Who is Jessica Matten?
Jessica Matten is a Canadian actress who is probably best known for starring in the TV historical drama series “Frontier”, appearing as one of the main cast’s characters and portraying the recurring role of Sokanon. In addition, she is also widely recognized for appearing in TV series such as “Blackstone”, “Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments” and “Burden of Truth”.
Jessica Matten’s Early Life & Education
Jessica Matten was born on the 30th November 1985, in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, and apart from being of Canadian nationality, she is also of Chinese, Ukrainian, British and French as well as of Métis/Saulteaux Cree descent. Due to her mixed and ‘indigenous’ ancestry, at the age of 14 young Jessica suffered some racial discrimination from her coevals. Further details about Jessica’s family background have never been publicly disclosed to the present day, except that her mother, Theresa Ducharme is the founder and current CEO of Lemon Cree Non-Profit Society. Upon completing her primary and secondary education, Jessica enrolled at the University of Alberta from which she later graduated and achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology. She then went to Vancouver Acting School at the Shoreline Studio where she studied acting, and in addition attended University of the Arts London’s Central Saint Martins design college.
Jessica Matten’s Acting Career
Jessica began her career as a model at the very early age of six, which although short lived, induced a spark for her future on-camera acting appearances. Her acting career debut occurred when she appeared briefly in the short movie entitled “Pigs” in 2010. In the course of the next couple of years, Matten honed her acting skills, and in 2012 starred in the leading female role of Delia in the short action drama movie “A Red Girl’s Reasoning”. Her career was set on a rising path two years later when she was cast in the recurring role of Gina in the critically acclaimed Canadian TV political drama series about the Canada’s First Nation community, entitled “Blackstone”.
Jessica Matten in “Frontier”
However, the real breakthrough in Jessica Matten’s professional acting career so far occurred in 2016, when she was chosen to portray the recurring character of Sokanon in the Canadian TV historical drama series “Frontier”, a co-production of Netflix and Discovery Canada, set in late 1700s’ Canada and follows a story of the North American fur trade. During the course its three seasons, Matten appeared in all 18 episodes of the show, starring alongside Jason Momoa, Zoe Boyle and Landon Liboiron.
In addition, since 2018 Jessica portrays the recurring role of Gerrilyn Spence in CBC TV’s drama series “Burden of Truth”.
Jessica Matten and Lemon Cree
As an aside to her prosperous acting career, Jessica Matten is also a great philanthropist. Alongside her mother, in 2010 she co-founded a non-profit Aboriginal fitness and wellness company named Lemon Cree, with the goal of helping indigenous people to achieve leadership skills as well as opportunities to spread their culture, and acquire new knowledge. So far, the society has managed to help thousands of Aboriginal people to achieve their goals regarding health, education as well as wellness and fitness. Additionally, Jessica regularly issues the Active Cree magazine, runs various workshops focused on acting, fashion and fitness, and occasionally hosts “Indigenous Women Breaking Barriers: A Mother and Daughter Story” events.
Matten has also launched #N8V girls online campaign, in order to raise global awareness about missing and murdered indigenous women.
Integrity. Honesty. No Bullshit. Compassion but with a back bone. or … ??. What qualities do you look for? pic.twitter.com/OKtjUIYJJY
— Jessica Matten (@JessicaMatten) January 7, 2019
Jessica Matten’s Net Worth $2 million
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Canadian actress of mixed ancestry has accumulated so far? How rich Jessica Matten is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Jessica’s net worth, as of early 2019, revolves around the sum of $2 million, primarily acquired through her career in the movie-making industry which has been active for almost a decade.
Jessica Matten’s Personal Life
Curious about Jessica’s intimate life, aren’t you? Despite being active on several popular social media networks, such as Twitter (@jessicamatten) and Instagram (@jessicamatten) where she has amassed a total of over 20,000 fans and followers, Jessica has somehow managed to keep her personal live quite private, and far from the media, thus there aren’t any relevant details about her love life and romantic connections. There were some rumors that she was dating a fellow actor and musician Brendt Thomas Diabo, but those were never officially confirmed.
Jessica Matten’s Appearance
The 33-year old actress stands tall with a height of 5ft 9ins (1.76m) and weight of about 130lbs (59kgs). Jessica sports a slim and toned body figure with vital statistics of 34-25-35 which in addition to her long, dark hair and dark piercing eyes, make her appearance quite alluring. Her bra size is 34B while her dress size appears to be US 6, and her shoe size is US 6.