Jessica Dean Turner
Jessica Dean Turner is an actress, teacher, and Chicagoan. She is a teaching artist at ChiArts, Victory Gardens, Northwestern's NHSI, DePaul's Summer High School Intensive, After School Matters, and is thrilled to be joining Acting Studio Chicago. Chicago theatre credits: 1919 (Steppenwolf); Roe, Lottery Day (Goodman Theatre); Tiny Beautiful Things (Victory Gardens); Red Rex (Steep Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress); United 232, Season on the Line (House Theatre) Regional: Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, As You Like It, Caesar (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors (Arkansas Shakespeare Company). Television: Paper Girls, CRISIS, Chicago PD, The Chi. Film: The Tensile Strength of Air, You Too, Black Womxn. Commercials: “Lunchables”. BFA in Acting from the University of Illinois, MA from NYU in Educational Theatre, is a member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA. Represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.
Jessica (Dean Turner) made each class FUN and exciting. Everyone connected with the work more because of her warmups and class activities. I was shaking in front of the camera for the first class and by the 7th I was laughing in front of it. I think everyone really progressed in Camera 1 class and enjoyed rooting for one another!
— Jacqueline Remus