|Intro||American actress and naturopathic physician|
|Was||Actor Television actor Film actor Physician|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Healthcare|
|Birth||30 October 1982, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA|
|Death||29 December 2020, Portland, Oregon, USA (aged 38 years)|
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.
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 Parker, Sally Struthers, and Lexi Randall.
In 1999, she starred as Tammy Metzler alongside Matthew Broderick, Reese 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 Carey, Mary Kay Place, and Guinevere Turner. After this film, she retired from acting and became a naturopathic medicine practitioner.
Campbell was married to Daniel Papkin; they had a son named Oliver.
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)
|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||Freaks and Geeks||Amy Andrews||TV series|
|2001||The Safety of Objects||Julie Gold|
|2002||Dad's Day||Mary Elizabeth Kelly||Final role|