Jessica Bravura, or Jess for short also known in YouTube as Aphmau. Jess was born in Houston, Texas on October 16, 1989. Jess is a Minecraft gamer most known for her roleplays such as Minecraft Diaries, Mystreet, Dreams of Estorra, Ultra Nova, and Falcon Claw University.
Aphmau had the idea to start a YouTube channel with her three friends and her husband, Castor (Calvin), Jason Bravura|Dom (her husband Jason), Satiel (Chris) and occasionally Cole, from seeing YouTubers at the time making a career from commentating gameplay. The channel Challenge Accepted Inc. was created on August 13, 2012. Cole left first, followed by Castor and Satiel (for personal reasons), leaving the channel to Jess and Dom. They renamed the channel to Aphmau Gaming. Four years after creating the channel, Aphmau Gaming has over three million subscribers. As Jess makes YouTube videos for a living, she also works and owns a business called BluJay Studios. She continued on to make Minecraft videos with Castor and other friends, and she has appeared in many other Minecraft roleplays with Aviator Gaming and SkyDoesMinecraft. Aphmau then created a series of her own called Minecraft Diaries Origins, which was supposed to be a Minecraft survival series but later was added on to become a roleplay series called Minecraft Diaries. It became a serious dramatic medieval timed series.
On the channel you will find mini games and many roleplay series including Minecraft Diaries, Mod Mod World, Minecraft Kindergarten, MyStreet, Phoenix Drop High, Dreams Of Estorra and Meteora Valley, and many more. She has recently added a new channel called Aphmau Fantasy, where Dreams of Estorra and Minecraft Diaries were moved for future episodes.
Jess was born with one mother, one father, and one-half brother but she prefers to just call him her brother. A few years after she was born her parents got separated. Jess' mother got custody of Jess and her brother and they lived back at their grandmother's house with a few cousins living there too. Every single one of Jess' cousins had their own gaming console, even her brother. She would ask her brother to play because it was amusing to watch but her brother always said no, although her mother would always let her sneak in his room so she could play. One day, her parents brought her to Best Buy, told her they had a surprise for her and showed her a Nintendo 64 which was her first gaming console. After a few years she started gaming and she went on this website called "Frequency" where you can play with other people online using a PlayStation 4 controller. She met a player named Jason, under the username AwesomeDom, while playing Final Fantasy XI. They played a lot together and decided to see each other in person. Jason lived in New Jersey and Jess decided to go there and meet him. They became boyfriend and girlfriend since then and they rented an apartment together. In 2012 Jess found out she was pregnant and that was the same year Jason decided to propose. Jess and Jason got married sooner than expected in Disney World. Later in July Jess gave birth to her baby boy who was named Joseph. After a few more years Jess found out she was pregnant again with a baby girl. Then later in 2014 she gave birth to her new baby who they named Julia. They later got a cat, that they named Johnny, who is missing. #WeLoveYouJohnny. They recently adopted a corgi named Jet.
Aphmau/Jess is a very positive, energetic and hardworking YouTuber. She also won't hesitate to put a pun in, and as Sky calls her, the Pun Master... She is also a big social butterfly and a very kind person. Aphmau also has a nice singing voice (which people first heard in SkyDoesMinecraft's Christmas singing competition and you can now hear in the song 'memories' in Always... I Mystreet: Emerald Secret [ep 16]). A favorited trait from the subscribers is her innocent yet hilarious comedic commentary, though she isn't as innocent as meets the eye. She also has major depression that causes her to have occasional breakdowns when someone does or says hurtful things or if someone cyber bullies her. Especially when her "fans" are fighting against other real fans or cyberbullying Jess herself.
Aphmau's videos are mostly roleplays, so she has to act for the sake of the video. Even though she writes the script and dialogue between characters. Some of her roleplay series include Minecraft Diaries' (which currently has 4 seasons), 'Sassy Lawyer Chronicles (which has ended for now), Mod Mod World (which has ended for now), FNAF Hide and Seek, Kindergarten in which she plays the teacher, who teaches other YouTubers portrayed as kids (Has also ended for now). The current main roleplay on her main channel is 'MyStreet, the series is an AU of MCD and using MCD characters but there are a lot of character who are in MyStreet that are not in MCD, and has 5 finished seasons and is still continuing. Pheonix Drop High' (which has ended for now) has two complete seasons and is the MyStreet cast when they were in high school. There is also another series called 'Falcon Claw University 'where Aphmau and Aaron and most of the other characters we all know and love are in college. Recently, there was another new series called Ultra Nova. This series is a whole new one with none of the original charaters from mystreet and MCD, instead, it consist of the story of a girl named Nashmira whom Jess voices.
Jessica Hit 10 Subscribers On August 27, 2012.
Jessica Hit 25 Subscribers On August 29, 2012.
Jessica Hit 50 Subscribers On September 2, 2012.
Jessica Hit 75 Subscribers On September 6, 2012.
Jessica Hit 100 Subscribers On September 8, 2012.
Jessica Hit 250 Subscribers On September 19, 2012.
Jessica Hit 500 Subscribers On October 26, 2012.
Jessica Hit 750 Subscribers On November 27, 2012.
Jessica Hit 1,000 Subscribers On December 15, 2012.
Jessica Hit 2,500 Subscribers On February 16, 2013.
Jessica Hit 5,000 Subscribers On May 11, 2013.
Jessica Hit 7,500 Subscribers On June 23, 2013.
Jessica Hit 10,000 Subscribers On July 12, 2013.
Jessica Hit 25,000 Subscribers On September 8, 2013.
Jessica Hit 50,000 Subscribers On January 2, 2014.
Jessica Hit 75,000 Subscribers On April 29, 2014.
Jessica Hit 100,000 Subscribers On August 1, 2014.
Jessica Hit 250,000 Subscribers On June 16, 2015.
Jessica Hit 500,000 Subscribers On July 25, 2015.
Jessica Hit 750,000 Subscribers On September 10, 2015.
Jessica Hit 1 Million Subscribers On November 11, 2015.
Jessica Hit 2 Million Subscribers On July 14, 2016
Jessica Hit 3 Million Subscribers On September 10, 2017
Jessica's current sub count is 3,099,467
- Jessica has 3 channels, they are: Aphmau, Aphmau Fantasy, and Aphmau Vlogging
- In an Instagram post, she talks about how she suffers from severe depression and Post-Partum Depression, and also talks about her breakdown in August 2016.