Jessica Stafford is an Australian Actress, Presenter, MC & Radio Announcer.
Born & raised in Melbourne, Jessica began studying acting at a young age with Judy Banks on the Mornington Peninsula, completing a Diploma of Television & Dramatic Art. Through her early twenties she found success as a sports & body model, competing in many national & international swimsuit competitions and was crowned Miss Superbabe Australia 2004. This achievement took her to London where she worked in Fashion & TV.
Upon returning to Australia Jessica began focusing on her acting and presenting, appearing in many local & international productions, most recently in a comedic support role as “Kathleen” in the highly-anticipated upcoming Aussie comedy TV series “Tradies”. Jessica is also an Australian accredited stunt performer (MEAA SAP), allowing her to perform her own stunts wherever possible & diversifying her skills an an action-actress.
She is an experienced presenter both on camera & as a live host & MC, with her infectious smile shining through on countless TVC’s, corporate productions and large-scale live events.
Jessica spent 7 years as one of Australia’s most sought-after Civil Celebrant/MC’s, hosting many high-profile weddings & celebrations for sports stars & celebrities alike. Jessica’s MC work saw her win 6 national & international wedding industry awards. She recently joined the team of established presenters at the TV Training Academy at their Brisbane campus, working as a Media Training Consultant where she shares her knowledge & experience with students wanting to learn the foundations of TV presenting & industry professionals wanting to hone their skills. Jessica can also be heard presenting on-air as an Announcer with 94.1FM Gold Coast Radio.
Off camera, Jessica’s passion is animals & has worked alongside many of Australia’s animal & marine organisations as both a hands-on volunteer & ambassador. Most recently she hosted the RSPCA “Pop Up Adoption 2018” in Brisbane with an audience of around 15,000 & continues to work alongside RSPCA QLD in events & media as an official RSPCA QLD Ambassador.
Jessica’s warm personality, years of experience & sense of adventure make her the perfect personality for your production, event or campaign. Jessica is based on the Gold Coast & happily travels for work.
Jessica is represented by…
Epic Talent Mangement
t: +61 (0)7 5610 4373
Jessica is an experienced presenter, with numerous corporate videos, TVC’s, voiceovers & interviews to her name. She is also a member of the TV Training Academy, working alongside their team of established presenters as a Media Training Consultant. Jessica enjoys working with students at the academy, sharing her knowledge & experience with upcoming presenters, industry professionals & corporate speakers.
Jessica recently joined the team at 94.1FM Gold Coast Radio as an on-air announcer & currently produces, panels & presents her own shows & can be heard on may of the station’s advertisements as a voiceover artist.
Current Presenting Showreel:
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Jessica is a professional MC & live event host, with experience hosting large-scale events, including the 2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway at Lightspace in Brisbane & the 2018 RSPCA Pop Up Adoption at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition centre to a crowd of around 15,000. Jessica is an official RSPCA QLD Ambassador & will be seen at many of their upcoming events as Event Host & MC.
She spent 7 years as one of Australia’s most sought-after Civil Celebrant/MC’s, hosting many high-profile weddings & celebrations for sports stars & celebrities alike. Her MC work saw her win 6 National & International wedding industry awards.
Based in the Gold Coast, Jessica happily travels for work. To enquire about your next event, MC rates & further information, contact Jessica’s representatives at Epic Talent Management here
2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway (MC/Event Host)
“Jess is an extremely talented professional. We hired Jess to work with us as the official host and MC for our event, Brisbane Fashion Runway on November 3 2017 in Brisbane. Jess’s graceful nature, wit, charm, intelligence and fun personality shone through the entire evening and the audience was kept captivated. I had to give Jess minimal instructions, because she was extremely competent and able to understand what I wanted to achieve. I strongly recommend Jess for any event or project – you can rest assured whatever she does, she will do it with absolute professionalism. Plus, she is an absolute pleasure to deal with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”
Brisbane Fashion Runway
In addition to her presenting & MC work, Jessica has worked as a professional actor since her childhood, studying with Judy Banks in Victoria at the age of 12. Her most recent role was a comedic support as “Kathleen” in the highly-anticipated upcoming Aussie comedy TV series “Tradies”. She is also an Australian accredited stunt performer (MEAA SAP), with experience in stage combat, highfalls, fireburns, fight choreography, martial arts, wirework, car hits & drags, stairfalls and windowbreaks.
Jessica holds a certificate of Film Industry Weapons Training, current Senior First Aid Level 2 & CPR & various licenses. She is a member of the MEAA & AFI | AACTA. View her acting & stunt training reels below…
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“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”
– Charles Darwin
I’m honoured to be an RSPCA QLD Ambassador! As a volunteer and fundraiser for RSPCA for many years in Melbourne & The Whitsundays, I’m excited to now be assisting my favourite organisation by hosting some of their Queensland events as MC, helping raise awareness about the importance of adoption and of course visiting their Adoption Centres regularly to get to know & promote the animals in need of their “furever” homes.
My first visit to the Wacol Centre in Brisbane was an emotional day for me! I was blown away by the size of the centre & the amazing staff & volunteers attending to all the animals. Meeting and playing with some of the animals waiting for adoption was both heart-warming & heart-breaking. They were all certainly very well looked-after, comfortable & well-loved & generally happy in there, but you couldn’t mistake the sadness in the eyes of these beautiful creatures that had either been abandoned, lost or rescued. That longing for a wonderful human-friend to take them home & shower them with unconditional love, like they give to us so effortlessly.
