Esteemed actress and writer Jessica Morris has performed in a range of unique roles throughout her career.

The Jacksonville Florida Native has actively worked in the film industry ever since 1992, when she first voiced Twirly in “Bitsy Bears.” Fame found Morris after she carried out her role as Jennifer Rappaport in the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live.” Another performance of Jessica’s which arguably attracted a similar number of fans was as Linda The Teacher in the comedy film “Role Models (2008).” Today, Jessica’s social media pages are verified and ripe with followers thanks to these major gigs .

Morris most recently starred as Martha in the movie “Danger in the Spotlight,” which premiered on the Lifetime Movie Network. With her sobriety threatened and the fear of losing custody of her daughter, Martha begins to work as a caretaker for the crash victim to investigate the mysterious crime.

Jessica will also bring her talent to the upcoming Lifetime original movie, “A Mothers Terror.” In addition to her many Lifetime credits, she also recently recurred on the Netflix series “The Upshaws” alongside Wanda Sykes, Mike Epps, and Kim Fields as well as Party of Five.

Things are not slowing down for Morris. She recently wrapped production on the film Web of Deceit, which she co-wrote and starred in alongside her One Life to Live co-star Melissa Archer. Morris stars as Brianna, an English teacher who is lured into a secret relationship with one of her students. Things take a turn for the worse when she discovers the student is obsessive and mentally disturbed.

The industry’s respect for Morris’ gift has brought her to many prestigious events. These include: NATAS Daytime Emmy Nominee Reception, Vulture Festival L.A Opening Night Celebrating Women in Film & Diversity in Entertainment, Pantages opening night events, Genlux and Bella Mag release parties, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s Tex-Mex Fiesta, various Oscar Viewing Parties, and Celebrity Page Emmy Party.

Chilled had the pleasure of chatting with Jessica to learn about what she does during time off, where she enjoys to eat/drink, and how she stocks her bar at home.

Chillin' with Jessica Morris

Chillin’ with Jessica Morris

Photo by Bjoern Kommerell

Tell us about the projects you are working on.

I am writing a script for a movie that will shoot before the end of the year. I currently play the lead in “A Mother’s Terror” and “Web of Deceit,” which I also wrote. Both films should air on Lifetime very soon.

With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your downtime?

I love to relax with friends, watch movies, and travel whenever possible.

When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine?

Sushi and Italian are my favorite types of food, so I enjoy places like Katsuya and Osteria Mozza.

Chillin' with Jessica Morris

Chillin’ with Jessica Morris

Photo by Josh James

What types of dishes do you typically order?

Albacore with Crispy Onions is my specialty sashimi of choice and Cacio e Pepe is an excellent pasta dish.

Any favorite bars?

I really enjoy the cocktails and vibe at Black Market Liquor in Studio City.

What drinks do you order when out? Favorite drink?   

I like my drink to match my clothes. I mix it up, depending on my outfit. But if there is a fresh peach martini, I will most likely opt for that.

Chillin' with Jessica Morris

Chillin’ with Jessica Morris

Photo by Bjoern Kommerell

Do you prepare drinks at home?

I do. I have gotten skilled at making a yummy skinny margarita.

Tell us about your home bar. What is it stocked with?

My bar is stocked with Tito’s vodka, Patron tequila & lots of wine. Sequoia Grove is my top pick for a Cabernet.

Have you ever been a bartender?

I haven’t, but it seems like it would be fun.

If you could share a drink with anyone, who would it be?

I’d love to have a drink with Nicole Kidman. I admire her work as an actress, and maybe we could come up with a project idea together.