Josie Bissett Bio



TV Series


Image of Josie Bissett

Josie Bissett is an American actress best known for her role Jane Mancini on the Fox soap opera Melrose Place and for her role Kathleen Bowman on the ABC family teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Josie Bissett was born on October 5, 1970 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. She began her career as a model at the age of 12 appearing in print advertisements and television commercials. She made her movie debut in the 1989 movie Paura nel buio.

Josie in 1992 was cast as a main character on the Fox soap opera Melrose Place as Jane Andrews a fashion designer who life changes when she discovers her husband had an affair with her sister. Josie in 2010 was cast as a recurring character on the ABC teen drama Secret Life of the American Teenager as Kathleen Bowman the mother of the main character Grace Bowman who concerned about her daughter having sex before marriage.

Josie also had a prominent role in 1991 on the NBC sitcom Valerie. Josie Bissett used to be married to actor Rob Estes, they have two children Mason Tru and Maya Rose.

TV Series

Character Name

Role Type


Secret Life of the American Teenager

Kathleen Bowman

Recurring Role


TV Credit

Movie Credit

1990 Doogie Howser MD as Christa Benson

1990 Quantum Leap as Becky

1990-1991 Valerie as Cara

1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose as Sarah

1992 PSI Luv U as Diane Peters & Lisa

1992-1999 Melrose Place as Jane Andrews Mancini

1994 Burke's Law as Conner ONeil

2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Jennifer Fulton

2009 Melrose Place as Jane Andrews

1989 Paura nel buio as Daniela Foster

1990 Book of Love as Lily

1990 Desideri as Jessica Harrison

1991 All American Murder as Tally Fuller

1991 Posing Inspired by Three Real Stories as Claire

1991 The Doors as Robby Kriegers Girlfriend

1992 Mikey as Jessie Owens

1992 Secrets as Gaby Smith

1994 Deadly Vows as Bobbi Gilbert Weston

1995 Dare to Love as Jessica Wells

1998 Sound of Fear as Ann

1998 The Skys on Fire as Jennifer Thorne

2005 I Do They Dont as Carrie Lewellyn

2006 Obituary as Denise Wilcox

2008 The Other Woman as Jill Plumley