Season 5 Premieres June 23 at 9.8c
"Drop Dead Diva" marks Texas native Jackson Hurst's second outing with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with whom he worked on the Lifetime Original Movie "Living Proof." The Red Carpet Event film was executive produced by Renée Zellweger and starred Harry Connick Jr., Angie Harmon, Swoosie Kurtz, Regina King and Amanda Bynes.
This past hiatus, Hurst appeared in "Hidden Moon," directed by Jose Bojorquez, which allowed him to return to Mexico City, where he had enjoyed working earlier in his career. Jackson also can be seen in the near future in the starring lead role in "The Loop," an indie film with a $9 million budget, direction by Margaret Whitton with a screenplay by Roger Towne. Other film credits include "Cleaner" with Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris and Eva Mendes, "The Mist" starring Marcia Gay Harden, and "Have Dreams, Will Travel" with Lara Flynn Boyle.
The middle child of three boys, Hurst was raised in the town of Klein, Texas, and is a graduate of Baylor University. He currently divides his time between Los Angeles, Houston and Atlanta, where he films "Drop Dead Diva."