American film and television actress Jessy Schram was born and raised in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. She appeared in numerous commercials and stage productions before taking the bold step of moving from Chicago to Los Angeles at the age of 18. Since then, she’s had the privilege of working with some of the very best in the business.
Schram is familiar to Hallmark Channel viewers from her starring roles in “A Royal New Year’s Eve,” “The Birthday Wish” and last November’s “Road to Christmas.” Her other television credits include leading series regular roles in Steven Spielberg’s TNT drama “Falling Skies” and ABC’s “Last Resort.” She also completed a major arc on the popular series “Nashville” and was critically acclaimed for her role as Bonnie Whiteside on the award-winning drama “Mad Men.” She played opposite Christina Ricci in the TV miniseries “Lizzie Borden” and recurred as Cinderella on the ABC fairytale drama “Once Upon a Time.” Other recurring roles include “Veronica Mars” and “Medium.”
As a film actress, Schram is continually drawn to the world of independent film. She recently appeared opposite Lake Bell and Jon Bernthal in Shot Caller. Schram has also worked alongside Finn Wittrock and Emilie de Ravin in The Submarine Kid as well as Jeff Garlin, Sarah Silverman and Amy Sedaris in the ensemble comedy I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With. She has also worked with the late Tony Scott, playing opposite Chris Pine in the action-thriller blockbuster, Unstoppable.
A singer/songwriter, Schram has shared her passion for music in clubs and concert venues all over the country.