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Jessica Mikayla

Unique, vivacious and undeniably talented, teen actress Jessica Mikayla from Compton, California, has been a Triple Threat in the entertainment industry.  Jessica launched her acting career at the age of 6, and was a natural from the very beginning.  She went on to book national commercials for major brands including AT&T, BMW, Chrysler, Hefty, MasterCard. U.S. Cellular and Walmart.

Although Jessica is known for her series regular role on Fandango's Reel Kids on Hulu, she has landed roles on ABC's Sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, You're the Worst on the FX channel and Diary of a Future President on Disney+.  When Jessica is not on set, she's volunteering in the inner city promoting the importance of literacy, working on her acting skills, and participating in weekly dance, gymnastics and vocal training.

Jessica can be heard in the Oscar-Winning Feature Animation Film Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse as well as Shazam! and A Wrinkle in Time, Showtime's hit show The Chi as well as Mindhunter on Netflix.

2021 Young Artist Academy™ Awards
Best Performance Streaming Series Role: Teen Actress - Nominated

2020 Young Artist Academy™ Awards
Best Performance Guest Starring Young Actress: TV Series - Nominated
Best Performance Supporting Young Actress: TV Series - Nominated

2020 Young Entertainer Awards
Best Guest Starring Young Actress 13 & Under: Television Series - Nominated

2019 Young Artist Academy™ Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actress - Winner 

2019 Young Entertainer Award
Best Supporting Young Actress: Independent or Film Festival Feature Film - Nominated
Best Young Actress: Voice Over Role - Nominated

2017 Young Entertainer Award
Best Young Actress: Web Host Performer - Nominated


2015 Black Women Film Network 
Festival Finalist
Audience Choice Award - Winner

2015 Young Artist Academy™ Awards
Best Web Performance: Young Actress - Winner

Academy Activity

41st Young Artist Academy™ Award Nomination Announcements
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Your Advantage & Awareness

Academy Newsletter Interview - September 2019

Award Winner Jessica Mikayla Adams from Willowbrook (aka Compton) CA is an Actress, Print Model and Voice Actress. Learn how the thirteen-year old views "disappointments" and what sparks her passion.

I'm so grateful for each and every opportunity.  My most recent voice-over projects are Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse.  This was my first character voice booking with my voice-over agent.  I'm in The Brooklyn Kids as well as Showtime's hit series The Chi, where I was blessed with the opportunity to be a recurring voice in Season 2.  My most recent television projects includes Fresh Off The Boat where I was Carla the top Female Fencer.  This was such a fun project!  I got to learn how to fence and met some amazing individuals on set!  I like bringing characters to life.  I enjoy meeting new people and of course craft services. 
I'm passionate about giving back and helping others.  I love to act, dance, sing, cook and make slime.  I'm an animal lover an advocate for better gun control laws and against gun violence.  My motto is: "Smile It's Contagious!"
Networking Tip: Just be yourself.  Be kind and smile.  Good Energy attracts Good Energy.  Stay ready with your promotional items, such as business cards.  Be ready to perform a snippet if asked.
On Disappointments: I really haven't had any disappointments because I look at the audition “as” the job.  I go in prepared, do my best and don't think about it again unless I get a call or email. Many thanks to my amazing #TeamThatsSoJess!
On Cyber-bullying: I have been a victim of cyber-bullying in the past by a family member.  A Parent or Trusted Adult should run your social media and screen followers and post.  The way that we deal with cyber bullies is to ignore, delete and block them.  I do not engage in negative behavior on social media.

Watch for Jessica in upcoming voice-over projects and on two major television shows coming out soon.

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