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$3 Million
$20 Thousand Per Episode
Dec 5, 1980 (43 years old)
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
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What is Jessica Paré's Net Worth and Salary?

Jessica Pare is a Canadian actress who has a net worth of $3 million. Jessica Pare began appearing in theater productions as a child. She went on to study with TheatreWorks, a touring educational theater company. She made her professional debut in the television movie, "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story", and then went on to appear in a string of feature films throughout the early 2000s, including, "Stardom", "Lost and Delirious", "Bollywood/Hollywood", and "Wicker Park". She also appeared in multiple mini-series, which led to more work on television. She appeared in such television projects as, "Random Passage", "Napoleon", "Lives of the Saints", "Jack and Bobby", and "Life". She continued to appear in various film projects until 2010, when she was cast in the role that would gain her the most widespread recognition, as Megan Draper on the hit series, "Mad Men". During her time on "Mad Men", Jessica's salary per episode was $20,000.

Early Life

Jessica ParĂ© was born on December 5, 1980 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was born to parents Anthony ParĂ© and Louise Mercier. Her father was the former chair of the education department at McGill University while her mother was a conference interpreter. She grew up in the Montreal neighborhood of Notre-Dame-de-GrĂ¢ce with her three brothers.

She was raised speaking both French and English. Both of her parents were also interested in the arts. Her father was involved in acting and occasionally toured with a theatre company while her mother also acted in amateur productions. She attended Villa Maria, a private Catholic high school and also studied drama at TheatreWorks.

She appeared in over a half dozen amateur theatre productions while still a teenager. She had roles in "Robin Hood" and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." She later attended Dawson College, enrolling in the fine arts program.


Paré landed a small role in the television film "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story" during her final year of high school. Coupled with all of her experience in theatre, she became convinced to pursue a career in acting. She landed small roles in episodes of other television series and in films around this time. She appeared in an episode of "Big Wolf on Campus" and in the film "En Vacances." She dropped out of Dawson College to pursue acting for a couple of years, though she had a hard time landing consistent work and sometimes worked as a photographer's assistant.

In 2000, when auditioning for a small part in the independent film "Stardom," the director Denys Arcand instead chose her to star in the film. She played a naĂ¯ve ice hockey player who was then propelled to international stardom when she became a supermodel. The film closed the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and received mixed reviews from critics. Despite the mixed reviews, it catapulted ParĂ© into stardom in the Canadian film industry. She was voted one of the 25 Most Beautiful People of 2012 by "People" magazine and she remains one of only a few Canadian citizens to have been granted this designation.

In 2001, Paré had a starring role in "Lost and Delirious," a film about two lovers set in a girls' boarding school. The film received mixed reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, though Paré's performance was widely praised. She then appeared in the television miniseries "Random Passage" in 2002. The series was based on the award-winning novels by author Bernice Morgan. The same year, she also appeared in "Napoléon" as the emperor's mistress. She additionally had a cameo appearance as a pop singer in Deepa Mehta's "Bollywood/Hollywood" the same year. In 2003, she starred in the thriller film "Posers" and also appeared in the CTV film "The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton," playing the title role of the murdered heiress Nancy Eaton.

Paré made her Hollywood debut in the film "Wicker Park" in 2004. She also starred in the television miniseries "Lives of the Saints" and appeared in the mockumentary "See This Movie." The same year, she appeared in The WB teen drama series "Jack & Bobby." In 2007, she shot the pilot for the CBS show "Protect and Save." She also co-starred in the independent French-Canadian romantic comedy "Jusqu'à toi" and had a small role in "The Trotsky" in 2008.

She appeared in "Suck," a vampire horror-comedy, which premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival. She received a nomination at the 2010 Canadian Comedy Awards for her role in the film. In 2010, she also appeared in the film "Hot Tub Time Machine" as well as in the comedy "Peepers."

Additionally, Paré landed what would become one of her most prominent roles to date when she joined the cast of the AMC television series "Mad Men." She played the character of Megan Calvet, Don Draper's second wife. She had a very prominent scene in the opening episode of the fifth season of the show when she sang a version of the 1960 Gillian Hills hit "Zou Bisou Bisou." The track was subsequently released to download or purchase on vinyl.


In 2011, she appeared in "Beholder," a short film directed by Nisha Ganatra. She also starred in "The Mountie," a western film about the North-West Mounted Police in Canada. In 2012, she appeared on stage with The Jesus and Mary Chain and sang "Just Like Honey" for two concerts in Buffalo, New York and Toronto. She also filmed the romantic comedy film "Standby," in which she plays the female lead. The film was released in 2014.

In 2017, she landed a main cast role in the series "SEAL Team." She has remained on the show through 2022. She has additionally appeared in episodes of "Six," "Atypical," and "Big Hero 6: The Series."

Personal Life

In 2007, Paré married writer and producer Joseph M. Smith. They then divorced in 2010. She later began dating musician John Kastner in 2013. In March of 2015, the couple had a son together whom they named Blues Anthony Paré Kastner. The couple later broke up and Paré began dating Jacob Housten in 2019.They remained together until 2021. Paré is a member of the Catholic faith and also considers herself to be a feminist.

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