in September 2015, and this was incorporated into the third season of Playing House, when her character Emma was similarly diagnosed.
|2006||For Your Consideration||Hula Balls Spokeswoman|
|2007||Trendsetters||Julie Campbell||Short film|
|2008||College Road Trip||Ms. Prince|
|2009||Stay Cool||Darcy Portola|
|2009||The Condom Killer||Connor's Mother||Short film|
|2009||The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.||Selleck Customer, Wife|
|2009||It's Complicated||Wedding Specialist|
|2010||She's Out of My League||Debbie|
|2010||The Big Dog||Lena||Short film|
|2010||The Red Roof Inn Chronicles||Herself||Short film; also writer|
|2010||Life As We Know It||Beth|
|2015||Addicted to Fresno||Kristen|
|2017||The House||Wall Street Guy - Reba|
|2020||Like a Boss||Kim|
|2002||The Colin Quinn Show||Various||3 episodes|
|2003–2004||The Smoking Gun TV||Correspondent||Series regular|
|2004||Things I Hate About You||Juror||Episode: "Patrick and Renee"|
|2005||Lies and the Wives We Tell Them To||TV pilot|
|2007||The IT Crowd||Jen||unaired TV pilot|
|2007||Samantha Who?||Valerie||Episode: "The Wedding"|
|2007||UCB Comedy Originals||Episode: "Action 5 News!"; also producer|
|2008–2009||Worst Week||Sarah||6 episodes|
|2009||United States of Tara||Tiffany St. Claire||2 episodes|
|2009||In the Motherhood||Emily||Series regular|
|2009||Labor Pains||Pregnancy Class Instructor||TV movie|
|2009||Hank||Peggy||Episode: "Yard Sale"|
|2010||The Life & Times of Tim||Kelly / Friend (voice)||2 episodes|
|2010||Notes from the Underbelly||Violet||Episode: "Spinning Out of Control"|
|2010||Sons of Tucson||Marcia Teel||Episode: "Sally Teel"|
|2011||Parks and Recreation||Denise Burkiss||Episode: "Road Trip"|
|2011||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Anna||Episode: "The Divorce"|
|2011||Love Bites||Chloe||3 episodes|
|2011||How to Be a Gentleman||Pam||Episode: "How to Attend Your Ex-Fiance's Wedding"|
|2012||Best Friends Forever||Jessica Black||Lead role (6 episodes); also co-creator, writer, executive producer|
|2013||The Office||Casey Dean||Episode: "A.A.R.M."|
|2014–2017||Review||Suzanne MacNeil||20 episodes|
|2014–2017||Playing House||Emma Crawford||Lead role (26 episodes); also co-creator, writer, director, executive producer|
|2014–2015||The McCarthys||Katrina||6 episodes|
|2014–2015||Marry Me||Julie||3 episodes|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Miss Polite||Episode: "Mark Duplass Wears a Striped Sweater and Jeans"|
|2015||Key & Peele||Amy||Episode: "Killer Concept Album"|
|2015||Sofia the First||Athena (voice)||Episode: "The Secret Library"|
|2016–2017||Animals.||Kaitlin / Egg (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017–2019||American Housewife||Chloe Brown Mueller||12 episodes|
|2017||Portlandia||Squirrel (voice)||Episode: "Separation Anxiety"|
|2017||Teachers||June Harris||Episode: "Held Back"|
|2017||Angie Tribeca||Mrs. Claire Farnsworth||Episode: "Welcome Back, Blotter"|
|2017–2019||Bob's Burgers||Nancy / Joanne (voice)||2 episodes|
|2017–2019||Bajillion Dollar Propertie$||Leatha Benet||3 episodes|
|2017||Tangled: The Series||Pizzazo (voice)||Episode: "Great Expotations"|
|2018||Grace and Frankie||Lauren||Episode: "The Death Stick"|
|2019||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Captain Lade'e||6 episodes|
|2019||Arrested Development||Anita Bramwell||2 episodes|
|2019||American Dad!||Connie Robinson (voice)||2 episodes|
|2019||Man with a Plan||Kelly||Episodes: "Clean Country Living", "The Intervention(s)"|
|2019||Bless This Mess||Stacey||Episode: "The Grisham Gals"|
|2020||Avenue 5||Mia||Recurring role|
|2020||Space Force||Kelly King||Recurring role|
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- "The JV Club with Janet Varney : Jessica St. Clair". jvclub.libsyn.com.
- Carpien, Sara (18 June 2014). "Westfield Native Jessica St. Clair Talks About Her Hit Show, Playing House, and Hometown Inspiration". TAPinto. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
St. Clair, who graduated Westfield High School in 1994, has fond memories of growing up in Westfield and weaves them into the storyline in unique, and sometimes specific, ways.
- "Latest Celebrity Gossip, Celebrity News, Entertainment News - VH1". VH1 News.
- Reimann, Tom (October 23, 2019). "'Space Force' Cast Adds Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard, and Jessica St. Clair". Collider. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
- Andreeva, Nellie (October 23, 2019). "'Space Force': Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard & Jessica St. Clair Join Cast Of Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
- "Weddings: Jessica St. Clair, Dan O'Brien". The New York Times. 16 July 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- Ossad, Jordana (11 October 2013). "Jessica St. Clair Welcomes Daughter Isobel Kelly". E! News. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
- Corridan, Kara (2015). "A Convo with Two Really Cool Moms". Parents. Archived from the original on 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
Lennon’s husband worked at a school where they taught transcendental meditation and took time out of the school day to meditate. … So Lennon and I learned meditation ... through the David Lynch Foundation, and we try and meditate at least once a day.
- "Actress Jessica St. Clair Opens Up About Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis". Stand Up To Cancer. May 9, 2017. Retrieved May 14, 2017.