Jessica Lucas is a Canadian actress best known for her roles as Lily Ford in the 2008 feature film Cloverfield and as Riley Richmond in the television drama series Melrose Place, from 2009-2010.
She also starred as Riley Elliott in the short-lived television sitcom Friends with Benefits, in 2011.
Lucas was also seen on the small screen in two much-buzzed-about recurring roles on 90210 and CSI. She quickly became a fan favourite for her arc on 90210, when her character, Kimberly, an undercover cop posing as a student 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 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 theatre 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 Gem/Lakeshore Film The Covenant, opposite Taylor Kitsch and Chace Crawford.