Jessica Lee was Playmate of the Month for August 1996. The brunette beauty was born in Binghamton, New York, and moved to Tampa, Florida, at age 6. Her father worked as a land appraiser and her mother as a nurse. During high school she studied dance in hopes of becoming a ballerina.
Besides the August 1996 edition of the magazine, Jessica also appeared in several videos for Playboy. As a Playmate she guest-starred on an episode of The Man Show starring Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. This led to other acting roles in small movies including BASEketball and Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV. She also appeared in small parts in a couple of TV shows such as V.I.P. and Thrills. She modeled for several different brands after Playboy with the most high profile being Venus Swimwear.
After becoming a Playmate Jessica met Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton. The couple married in December 21, 2002, at the Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida. They decided to have the wedding on the winter solstice so guests could watch the sunset as the season officially changed. Clips from the wedding were featured on VH1’s Sex and Rock and Roll. Jessica gave birth to their daughter Amelia in January 2006.
In 2003 Jessica opened her own clothing store called Dara Denim. The shop sold casual products for women of all sizes. She chose to offer denim because it’s “a staple in every wardrobe. It can be dressed up or dressed down.” In 2007 she opened a second location. In addition to denim, the stores offer sweat suits, accessories, handbags, men’s clothing, kids clothing, and swimwear.
Jessica also helped launch Datebook Sacramento. The website is designed to be “the premiere online lifestyle guide for Sacramento’s socially active.” Jessica hosted several videos for its YouTube channel including an exclusive interview with Papa Roach.