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Jessica Lowndes : Layla

After captivating audiences and critics alike with her powerfully dynamic portrayal of drug addicted pregnant teen actress ‘Adrianna’ on the CW’s hit series “90210,” Jessica Lowndes (pronounced Lounds) quickly turned heads. Originally written as a 3-episode arc, Lowndes character quickly became a series regular and a central character on “90210.” Later in the series, her character evolved into a pop star and Lowndes wowed audiences with her incredible vocal abilities, singing her original pop songs on the show. Since the end of the show in 2013, Lowndes has been focusing her career in film.

In 2014 Lowndes played Bruce Willis’s love interest opposite John Cusack in action thriller “The Prince.” Earlier this year, Jessica starred alongside Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig in Lifetime’s “A Deadly Adoption.”  The film garnered a large amount of attention as the project was held secret until release.  “A Deadly Adoption” was the night’s most-watched original cable program and drew about 128% more viewers than Lifetime’s primetime average. Lowndes will soon be seen in the films “Eden, Becoming” and “Abattoir.” 

Lowndes’ incredibly authentic depiction of a drug-addicted teen on 90210 yielded her a nomination for a Prism award for her “Performance in a Drama Multi-Episode Storyline.”  She also won “Breakout Style Visionary” at Movieline's 6th Annual Hollywood Life Style Awards and TV Guide singled out her performance on 90210 as one of the best 24 performances of 2009.
 
A Canadian actress, she was discovered in Vancouver in 2005 by the producers of Showtime’s anthology series “Masters of Horror,” after she landed the starring role of ‘Peggy’ in Tobe Hooper’s apocalyptic installment, “Dance of the Dead.” Shortly thereafter, Jessica Lowndes finished high school and moved to Hollywood to improve upon her talent and pursue her vocation. Segueing effortless between the big and small screen, Lowndes has been added to the cast in the indie comedy “Larry Gaye:  Renegade Male Flight Attendant,” about an airline flight attendant (Mark Feuerstein) who dupes women into thinking he is a pilot. The film also stars Stanley Tucci and Marcia Gay Harden.  Lowndes made her theatrical debut alongside Chace Crawford in the 2008 horror film “The Haunting of Molly Hartley.”  She recently starred in Darren Bousman’s rock opera “The Devil’s Carnival” which completed two sold-out US theatrical tours.  

While on hiatus from “90210,” Jessica filmed the lead role in the thriller “Altitude,” in which she plays a rookie pilot whose weekend getaway flight turns into a horrific battle for survival.  Lowndes also starred alongside Joseph Fiennes and Blythe Danner in Ryan Murphy's “Pretty Handsome,” a transgender pilot that developed a cult-like following despite the fact the show did not go to series. Lowndes also had a recurring role on ABC Family’s “Greek.”  

As an aspiring singer-songwriter, Lowndes released her first digital EP “Nothing Like This,” in January 2012.  Filmmaker Tao Ruspoli directed the video to the title track, which serves as a romantic love letter to New York City.  The first single off the EP, “I Wish I Was Gay,” was  released in November 2011 with a video directed by Frank E. Flowers.   In 2014, Lowndes released a single and video for “Silicone in Stereo” a song about her experiences in Los Angeles.

Lowndes’ original song "Goodbye" was prominently featured in an episode of the CBS TV Series “Moonlight.”  Jessica also sang “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch at a recent Dodgers game and vocalized both the American and Canadian national anthems at an LA Kings game.   She is currently hard at work in the recording studio.

A native of Canada, Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles.