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


She currently lives in the PNW and has had the the great good fortune to play Jessie in Lynn Nottage's play 'Sweat' at Profile Theatre 

and Laurie in Dominique Morisseau's play Pipeline at Portland Playhouse.

As an actor, she has performed and developed more new plays than she can remember! Some of her favorites include: Sundance Theatre Lab, Clubbed Thumb, 13P, Soho Rep, P.S. 122, The National Theatre of The United States of America, & Playwrights Horizons.

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

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