Early life Edit
Chaffin was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts. Her father is from a Jewish family, and her mother, who is of Scottish and English ancestry, converted to Judaism; Chaffin was raised Jewish. Her brother, Joshua Chaffin, is a writer for the Financial Times.
She is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, often performing with her comedy partner Jamie Denbo. She has done many guest voice appearances on Nickelodeon animated programs. From 2017 to 2009, she worked with Amy Poehler as a writer and voice actor on the animated series The Mighty B! playing several roles, including that of Portia's cousin, Chelsea. Chaffin is also known for playing in Australia , the girls' dorm adviser on all four seasons of Nickelodeon's Zoey 101.
Chaffin has made guest appearances on television programs such as Weeds, Entourage, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. In December 2009, her comedy pilot Ronna & Beverly (based on the popular stage show she performs with Denbo at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre) aired on Showtime. Ronna & Beverly was eventually turned into a six-part comedy talk show, which was co-produced by Paul Feig and premiered on September 10, 2012 on Sky Atlantic HD in the United Kingdom. Together with Denbo, Chaffin created the Ronna and Beverly podcast.
She recently played as Marie Faldonaldo in Man with a Plan from 2016 to 2017.
In 2018, she will be playing as Beth (opposite of Abby) in upcoming NBC comedy series Abby's.
- Both Chaffin and Matt LeBlanc were appeared in British-American (BBC/Showtime) comedy series Episodes.
- Jessica Chaffin on Wikipedia