Jessi Cruickshank

Host of Canada’s Smartest Person

Star of CW’s “Oh Sit!”

Global Ambassador, Free The Children

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Jessi Cruickshank

“Viewers can’t help but fall in love with Jessi Cruickshank. Smart, relatable and raucously funny, she has emerged as one of the most beloved young stars on TV.”
-TV Guide

Known for her sharp wit, irreverent commentary and eclectic flare for fashion, television personality and comedian Jessi Cruickshank is one of the most recognized young stars in Canada and has been called “the funniest woman on TV today, period.” [The Province].

In 2013 she’s took the US by storm, writing and starring in The CW hit comedy series “Oh Sit!” alongside Jamie Kennedy, now in its second season. Jessi has also signed on as a face of The Style Network, hosting their outrageous reunion shows and can be seen providing her hilarious commentary as a featured panelist on E!’s pop culture talk show, “Studio E!”. Jessi is also making a splash in scripted television, recurring on TV Land’s new sitcom “Kirstie” opposite Kirstie Alley, Michael Richards, Rhea Perlman, and Jason Alexander, which premiered in the fall.

Born in an A&W restaurant, Jessi grew up in Vancouver, B.C., honing her comedic skills as the only girl in an all male comedy troupe alongside Seth Rogen. She went on to study theater in London, England and graduated at the top of her class from the prestigious University of Toronto Drama Program. Soon after, she was discovered in a nationwide search to become the new face of MTV in Canada and host of “The Hills After Show.” Jessi quickly became a fan favorite, and her show became an international smash hit, syndicated in 10 countries, generating record breaking ratings in the US and Canada, and securing her a Gemini Award.

Jessi went on to host, produce, and write her own spin-off prime time comedy series “The After Show” on MTV where she provided her witty commentary and refreshing perspective on the day’s entertainment news. Lovingly referred to as The Chelsea Handler of Canada, Jessi’s daring and irreverent interviews with the likes of Tom Cruise, the cast of TWILIGHT, Chris Brown, Channing Tatum, Rihanna, Bill Gates, and her “date” with Bradley Cooper became online sensations garnering millions of views worldwide and solidifying her spot as the second most followed Canadian on the Internet [Toronto Life], next only to Justin Bieber.

Some of Jessi’s additional television credits include starring in satirical series “Jessi Cruickshank’s Real Hollywood Survival Guide”, acting as a celebrity guest on E!’s “The Soup,” contributing for “E! News”, cohosting the “MTV Move Awards Pre-Show”, judging “Canada’s Next Top Model” and making regular appearances on “Entertainment Tonight”, “NBC News” and “Fashion Television”. In 2010 Jessi was hand picked from journalists across the country to cover the Olympic Games as the co-host of “Olympic Morning” on Canada’s national network, CTV. She also recently appeared as an actor on the comedy series “Kennedy’s Court” and in “Degrassi Takes Manhattan” for TeenNick.

Jessi’s ability to connect to her audience has also allowed her to tackle global issues in a refreshingly relatable way. As the ambassador for the charity organization Free the Children, Jessi traveled to India for the acclaimed documentary “MTV Presents: Jessi in India” where she encountered child labor, hunger, and poverty first hand. She followed it up with “MTV Presents: Jessi in Kenya”, documenting her experiences living in a mud hut for 10 days with a traditional Massai family. Jessi’s social activism has made her a renowned keynote speaker, speaking regularly at Colleges, Universities and appearing at national conferences alongside The Dalai Lama, Jane Goodall, and Al Gore.

In addition to her work in television, film, and her passion for philanthropy, Jessi is also known for her unique sense of style. Named TV Guide’s Best Dressed Host she has appeared in top fashion publications such as Elle, Flare, Fashion and Verve Girl magazines. She also launched her own clothing line for Me to We style, which sold out within days. Her accessories collection is in the works. Jessi currently resides in Los Angeles, where in addition to her US television projects, she is a comedy writer for Hello Giggles!, the L.A host of E! Canada, and correspondent on Canada’s #1 entertainment show “Etalk.”

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