Jess MurphyPlayed by Natalie Martinez
Jess is the mother of 5-year-old Tom and married to Scott, a military man. A part-time saleswoman at a clothing store, Jess raised Tom mostly alone while her husband was serving abroad. She is very close to her younger sister, Nicole.
Film and television star Natalie Martinez is known for her role in David Ayer’s acclaimed drama End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick. She first gained recognition after being handpicked by Jennifer Lopez to become the spokes model for her fashion line, JLO by Jennifer Lopez.
Martinez’s first major television role was starring as Michelle Miller on the telenovela Fashion House. She also has starred as Pilar Martin on the telenovela Saints & Sinners, Detective Ariana Sanchez on the ABC drama series Detroit 1-8-7, and as Detective Jamie Lovato on the Emmy and SAG-nominated crime drama CSI: NY.
Her film appearances include the drama Magic City Memoirs, Paul Anderson’s action thriller Death Race, starring Jason Statham, and in Barry Battles’ action film The Baytown Outlaws, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. In 2013, Martinez starred in the Critics Choice Award-winning series Under the Dome created by Lost producer Brian Vaughan and in the 20th Century Fox crime drama Broken City, opposite Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Her upcoming film roles include the highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Selfless opposite Ryan Reynolds, Sir Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode, and in the horror thriller Home Invasion opposite Bella Thorne slated for Spring 2015.
Natalie currently resides in Miami, Florida.