Jessica Paré at a Canadian Film Centre & Variety-hosted reception for the Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab, in March 2012
Born December 5, 1980 (age 31)
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Joseph M. Smith (2007–2010, separated)
Jessica Paré (born December 5, 1980) is a Canadian film and television actress. She has appeared in the films Stardom (2000), Lost and Delirious (2001), Wicker Park (2004), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), and co-starred in the vampire horror-comedy Suck (2009). She plays Megan on the fourth and fifth seasons of the American TV series Mad Men.
Paré was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Anthony Paré, the former chair of the education department at McGill University, and Louise Mercier, a conference interpreter. She grew up in the Montreal neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and has three brothers. Paré is bilingual, speaking both English and French. Her family is Catholic.
Paré’s parents were both actors; her father was a drama teacher and toured with a theatre company. Her mother acted in amateur productions. Paré would watch her father at rehearsals as a child, and became interested in acting herself when helping him learn his lines for The Tempest. She attended Villa Maria, a private Catholic girl’s high school in Montreal. Paré studied drama at TheatreWorks, and appeared in over half a dozen amateur theatre productions as a teenager, including roles as Maid Marian in Robin Hood and Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
- Link Time: Jessica Chastain and Jessica Paré to Present at CFDA Awards (fabsugar.com)
- Jessica Pare in a Bikini of the Day (drunkenstepfather.com)
- Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Jessica Paré Show Off Their Beach Bodies in Hawaii (5min.com)
- Emmy Awards: Who Wore What (fabsugar.com)
- Jon Hamm & Jessica Pare Get Some Sun As “Mad Men” Heads To Hawaii (thefrisky.com)
- Jessica Pare Hits The Beach On “Mad Men” Set (webpronews.com)
- Jon Hamm & Jessica Paré Shoot Beach Scenes for Mad Men in Hawaii (people.com)
- Jon Hamm Goes Shirtless With Bikini-Clad Jessica Paré for ‘Mad Men’ (PHOTOS) (celebuzz.com)
- ‘Mad Men’ stars Jon Hamm, Jessica Pare hit the beach (theclicker.today.com)
- Photos: ‘Mad Men’ Hits the Beach (abcnews.go.com)