By Fiona Rosenthal
The USA Network’s TV show, Playing House, which wrapped up its second season last month, stars WHS’ own alumna, Jessica St. Clair.
St. Clair has acted in a range of media. Her most notable includes her roles in the films Bridesmaids, Enough Said, andShe’s Out of My League, and television shows Review, Best Friends Forever.
Since graduating from WHS in 1995, St. Clair has been performing comedy. “I joined an improv comedy group at Middlebury College my freshman year,” she said. “That’s when I first fell in love with comedy.” Once St. Clair took her first classes at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC, she was cast in her first pilots for television shows that have lead to her two current roles.
St. Clair not only stars in Playing House, but also created the show and executive produced it alongside Scot Armstrong, Judah Miller, Ravi Nandan and her personal friend Lennon Parham. According to St. Clair, Playing House’s town of Pinebrook is loosely based on her hometown. St Clair said, “Playing House is set in a fictional town called Pinebrook that is very much like Westfield, in that it’s filled with funny, interesting people much like the ones I grew up with.”
The show’s second season has a star studded cast. “We’ve asked all our friends like Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) and Lindsay Sloane (Odd Couple) to come play with us again, as well as Rob Riggle, and Jane Kaczmarek [Malcolm in the Middle],” said St Clair.
You can watch season two of Playing House on usanetwork.com.