Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais

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Jessica Dominique Maris is an Australian actress. Jessica Marais is best known for her roles on Australian television ‘Packed to the Rafters’ and ‘Love Child’.

Early Life

Jessica was born on January 29, 1985, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is 37 years old. She moved to Australia at the age of nine. However, six months after arriving in Australia, Marais’ father Tony died from a heart attack. Her mother Karen raised Jessica and her younger sister Clara. She attended John XXII College in Claremont for a year.

Moreover, Jessica attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She graduated in 2007. Jessica won the role in ‘Packed to the Rafters’ in her final year along with Hugh Sheridan. Hugh was a co-star and fellow NIDA graduate.

Professional Life

Marais was cast in the television series ‘Packed to the Rafter’ in the role of Rachel Rafter. She was still attending NIDA during that time. The series was very successful and was instantly renewed. Marais starred in the series from Season One until Season Four from 2008 to 2012. However, she made cameo appearances in the final episode of season 4 and the series finale o 2 July 2013.

Moreover, Marais also starred in ‘Two Fists, One Heart’ alongside Tim Minchin and Daniel Amalm. Marais also played the role of Mord’Sith Denna in the American series ‘Legend of the Seeker’. Moreover, Marais went to Los Angeles to pursue her career in Hollywood. She went to Miami to film the US drama ‘Magic City’.

After going back to Australia, Marais portrayed Australian transgender entertainer and Activist Carlotta in a biographic telefilm for ABCTV Australia. Its worldwide premiere was on 19 June 2014. The show was listed as the Number 12 show of the night. It nationally won its timeslot with 811,000 viewers. Moreover, in 2014, Marais played the role of Dr. Joan Millar on Channel Nine’s Love Child. She has appeared in all four seasons of this show. Marais played the lead role in the drama ‘The Wrong Girl’ in 2016.

Jessica Marais

Caption: Jessica Marais during the 59th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium
Source: Gettyimage

Net Worth

Jessica Marais is one of the richest TV Actresses who has worked through her movies and series. Therefore, her estimated net worth is $1.5 Million.

Personal Life

In 2009, Marais engaged former ‘Packed to the Rafters’ co-start James Stewart. In addition, the couple has a daughter together born in May 2012. However, in May 2015 Marais announced that she and Stewart had ended their 5-year engagement.

Jessica Marais

Caption: Jessica Marais with James Stewart during the premiere of ‘Accidents Happen’
Source: Gettyimage

Body Measurement and Social Media

Jessica Marais is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 55 kg. Moreover, she has blue eyes and blonde hair. She is very beautiful and has a gorgeous look.

Jessica Marais

Caption: Jessica Marais during the 58th Annual Logie Awards at Crown Palladium Source: GettyimageShe is available on Instagram as @jay.may.ray. Marais has 25.5k followers on Instagram. Other than that she is not available on any other platforms.

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