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Jessica (R.) Harper (1949-) Biography

Awards, Honors, Writings, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Work in Progress

Born 1949, in Chicago, IL; Education: Attended Sarah Lawrence College. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, photography.

Offıce—Harpco Music, 2337 Roscomare Rd., #2, PMB #244, Los Angeles, CA 90077.

Actress, author, and songwriter. Actress in movies, including Stardust Memories, Pennies from Heaven, My Favorite Year, and Minority Report; actress in television programs, including The Garry Shandling Show; actress in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions; writer, singer, and producer of compact discs for children.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers; Actors Equity Association; Screen Actors Guild; American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.


A Wonderful Life, Alacazar (Waterbury, VT), 1994.

Not a Traditional Christmas, Alacazar (Waterbury, VT), 1995.

Nora's Room, Alacazar (Waterbury, VT), 1996.

Forty Winks, Alacazar (Waterbury, VT), 1998.

Rhythm in My Shoes, Rounder (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

Inside Out, Rounder (Cambridge, MA), 2001.

Hey, Picasso, Rounder (Cambridge, MA), 2004.

A Place Called Kindergarten, Putnam (New York, NY), 2006.

Lively verse text and expressive illustrations tell the tale of an extremely busy family and the mishaps that result from all the flurry of activity. (From I Forgot My Shoes, written by Jessica Harper and illustrated by Kathy Osborn.)

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