Darla Shannon is Jessie Prescott's archenemy turned stepsister. She is Beverley Shannon's daughter and Caleb Shannon's big sister. Darla's first appearance was G.I. Jessie, but she has been mentioned by Jessie in several episodes before that. She’s portrayed by Molly Burnett.


Darla is one of Jessie‘s friends back from Texas. In Star Wars, Jessie describes her as a blabber mouth in the episode, because when Jessie texted her and told her she was going on a date with the famous movie star, Jordan Taylor, she told everybody.

She said that she was a cool and popular girl in high school, however she was very mean. She also bullies her little brother Caleb, in making him smell her armpit ever since he was a kid.

Darla also constantly calls Jessie out on her failed acting career, and brags about traveling as a flight attendant all over the world.


Season 2

In G.I. Jessie, Jessie constantly says that Darla pushed her down a well. She‘s said to be extremely vain, petty, nosy, as well as a bragger. Her family sees her as a nice girl. However, Jessie, Caleb, and the Ross kids know her true colors all too well. By the end of the episode, while their parents married each other, there is still hostility between the pair.

Season 4

Darla comes to visit Jessie in New York, having suspicions that her marriage to Brooks was a lie (which it was). Jessie then pretends that Tony is her husband, but that leads to trouble, with Tony not remembering the right things to say.


  • She's a nosy show-off.
  • She may have gone to military school.
  • In Make New Friends but Hide the Old, Jessie states that Darla once pantsed her in front of the whole school, exposing Jessie's underwear.
  • There is a feud going on between the Shannon and Prescott families
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