Jes Washington was born and raised in Memphis, TN. A southern beauty who grew up competitive with sports, needed a balance and found performance.
Jes received her BA from Bates College, where she spent a lot of time as part of the college’s modern dance company.
Jes moved to Boston where her performance with the Longwood Players, as Francine/Lena landed her, her first Best Supporting Actress nomination EMACT, in "Clybourne Park". She participated in Harvard University’s Stanislavski Program, where she learned the techniques legendary instructors from the historic Moscow Art Theater. Under their direction, performed in Checkov’s Three Sisters, and performed as Billie Holiday, singing Them There Eyes .
Jes was offered the role of Lena Baker, the lead in an one-woman show called Who Will Sing For Lena?. For the past four years, Jes has performed all along the East Coast, becoming the AACT Fest 2019 National Winner. Among the awards from AACT, Jes received the awards for Best Actress, People’s Choice Best Actress, and Best Onstage Moment. The show, Who Will Sing For Lena?, received awards for Best Director and Best Overall Production.
Jes received her MFA in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in New York City in May of 2020.