With her raven hair, porcelain skin and deep blue eyes, Azura Skye, perennially clad in black and gray as the jaded Jane in The WB's "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (1999-2000) stood apart from her castmates. Quite convincing as an oddly beautiful but appropriately awkward New York City teenager, she was the only cast member still in her teens on this high-school set show. Skye's Jane was enjoyably acerbic and often exasperated, undoubtedly from dealing with fellow characters Jack (her cocky fraternal twin), Zoe (her spunky but scattered best friend) and Duncan (the resident dim bulb). Likened to "Seinfeld" due to its NYC setting, droll humor and over-the-top characters, "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" was not picked up for The WB's 1999 fall schedule, but was revamped to return in 1999-2000's midseason.
Skye got an early start in the business, beginning her acting career in community theater at the age of three. By age 11 she had had taken her show on the road, touring Europe with the Santa Monica Playhouse theater group. The actress made her TV debut in the 1997-1998 season with guest roles on "Touched by an Angel" and "Chicago Hope" (both CBS) and a featured part in the Showtime TV-movie "Horton Foote's Alone." In 1998, Skye co-starred in the ABC children's thriller "R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street," playing Cricket, an insect enthusiast whose father metamorphoses into a bug whenever hit with undue stress. Later that year, she played a young runaway alongside screen legend Maureen O'Hara in the touching family film "Cab to Canada" (CBS).
Skye made her big screen debut with a small role in Ron Howard's media satire "EDtv" (1999). Next, she was featured in "Town & Country" (2001), a romantic comedy with Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton and "28 Days," a rehab-set feature starring and produced by Sandra Bullock.
The young thespian continued to find herself cast in a wide range of projects. She appeared in Barry Levinson's heist drama "Bandits" (2001) and starred in the well received TV movie "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister" (2002). In addition to a guest appearance on the popular new series "Smallville" in 2002, she also had a small part in the indie sleeper "The Salton Sea."
Cast (Feature Film)
Began acting in community theater at age three
Toured Europe with the Santa Monica Playhouse theater group at age 11
Featured in the Showtime movie "Horton Foote's Alone"
First TV appearance on the show "Total Security"
Appeared in the ABC children's mystery movie "R.L. Stine's Ghosts of Fear Street" as an insect enthusiast
Played a young runaway in the CBS movie "Cab to Canada"
Made big screen debut with an appearance in Ron Howard's "EDtv"
TV series debut as Jane in "Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane" (The WB)
Had a featured role in "28 Days," starring and produced by Sandra Bullock
Played Iris, the titular character, in the ABC TV-movie, "Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister"
Played Susie Keaton in four episodes of "CSI: Miami" (CBS)
Appeared in "The Wendell Baker Story" written and directed by Luke Wilson
Acted in "Wristcutters: A Love Story"
Cast in the American remake of the Japanese film, "One Missed Call"