Jessie was born into a theatre family! Her father, Tod Booth, a successful director and producer, and mother, Lisa Valdini, a talented film and stage actress, owned and operated the successful regional dinner theatre, The Alhambra Theatre and Dining, in Jacksonville, Fl. Jessie grew up watching her parents create magic at the Alhambra.
Her parents have always been very supportive of her desire to follow in their artistic footsteps. Jessie began as a professional actress, at the age of 8, in the Alhambra's production of A Christmas Carole, as Tiny Tim. Her father, desperate to find a child the appropriate age, offered Jessie the role and she accepted it with an agreeable, but confused, nod. Since that first rehearsal, Jessie was smitten with everything within the theatre. Jessie continued to perform in Alhambra shows, TV shows, commercials, recordings and school plays. Jessie went to Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Acting Theatre Major, then furthered her education at the University of Central Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre and became certified in Nonprofit Management.
After graduation, Jessie made NYC her home. Jessie spent several years working for Broadway Merchandising, LLC, as an assistant to the Broadway Producer, Adam S. Gordon. She had the privilege of working with and learning from the best! Broadway shows and tours included: Kinky Boots, Pippin, The Color Purple, The Great Comet of 1812, Peter and the Starcatcher, Evita, American Psycho, Disaster the Musical, Rent, Flashdance, Significant Other, etc.
Jessie continues to work in regional theatre, film, readings, and concerts. She also spent a year at sea as a featured singer on the German Cruise Line, AIDA.
Recently, Jessie directed both of her parents in the play Love Letters at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining.
Jessie resides in her studio in Chelsea. Outside of her theatre work, Jessie is writing her first novel and offers spiritual guidance.