Jessica Danov has been performing in some way or another since she was old enough to dress herself (the choice to pair cords with stripes for her kindergarten photo is a source of pride to this day).
From singing for the bus driver and his passengers every morning on the way to daycare, founding the drama club at her arts deprived high school, to fearlessly tackling the role of Stephano (the drunken butler) in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Jessica always knew that acting was what she wanted to do when she grew up, she just didn’t know the best way to go about it.
Enter Fanshawe College and their two year intensive Theatre Arts Program. The teachers’ approach to the craft immediately clicked for her and inspired a new level of commitment and perseverance.
Since graduating Jessica has sunk her teeth into a wide range of roles including Tyler in Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s), Hero in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Natalie in Jennie’s House of Joy (for which she received a stellar review) and Betty in the feature film The Weight.
She is also a writer, yoga enthusiast, and master baker in the making who speaks basic French (apparently ‘Quebecois’ French according to the Parisians she met on a student exchange) and aspires to learn more than just the words for milk, tea, grandmother, and grandfather that she already knows in Macedonian.
Her acting ambitions include working on the locally filmed series Hannibal or in any feature opposite Sam Rockwell.