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Jessica Marais

Jessica Marais is a famous Aussie actor.

She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 29 January 1985.

How old is Jessica Marais?

Jessica Marais is currently 39 years old.

Early Life

Jessica Marais was born on January 29, 1985, in South Africa. She moved to Perth, Western Australia with her family when she was nine years old. Marais attended John XXIII College in Perth and later studied drama at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Before becoming famous, she worked as a waitress and had a job at a jewelry store while pursuing her acting career.


Jessica Marais is most famous for her role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian television series "Packed to the Rafters." The show aired from 2008 to 2013 and was a huge success. Marais has also appeared in other notable movies and TV shows, including "Magic City," "Love Child," and "The Wrong Girl." In the 2018 miniseries "Mystery Road," she starred alongside other famous Australians such as Judy Davis and Aaron Pedersen.

Family Life

Jessica Marais's parents are Tony Marais and Karen Marais. She has two half-brothers named William and Harrison from her father's previous marriage. In 2012, Marais married her "Packed to the Rafters" co-star James Stewart, and they have a daughter named Scout, born in 2012. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2015. Marais grew up in Perth but currently resides in Sydney, Australia.


Outside of acting, Jessica Marais has a background in dance and has trained in ballet since she was four years old. She is also involved in various charities, including Mental Health Australia and Ovarian Cancer Australia. In 2017, she won the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent at the Logie Awards, which is Australia's annual television industry awards ceremony.