Xander: “Mom's making her famous phone call to the Chinese place.
Willow: “Xander, does your family even have a stove?
— Xander discusses his mom's lack of cooking[src]

Jessica Harris was the wife of Anthony Harris and the mother of Xander.

A little neurotic, she had an unhealthy marriage where she was often verbally abused by her husband, who was an alcoholic. She apparently didn't cook, a fact that Xander liked to make fun of.

Behind the Scenes

  • She was portrayed by Lee Garlington.
  • Jessica was named after one of Rebecca Rand Kirshner's best friends.


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