Artist Bios

Jessica Dean Turner

Jessica Dean Turner

(Bio as of December 2022)

Jessica Dean Turner (U/S Janice) returns to the Goodman where her previous credits include Roe and Lottery Day. Chicago theater credits include 1919 (Steppenwolf); Tiny Beautiful Things (Victory Gardens); Red Rex (Steep Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) and United 232 (House Theatre). Regional credits include Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, As You Like It, Caesar (Illinois Shakespeare Festival) and Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors (Arkansas Shakespeare Company). Television credits include Paper Girls; CRISIS; Chicago PD and The Chi. Film credits include @ben.volio; The Tensile Strength of Air; You Too and Black Womxn. She is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.