Jessica Stafford BIO 2018
Born & raised in Melbourne, Jessica began studying acting at a young age with Judy Banks on the Mornington Peninsula, completing a Diploma of Television & Dramatic Art. Through her early twenties she found success as a sports & body model, competing in many national & international swimsuit competitions and was crowned Miss Superbabe Australia 2004. This achievement took her to London where she worked in Fashion & TV.
Upon returning to Australia Jessica began focusing on her acting and presenting, appearing in many local & international productions, most recently in a comedic support role as “Kathleen” in the highly-anticipated upcoming Aussie comedy TV series “Tradies”. She is an experienced presenter both on camera & as a live host & MC, with her infectious smile shining through on countless TVC’s, corporate productions and large-scale live events.
Jessica spent 7 years as one of Australia’s most sought-after Civil Celebrant/MC’s, hosting many high-profile weddings & celebrations for sports stars & celebrities alike.Jessica’s MC work saw her win 6 national & international wedding industry awards. She recently joined the team of established presenters at the TV Training Academy at their Brisbane campus, working as a Media Training Consultant where she shares her knowledge & experience with students wanting to learn the foundations of TV presenting & industry professionals looking to hone their skills. Jessica can also be heard as an on-air Announcer on 94.1FM Gold Coast Radio.
Seeing the need for a diverse range of skills as an artist, Jessica set out to broaden her skill set as a performer & thanks to her strong physical & mental commitment is now also an Australian accredited stunt performer (MEAA SAP). Jessica regularly trains with some of the country’s best stunt performers, weapons experts & martial artists.
Off camera, Jessica’s passion is animals & has worked alongside many of Australia’s animal & marine organisations as both a hands-on volunteer & ambassador. Hosting RSPCA QLD's events such as the “Pop Up Adoption 2018” in Brisbane with an audience of around 15,000, she continues to work alongside the leading animal welfare organisation in events & media as an emcee & official RSPCA QLD Ambassador. Jessica’s warm personality, years of experience & sense of adventure make her the perfect personality for your production, event or campaign.
Jessica is based on the Gold Coast & happily travels for work.