"Actress, Jessica Arena, best-known for Ms. Moran the substitute teacher in short film, The Mentally Challenged (2013), was born in Oak Ridge, NJ on May 8, 1989. Her career began shortly after graduating from Ramapo College in 2011 and she is currently pursuing acting as a full time career. Ramapo provided her with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Arts: Media and Cinema Studies, where Jessica hoped this would give her options to break into the entertainment field behind the scenes as well. Her passion and focus, however, remain in acting. She resides in her hometown, often taking trips in the local area and to NYC for auditions.
Thus far, she has landed the role of Ms. Moran in The Mentally Challenged, which won two awards for Best Directed (Dir: Vinnie Allen) and Best Musical Score in the 48-Hour Film Festival. She will be filming for a TV commercial as a real estate agent in December 2013. Jessica has also recently secured the role of Sierra in The Tyrant with the Army of Sin, to begin filming in January 2014.
Arena can also be seen in Fate (2013), Painful Truth (2013), Bluefield (2012), Subject to Change (2010), and as a model for online T-shirt clothing company Wolves vs Lions (2010-present).
Jessica has unaccredited experience working on sets of major films and TV shows such as Paranoia (2013), White Collar (Season 5 - 2013),Taxi: Brooklyn (2013), and Blue Bloods (Season 3 - 2012).
She is found on www.IMDB.com at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4948801/?ref_=tt_cl_t1"