Jessica Lucas plays Skye Yarrow, a young research assistant who teams up with investigative journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis) on a mission to uncover the dark underworld of a TV show and its rabid fans on The CW’s
drama series Cult.
Lucas has quickly established herself as a highly sought-after young actress in film and television. She was recently seen starring opposite Martin Lawrence and Brandon T. Jackson in the comedy Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, the third installment in the Big Momma’s House franchise. In 2008, she was seen in one of the most anticipated films of 2008, J.J. Abrams’ Cloverfield. The sci-fithriller opened at number one at the box office. Lucas will next be seen on the big screen in the remake of Evil Dead. She will star opposite Jane Levy and Shiloh Fernandez in the film about a group of friends who discover a book of the dead that leads to danger and horror. The film is set to be released in April 2013.
Lucas’ television credits include two much-buzzed-about recurring roles on 90210 and CSI. She quickly became a fan favorite for her arc on 90210, when her character, Kimberly, an undercover cop posing as astudent at West Beverly High, became involved with teacher Ryan Matthews (Ryan Eggold). Her other television credits include series regular roles on the popular Canadian teen drama Edgemont, Friends with Benefits, Melrose Place and the short-lived, yet critically acclaimed series Life As We Know It.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Lucas has been acting since she was seven years old. She began her professional training with Children’s Theatre Arts and quickly earned theater credits in local productions of Snow White & The Seven Dwarves, Grease, Cinderella, Mousetrap and the Music Medley series. Lucas quickly transitioned to film and television. Her film credits include DreamWorks’romantic comedy She’s the Man, opposite Amanda Bynes, and a lead role in the Screen Gems/Lakeshore Film The Covenant, opposite Taylor Kitsch and Chace Crawford.
Lucas currently splits her time between Vancouver and Los Angeles.