Jessalyn Wanlim started young when it comes to her passion for performing and showing her talents. Her first venture was into singing, and then she moved on to stage performance, soon she realized performing on stage and playing characters was the thing for her which led the actress to pursue a career in front of the camera, instead of the mic.
'All My Children' was the first acting job she ever received, and the role of the nanny in the show lasted three years and a total of 49 episodes. The character, along with the show, allowed the actress to find much-needed exposure, put her work out there, and used the show as a stepping stone for her career moving forward.
The always cheerful, look at the sunny side actress may portray a happy exterior, but just because she is an established actress, living a happy life doesn’t mean she did not struggle through heartbreaking moments in her life. So, learn all the facts about the 'Workin’ Moms' star Jessalyn Wanlim.
Jessalyn Wanlim is of Mixed Ethnicity
Jessalyn Wanlim was born on 3 September 1982 in Calgary, Canada, to her father, who is Chinese-Indonesian and mother who is of Filipino descent. The actress is proud of her mixed heritage and does not shy away from saying she is a mixed ethnicity kid. Most of her movies and TV show roles are also based on her ethnic background, which she embraces wholeheartedly.
Jessalyn Left for National Ballet School of Canada at the age of 12 and Continued on to Julliard School
From a young age, the actress knew what she wanted, and after the initial singing phase, performing was the bug, which bit her the hardest. This resulted in the actress leaving home at the age of 12 to join the National Ballet School of Canada, where she remained till her graduation, and then Jessalyn moved to New York and joined Julliard School to further her interest in becoming a performer.
Jessalyn is the Main Cast of the Show Workin’ Moms
In 2016 Jessalyn w ashired to play the role of Jenny Matthews in the show 'Workin’ Moms,' and after years of appearing in batches of episodes, the actress was finally hired for a main role. The CBS show just recently concluded its third season and the way 'All My Children' gave the actress a jumping board, 'Workin’ Moms' provided the actress with a cemented role and even more exposure.
Jessalyn Wanlim and Brett Howell are in a Relationship, and They are not Married
Jessalyn Wanlim and Brett Howell first appeared in each other Instagram in 2013. Brett shared the first image of the two together on 13 May 2013, and then about a year later, on 1 March 2014, the actress also shared the photo of Brett on her Instagram.
When the two started dating and met for the first time, it is still a mystery, but it is safe to say the two lovebirds have been together for close to a decade. Brett Howell is also an actor and a former college basketball player, and the two probably met through their work, even though we cannot find a project the duo worked on together.
Still, the couple’s been together for close to eight years, and they are no married. The couple seems to be happy with the situation of their current living style and probably do not feel the need to be married.
Jessalyn Wanlim Suffered a Miscarriage in 2018; Her 2nd One
The couple was together for a long time, and they wanted to become parents, which is why they started to try and have a kid. Jessalyn Wanlim got pregnant in 2018 which was not revealed to the public at the time, and it only came to light when the actress decided to speak her truth on 30 December 2018 talking about a tough year she went through with the miscarriage and looking forward to a new and happy year in 2019. But this was not the only miscarriage she suffered, the actress did not specify, but she talked about another miscarriage she suffered back in the day
Jessalyn became Pregnant Again in 2019
The miscarriage was hard for the actress and her beau Brett Howell, but they did not allow the misfortune to get them down and decided to try again in giving birth. The actress announced she was pregnant again via Instagram on 10 October 2019 and also said the baby was going to be a boy. The couple seems to be happy with where they are right now, and the baby is a welcome member of their life.
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