Alissa Jessup is an actor, writer and director with over 15 years experience working professionally in New York and Los Angeles in theater, film and television. 

 

She recently returned to the Pacific Northwest and made her Portland Stage debut as Laurie, in Lisa Kron's play 'In the Wake' at Profile Theatre

 

She recently had the great good fortune to return to Profile Theatre 

as Jessie in Lynn Nottage's play 'Sweat' and as a different Laurie in Dominique Morisseau's play Pipeline at Portland Playhouse.

As an actor, she has performed and developed new plays with Sundance Theatre Lab, ACT Theatre, 13P, Soho Rep, P.S. 122, The National Theatre of The United States of America, and Playwrights Horizons.

Selected TV credits include Shrill starring Aidy Bryant (Hulu), TRUE BLOOD, THE MINDY PROJECT,  GRIMM, and THE MENTALIST. 

Alumnus of The Upright Citizens Brigade NYC and The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Original member of Printers Devil Theatre in Seattle, WA. 

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