An only child and avid horse lover, Mallory lives at Mahwa, a ranch next to Heartland. She is way too old and wise for her years and she's a bit of a busy body, eavesdropping when she shouldn't be, telling tales, and getting involved in things that don't concern her. She gives Jack plenty of dating advice, but who will she get advice from herself, when a young cowboy takes a liking to her?
Jessica Amlee was born in Maple Ridge, BC, where she lives with her parents and older brother.
When she was four years old she saw a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie and knew right then and there that she wanted to be an actress. Her parents took her to an agency who signed her up and at age four she began her acting career in a French's commercial ' the first of over 50 commercials she has appeared in.
Amlee trained at the Tarlington Talent School and has taken some improvisation and voice training.
She appeared in several television series, including 'Andromeda,' ' Glory Days,' 'Smallville' and 'Dark Angel,' and landed her first large role in the feature 'My Life Without Me,' opposite Sarah Polley, Scott Speedman and Mark Ruffalo.
Since then, significant projects Amlee has had roles in include the features 'Eve and the Fire Horse' and 'Beneath,' as well as Bruce McDonald's television movie 'The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess.' Her performance as young Gillian Guess saw Amlee become the youngest person to ever win a Leo (BC Film & Television) Award for her acting.
She was the title character in 'Juliana and the Medicine Fish,' opposite Rob Schneider, playing his daughter. Very much in demand, Jessica was able to star in two upcoming projects in between the first and second seasons of 'Heartland,' a television pilot for director Michael McGowan, entitled 'Left Coast,' and the Hallmark television movie 'Living Out Loud,' for director Anne Wheeler.
Amlee says that she would want to one day direct, and is very impressed with women like Sarah Polley ('Away From Her') who have had success helming projects.