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Jessica Wesson’s Net Worth And Her Short Hollywood Career

Some people devote years of their lives to the pursuit of fame and fortune in Hollywood. When others are still children, they are able to accomplish this feat. However, we often see former child actors give up their fame early in life because they can't handle growing up with the spotlight on them all of the time. Jessica Wesson, who has appeared in both Casper and Flipper, is among them. Who is she and how much is Jessica Wesson net worth? When Jessica Wesson ended her acting career, why did she do so?

Who Is Jessica Wesson?

Jessica Wesson was born in California, United States of America, on 1 January 1982. Jessica Wesson is a retired American actress best known for her recurring role as Jennifer Sudarsky, Brad's first girlfriend on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement. She was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. She is particularly well-known for her supporting parts in the Universal Pictures films Casper and Flipper, which were released in the 1990s.

She was on her way to becoming the next kid icon, and she didn't even realize it. But things changed after she disappeared from the public eye at the turn of the century, and has remained that way ever since.

Career

Jessica Wesson wearing a brown floral tshirt at the film Casper
Jessica Wesson wearing a brown floral tshirt at the film Casper

Jessica has not published many facts about her childhood, family, or schooling, therefore little is known about her life prior to her celebrity. It's unclear how she decided to pursue acting as a career, but she was reportedly quite interested in the field as a child. Her first job came in 1992 when she was cast in the recurring role of Jennifer in the TV show "Home Improvement."

Tim Allen starred in the ABC sitcom, which aired 204 episodes over eight seasons from 1991 to 1998. It was one of the most popular sitcoms in the United States, receiving numerous honors, including a Young Artist Award nomination for Wesson. The show is credited with launching Tim Allen's acting career as well as Pamela Anderson's career in television. Jessica then starred in her debut feature picture, "Milk Money," alongside Melanie Griffith and Ed Harris.

Wesson had a cameo appearance in a season four episode of "Baywatch" in 1994, as Bridgette. This action series follows the narrative of the lifeguards who protect the area's beaches, and it takes place in Los Angeles County. It starred David Hasselhoff and was canceled by NBC after a poor first season. However, it became a syndication success, leading to it becoming the most-watched television show in the world. It ran from 1989 to 1999 and was later overhauled from 1999 to 2001, with most cast members and the setting changes. It was later renamed "Baywatch: Hawaii."

Immediately following her performance, Jessica was cast in a recurring role in the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World," which followed the life events of Cory Matthews, played by Ben Savage, and the life lessons that Cory learned as a result of them. A few years later, she landed one of her most significant roles as Amber in the 1995 film "Casper," a fantasy comedy picture based on the Harvey Comics character of the same name known as Casper the Friendly Ghost, which became one of her most well-known roles. Aside from the fact that it was the first feature film to employ a fully computer-generated image (CGI) in the lead role, it was also notable for portraying a considerably darker take of the Friendly Ghost.

Jessica was subsequently cast in the film "Flipper" as the character Kim a year after her work on "Casper." It is an adventure film and a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, depicting the narrative of a young boy who must spend the summer with his uncle and befriends a dolphin named Flipper. Her next endeavor would be a guest appearance on ABC's sitcom "Odd Man Out," which was part of the TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) lineup, which is typically comprised of family-friendly sitcoms.

Several of her final acting roles occurred during this time period, most notably in 2001. She was cast in a five-episode role on CBS's courtroom drama series "Judging Amy," which followed a family court judge. She also starred as Kelly Montgomery in Lou Pearlman's comedy film "Longshot," which was created to promote the acting debuts of various boy band and girl group members. Members of NSYNC, O-Town, Innosense, and Britney Spears all make cameo appearances in the film.

Personal Life And Social Media

In terms of her personal life, little is known about Wesson's romantic connections. She gradually sank into obscurity following her 2001 efforts, and it is unknown whether she married subsequently. She reappeared nine years later, this time working on the short film "The Weird Ones." She also worked as a screenplay supervisor for the film "The Other Way Around," but did not pursue any work following that.

She, like many past and retired actors, is virtually invisible online.

Sudden Retirement

Things were looking fairly positive for Wesson at the time of writing. She then experienced a sudden and unexpected retirement in 2001, therefore ending her professional life abruptly. After appearing in the 2001 film Longshot as Kelly Montgomery, she did not feature in any further films or television shows for the rest of her career. In reality, Wesson hasn't been in any films or television shows since then. Because of this, there have been several theories as to where the former child star might be hiding out in recent years. There were also reports of her suicide floating about among various groups of people. Thus, unfortunately, this had little public notice and/or positive validation.

Where Is Jessica Wesson Now?

Jessica Wesson wearing a maxi dress while walking in the street
Jessica Wesson wearing a maxi dress while walking in the street

While what Wesson did following her last film remains a secret to this day, she had been apprehended on a few occasions — largely during the first decade of the twenty-first century — by the authorities. The Flipper actress made an appearance at Los Angeles Fashion Week in California in 2002.

In 2010, Wesson worked as a screenplay supervisor for two short films, The Other Way Around and The Weird Ones, which were released eight years after her first. And that was the last time she received any significant attention in the entertainment industry.

Jessica may have vanished, but her performance in The Home Improvement was enough to make her a childhood crush for many teenagers in the 1990s.

Wesson's childhood stardom and present affairs are still the subject of numerous fan pages and forums. To say the least, she's become a symbol of nostalgia all on her own.

Net Worth

How rich is Jessica Wesson? As of mid-2019, sources mentioned a net worth that is close to $2 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She had a lot of successful projects during the early part of her career, though her current endeavors are unknown. Despite this, her past achievement has positioned her well for the present.

Filmography

Longshot - Kelly Montgomery2001
Judging Amy (TV Series) - Katie Albright
Odd Man Out (TV Series, Batman Forever Episode) - Riley1999
Flipper - Kim 1996
Casper - Amber1995
Boy Meets World TV Series (in the episodes Breaking Up Is Really, Really Hard to Do (1995) Pairing Off (1994)) - Wendy Jansen / Old Wendy 1994-1995
Milk Money - Stacey1994
Baywatch TV Series (Western Exposure episode) - Bridgette 1994
Home Improvement TV Series (in the episodes Bye Bye Birdie (1993), )Howard's End (1993), Haunting of Taylor House (1992), Al's Fair in Love and War (1992), Baby, It's Cold Outside (1992), Forever Jung (1992)1992-1993
The Other Way Around (Short) (script supervisor)2010
The Weird Ones (Short) (script supervisor)2010

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