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- Jes Macallan
Ava Sharpe on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
Jes Macallan stars in The CW hit series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” as Ava Sharpe, former Director of the Time Bureau, co-captain of the Legends and newlywed to Sara Lance (Caity Lotz). Ava and Sara have finally tied the knot but with the Waverider destroyed and the team stuck in 1925, there’s no time for a honeymoon. With the history of 1925 constantly being altered by the Legends, someone has to take on the stressful task of tracking all the changes they are making. Convincing the Legends to make “small footprints” as they desperately try to get back home will prove harder than Ava would like to admit.
Macallan’s interest in the arts began early. A classically trained dancer, she studied dance from the age of three for 20 years and still practices today. She later modeled in Miami, New York, and Milan while earning a bachelor’s degree in international marketing from the University of Florida with a study abroad term at the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan. She then relocated to New York City for an intensive Meisner based graduate acting program at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. She starred for four seasons in the hit drama series “Mistresses.”
She also starred in the pilot “Crash and Burn,” executive produced by Tony Hawk, and has guest-starred in numerous other series including “Red Band Society,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Shameless,” “Justified” and “The Protector.”
Macallan has starred in multiple films such as “An Uncommon Grace,” “The Mentor,” the sci-fi thriller “Thirst” and a rom-com Christmas film “The Engagement Claus.” She was also one of the leads in an ensemble cast for the digital film series “Relationship Status,” executive produced by Milo Ventimiglia and StyleHaul, which screened in 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival with critical accolades and a nationwide release on Verizon’s digital media platform Verizon Go90.
Recently, Macallan directed her first episode of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” She also wrote, produced, and directed the short film “Self, E.” She also co-wrote the film “12 Days” with fellow actor and friend Jerry O’Connell.
Macallan is an ambassador for the Best Friends Animal Society, and a heavy supporter and participator in the “Rally For Kids With Cancer” charity events to support pediatric cancer research, and the children and their families at SickKids Hospital in Toronto, Canada.