Jessalyn Gilsig - Rotten Tomatoes

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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Angels and Ornaments
  • Corrine
2014
50% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
94% Scandal
2012
  • Vanessa
  • 2017
91% Vikings
2013
  • Siggy
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Terri Scheuster Terri Schuester Terri
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Janie
  • 2013
85% Vikings#DEL
2012
  • Actor
  • 2012
71% 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
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005
  • Lisa
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Gina Russo
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet NYPD Blue
1993-2005
  • Det. Kelly Ronson
  • 2004
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Whitney
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Jennifer Liner A.D.A. Jennifer Liner
  • 1999

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