Alisha Boe (born Alisha Bø; 6 March 1997) is a Norwegian-Somali actress. She is known for portraying Jessica in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why.
Boe was born in Norway to a Somali father and a Norwegian mother (from Trondheim) in 1997. She later moved to New York City at the age of 3 in the year 2000. She and her mother moved to Los Angeles when Alisha was seven years old because her mother married an American man. When she was in middle school she attended George Ellery Hale Middle School. While she was in high school she attended El Camino Real High School commonly known as ECR or Elco located in the Woodland Hills district of the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California where she attended their acclaimed drama program. Her high school was also known for their famous alumni actors who had also been enrolled in their drama program. She later dropped out of High School to pursue her acting career.
Alisha made her acting debut in 2008, when she landed the role of Child Lisa in a horror film, Amusement. A year later she appeared in the film He’s On My Mind as Laci and in 2012 she starred as Tara in Paranormal Activity 4. In 2014, she guest-starred in two shows, in January as Tracy McCoy, Cameron Tucker’s student in Modern Family, and in July, as Brynn Hendry in two episodes of the thriller/sci-fi show Extant. In November 2014, she joined the cast of NBC’s soap opera drama series Days of Our Lives in the recurring role of Daphne, debuting on November 14, 2014. In 2015 she landed two recurring roles, one in the Showtime tv series Roy Donovan, and one in the CSI spin-off CSI: Cyber. She then guest starred in the iconic series NCIS and in the Hulu original series Casual, in which she appeared in 6 episodes. In 2016 she landed the recurring role of Gwen in the MTV series Teen Wolf. In 2017 she starred in two independent films, 68 Kill, in which she plays the role of Violet, and Gates of Darkness, where she plays Alexa O’Connor. She then played the role Jessica in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which gave her worldwide success and fame. You can see Alisha’s full filmography including information about each of her projects here.