Tessa James is pursuing acting career in Hollywood following cancer battle

After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Tessa James’ dream of having a successful acting career in Hollywood was put on hold.

But now the 24-year-old has revealed she is returning to tinsel town to pursue a film career.

Tessa, who is married to Gold Coast Titans player Nate Myles, underwent six months of intense chemotherapy treatments after she was diagnosed and is now in the clear.


She revealed to Kyle and Jacki O that she’s back in LA and is ‘auditioning for everything’.

Tessa said: ‘My ultimate goal is to do film and I want to get back into theatre’.

She also told the radio hosts she is taking it day by day as she still doesn’t feel 100%.

‘If I’m honest, I don’t feel one hundred per cent,’ she said.

‘It takes a really long time to get your body back to its normal state. It takes about a year so I’m just working through that.

‘It’s a daily challenge but I’m healthy and I’m getting there.’