Jessica Marie Garcia was an American actress who grew up in public on TV shows favored by the tween crowd, before becoming a respected performer in her own right. Born and raised in Florida, Garcia's first professional gig was playing Sierra on the short lived teen sitcom "Huge" (ABC Family, 2010). After making her film debut in "Los Angeles" (2010), Garcia landed another series regular gig, spending two years playing Becky on the hit family sitcom "The Middle" (ABC, 2009-). Beginning in 2013, Garcia took on her biggest role to date, playing Willow Cruz on the highly popular teen show "Liv and Maddie" (Disney Channel, 2013-17). Following appearances on Jason Reitman's dramedy series "Casual" (Hulu, 2015-), and the horror miniseries "Sleep Tight" (Awesomeness TV, 2016), Garcia got the chance to flex her comedic muscles as a writer and performer on the sketch program "Betch" (Hulu/go90.com, 2015-2017). Following the ending of "Liv and Maddie," Garcia made her film debut alongside Danny Trejo and Lou Diamond Phillips in the gang drama "Avenge the Crows" (2017). Garcia really branched out the following year, when she was cast in the buzz worthy Netflix series "On My Block" (Netflix, 2018-), a coming-of-age comedy set in South Central Los Angeles.