Jessie Mapes is a singer, actress and Texas native who appeared in the cult classic film Urban Cowboy with John Travolta. She played Jessie La Rive, a sassy and spirited honky-tonk angel who conquered El Toro, the mechanical bull that busted up the honky-tonk romance of characters Bud and Sissy. She now owns and operates CJ Farms, which she runs with her husband, Charlie Mapes, in Yorktown, Texas. Together they raise running quarter horses and angus cattle. She released an album of country music, An Original Urban Cowgirl, in 2015. She regularly performed at Gilley’s, the world famous bar that was located in Pasadena Texas, and has appeared at The Palomino Club in North Hollywood and The Rose Room in Nashville. Jessie participated in the acclaimed 2015 documentary Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley’s. She will embark on the 40th anniversary Urban Cowboy tour with many of the cast in 2020.