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Jess Season 3
Jessica "Jess" Day
Born

February 13 1982

Born

February 13 1982

Also known as

Rebecca Johnson, Two-Boobs Johnson, Tiger Boobs, Jess Jess (Spencer), Ivy, Giggle Bangs Rice Bowl, Yolanda Winston

Also known as

Rebecca Johnson, Two-Boobs Johnson, Tiger Boobs, Jess Jess (Spencer), Ivy, Giggle Bangs Rice Bowl, Yolanda Winston

Marital

Nick (Boyfriend)

Marital

Nick (Boyfriend)

Physical description
Physical description
Gender

Female

Gender

Female

Hair color

Brown

Hair color

Brown

Eye color

Blue

Eye color

Blue

Skin color

White

Skin color

White

Parents

Joan Day, Bob Day

Parents

Joan Day, Bob Day

Character information
Character information
First appearance

Pilot

First appearance

Pilot

Portrayed By

Zooey Deschanel

Portrayed By

Zooey Deschanel

.
Guy: "I like your glasses."
Jess: "They help me see."
―-Jess in Pilot

Jessica Day, or more commonly known as Jess, is the main character of New Girl. She is a bubbly young woman who just turned 31,trying to find herself after a shocking breakup with her boyfriend, whom she caught cheating. She has been a teacher since 2006 and she loves to play the handbells. Jess enjoys crafting, but doesn't have much time for it anymore. She also writes Nancy Drew fan-fiction. She needed a new place to live, so she moved in with three men named Nick, Schmidt and Coach. Her best friend is a model named Cece. Following Coach's departure, she now lives with Winston instead.

She is portrayed by Zooey Deschanel.

HistoryEdit

After coming home early from visiting her mother, Jess discovered that her long-term boyfriend Spencer was cheating on her with a woman named Rochelle. She left all of her things at his house and moved in with her best friend Cece. She got tired of the model lifestyle and went to craigslist to find new roommates. She was accepted into the apartment of Nick, Schmidt, and Coach, only after they discovered that she had model friends. She showed major signs of depression while watching Dirty Dancing. The guys took her out for a rebound date. She met a man who stood her u
Jess and Cece

Jess and Cece entering her new apartment

p named Peter. When the guys found out, they rushed to her side at a public restaurant and sang to her.

After getting a new roommate, the guys grew tired of Jess not having anything to wear. Jess even had to wear clothes from Schmidt's old girlfriend pile. With help from the guys and Cece, Jess managed to take all of her things from Spencer's house.

Nick later convinced Jess to be his date for a wedding, at which his old girlfriend Caroline would be attending. Jess tried on several dresses before Nick and Schmidt decided on the "slutty" one. She made Caroline jealous, pleasing Nick. However, Nick almost hooked back up with Caroline. Luckily, Jess was able to stop them. A depressed Nick then became intoxicated. She along with the rest of the group did the chicken dance.

One day, Jess walked into Nick's room and saw his penis. She giggled and ran out. This embarrassed Nick, such to the point that he couldn't have sex on his date with Amanda. Jess talked to Cece about it, and was told to let Nick see her naked. She ran into his room in nothing but a robe. Little did she know that Nick was coming home with someone. Nick and Amanda began to make out. Jess tried to sneak out, but was caught by Amanda. Her robe fell off and Nick saw her in the nude, making the experience even.
Jess and Nick

Jess and Nick showing some affection for each other

Cece became intoxicated at a club after breaking up with her boyfriend. She called Jess to come and get her. Jess took Cece back to the apartment, where Cece began to dance with the guys. Jess made a bed for her on the couch but Schmidt convinced Cece to sleep in his bed after sheep-dogging her towards his room. The next morning, Cece convinced Jess that Nick liked her. She then spent the entire day trying to figure out the awkward situation,for instance when they went to the drugstore and she kept checking if his feet were pointed at her,because Cece told her that a guy's feet always point towards what they want.

After discovering that her fellow teacher Paul would not be celebrating Thanksgiving, due to his grandmother dying, she invited him over to celebrate thanksgiving with the guys. She and Scmidt prepared a classy thanksgiving meal, which was interrupted due to a fire. The gang then celebrated in a neighbors apartment, only to find the resident dead. The gang then went to black friday at Best Buy, where Jess and Paul skipped away into the street.

Jess later had to teach a group of misfits how to play the handbells, only to be outshined by Winston, Who had never played them before. She convinced Winston to help her teach them to play. He agreed and they went to a contest.

TriviaEdit

  • Jess appears to be a fan of family films such as An American Tail, and musicals such as Dirty Dancing.
  • Jess has a tendency to sing what she wants to say, instead of just saying it. She is shown to do this more often if people try to get her to stop.
  • Jess has a signature giggle which she does whenever she sees something hilarious.
  • Jess has a Master's degree.
  • Jess plays the guitar

QuotesEdit

  • (To Spencer:) "I'm doing sexy things with the pillow."
  • (To Schmidt :) "Pink wine makes me... slutty."
  • (To Spencer:) "Suck it, Mr. Krabs."
  • (To :) "We're gonna have a Jam-sess"
  • (To :) "Oh my God, bubbles."
  • (To Nick:) "I like to say words with my mouth."
  • (To Nick:) "... And later I'm gonna bust you hard..."

