Jessica Holmes (born August 29, 1973 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian comedian and actress. She is best known for her work with the Royal Canadian Air Farce, which she joined in 2003. She is married to actor Scott Yaphe. Holmes attended Canterbury High School in Ottawa followed by Ryerson University in Toronto. For one season, Holmes hosted her own show, The Holmes Show. She also appeared on XPM and History Bites. Holmes is the daughter of a feminist mother and a Mormon father and was for two years a missionary in Venezuela for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is no longer a member of the church. In her comedy, she parodies right wing Christian fundamentalists through her character, Candy Anderson Henderson.
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