Jessica St. Clair & Lennon Parham
In USA’s critically-acclaimed comedy “Playing House,” Lennon Parham stars as Maggie Caruso, a woman who is determined to create a happy home for her baby, despite recently discovering her husband’s illicit online affair with a muscular German woman. She finds support when her best friend, Emma (Jessica St. Clair) moves in to help her prepare for the birth of her first child. Parham co-stars and co-created the series along with St. Clair.Read More
The show’s third season is set to premiere on June 23. “Playing House” is the second collaborative series from Parham and St. Clair. Their first series, “Best Friends Forever,” aired in 2012 on NBC. Also on television, she has appeared on “Veep,” “Lady Dynamite,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Arrested Development,” “Mad Men,” and “New Girl.” Upcoming in film, Parham will be seen in Andrew Jay Cohen’s Warner Bros. film, “The House,” opposite Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Past film credits include: “Horrible Bosses 2” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” and the independent films “All Exchanges Final” “Other People” “Splinterheads” and “Hysterical Psycho,” a comedy-horror film by Dan Fogler. Her one-woman show, “She Tried to Be Normal,” ran in NY and LA and was selected for the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival in 2009. The seeds for Parham’s comedy career were sown on the stage of Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia. She got her start when she moved to New York and joined the New York offshoot of Chicago’s revered comedy institution, The Second City, where she performed in their revue: “We Built This City on Rent Control.” Her breakout came while performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. She still performs at the UCB, whenever she has a free moment. A graduate of the University of Evansville in Indiana, Parham taught French for two years in Mississippi with Teach for America before starting her comedy career. Lennon lives with her husband, daughter, and son in Los Angeles.