Jessica Combs once did a hypnosis session where she learned she died in a past life from choking on a piece of bread.
Her first memory is of being weighed on the baby scale and hearing the doctor say, “That’s a BIG baby.” Her mom always countered, “That’s absolutely not possible,” and if she’s right and that’s something Jess constructed from stories about how she was nearly 10 lbs at birth, her first real memory is of turning a Lego bucket upside down so she could stand on it to turn on the television and watch I Love Lucy at 6am while everyone else was asleep.
The first of two children of Cuban-American parents, Jess grew up in South Florida. After getting her MBA, she spent a few years in the publishing world (at a fertility magazine) before finding herself managing developers at a tech corporation. It was at that point in her life, while obsessively watching bloopers from The Office, that she realized what she really wanted to do: write comedy.
So Jess headed to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York to cut her teeth before getting into the 2019 Disney | ABC Writing Program (thanks to an original pilot that was developed at Script Anatomy). She has since written on UNITED WE FALL (ABC), THE MIGHTY ONES (Hulu), and two upcoming kids animated shows for streaming networks. She’s also currently developing a series with Nickelodeon.
Jessica is new to Script Anatomy, so testimonials will be coming soon!