|This article centers around Jessica DiLaurentis, a TV show character. For another version check out Jessica DiLaurentis (Book Character) .|
|“||It feels like home when you see a friendly face.||”|
— Jessica to Emily
|Married to Kenneth DiLaurentis|
| Jason DiLaurentis (son) |
Alison DiLaurentis (daughter; assumed to be dead)
|Had an affair with Peter Hastings|
| Anne Marie DeLuise (Pilot) |
Andrea Parker (2 and 4)
Jessica DiLaurentis is Alison and Jason's mother. She attended Alison's funeral in Rosewood with her husband and later returns to Rosewood to help throw a fashion show in honor of her lost daughter, Alison, in Season 2. In Season 4, Jessica moves back to Rosewood without Jason or her husband.
Jessica is seen in the church, escorting the attendees to their seats. She tells Aria, Spencer, Emily, and Hanna to sit in front. When Jenna Marshall arrives she comments that she didn't know that Alison and Jenna were friends to which Spencer replies they weren't.Pam, Ashley, Veronica, and Ella quietly express their condolences for Jessica while they sit by together. Jessica and Jason are introduced on stage, then during the show, Jessica sits next to her son. When the tribute is sabotaged, with the word 'bitch' scrawled over Alison's picture, she runs off in a distressed hurry.
In this same episode, Jessica has several arguments with Peter Hastings both in person and over the phone, which Spencer notices. One of their arguments involves Jason and his construction in the yards. Later in "Picture This," Veronica echoes the sentiment that the DiLaurentis family cannot be trusted, when she is conversing with Spencer alone in the kitchen. This seems strange, considering how Veronica had pitied her at the fashion show, not letting on that there was any resentment whatsoever.
It is revealed that Jessica had ordered Peter to change her mother's will to include Jason after she died, so that it wouldn't seem like Jason is a murder suspect. It is unclear why Peter would engage in such illicit activity, thus threatening his position as a lawyer. Apparently, the DiLaurentis family knows something that Peter desperately wants to forget, and they had hung the fact over his head, forcing him to change the will. Jessica must have known that her mother cut Jason out of the will because he had tried to sell a family heirloom to buy drugs.
Spencer discovers that Jessica and Peter had an affair and that Peter is Jason's biological father.
Jessica moves back to Rosewood and into her old home, while Jason is in South Carolina fixing up his Grandmother's house. Emily takes a basket her mother made for Jessica to welcome her back. Jessica asks Emily to help her bring some boxes into Alison's old bedroom containing all of Alison's belongings. Emily finds it odd that Jessica is setting up the bedroom as if Alison is alive.
While in her room, Spencer looks out her window at Alison's old bedroom and much to her surprise, she sees Jessica staring gravely back at her. You can see that she has continued to set up Ali's old room. Moments later Spencer receives a message from A.
Jessica is later seen at Darren Wilden's funeral, and makes a comment to Hanna that Alison would be proud to see that she has been keeping her weight off. She asks the The Liars to sit next to her when the funeral begins.
When Hanna is trying to reach Spencer at her house, Jessica sees her while she is gardening. While they are talking Hanna hears a strange voice. Jessica introduces her to Tippy, a parrot that belonged to Alison's grandmother. Hanna notices that when Tippy talks, she sounded like Alison. Jessica tells her that the bird and Alison had shared a room at her Grandmother's during the summer she disappeared.
Hanna asks Jessica if she saw Alison's body the night the gazebo was moved. Jessica replies that she saw Alison's yellow top, and that alone was enough for her to see. Jessica then flashes back to a day when she and Alison were at lunch discussing the top. Alison had asked Jessica if she could take Hanna, Spencer, Emily and Aria to Cape May for the summer. When Jessica told her no, Alison began throwing a tantrum by holding her breath until Jessica gave in. In real time, Jessica complained about Tippy's constant chatter, and gave her to Hanna.
Season 1 (1/22)
Season 2 (1/25)
Season 4 (2/24)
- Along with Ian Thomas, Toby Cavanaugh, Jason DiLaurentis, and Kate Randall, her character has been played by a different actor/actress.
- Jessica and Peter Hastings are the parents of Jason.
- Jessica ask the girls to sit with her, like in the Pilot at Alison's funeral and again at Wilden's funeral.
- Jessica might be hiding Alison and knows she's alive. A slightly similar scenario happened the books, Jessica knew her daughter was alive, but was hiding her at a mental hospital because she thinks that she killed her twin.
Jessica: Jason came into family money and it's his choice what to do with it. He definitely marches to his own drummer. Both of my kids do ... did.
Jessica [to Emily after she mentions Alison]: It's good to hear someone say her name. People avoid it. You know they're trying to be polite, but it's not nice - it's weak.