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Jessica Campbell

Jessica Campbell

American actress and naturopathic physician
Jessica Campbell
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Intro American actress and naturopathic physician
Was Actor Television actor Film actor Physician
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Healthcare
Gender female
Birth 30 October 1982, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 29 December 2020, Portland, Oregon, USA (aged 38 years)
Star sign Scorpio
Family
Spouse: Daniel Papkin
Children: Oliver Papkin
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Biography

Jessica Campbell (October 30, 1982 – December 29, 2020) was an American actress active in 1992–2002. She is known for her roles in Election (1999), The Safety of Objects (2001), and Junk (2002). 

Early life and education

Jessica Campbell was born on October 30, 1982, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was raised in St. Louis, Missouri, where she attended Webster Groves High School. She was a member of the color guard in high school. Later, she studied anthropology in California. 

Career

Campbell made her screen debut at the age of 10 in 1992, playing Julie Cain in Michael Ray Rhodes' TV movie In the Best Interest of the Children starring Sarah Jessica ParkerSally Struthers, and Lexi Randall.

In 1999, she starred as Tammy Metzler alongside Matthew BroderickReese Witherspoon, and Chris Klein in Alexander Payne's romance comedy Election. For her performance, she was nominated for "Best Youth Performance" and "Best Breakthrough Performance: Female" at the 2000 Online Film & Television Association Film Award. She also won a nomination for the "Best Debut Performance" at the 2000 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

In 2000, Campbell played Amy Andrews in two episodes of Paul Feig's TV series Freaks and Geeks.

Campbell's last film credit was in the role of Doris in Stephanie Meurer's Junk, alongside Matthew CareyMary Kay Place, and Guinevere Turner. After this film, she retired from acting and became a naturopathic medicine practitioner. 

Personal life

Campbell was married to Daniel Papkin; they had a son named Oliver.

Death

In January 2021, Campbell's family announced that Campbell had died suddenly on December 29 in Portland, Oregon. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Filmography (Film and Television)

Year Film/TV seriesRole Notes 
1992 In the Best Interest of the Children Julie Cain TV movie 
1999 Election Tammy Metzler Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance
Nominated—YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film 
2000 Almost Famous Stand-in  
2000 Freaks and Geeks Amy Andrews TV series 
2001 The Safety of Objects Julie Gold  
2002 Junk Doris  
2002 Dad's Day Mary Elizabeth Kelly Final role 
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