One of the most noticeable faces in the award-winning TV series, Smallville is Jessica Parker Kennedy. Her portrayal of the DC comics heroine Bette Sans Souci or Plastique. Plastique can project high energies from her body.
If you were or still are a fan of Smallville, then you must remember her face. While that is one of the movies she starred in, Kennedy has also featured in quite several movies and TV series.
The reason is quite simple, her talent is indisputable. In this article, we will be looking at the life, career, and facts about Jessica Parker Kennedy’s parents.
Quick facts about Jessica Parker Kennedy
It must be said that she didn’t always want to be an actress. When she was younger she had an interest in sports, particularly gymnastics.
Even though she was good with the body twistings and all of that, her mother who would behave like every other naive parent had to pull her out of the sport, fearing her daughter may lose a limb or dislocate a part of her body.
However, when she decided to take up the acting oath, her mother threw support behind her, as is expected of every good parent.
Early Years of Jessica Parker Kennedy
The media only knows one of Jessica Parker Kennedy’s parents. Kennedy deliberately chose not to talk about her father to anyone. Only God knows what transpired between her parents. Jessica Parker Kennedy was born on October 3, 1985, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Her mother raised her alone. Her mother’s name is Toni Kennedy who was a school teacher. In interviews granted by Kennedy, she has always maintained that she was raised by a single mom. There is no record of who Kennedy’s father might be. We do not want to assume that her parents divorced before she came of age. This might be correct, but these are all speculations.
Her Early Career
She started her acting career when she was just seven years old. It was a passion from within. With just the support of one of Jessica Parker Kennedy’s parents, she proceeded to Mount Royal College in Calgary to study Theatre Arts. She made her film debut in the TV movie ‘Santa Baby’ in 2006.
This performance gave her the opportunity to feature in the comedy musical film ‘Another Cinderella Story’ where she was the second lead Tami, the friend of the starring role, Mary, played by the multitalented Selena Gomez.
Two years later, she beat other actresses in auditions to play the role of DC comics heroine Bette Sans Souci, a teenager who had the uncanny power to project high energies from her body. This role endeared her to fans. The media went agog by the silkiness of her performance, even though she only appeared in three episodes.
In 2011, she found herself in another fantasy TV series, where she was the main cast of the teen supernatural series “The Secret Circle”. She played Melissa Glaser. Again, the series, even after critical acclaims could not continue after just one season. But with the talent that Kennedy has, it wasn’t long before she got another role in 2011 as Meghan Rose in the popular TV series ‘90210’. Her performance received a lot of criticisms from movie critics and fans alike.
Jessica Parker Kennedy’s Professional Career
After three years, Jessica joined the main cast of Stars historical adventure series “Black Sails.” According to reports, the TV show was one of the most expensive shows. To put it in perspective, the producers wanted the ships to have a lot of details and had to hire over 300 workers to construct the ship. The movie’s shooting took place in Cape Town, South Africa.
The pressure from the show also had its toll on Jessica, as she had to live in an unfamiliar country for four years to internalize her role in the environment. She however said it was one of the best experiences she has ever had. The show ran from 2014-2017.
In 2017, Kennedy appeared with Tanisha Long in the romantic web series “I love Below and Lucy.” Kennedy’s role was praised for her depiction of everyday’s life.
In 2018, Jessica Kennedy featured in the horror film “Deep Murder” where she played the “Babysitter.” When asked why she accepted the role, she said it was the strangest role she had ever received but she wanted to try out new roles. We think it is because she is not used to roles like this. But then again, Kennedy is talented and this again shows her range.
In the same year, Kennedy made appearances in the fourth season of the Superhero TV series “The Flash” where she played Nora West Allen/XS.
Recently, Kennedy announced that she would appear in the Comedy film, “Business Ethics” as Dr Goodbody. As age is still on her side, we expect more appearances in movies from the hugely talented Kennedy.
Jessica Parker Kennedy as a Classical Singer
Apart from acting, Jessica Parker Kennedy’s Parents, actually one of her parents, trained her as a classically trained singer. She also performed in choirs.
Is She in a Relationship?
Yes, she is. And she is in a happy one for that matter. She and her boyfriend, Ronen Rubinstein have a home together. We do not know if this relationship will lead to marriage, but there is a possibility that it could. They regularly show off themselves on social media.
Jessica’s Net Worth
She is worth $1.1 million according to reliable sources.
Even though only one of Jessica Parker Kennedy’s parents was available for her to help her push her career to the next level, it didn’t deter her. Kennedy has carved a niche for herself in Hollywood and we are happy for that’s okay.