Jessalyn Gilsig

Highest Rated: 74% The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Lowest Rated: 8% Prom Night (2008)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Montreal native Jessalyn Gilsig began her acting career at age 12 doing voice-over work, and went on to study acting at Harvard's American Repertory Theater. She appeared in several off-Broadway productions and landed bit parts in big movies, such as Jacknife with Robert De Niro and The Horse Whisperer with Robert Redford, but TV was where she found the most success. In the late 1990s, she appeared on Viper, Seven Days, and The Practice, where she met David E. Kelley. He then cast her as Paula Marshall's replacement on Snoops, but the show was cancelled before Gilsig's episodes aired. But that misfire led Kelley to create the role of social studies teacher Lauren Davis on Boston Public specifically for her. Later, Gilsig met another influential producer, Ryan Murphy, who cast her as sexaholic Gina Russo on Nip/Tuck, and later as conniving Terri Schuester on Glee. Her other notable TV appearances include recurring roles on NYPD Blue, Prison Break, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, and Vikings. When Gilsig isn't working, she enjoys painting; several of her artworks appeared in the 2003 indie film The Station Agent.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Séducteur et... tueur Samantha 2018
No Score Yet Angels and Ornaments Corrine 2014
56% Somewhere Slow Producer Anna Thompson 2014
No Score Yet Smart Cookies Julie Sterling 2012
No Score Yet About Fifty Jessica 2011
11% The Stepfather Julie King $29.1M 2009
8% Prom Night Aunt Karen Turner $43.9M 2008
No Score Yet Flood Sam 2007
No Score Yet Destination: Infestation (Swarm) (Ants on a Plane) Actor 2007
No Score Yet See This Movie Annie Nicole 2006
No Score Yet Chicks with Sticks (Hockey Mom) (Anyone's Game) Paula Taymore 2005
No Score Yet A Cooler Climate Callie 1999
35% Quest For Camelot Kayley 1998
74% The Horse Whisperer Lucy 1998
64% Jacknife Corridor Student's Girlfriend 1989

TV

CREDIT
91% Vikings
2013-2018
Siggy
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
93% Scandal
2012-2018
Vanessa
  • 2017
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Janie
  • 2013
71% Glee
2009-2015
Terri Scheuster Terri Schuester Terri
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Vikings#DEL
2012
  • 2012
55% Heroes
2006-2010
Meredith Gordon
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
Jordan Gates
  • 2008
96% Friday Night Lights
2006-2011
Shelley
  • 2008
  • 2007
60% Prison Break
2005-2017
Lisa
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Gina Russo
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
84% NYPD Blue
1993-2005
Det. Kelly Ronson
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Whitney
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Lauren Davis
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
Jennifer Liner A.D.A. Jennifer Liner
  • 1999

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