Jes Washington was born and raised in Memphis, TN. A southern beauty who grew up in competitive sports, but needed a balance, and found performance.
Jes received her MFA in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in New York City.
Jes performed with the Longwood Players, as Francine/Lena, landing her first EMACT, Best Supporting Actress nomination for "Clybourne Park". She participated in Harvard University’s Stanislavski Program, with legendary instructors from the Moscow Art Theater. Under their direction, performed in Checkov’s Three Sisters, and performed as Billie Holiday.
Jes stars in the role of Lena Baker, a one-woman show called Who Will Sing For Lena?. Performing all along the East Coast, becoming the AACT Fest 2019 National Winner. Among the awards including Best Actress, People’s Choice, and Best Onstage Moment. The production has reached audiences from the Atlanta Black Theater Festival, and travel to Monaco, France for the 2021 Mondial du Théâtre Festival!
Jes is a lifetime member of the renowned Actors Studio!