Jessie Barr is an actor, writer and director based in LA.
She co-founded the production company Maggie Cassidy Films and is the lead in the critically acclaimed online series OM CITY which she created, wrote and produced with her husband and writing partner Tom O’Brien.
OM CITY is a 2016 TRIBECA Film Festival Selection, a NEW YORK TIMES TV Critic's Pick, a 2015 Vimeo Staff Pick, voted Best Web Series of 2015 by Decider.com and a Top Pick for "Web to Watch" by USA Today.
IndieWire hailed OM CITY as "refreshing," "honest and relatable". Decider.com calls it "heartfelt and hilarious".
Jessie recently completed her directorial debut: Too Long At The Fair a short film she co-wrote, co-directed and stars in opposite Chris Messina and Lena Hudson. TLATF is currently being submitted to festivals.
Some of Jessie's acting credits include: Lincoln Center, 59E59th, Williamstown Theater Festival, New York Stage & Film, Joe's Pub, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theater and Law & Order: SVU. Jessie made her feature film debut in the indie comedy Manhattan Romance, starring Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Caitlin Fitzgerald (Masters of Sex) and Gaby Hoffman (Transparent).
Once on the track to become a professional dancer with the Washington School of Ballet Jessie began acting in plays and musicals as a child. She attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts where she double majored in Theater and English & American Literature.
Jessie is currently writing her first feature film as well as Season 2 of OM CITY with her husband and writing partner Tom O'Brien. She is a 2018 Sundance New Voices Episodic LAB Finalist.