Played by Anne Heche
A former beauty queen and cheerleader, Jessica fell hard for Ray in high school and followed him to Florida when he got a baseball scholarship — and Atlanta when he was recruited by the Braves. When he was sidelined by an injury and they had to return to their hometown, the magic wore thin. After years struggling as the wife of a public school teacher, Jessica found love with Ronnie Haxon, her dermatologist. Jessica struggles to regain the respect of her children, and to keep a nagging sense of discontent at bay.