Fresh Off The Boat – Jessica Huang is married to Louis and is the mother of his children. An often strong, protective mother, who is always hard on Eddie, she’s described as being frugal, business-minded and doesn’t believe in wasting anything. She adores Stephen King movies and novels, and is talented at singing.
Portrayed by Constance Wu.
Constance Wu’s portrayal of Jessica Huang in Fresh Off The Boat is her first ever foray into comedy. Wu was initially considered the breakout star of the show and received nominations for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy and a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Constance grew up in the local theatre scene. At the age of 16, she moved to New York to further her studies at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the Conservatory for Theatre Arts at S.U.N.Y Purchase. Quickly transitioning to film, she soon appeared in multiple Sundance Feature Films such as Stephanie Daley and Year of the Fish.
In addition to indie films, Constance has appeared on the small screen in shows including Children’s Hospital, Law & Order: SVU, Torchwood, Covert Affairs and Franklin & Bash.