Birthdate: June 16, 1988
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Successfully making the leap from TV soaps to the big screen, Jessica McNamee is now part of the ensemble of the prospective franchise, Mortal Kombat, which relaunched with McNamee as a co-star in 2021. In 2009, she quickly transitioned from TV to movies in a fine performance in Sean Byrne’s remarkable horror film, The Loved Ones.
Other notable roles include co-starring turns opposite Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum in The Vow (2012), with William Fichtner in The Neighbor (2018), and a starring role in the sequel to Black Water (2007), Black Water: Abyss (2020).
Her biggest grossing movie to date was The Meg (2018), which earned over $½ billion worldwide. McNamee is now one of Hollywood’s go-to female actors for high-profile vehicles specializing in extreme physical adventure and horror.
Jessica McNamee was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Her parents are Peter and Helen McNamee. Her sister is Australian actor Penny McNamee, and her niece is actor Teagan Croft, co-star of the ongoing DC Comics series, Titans (2018-present). McNamee married Patrick Caruso in April 2019.
AKA: Jessica McNamee’s nickname is Jess Mac.
Philanthropy: McNamee serves as an ambassador for The Fred Hollows Foundation, raising funds for the treatment and prevention of blindness.