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Jessica Collins
Genoa City Presence
August 3, 2011 to Present [contract]
At A Glance
Collins was born Jessica Lynn Capogna on April 1st in Schenectady, New York. At eighteen, she moved to New York City to study acting and soon got her first break when she landed the role of DinahLee Mayberry on the daytime drama Loving.

Her extensive television credits include such shows as the critically-acclaimed HBO series Unscripted, Big Shots, Scoundrels, Tru Calling, American Dreams, and Beverly Hills More...90210. She has guest-starred on numerous series including It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Nip/Tuck, Two and a Half Men, CSI, Everwood, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Dawson's Creek, and Star Trek: Voyager.

Her motion picture credits include The Ranch, directed by Susan Seidelman, Beautiful, directed by Sally Field, and Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can.

Collins studied acting with renowned teachers Howard Fine and French instructor Phillipe Gaulier. In addition, she attended Shakespeare & Company in Massachusetts and The Royal National Theatre in London.

Jessica is also a professional chef. In 2009, she graduated with the highest honors from the pristine cooking college Le Cordon Bleu.

She produces and hosts the cooking show Sugared and has an entertaining food blog at jessicacollins.tv.
Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
The Young and the Restless
Avery Bailey Clark
August 3, 2011 to Present

Memphis Beat
Margo
2011

CSI: Miami
Marcie Westerfield
2010

Scoundrels
Valerie Bottoms
2010

Nip/Tuck
Tracy Pierce (1 episode,
2009 Gary Unmarried
Leslie
2008

Big Shots
Marla
2007-2008

Two and a Half Men
Gloria
2006

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Missy
2005

Unscripted
Jessica
2005

Everwood
Cameron
2005

The Ranch
Kim
2004

Tru Calling
Meredith Davies
2003-2004

American Dreams
Colleen
2003

Andy Richter Controls the Universe
Leslie
2002

Off Centre
Kristi Lee
2002

Dawson's Creek
Sherry Eisler
2000

Beverly Hills, 90210
Jody Carlisle
1997

Star Trek: Voyager
Linnis Paris
1997

Life with Roger
Heather
1996

Diagnosis Murder
Wendy Windsor
1996

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Mindy Church
1995

Coach
Bridget McDermott
1994

M.A.N.T.I.S.
Corrine
1994

Loving
Dinah Lee Mayberry
1991-1994
Acting Portfolio
FILM
Open House
Lauren
2010

Live!
Starlet
2007

Dirty Love
Mandy
2005

King for a Day
Mother
2003

Catch Me If You Can
Peggy
2002

Ritual
Jackie
2002

Beautiful
Miss Lawrenceville
2000

Best of the Best: Without Warning
Karina
1998

Leprechaun 4: In Space
Tina
1997
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013; for The Young and the Restless)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2014; for The Young and the Restless)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2013; for The Young and the Restless)

Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Hottest Female Star (1993; for Loving)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nominee, Outstanding Younger Leading Actress (1994; for Loving)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Schenectady, New York
DATE OF BIRTH: April 1, 1971
HEIGHT: 5'7"
MARITAL STATUS: Divorced, Robert Tyler (Nov 2, 1996 to Feb 2002)
News Archives

News Archive: Collins scores first Daytime Emmy nom. [May 1, 2013]
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