Jessica Marais is one of the rising stars from Australia in Hollywood. But how well do you know about her? Read all about Jessica Marais, her net worth, TV and movie career and private life here.
Jessica Marais’ Family and Early Life
Jessica Marais was born on January 29, 1985, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her family has lived in Canada and New Zealand, before finally settling in Perth, Australia. Jessica was nine when her family relocated to Australia.
Just six months after the family moved to Australia, Jessica’s father died due to a heart attack. Her mother, Karen, raised her and her younger sister Clara.
Jessica attended John XXIII College in Claremont for one year, then she studied at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls from 1995 until her graduation in 2002.
In 2007, she attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
Jessica Marais – Career Summary
While in NIDA, Jessica Marais was offered a role in the TV series Packed to the Rafters. The series turned out a success. As a result, the series was immediately renewed for new seasons.
Jessica also starred in Rai Fazaio’s movie Two Fists, One Heart, alongside Tim Minchin and Daniel Amalm. Jessica also guest-starred in the Legend of the Seeker.
After Packed to the Rafters, Jessica decided to go to Los Angeles to pursue a Hollywood career. She was cast in the Starz drama TV series Magic City (2012).
From 2016 to 2017, Jessica played the lead role in the Australian drama, The Wrong Girl.
For the complete filmography of Australian actress Jessica Marais, see below.
Jessica Marais Net Worth in 2019
As one of the successful actors in Australia, actress Jessica Marais has an estimated net worth of around 1 to 5 million dollars in 2019. With her now back in the limelight, this net worth is bound to increase.
Jessica Marais – Personal and Dating Life
Australian actress Jessica Marais dated and got engaged with her Packed to the Rafters co-star James Stewart in 2009. In May 2015, Jessica announced that her relationship with James has ended, saying that they separated amicably. Jessica and James have a daughter who was born in 2012.
Jessica Marais is currently dating Jake Holly.
Jessica Marais – Filmography
Two Fists, One Heart – 2008
Fish Lips – 2010
Needle – 2010
Carlotta – 2014
That Sugar Film – 2015
Have You Been Paying Attention? – 2016
Packed to the Rafters – 2008–2012, 2013
Legend of the Seeker – 2009–2010
Magic City – 2012–2013
Love Child – 2014–2017
The Wrong Girl – 2016–2017
Jessica Marais – Body Measurements and Other Info
Height – 5 feet 7 inches
Weight – Approximately 55 Kg or 121 lbs
Body measurements – 36-24-36
Age – 34 years
Ethnicity – Caucasian
Nationality – Australian
Shoe size – 9.5 US (40 EU)
Dress size – 4 US (34 EU)
Hair color – Blonde
Eye color – Blue
F.A.Q. About (and Related to) Jessica Marais
Did Jessica Marais and Jake Holly break up?
In July 2019, Australian actress’ boyfriend, Jake Holly posted something on Instagram that somewhat hinted their breakup. However, it would seem that the two have patched things up, as seen on recent Instagram posts made by Jessica herself that showed the two of them going on a date.
Where is Jessica Marais now?
Jessica Marais, who has been open about her dealing with bipolar disorder, put her career on hold in 2018 as she focused on her mental health. She has already finished treatment from a Sydney clinic and is about to return on-screen for the revival of HALIFAX: Retribution.
Is Packed to the Rafters coming back?
According to a report by Inside Film, Amazon Prime has commissioned a reboot of Packed to the Rafters and the original cast members will be returning, including Jessica Marais.