Alisha Ilhaan Bø (Alisha Boe) (b. March 6, 1997) is a Norwegian-Somali actress. She portrays Jessica Davis in Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.

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Boe is a Norwegian-Somali actress born in Oslo, Norway. She is currently known for being in 13 Reasons Why, Days of Our Lives playing Daphne becoming a recurring character, and Ray Donovan playing Janet for four episodes.

She made her acting debut in 2008, when she landed a role of Child Lisa in a horror film, Amusement. A year later she appeared in the film, He's On My Mind, as Laci and in 2012 in Paranormal Activity 4 as Tara. In 2014, she guest-starred in two shows, in January as Tracy McCoy in Modern Family, and in July, as Brynn Hendry in two episodes of the thriller show Extant.

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Season 1[edit | edit source]

When they asked me to audition for Jessica, I disconnected with it. She’s supposed to be a pretty, popular teenager, and in my head, just from being brainwashed from all these breakdowns growing up, it’s a blonde girl with blue eyes. But since Brian [Yorkey, who adapted to book for TV] and all of them are so inclusive with their casting, they didn’t even think about it. It was my first time being able to be separated from being someone’s best friend, or being the butt of the joke, or an accessory. It was a dream come true for me. I didn’t expect it to come that fast
— Alisha about auditioning for the role of Jessica

Season 2[edit | edit source]

That was a very, very hard day. Um, funny story, though. While we were- [interrupted by Brian Yorkey laughing, then joins in] -While we were filming, I'm, like, naked and then I'm not. And then I'm running out of the dressing room and I'm like "Ah!". And then all the sirens are going off, the alarms are going off and.. We're filming in a live mall and there's people there, and this woman and her daughter come up to me while we're filming, and there's like-- There's cameras around us. And she goes, "Are you okay? Like, do you want me to call--?" [Audience laughs]- No the first thing she says is, "Do you want me to call the police?" And I'm like-- And I'm like-- [grunts, chuckles], No. And I walk away and then people are like, "We're filming." And her expression was just priceless, like, she was so genuinely concerned.
[Elaine Welteroth: At least you knew your performance was convincing.]
Yeah, yeah!
— Alisha on the scene where Jessica has a flashback in the mall[4][src]

Season 3[edit | edit source]

Last season, you saw her struggle with her body. She felt like a prisoner in her own body. And this year, she takes her power back, and she discovers her sexuality, and it's all in the road of recovery, of claiming your body back
— Alisha about Jessica reclaiming her power[src]

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13 Reasons Why: Beyond the Reasons (Season 3)

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