Jessica Makinson

Gender: Female



Add to Actor Favourites


Jessica Makinson is an American actress, comedienne and improviser known as a series regular for several Comedy Central programs, voice over work for animation, and as a sketch player for late night talk shows.

Jessica was born in Tempe, Arizona. She was an only child who loved waterskiing and pretending. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2000 with a B.A. in theatre. Although studying sounded fantastic, A.S.U. is where she began doing sketch and improv.

Soon after graduating, Jessica moved to Los Angeles where she studied at Improv Olympic, going on to become a stand-out performer in groups like Brand X, King Ten and Squadron.

A go-to girl for Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Jessica guest starred on their political sitcom send-up, That's My Bush! and has contributed voices to their infamous animation, South Park.

She has also contributed sketches and characters to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS' Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Showtime's The Underground.

In 2003, she starred in a season of Comedy Central's improv/hidden camera series, Trigger Happy TV, before landing the role of Eleanor (the weeper) on Spike TV's 2004 reality parody, Joe Schmo 2.

The following year, she starred in two pilots, The Hollywood Show for Comedy Central (playing a mock reporter) and The Sportsmen's News for the Outdoor Channel (playing a mock news co-anchor).

In 2007 she starred in the role of Carly Barzak in the Comedy Central series, Halfway Home and was proud to be playing the first female comedy drug mule on television.

She has since guest starred in a number of television series including CSI: NY, iCarly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Moral Orel, True Jackson, VP, Modern Family and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Sunday 16 June 2024

Married at First Sight Mzansi begins on 161 and House of the Dragon returns live in the early hours of Monday.

New on TV today: Saturday 15 June

K-drama comedy Miss Night and Day drops on Netflix and eReality takes a Gaycation.

Queen Modjadji drama unfolds as series airs on TV

It's been a queendom for centuries but now there's a king who must step aside for a queen.

New on TV today: Friday 14 June 2024

eReality investigates The Queen of Crypto and Criminal Minds: Evolution 2 drops on Disney+.

Suidooster Teasers - July 2024

Mymoena is led into temptation. And then her lies catch up with her. Also: a lurve triangle gets complex.

New on TV today: Thursday 13 June 2024

M-Net tells The Nolo Letele Story and S3 exposes frat boy culture on Inside America's Fraternities.

Uzalo Teasers - July 2024

Back. Who? A familiar face returns and The Punisher isn't done with cleaning the streets of KwaMashu.

New on TV today: Wednesday 12 June 2024

Presumed Innocent drops on Apple TV+ and BBC Lifestyle goes inside the House of Kardashian.

Generations character portrait: Didintle Khunou as Tumelo Gcabashe

Introducing Jack Mabaso's other glove. A troubleshooter who has to take the reigns.

Official trailer: Savage Beauty 2

Don Bhengu burns in a furnace of his own making, haunted, and owned by Grace.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.