RelationshipsEdit

Cece Edit

Cece is Jess's best friend. They met when they were young. Jess shared all her secrets with Cece, but Cece hasn't shared all her secrets with Jess, such as sleeping with Schmidt and going to the movies with Jessica P. They're always there for eachother. Cece gives Jess advice on romance and her life in general.


NickEdit

See: Nick and Jess


Another of Jess' roommates, along with Schmidt and Winston. They met in the Pilot episode. Jess thinks Nick makes a turtle face and usually never smiles. Many fans like the idea of Nick and Jess together. They seem to have some romantic interest in each other. Nick got protective of Jess when their landlord came over to fix things in the apartment, thinking he wanted to sleep with her. In the season finale, Jess tells Nick that she wants him to be happy, and that she'll be okay because she met him. Their relationship is often displayed as complicated. In the episode Fluffer, Winston accuses Nick of being Jess' emotional fluffer, or her "boyfriend without the rewards." The two later agree that they are friends who are sometimes attracted to each other, and that they don't want to be told what they can and can't do together by other people.

In the episode Cooler, the guys try to pick up girls, and because Jess is Nick's Cooler she stays at home. After a boring couple of hours, she hears creepy sounds. So, she texts Cece, who's on a date with a guy who actually DOES wanna have kids, Sam, her hot boyfriend, and Nick. Nick ignores it at first because there's a girl who turned on by his misery, but when Jess tells him she needs him, he comes immediately.

Arriving home, it seems to be nothing and Nick actually smiles when he sees that Jess missed him and made a Nick-doll with a melon-face. While playing True American, Jess and Nick accidentally get locked up and will only be released when they kiss.

Sam, Cece and her date arrive, and they cheer them on. Nick doesn't seem to have the nerves to kiss her, and Jess just wants to get it over with. Eventually Nick refuses to kiss her, because he doesn't want to kiss her when they have to to get out of a locked room. He climbs out of the window and almost falls, but when back in the living room, Sam thinks that Nick would rather jump out of a window than kiss Jess.

Later that night, Jess hears the noise again and calls Nick out of bed. Nick is wearing a trenchcoat and they find a dog; the owner sees her coat and leaves angry. When Jess goes back to her room, Nick suddenly grabs Jess' arm and kisses her; Jess kisses him back. After they kiss, Nick says, "I meant something like that," and goes back to his room while Jess stands in shock.

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Nick and Jess kissing


In 2x19, Jess admits CeCe her being sexually attracted to Nick. Jess, after injuring her jaw, takes some medicine, which make her "silly", and tells Nick she wants to have sex with him. Nick doesn't know how to react, but decides to break up with his current girlfriend for Jess' shake. Later that night, Jess gets jealous and mad at Nick for dating another girl, but won't admit, until he directly asks her whether or not she wanted to have 

sex with him earlier that day. Jess says she did, so they start kissing.

Things get weirder after that, with them not knowing whether they want to remain friends, or be a couple. Nick, trying to figure things out, asks Jess on a date, only to make things much worse between them. However, they confess the sexual tension to each other. 

In the episode Virgins, Nick got jealous when Jess talks about Teddy. Soon Jess went to the elevator and Nick carried her out to his bedroom to have sex.

SchmidtEdit

Schmidt and Jess live in the same loft together as roommates. They are good friends and help eachother out when needed. In "Thanksgiving," Schmidt helped Jess cook the turkey, first attempting to put it in the oven. In "The Story of the 50," it's Schmidt's 29th birthday, and his party was going to be cancelled until Jess helped out and got a party bus for him. In the end, Schmidt tries to kiss Jess, but she backs away. He uses an excuse telling her there was fluff on her face.

WinstonEdit

Jess and Winston live in the loft with Nick and Schmidt. They met in the 2nd episode, Kryptonite, when he came back to live with Nick and Schmidt, not knowing she would be there. He was surprised to see her when she made him breakfast and woke him up singing "I'm Jeeeeeeesssss!." They became good friends. He told her he hadn't told the guys, but he loved bubbles in Wedding.


CoachEdit

Jess and Coach were only roommates in the first episode, Pilot. He tried to help her from her heartbreak by telling her "Stop it! Stop it!" but it didn't work. Although they were only in one episode together, they seemed to become friends.

SpencerEdit

Spencer is Jess' ex-boyfriend. They were together for six years, until Jess found out that Spencer was cheating on her when she came home from work early to surprise him, naked. She immediately moved out and into Cece's apartment, before moving in with the guys. We don't know a lot about Spencer, except that he loves bikes and hates light.

CarolineEdit

Jess and Caroline aren't very happy around each other. Nick asked Jess to be his fake girlfriend so he didn't have to be alone around her at a wedding.[1] Jess pretends to be more snobby towards her, becoming very protective of Nick after Winston and Schmidt have a go at her for leaving him alone with Caroline. This possessive behavior is shown again when Nick calls Caroline over because he is lonely; Jess reacts quite negatively to it.[2]

GalleryEdit

Jessica Day has a Photo Gallery.

Jess' Rental ApplicationEdit

Jess app

References Edit

  1. "Wedding". Donick Cary (writer) & Jason Winter (director). New Girl. Fox. October 4, 2011. No. 3, First season
  2. "Tomatoes". David Walpert, Kim Rosenstock (writer) & Michael Spiller (director). New Girl. Fox. April 24, 2012. No. 22, First season

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