• 2004-2007 B.A. Hons Acting, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • 1999-2002 B.A. Hons English and History, University College Cork


  • 2021 Best Arts and Culture Podcast for ‘Best Pick’ (Bronze), British Podcast Awards
  • 2015 ‘Best Newcomer’ for Dr Niamh Donoghue in BBC’s ‘Doctors’, British Soap Awards
  • 2014 ‘Best Actress’, for Dr Niamh Donoghue in BBC’s ‘Doctors’, Royal Television Society Midlands


  •  ‘Best Pick: A Journey Through Film History and the Academy Awards’ by John Dorney, Jessica Regan and Tom Salinsky, Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield
  • Contributor, Stylist Magazine


  •  2015– present: “The Guilty Feminist”, Guest co-host, contributor and cultural commentator
  •  2018– present: ‘Best Pick’, Co-creator, co-host.
  • 2022-2023 Chelsea Physic Garden Podcast, co-host

Regular guest on numerous film podcasts including 90 Minutes or Less, For the Love of Cinema and Women vs Hollywood.


2016-present: “Big Speeches

Founded in 2016 in association with The Guilty Feminist podcast as a response to make communication skills accessible to those who need it most, Big Speeches has helped hundreds of nervous public speakers and vulnerable members of society find their voice. How to engage one-on-one is just as, if not more important as the ability to hold the attention of hundreds when onstage, as actors well know. But the skill set remains the same; active listening, a body that is comfortable in its space and surroundings, a commanding supple voice as well as clarity in thought and diction.

Corporate Clients include Chanel, VMware, PwC, Stewarts (UK’s largest independent law firm), Kings College London, AQR, NACAB, Headland PR Consultancy.

Jessica’s corporate work subsidises her affordable online workshops in association with The Guilty Feminist and free workshops for worthy organisations  with limited resources.

Acting (Production~Character~Director~Company)


  • THE EVERLASTING CLUB (short) “Holly”, Joy Wilkinson, Jeva Films Limited
  • MA’AM (short) “Queen Victoria”, Joy Wilkinson, Lunar Lander Films


  • ILL BEHAVIOUR “Tess Dyson” Steve Bendelack, BBC/Netflix/Showtime
  • CASUALTY “Maxine O’Boyle”, Tracey Larcombe, BBC
  • IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME “Caroline” Emily Greenwood, Sky/Merman
  • NOWHERE FAST “Yvonne” (series regular) Simon Gibney, RTE/Deadpan Pictures
  • CALL THE MIDWIFE “Nurse Leonard”, Lisa Clarke, BBC/Neal St Productions
  • DOCTORS “Dr Niamh Donoghue”, (series regular) BBC
  • BASU NA GCARAD( THE EXECUTION OF FRIENDS) “Molly Childers”, Jerry O’Callaghan, Black Rock Pictures/TG4
  • EASTENDERS “Laura Stewart”, Jo Johnson, BBC
  • NO SIGNAL Various (series regular), Pete Cain and Lou Bogue You, Me and Him Productions/FX
  • PEEP SHOW “Actress in abysmal play”, Becky Martin, Channel 4
  • SILENT WITNESS “Justine Gould”, Thaddeus O’Sullivan, BBC
  • THE ACADEMY (PILOT) “Margaret Cox”, Peter Hinton, 2act Productions
  • THE WRONG DOOR Various (series regular), Ben Wheatley, BBC 3
  • LADIES AND GENTLEMEN “Susannah Figgis”, Becky Martin, Channel 4


  • STRIKE! “Karen Gearon”, Kirsty Patrick Ward, Ardent
  • THE SWEET SCIENCE OF BRUISING “Matilda Blackwell”, Kirsty Patrick Ward, Troupe
  • HENRY V “Montjoy/Captain Macmorris”, Robert Hastie, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
  • LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT “Cathleen”, Sir Richard Eyre, Bristol Old Vic/Wyndham’s London/BAM New York/ Wallis Annenberg Los Angeles
  • LIOLA “Tuzza Azzara” Sir Richard Eyre, National Theatre
  • COALITION “Claudia Hood” Tom Salinsky, Pleasance, Edinburgh/London, The Spontaneity Shop
  • STARS IN THE MORNING SKY “Anna”, Hamish Glen, Belgrade Theatre
  • THE KITCHEN, “Cynthia”, Bijan Sheibani, National Theatre
  • THE CHERRY ORCHARD Ensemble u/s “Charlotta” Howard Davies National Theatre
  • BLOOD AND GIFTS “Cal Foster” Howard Davies, National Theatre
  • THE FLAGS “Ursula”, Greg Hersov, Royal Court Liverpool
  • THE YELLOW WALLPAPER “Charlotte” Cal Duggan, Thinking Image


  • A TIME TO DANCE “Jill Gladstone”, Julian Simpson BBC Radio 4 (Sony-Nominated)
  • THE CIDER QUEENS “Martina Beausang”, Aidan Matthews RTE Radio 1

Audio Drama

  • STAR COPS: MARS PART 2, Big Finish

Computer Games

  • BANISHERS: Ghosts of New Eden
  • DIVINITY: Original Sin 2
  • NIOH
  • WITCHER 3: Wild Hunt

Audio Books (selected)

  • Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent
  • Ordinary Human Failings by Megan Nolan
  • All Her Fault, Hide and Seek,  No-One Saw A Thing all by Andrea Mara
  • The Trap by Catherine Howard
  • Three Little Birds by Sam Blake
  • The Butchers by Ruth Gilligan
  • The Ivy Lane Series by Freya Kennedy
  • The Emerald Bay Series by Michelle Vernal