Jessica Jade Andres is a Filipina actress originating from Minnesota. After two minor roles in the TV series Gossip Girl, Andres's first major role came in a short film directed by Nicole Roberts called Out of Darkness. She has also acted in a few films as uncredited characters.
In February 2009, it was announced that Andres would play Suki in the M. Night Shyamalan feature film The Last Airbender; however, her scenes were ultimately cut in the final movie. Shyamalan chose Andres because he said he would wanted the characters to all be played by "undiscovered" actors. There were a few pictures released of Andres as Suki, along with the rest of the Kyoshi Warriors, and the group was also included in the French trailer for the film. Although the Kyoshi Warriors were cut from the movie, M. Night Shyamalan confirmed in an interview with MTV that he is saving the footage of the group for an alleged sequel.[source?] This means that the scenes with the Kyoshi Warriors are almost completely absent from the DVD release of The Last Airbender, save for one deleted scene titled "The Avatar has Returned".