Television Personality | Actress | Global Ambassador
Called “the funniest woman on TV today, period”, by The Province, Jessi Cruickshank is currently the host of Canada’s Smartest Person on CBC TV and the LA host of Canada’s #1 entertainment program, eTalk on CTV. A household name, Jessi also uses her celebrity profile to shed light on the social issues that affect us all. Able to speak on her career trajectory, as well as on topics surrounding her philanthropic endeavours, Jessi’s ease in front of an audience and her personable demeanour make her a natural choice for a wide variety of events and endorsements.
Jessi broke into comedy as the only girl in an all-male improv troupe alongside Seth Rogen. She soon became a household name as a face of MTV Canada, hosting the Gemini-winning MTV Live and smash hit The Hills After Show. The After Show became an international phenomenon–it was syndicated in over ten countries and remains the only Canadian series in television history to be simulcast live to the US.
Jessi has since taken America by storm, writing and starring in The CW hit comedy series Oh Sit! alongside Jamie Kennedy, appearing on The Soup, Live From E! and acting in CBS sitcom The Odd Couple with Matthew Perry and TV Land sitcom Kirstie with Kirstie Alley.
Most recently, she wrote and starred in her own comedy pilot for the E! Network and hosted the Canadian Country Music Awards to stellar reviews and record-high ratings.
Smart, funny and refreshingly relatable, Jessi continues to travel the world as a keynote speaker and long-time ambassador for Free The Children.