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Tess Paras

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Show debut: ""My First Thanksgiving with Josh!""

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Y'all watching the epic, mind-blowing #CrazyExGirlfriend season finale tonight? Happy to be a part of the #ChanFamBam #BunchofChans
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— Tess Paras, Twitter



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Tess Paras

Tess (Maritess) Paras is a Filipino-American actress, comedian, producer and writer. She was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Oak Park, California. She later moved to New York and attended New York University where she graduated magna cum laude. She pursued a career in entertainment doing musical theater all over the country and even on cruise ships. She went to Los Angeles where she does commercials, TV, improv and sketch comedy. Paras also created a YouTube channel "TessTubeBaby" where she writes and produces comedy video shorts. She is friends with Rachel Bloom whom she has collaborated with on several YouTube videos. Paras has been outspoken about the stereotypical roles offered to Asian Americans in Hollywood. She wrote, starred and produced a video parodying this called "Typecast". This was based on a sketch she did for the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. She is a regular performer at the L.A. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. In 2015 she was cast in the The CW comedy musical "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" as Jayma Chan, the oldest sibling of the Chan family and sister to Josh Chan. Her first appearance was in the Season One episode "My First Thanksgiving with Josh!".

RésuméEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2015 - present "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Jayma Chan 4 episodes
2015 "Girl Meets World " TV newscaster 2 episodes
2015 "Switched at Birth (TV show " Eva Porter 1 episode
2014 "Mulaney " Female contestant 1 episode
2014 "Rake (TV show) " Margot 1 episode
2014 "Grimm (TV series) " Dana Tomas 1 episode
2013 "Wilfred (U.S. TV series) " Recruiter 1 episode
2013 "Weeds (TV series) " Alison 1 episode
2012 "Lights Out (2011 TV series) " TV reporter 1 episode
2011 "White Collar (TV series) " Suu Ram 1 episode
2011 "The Good Wife " Lisa 1 episode
2009 - 2010 "Law & Order "

Leslie Snow
Reporter

2 episodes
2010 "Gossip Girl " Front desk clerk 1 episode
2009 "Law & Order: Criminal Intent " Nurse 1 episode
2009 "Kings (U.S. TV series) " UNN reporter 1 episode
2009 "Damages (TV show) " Secretary 1 episode
Online and streaming shows
Year Title Role
2016 "Take My Wife (TV show) " Miranda
2016 "The Stumbling Dead (TV show) " Hunter
2016 "Tight Spot (short)" Katie
2016 "Gibby" Birthday mother
2015 "The Standoff" Robyn
2015 "We the Internet Sketches" Mrs. Joneses
2015 "What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers? (short)" Tess
2014 "C.O.C. Outbreak (video short)" Doctor
2014 "Hey There, Beaver (video short)" Pop star
2014 "Typecast (YouTube)" Tess
2014 "Chanukah Honey (YouTube)" Back up vocals
2013 "Jazz Fever" Velma St.Clair
2012 "You Can Touch My Boobies" Backup singer
  Cast edit
Main

Rachel Bloom ("Rebecca Bunch") • Donna Lynne Champlin ("Paula Proctor") · Vincent Rodriguez III ("Josh Chan") · Santino Fontana ("Greg Serrano") · Pete Gardner ("Darryl Whitefeather") · Vella Lovell ("Heather Davis") · Gabrielle Ruiz ("Valencia Perez")

Recurring

David Hull ("White Josh") · Rene Gube ("Father Brah") · Erick Lopez ("Hector") · Ava Acres ("Young Rebecca Bunch") · Gina Gallego ("Mrs.Hernandez") · Amy Hill ("Lourdes Chan") · Tess Paras ("Jayma Epstein") · Coryn Mabalot ("Jastinity Chan") · Stephnie Weir ("Karen") · Michael Hyatt ("Dr. Noelle Akopian") · Jacob Guenther ("Chris") · Michael McMillian ("Tim") · Eugene Cordero ("Alex") · Paul Welsh ("Trent Maddock") · Parvesh Cheenah ("Sunil Odhav") · Esther Povitsky ("Maya")

Guest

Tovah Feldshuh ("Naomi Bunch") · Briga Heelan ("Connie Cavanagh") · Nipsey Hussle · Dr.Phil · Brittany Snow ("Anna Hicks") · Rachel Grate ("Audra Levine") · Andrew Arrow ("Hank") · Scott Michael Foster ("Nathaniel") · Patti LuPone ("Rabbi Shari")

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