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Jessalyn Gilsig is a Canadian actress who is currently best known for her roles in the hit US TV series "Nip/Tuck," "Prison Break" and "Heroes." She is also one of the stars of the new TV series, "Glee."
Jessalyn was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1971. She began acting when she was just 12 years old and later studied at Harvard University in the American Repertory Theatre. She moved to New York in 1995 where her acting career began to take shape, she appeared in several off Broadway theatre plays which eventually lead to a couple of small television appearances in shows such as ‘Viper’ and ‘Seven Days’.
Her big break came when she met David E. Kelley and starred in the hit drama ‘Boston Public’ Kelley also went on to write another role specifically for her in his short lived show ‘Snoops’ unfortunately her scenes where never broadcast as the show was cancelled.
In 2003 Jessalyn was to take on her most notorious role yet when she joined the cast of the hit TV show "Nip/Tuck" alongside Julian McMahon. Her character proved to be popular and has had several key storylines since her first appearance. In 2004 she went on to star in five episodes of show "NYPD Blue" and also had significant roles in the TV Shows ‘Prison Break’ and ‘Law and Order’. She also starred in the hugely popular TV show ‘Heroes’ as Claire Bennet’s biological mother.
Jessalyn Gilsig has had several brief movie roles during her acting career including a role in the 1998 film The Horse Whisperer (1998) alongside Robert Redford.
Jessalyn is married to film producer Bobby Salomon and the couple have a daughter together named Penelope who was born on September 26th 2006.
In October 2010, Jessalyn made her divorce to husband Bobby Salomon final, just months after her character on Glee did the same thing.
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Jessalyn Gilsig and Jeremy O'Keefe Discuss Their New Movie ... Actress Jessalyn Gilsig and director Jeremy O'Keefe talk about their new film Somewhere Slow. In the movie the former Glee and Nip/Tuck actress plays a woman who gets mixed up in a convenience store robbery and makes ...
Jessalyn Gilsig Takes the 'Slow' Route | Front Row Features By ANGELA DAWSON. Front Row Features. HOLLYWOOD—Jessalyn Gilsig has perfected the art of playing flawed women, sometimes deceptive, manipulative and scheming as her characters were on “Nip/Tuck,” “Glee” and ...