Tween actress Jessica Mikayla Adams is a star on the rise.
Known for her performances in Fandango’s Reel Kids, Robin Thicke’s Still Madly Crazy music video, Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, and more, Jessica can now be seen in her recurring role of Wax Oprah on the sitcom series Alex, Inc.
Everly Mag talked to Jessica about acting, Oprah, her favorite things, and more!
Everly Mag: How did you get started in acting?
Jessica: I’m from Compton, California. When I was 5 or 6 years old, I was watching an episode of Full House, [where the character] Stephanie went to a theater program. I asked my mom to find me a school like that and she found one on Groupon. That’s how I got started. My first year, I booked 3 national commercials and joined SAG-Aftra in 2013.
Everly Mag: What are your top acting projects so far and why? Do you have a favorite genre to act in?
Jessica: I love all the projects that I was blessed to book. Although, my favorite was the Robin Thicke video, because at the end he had a cake fight with us. I love all aspects of acting. Because I’m a natural comedian, [comedy is] the easiest for me.
Everly Mag: Do you ever get nervous or face other challenges when performing? How do you overcome challenges in acting?
Jessica: To overcome challenges, I train really hard [with] the same thing, over and over again. Performing doesn’t make me nervous. I love the lights and cameras.
Everly Mag: Who inspires you?
Jessica: The first person would be my mom, then Oprah of course.
Everly Mag: What’s your personality like and what do you like to do when you’re not acting?
Jessica: I would say that I’m bubbly 95 percent of the time. I’m always smiling because it’s contagious – my smile, that is! When I’m not acting, I’m at school, gymnastics, making slime, or horseback riding. I love going to amusement parks, swimming, and [to] the movies with my friends.
Everly Mag: What do you like about social media?
Jessica: I like seeing what people around the world are up to on social media. I love looking at pictures – especially pictures of puppies!
Everly Mag: What do you hope to accomplish in the future of your career?
Jessica: I look forward to winning an Emmy and Oscar!
Everly Mag: What are some of your favorite things?
Jessica: My favorite color is mint green. My favorite school subject is chemistry – I’m always doing experiments at home. At the moment, my favorite TV show is H20. I’m binging it for the second time.
Everly Mag: Lastly, what else would you like our readers to know about you?
Jessica: I’m looking forward to working with Oprah in the near future. This last year, I portrayed Oprah in 2 projects, [and] worked on 2 projects she was associated with. I’m so excited just thinking about working with her.
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Feature Image Credit: Jessica Mikayla Adams