Jessica stars as "Sue Miller" on ABC's drama series "Life As We Know It".
No stranger to performing on stage, Jessica Lucas
was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and has
been acting since she was seven years old. She began
her professional training with Children’s Theatre Arts from 1992 through 1994, and quickly earned theatre credits in local productions of Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap and Music Medley. Having developed her acting legs, Lucas transitioned to television and film, quickly securing credits in Seven Days, 2Gether, Return to Halloweentown, The Sausage Factory, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, Damaged Care, Edgemont, 2030 CE, No Place Like Home, The L Word and Romeo. Lucas still resides in Vancouver, enjoys playing softball and is proud to be an accomplished singer and dancer. Jessica's birthday is on September 24.
Jessica Lucas co-stars in the new drama series ''Life as we know it''
From the producers of the critically-acclaimed series "Freaks and Geeks," Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, and the former co-chairman of the ABC Entertainment Television Group, Stuart Bloomberg, comes a one-hour drama series based on British author Melvin Burgess' breakthrough novel, Doing It. "life as we know it" defines the spirit of life through the eyes of Dino Whitman, Jonathan Fields and Ben Connor, three hormone-charged teenage boys on the brink of becoming young men. This coming-of-age story is not just about sex - which dominates their every thought - girlfriends and sports, but about how the pressures of growing up affect their attitudes toward the things and people they love, and how these experiences with their families, friends, coaches and teachers shape them into men.
Dino (Sean Faris) is a rising hockey star with athletic good looks and charisma that make him the envy of his classmates. Fascinated by his beautiful girlfriend, Jackie (Missy Peregrym), he can barely control his teenage sexual impulses. His confidence is wildly shaken when he makes a devastating discovery about the relationship of his parents, Annie (Lisa Darr) and Michael Whitman (D.B. Sweeney). Meanwhile, Jackie quietly struggles with her own sexual boundaries with Dino and relies heavily on her friends, Sue (Jessica Lucas) and Deborah (Kelly Osbourne), to maintain her willpower.
Bright, sarcastic and utterly consumed by thoughts of girls, Ben Connor (Jon Foster) is under constant pressure from his parents to achieve unattainable perfection. Ben is mesmerized by his English teacher, Ms. Monica Young (Marguerite Moreau), and is simultaneously thrilled and panicked at the thought of having a physical relationship with her.
Jonathan Fields (Chris Lowell), the least confident but most creative and grounded of the three friends, finds secret comfort in his relationship with the eccentric, full-bodied Deborah (Kelly Osbourne), because she shares his world view. Unbeknownst to each other, Deborah and Jonathan both entertain thoughts of taking their relationship to the next level, though Jonathan also worries that making things more "formal" will bring ridicule from others.
"life as we know it" stars Sean Faris ("Sleepover") as Dino Whitman, Jon Foster ("The Door in the Floor") as Ben Connor, Chris Lowell as Jonathan Fields, Missy Peregrym ("Catwoman") as Jackie, Kelly Osbourne ("The Osbournes") as Deborah, D.B. Sweeney ("No Man's Land") as Michael Whitman, Lisa Darr ("Popular") as Annie Whitman, Marguerite Moreau ("Runaway Jury") as Ms. Monica Young and Jessica Lucas ("Seven Days") as Sue.
"life as we know it" is created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (both of "Freaks and Geeks" and "Just Shoot Me"), who are executive producers together with Stuart Bloomberg. The one-hour drama is from Sachs-Judah Productions and (ca)bloom! in association with Touchstone Television.
Jessica Lucas plays in the ''2030 CE''
The year 2030: Common Era (CE). Bright with possibility, it is a vibrant new world of employment, clean air and a revitalized emphasis on leisure and recreation. The 'good life' is available to all. What more could one want?
Well, maybe to live longer. A mysterious virus called Progressive Aging Syndrome (PAS) is causing certain death by the age of 30. The result is a world where youth rule - as med school grads at 16, elders at 22, the driving age is 12!
This brave new world has been reclaimed under the name Nexes, a corporation formed by governments, business and the scientific community. With no apparent escape from the deadly virus, Nexes' young medical team are committed to finding a cure.or are they?
United in their suspicion of Nexes, 2030CE centers on the idealistic and handsome Hart (Corey Sevier, Lassie), his worldly-wise sister Rome (Tatiana Maslany, Incredible Story Studio) his best friend Robby (Neil Denis, X-Men: Evolution) and his new ally, the beautiful and enigmatic Jakki (Jessica Lucas, Edgemont). Now, mysteriously reclassified as an Eco-Tech by Maxine Rich (Elyse Levesque, Incredible Story Studio, MythQuest), head of Nexes security, his quest for answers leads him into uncharted terrain where hidden conspiracies abound and where the truth, when uncovered, is almost inconceivable. When Hart learns that his genetic makeup will predispose him to the deadly virus, he is determined to discover the cause of the disease and uncover the true intentions behind Nexes' Orwellian regime. Ultimately, the rebel trio find themselves in a race against time - and a race to save their own lives.
The series is a co-production between the award-winning team of Kevin DeWalt of Minds Eye Pictures (Incredible Story Studio), Phyllis Laing of Buffalo Gals Pictures (The Law of Enclosures); Yan Moore of Yan Moore Productions (Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High) and Angela Bruce Productions (Sesame Street).
During the theme. the opening voice-over goes:
"The collapse came early in the new century.
Humanity itself appeared to be doomed.
Science, industry and government united and Nexes was born.
A new world. Where no one lives past the age of 30."
2030 CE is filmed in Winnipeg,Manitoba,Canada.