Jessica Wesson was born on 1 January 1982, in California, USA, and is a now retired actress, best known for being a part of the sitcom entitled “Home Improvement”, in which she played the character Jennifer Sudarsky, the first girlfriend of Brand played by Zachery Ty Bryan.
The Wealth of Jessica Wesson
How rich is Jessica Wesson? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is close to $2 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She had a lot of successful projects during the early part of her career though her current endeavors are unknown.
Despite that, her success from the past has helped elevate her to where she is today.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
Very little is known about Jessica’s life before her rise to fame, as she has not shared a lot of details regarding her childhood, family, and education. It isn’t known how she set her path upon an acting career, but was apparently very interested in the field at a young age. This led to her first role in 1992, when she was cast in the recurring role of Jennifer in “Home Improvement”.
The television sitcom starring Tim Allen aired on ABC from 1991 to 1998, a total of 204 episodes spanning eight seasons. It was one of the most watched sitcoms in the US, winning many awards, with Wesson gaining a nomination for a Young Artist Award. The show is known for being the launch of Tim Allen’s acting career, as well as of Pamela Anderson’s television career. Afterwards, Jessica appeared in her first film project – “Milk Money”, a romantic comedy film starring Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris.
Rise to Fame
In 1994, Wesson made a guest appearance in a season four episode of “Baywatch”, playing the character Bridgette. The show is an action drama, following the story of Los Angeles county lifeguards who patrol the beaches of the area. It starred David Hasselhoff, and it didn’t have a very good first season, being cancelled by NBC, however, it became successful through syndication, leading it to become the most watched television show in the world, running from 1989 to 1999, and was later overhauled from 1999 to 2001, with most cast members as well as the setting undergoing changes. Later on, it became “Baywatch: Hawaii”.
After this appearance, Jessica had a recurring role in the sitcom “Boy Meets World” which aired on ABC, and follows the life events of Cory Matthews played by Ben Savage, and the life lessons he gains from them. Afterwards, she had one of her biggest roles, playing Amber in the 1995 film “Casper”, a fantasy comedy film based on the Harvey Comics character of the same name called Casper the Friendly Ghost. It starred Christina Ricci and Bill Pullman, and was known for being the first feature to have a fully computer generated image (CGI) in the lead role, and a much darker interpretation of the Friendly Ghost.
Later Career and Retirement
A year after her work in “Casper”, Jessica was then cast in the film “Flipper” playing the character Kim. It is an adventure film and a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, following the story of a boy who has to spend a summer with his uncle, during which he befriends a dolphin who he names Flipper. Her next project would be a guest appearance in “Odd Man Out”, a sitcom that aired on ABC as a part of TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) lineup, usually sitcoms aimed at a family viewing.
A few of her last acting projects during this period were in 2001. She was cast in a five episode role in the show “Judging Amy”, a legal drama series which aired on CBS, following a family court judge. She also played the role of Kelly Montgomery in the comedy film “Longshot”, which was written by Lou Pearlman as a means to promote the acting debuts of numerous members of boy bands and girl groups. Cameos in the film include members of NSYNC, O-Town, Innosense, and the singer Britney Spears.
For her personal life, not much is known of any of Wesson’s romantic relationships. After her projects in 2001, she slowly faded into obscurity, and it is not known if she later married. She resurfaced nine years later, working on the short film entitled “The Weird Ones”. She also served as a script supervisor for the film “The Other Way Around”, but did not follow through with more work afterwards.
Like many former and retired actresses, she has very little presence online.
She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. There is a Facebook page named after her, but it is labelled unofficial with no details on it. Not a lot of information has been revealed regarding her life after acting, with no one pursuing her to find out. Even photos of her that are circulating online are those taken when she was younger. There are some photos circulating that might be hers though it has not been confirmed as even major publications haven’t covered anything about her after her retirement.