Actor + Children's Writer
"Ervin's [performance vibrates] with honesty and restlessness."
Jessica Ervin is a Chicago-based actor, working in theatre, film, and television. An ensemble member at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Jessica received an equity Jeff nomination for her portrayal of Ester in Dry Land. She has also been seen on stage at Rivendell in other productions, readings, and as an understudy. Other theatre work includes roles with Walkabout Theatre, Route 66, The Public House, and Blue Goose Theatre Ensemble. In the world of film, Jessica can be seen in Princess Cyd and the upcoming projects Teacher, Injustice, and Stalled.
Originally from northern Kentucky, Jessica graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ball State University, where she received her B.F.A. in Acting. In school, she spent several years studying Devising, Suzuki, Shakespeare, Grotowski, slow tempo, Lecoq, and contemporary drama. Her love of learning and work ethic have continued to flourish in Chicago where she has taken classes at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre under Larry Yando and Kevin Gudahl, as well as workshops with J.C. Clementz and Nick Bowling. When not pursuing acting, Jessica writes children’s books and plays the ukulele.