Cara Jaye was born September 13, 1994 in Silver Spring, Maryland. She started studying acting and improv at Roundhouse Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland; dance, acting, and voice at the Studio of Ballet Arts in Sandy Spring, Maryland; acting, voice, dance and movement at the Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland. In high school, she performed with the improv troupe, performed in the annual Dinner Theatre, and performed in the school plays "Don't Drink the Water" and "Twelve Angry Jurors." Her senior year, she performed with the high school Shakespeare Club at the Folger Theatre in Washington, DC and won an award for her performance. She also performed in the Montgomery County Theatre Festival and won a performing arts award from the county her senior year. She studied jazz performance saxophone at University of Maryland Baltimore County. She acted in two films in the first annual Campus Movie Fest at UMBC, which were both nominated for awards within the festival. She moved to New York to study Meisner technique at The Acting Studio - New York and performs regularly with its Chelsea Repertory Company. She has performed sketch and improv comedy at The PIT and other venues around the city.