Jessica Stanley, born in 1988, is a friend of Bella's, and plays a minor role in the series. In the movie adaption of Twilight, Jessica was portrayed by Anna Kendrick.
Jessica is known to be a 'chatterbox' and gave Bella some details about the Cullens. She has very curly, dark brown hair and blue eyes. She always seemed to be acting nice toward Bella, when in truth she really disliked Bella and was upset at her because both Edward and Mike Newton liked Bella instead of her. She was jealous of Bella the whole time and was known to be a fake friend. She had a crush on Mike.
She and Bella have a falling out in New Moon due to Bella's depression over Edward's departure, and also because Bella approaches a strange group of men when they go to the movies together. Jessica becomes one of Bella's enemies while hanging out with Lauren, but their friendship ends on a good note at their high school graduation. Jessica also attends Bella's wedding in Breaking Dawn.
A classmate of Bella's, and Bella's first friend in Forks, she filled Bella in on the Cullens on her first day at school when she first spotted them in the cafeteria. Bella often forgot her name during the first few days of school. She tends to be more interested in Bella's popularity than Bella's actual character, and is sometimes jealous of Mike's affections toward Bella. She also took both Spanish and Trig with Bella during their Junior year.
She befriended Bella to receive some of the boys' attention, as well as to be able to strike a conversation (about Bella) with Mike Newton who was curious about Bella. She had once had an infatuation for Edward Cullen, but he was more interested in Bella.
Jessica became a more minor character throughout the series as she became friendly with Lauren Mallory (a character not in the movie) and Bella drifted away from her. Though, Jessica and Bella made up at graduation and she was invited as a guest at Bella and Edward's wedding.
Jessica had a previous intense infatuation for Edward Cullen, something which deeply annoyed Edward. In Stephenie Meyer's draft of Midnight Sun (twilight from Edward's point of view) Edward says Jessica had inappropriate fantasies about him for a long period of time. He knows this because he read it in her mind.
She is also in an on-again-off-again relationship with Mike Newton, who, after noticing that Bella never would date him, settled for Jessica (which is what Jessica had been hoping for since she befriended Bella).