The RSPCA Qld (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the state’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of all domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland. They care for displaced domestic pets as well as native wildlife patients at their Brisbane RSPCA Wildlife Hospital. With over 50,000 animals needing assistance from the RSPCA each year, RSPCA Qld requires $48 million annually to support their animal centres, programs and services, and receives less than 3% of funding from the government to do so. They rely on donations, bequests & sponsorships from every day people like you & I to make up the rest.
I’ll be helping spread the word about upcoming fundraising events & drives in QLD, as well as sharing stories & profiles of the animals in care that are in need of adoption, so please join me in support of the RSPCA & find out how you can make a difference here
Follow my journey as an RSPCA QLD Ambassador here on my blog posts below…
(…or head to my full blog here)
Jessica has extensive experience in commercial and concept modelling.
2017 Brisbane Fashion Runway (MC/Event Host)
“Jess is an extremely talented professional. We hired Jess to work with us as the official host and MC for our event, Brisbane Fashion Runway on November 3 2017 in Brisbane. Jess’s graceful nature, wit, charm, intelligence and fun personality shone through the entire evening and the audience was kept captivated. I had to give Jess minimal instructions, because she was extremely competent and able to understand what I wanted to achieve. I strongly recommend Jess for any event or project – you can rest assured whatever she does, she will do it with absolute professionalism. Plus, she is an absolute pleasure to deal with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!””
Brisbane Fashion Runway
Jess became an RSPCA Queensland Ambassador in 2017 and is an absolute gem to have on board! She is always keen to assist the charity and goes above and beyond in her support of our animals, events and campaigns.
She has been an amazing advocate at our events and during on-site filming at our Adoption Centre. She is always professional, bubbly and a delight to work with. Jess always comes prepared to support various promotions, which makes our time together such a breeze!
Jess is outstanding in her role as MC as well. Our 10,000+ visitors at events enjoy Jess’ poise and clarity. She has recently supported our Big Adopt Out and Pop Up Adoption events in this capacity and will be continuing this role at our Gold Coast RSPCA Million Paws Walk and the Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo in 2018 – we can’t wait! Jess also has assisted with our Live Streaming, created her own promotional videos for our promotions, and is a natural on camera. We are truly grateful to have Jess on board supporting the RSPCA.”
“Tradies” TV Series (supporting role, “Kathleen”)
“I directed Jess on a pilot of Tradies where she played a powerful & sassy Divorcee. She was extremely committed to her role, always asking questions and keen for instruction to refine her character. I would highly recommend Jess to anyone wanting a dedicated character actress who has a focus on perfection. I’m looking forward to working with her again as the show progresses.”
-Zack van Pooije
“Daimonion” SF (lead role, “Layla”)
“Jessica played the lead character Layla in my short film Daimonion. With her passion, drive and dedication she brought the character alive and takes the audience on an engaging, enigmatic journey with her strong screen presence. Jessica was challenged phsycially and mentally when we were filming non-stop for two weeks overseas, while going through rough terrains and tortorous climate. She did not complain at all but pushed her boundaries further and further. She was an inspiration to work with and that helped me as the director to make a really unique film of which the outcome I’m so happy with, I’m taking it to numerous film festivals around the world.”
Australian Stunt Academy (stunt training & assisting)
“I have known Jessica Stafford for approximately 2 years after she first completed one of our Stunt Workshops in FNQ. Jessica returned after that workshop, to attend our 2 week professional Stunt Course at our headquarters on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is so determined to be a success that she has been training constantly and regularly in a variety of skills, attending our advanced Stunt Course in Hollywood, and even came and took the 2 week course a second and third time, to hone her skills. She is an exceptional actor which she has displayed in several action scenes where she gave outstanding performances. She is also very athletic and has developed many stunt skills, in particular, fireburns, martial arts and weapons. I really enjoy working with Jessica, as she is always positive, safety conscious, friendly and encouraging to all those who work with her, making her a great part of any team. I would highly recommend Jessica Stafford to any employer, stunt coordinator and casting director as an outstanding talent.”
Australian Stunt Academy
Sistaco Jewellery Shoot (campaign model)
“Jessica modelled for a photo shoot for jewellery and clothing, she was exceptional, not only was she presentable and photogenic, she was punctual, professional and friendly. I would highly recommend Jessica for any Modelling or Photographic work. We had one extremely happy client as the photos turned out amazing.”-Rochelle de la Croix
Top Models Australia
“It’s Not You. It’s Bree.” TV Series (supporting role, “Cass”)
“Jessica Stafford was cast to play the role of the “nudist” Cass on my television series, It’s Not You. It’s Bree, set to air on Channel 31 in 2012. Throughout the 12 months spent filming the series, Jess was one of the members of the cast I could most depend on to be prepared and on set on time, always with a smile and a fantastic attitude. Not only was she a great asset to the cast and crew team, she played the role of Cass with a quirky and fun approach, I myself had not foreseen for the character but loved as soon as I saw what Jess had brought to the table. In what could be considered a difficult proposition (acting basically in the nude), Jess was able to do so whilst anchoring some of the most hilarious and odd moments of the series. She was truly a joy to work with. I would strongly recommend Jessica Stafford for any role you may be considering her for.”
Writer & Director
Corporate Video – Broken River Mountain Resort (presenter)
“Jessica is an absolute gem. Great smile and personality. Jessica is wonderful to work with and really out going. I would recommend her to anyone, she’s amazing.”
EP & DOP
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