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'On My Block': Five Fun Facts About Jessica Marie Garcia

On My Block: Five Fun Facts About Jessica Marie Garcia
March 23, 2021 - 14:31 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

Learn about the Latina behind the goofy, sex-obsessed, voice of reason, "Jasmine" from On My Block. Here are five facts about the lovable Jessica Marie Garcia...

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She's a two-time Disney Star!

Born on March 23rd, 1987, in Orlando Florida, Jessica has been on both Disney shows Liv and Maddie and Diary of a Future President. She calls Disney her "home." The creators of Liv and Maddie were even the officiants at her wedding!

Jessica Marie Garcia attends the 'On My Block' S2 Launch Event on March 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

She builds up other Latinx projects too

On Jessica's social media she frequently advertises and promotes other Latinx productions she is interested in like Netflix's Gentefied. She says she enjoys "celebrating our people in this industry because I think for so long, we were so limited and we were all fighting for the same roles."

The cast of 'On My Block' attend the 'On My Block' S2 Launch Event at on March 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Jessica is a Florida Native

She was raised in Orlando, Florida and moved to Los Angeles when she was 19. The fiery Mexican-American was raised in neighborhoods that were predominately Cuban and Puerto Rican, so when she moved to Los Angeles she was blown away with how easily she fit in and recognized her Mexican culture everywhere.

Jessica Marie Garcia arrives at the premiere of Netflix's "On My Block" on March 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

She Was On How To Get Away With Murder!

If you were watching On My Block and were wondering "Hm, where have I seen her before?" it was on ABC's hit series How To Get Away With Murder. Of course, she fits right in with the strong female cast as "Rhonda Navarro."

Scene from How To Get Away With Murder