Tess Paras is an LA-based actor and writer.

Tess Paras currently recurs as “Jayma Chan” on the CW’s Crazy-Ex Girlfriend and is most recognized for her role as “Dana Tomas” on NBC’s hit drama, Grimm (introducing the first Filipino-American storyline on primetime television). Other notable TV credits include: White Collar, Mulaney, Wilfred, Weeds, and The Good Wife.

As a comedy writer, her viral videos on YouTube – “Trumping Makeup Tutorial,” “Typecast” and “What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers?” –  were featured on:, Perez Hilton, Refinery29, NBC Asian America, MTV News, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, Slate, The Wrap, Angry Asian Man, and The A.V. Club. She’s recently written for the Fusion Cable Network’s Digital Writer’s room alongside sketch writing vets from The Soup and Inside Amy Schumer

Tess was a cast member in the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase and performs monthly at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in Los Angeles. She graduated magna cum laude from New York University. 

She’s represented by Gersh and Luber Roklin Entertainment.

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