Lowndes in October 2009
|Born||(1988-11-08) November 8, 1988
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter|
Growing up in Vancouver, Lowndes attended private school, which later she learned was not for her. She knew from an early age that she had a passion for singing and acting. Growing up in a household where her mother was a piano teacher and her father held the teenage record for running across Canada, Lowndes knew accomplishing a goal and making her dreams come true was possible.
While Lowndes, as a young child, was notorious for singing and dancing all the time, she finally earned her first major acting opportunity in high school. Lowndes also produced much of her own music from an early age. During the summer before her senior year, Lowndes worked on a project for Showtime, and instantly knew she wanted to work on-screen one day. While working on this project, Lowndes met people from LA and got representation in the entertainment industry.
After experiencing what it was like to have a real role for a production, Lowndes told her parents that she did not want to go back to high school, and instead wanted to pursue a career in acting in Los Angeles. With encouragement from her parents, Lowndes moved to LA at the age of 16 and began her career.
Lowndes made her acting debut on the 2007 television film Saving Milly as Andrea Kondracke. This was followed by a guest role on an episode of Masters of Horror, she was later cast in a recurring role on the sitcom Alice, I Think. She also made a guest appearance on Kyle XY. Her next film role was a supporting role in the Lifetime movie To Have and to Hold released in 2005, followed by a pilot called Pretty/Handsome in 2007—which did not get picked up.
In 2008, Lowndes appeared in Autopsy and The Haunting of Molly Hartley along with a recurring role in the television drama series Greek as Mandi. Lowndes also landed a recurring role in the series 90210 a spin-off of the ’90s teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 as Adrianna Tate-Duncan. In November 2008, her role was upgraded to series regular.
Lowndes starred in the Canadian horror film Altitude in 2010. BuddyTV ranked her #58 on its TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list. She also starred in The Devil’s Carnival, a short musical film screened on tour which occurred in April 2012.
In 2016, Lowndes starred in Hallmark’s A December Bride with Daniel Lissing.
She has been playing the piano since she was five and writing music since she was nine years old. Lowndes made her musical debut in the pilot episode of TV series 90210 singing “Mama Who Bore Me” from Spring Awakening in the school’s musical, in the 2009 episode “Woman’s Intuition”. In the 90210 episode “What’s Past is Prologue”, Lowndes sang “Jolene” for a rock band audition. She also sang a few other songs as the lead female vocalist on 90210‘s “The Glorious Steinem”‘s band. Lowndes also performed One More Time (feat. Diego Boneta) in the 90210 episode “Meet the Parent” (season 2, episode 20, final scene). During season 4 of 90210, her single “Fool” was featured and sung by her character in the episode “Benefit of the Doubt”. In the episode “Bride And Prejudice”, her song “Teardrops Fall” was featured. “I Don’t Want You Anymore” was featured in the episode “Tis Pity”. During season 5, her next single “Snake Charmer” was featured in the episode “Into The Wild” and sung by her in “99 Problems”. In the second-to-last episode, her song “The Last Time” was sung by her character. Just as she finishes, the stage collapses on her, catches on fire and leaving her trapped under rubble.
In March 2009, she released the song Fly Away on Myspace. She was both the writer, singer and lead guitarist in the track.
She was featured on British rapper Ironik‘s single “Falling In Love“—released on October 24, 2010—and revealed on OK! TV that she was finishing off her debut EP in the United Kingdom. She described the album as “sexy, pop dance music, like Rihanna and Katy Perry.”
Lowndes later teamed up with music producers James Rendon and Kayden Boche to record a featuring version of French American Idol finalist Jérémy Amelin‘s single “Undone”—which premiered online on May 6, 2011 and was released worldwide on May 23, 2011.
On January 25, 2012, Lowndes released her debut EP—featuring singles I Wish I Was Gay and Nothing Like This, along with two new songs Stamp of Love and Go Back.
On May 14, 2012, her single The Other Girl premiered on Complex.com. The single was released on iTunes on May 16, 2012. On February 6, 2013, Lowndes announced that she would release her self-written second EP titled TBT (Throwback Thursday) on March 14, 2013, along with one track off it every Thursdays for four weeks. On February 7, 2013, Aperture Entertainment released Fly Away as the lead single from her EP.
On September 9, 2014, Lowndes released her single Silicone in Stereo. The official music video premiered on September 6, 2014—both on YouTube and Vevo. The song peaked at number 35 on Billboard Canada’s Top 50 and number 65 on the US Top 100.
|2008||Haunting of Molly Hartley, TheThe Haunting of Molly Hartley||Laurel Miller|
|2012||Garden of Eden||Kristin||Short film|
|2012||Devil’s Carnival, TheThe Devil’s Carnival||Tamara|
|2014||Prince, TheThe Prince||Angela|
|2015||Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant||Suzanne|
|2005||Masters of Horror||Peggy||Episode: “Dance of the Dead“|
|2005||Saving Milly||Andrea Kondracke (age 15)||Television film|
|2006||Alice, I Think||Becky||2 episodes|
|2006||To Have and to Hold||Lisa||Television film|
|2006||Kyle XY||Eve||Episode: “Memory Serves“|
|2008||Pretty/Handsome||Cassie Booth||Unsold FX pilot|
|2008||Chinese Guys||Christy||Episode: “Reason to Fight”|
|2008–13||90210||Adrianna Tate-Duncan||Main cast: 113 episodes|
|2009||America’s Next Top Model||Herself||Episode: “Interview 101“|
|2012||Mother’s Nightmare, AA Mother’s Nightmare||Vanessa Redlynn||Television film|
|2014||Young and Hungry||Judy Green||Episode: “Young & Lesbian”|
|2015||Hawaii Five-0||Emma Mills||Episode: “Kuka’awale (Stakeout)”|
|2015||Motive||London Montgomery||Episode: “6 Months Later”|
|2015||A Deadly Adoption||Bridgette Gibson / Joni Mathers||Lifetime Television film|
|2015||Merry Matrimony||Brie Traver||Hallmark Television film|
|2016||A December Bride||Layla O’Reilly||Hallmark Television film|
|2016||Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency||Modern Jake Rainey/Jake Rainey||Episodes: “Rogue Wall Enthusiasts”
- Nothing Like This (2012)
- TBT (Throwback Thursday) (2013)
|“Fool”||2011||90210 (soundtrack from the 4th season)|
|“Nothing Like This”||2012||Nothing Like This|
|“I Wish I Was Gay”|
|“The Other Girl”||Non album single|
|“I Don’t Want You Anymore”||90210 (soundtrack from the 4th season)|
|“Snake Charmer”||90210 (soundtrack from the 5th season)|
|“Fly Away”||2013||TBT (Throwback Thursday)|
|“The Last Time”||90210 (soundtrack from the 5th season)|
|“Silicone in Stereo”||2014||Non album singles|
|“Underneath The Mask”||2016|
As featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|“Falling in Love”
(Ironik featuring Jessica Lowndes)
(Jérémy Amelin featuring Jessica Lowndes)
|“In All My Dreams I Drown”||2012||Terrance Zdunich||The Devil’s Carnival|
|2010||Ironik featuring Jessica Lowndes||“Falling in Love“|
|2011||Herself||“I Wish I Was Gay”|
|2012||Herself||“Nothing Like This”|
|2014||Herself||“Silicone In Stereo”|