Jill Hennessy Biography

BornNovember 25, 1968
Age55 years
Early Life and Education
Jill Hennessy was born Jillian Noel Hennessy on November 25, 1968, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a gifted actress understood for her work in film and tv. Jill was born to a Canadian mom, Maxine, a secretary, and an Irish dad, John Hennessy, a meat salesman and a sales/marketing executive. She has a more youthful brother, John Jr., and a twin sister, Jacqueline, who is likewise an actress and artist.

Jill grew up in Edmonton and, during her early years, she took up Irish dancing and music lessons, inspired by her father's Irish roots. Her family later on transferred to Kitchener, Ontario, where Jill attended Stanley Park Senior Public School and after that Grand River Collegiate Institute.

Early Career
Jill's acting career began when she was a teenager, playing a role in the Canadian movie, "Dead Ringers" (1988) alongside her twin sibling Jacqueline. The motion picture starred Jeremy Irons, and the sis played twin prostitutes in the movie. This experience fired up Jill's enthusiasm for acting, and she decided to study acting in Toronto.

In the early 1990s, Jill moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her dreams. She acquired visitor functions on different television programs like "War of the Worlds", "Friday the 13th: The Series", and "The Hitchhiker". Throughout this duration, Jill also made her stage debut in the play "Buddy Holly at the Cineplex".

Increase to Fame
Jill's breakthrough came when she landed the role of Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid on the popular TV series, "Law & Order" from 1993 to 1996. Her representation of the character garnered her prevalent acknowledgment, and she ended up being a fan favorite.

After leaving "Law & Order", Jill starred in different movies such as "A Smile Like Yours" (1997), "The Florentine" (1999), and "Chutney Popcorn" (1999).

"Crossing Jordan"
In 2001, Jill returned to television, starring as Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh on the NBC police procedural, "Crossing Jordan". The show ran from 2001 until 2007, and Jill's character was a Boston medical examiner with a struggling past. Her representation of Jordan earned her vital acclaim, additional strengthening her as an accomplished actress.

Other Notable Work and Music Career
After the end of "Crossing Jordan", Jill continued her acting profession with functions in films like "Wild Hogs" (2007), "Lymelife" (2008), and "Roadie" (2011). She likewise made guest looks on popular television programs such as "Luck", "Madam Secretary", and "The Good Wife".

In addition to acting, Jill is likewise passionate about music. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who has actually performed with her sister, Jacqueline, in their duo called "The Hennessy Twins". Jill released her very first album titled "Ghost in My Head" in 2009, which she showcased in different live performances across North America.

Personal Life
Jill Hennessy married her husband, Paolo Mastropietro, an actor and business person, in 2000. The couple has 2 boys together, Marco born in 2003, and Gianni born in 2007. Jill has actually expressed that her family is her top priority, and she enjoys hanging out with them when she's not working.

Charity Work
Jill is devoted to returning to the neighborhood and is involved in multiple charitable causes. She supports the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, which concentrates on funding research study for a cure for the rare blood cancer. She has also taken part in events for other companies, including LIFEbeat, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and the Alzheimer's Association.

Throughout her exceptional profession, Jill Hennessy has actually established herself as an accomplished and versatile actress and musician. She has actually contributed substantially to the world of movie and tv and continues to pursue her enthusiasms both on-screen and off.

Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Jill.

Related authors: Buddy Holly (Musician), Lawrence Taylor (Athlete), Jeremy Irons (Actor)


2 Famous quotes by Jill Hennessy

Small: I like someone who embraces life who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destin
"I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment"
Small: To be a good model, Id need a lot more confidence... and more confidence to be more bare
"To be a good model, I'd need a lot more confidence... and more confidence to be more bare"