Jessie Barr is an actor, writer, director and producer based in LA.
She is the star of the critically acclaimed online series OM CITY which she created, wrote and produced with her husband and writing partner Tom O’Brien. OM CITY is a 2018 New Media Film Festival Selection, a 2016 TRIBECA Film Festival Selection, a NEW YORK TIMES TV Critic's Pick, a Vimeo Staff Pick, a 2016 International Television Festival Selection, Voted Best Web Series of 2015 by Decider.com and a Top Pick for "Web to Watch" by USA Today.
IndieWire hailed OM CITY as "refreshing," "honest and relatable". Decider.com calls it "heartfelt and hilarious." "Between Barr’s gal-next-door appeal and the series’ superb production value and soundtrack it wouldn’t be surprising to see Om City picked up as a longer form series in the very near future. - Decider. "What makes OM City really gel is Jessie Barr’s performance. Barr is like a toned-down Sarah Silverman and makes Grace an incredibly likable character that you can't help but root for."- The Culture Files
Jessie recently completed her directorial debut: TOO LONG AT THE FAIR a short film she co-wrote, co-directed, produced and stars in opposite Chris Messina and Lena Hudson. TLATF is currently being submitted to festivals.
Jessie will make her feature film directorial debut with SOPHIE JONES, a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl grappling with life after her mother’s death. Shooting in Portland, Oregon Summer 2018.
Some of Jessie's acting credits include: Lincoln Center, 59E59th, Williamstown Theater Festival, New York Stage & Film, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theater and Law & Order: SVU. Jessie made her feature film debut in the indie comedy Manhattan Romance, starring Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Caitlin Fitzgerald (Masters of Sex) and Gaby Hoffman (Transparent). Jessie has been the voice of numerous radio and TV spots including the voice of Nikon's "Show Your Love Some Love" Campaign. Once on the track to become a professional dancer with the Washington School of Ballet Jessie began acting in plays, musicals and operas as a child. She attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts where she double majored in Theater and English & American Literature.
She is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB Finalist and a 2018 finalist for The Half Initiative, Ryan Murphy's Directing Mentorship Program. She has shadowed numerous directors including Leslye Headland (SMILF, Heathers) and Stuart McDonald (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Wrecked, Speechless).
Jessie is a proud member of Women in Film LA, Women in Entertainment and Women in Media.
SOPHIE JONES / UPCOMING FEATURE FILM
TOO LONG AT THE FAIR / SHORT FILM
OM CITY / ORIGINAL SERIES