Jessalyn Gilsig

Jessalyn Gilsig

Highest Rated: 74% The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Lowest Rated: 7% Prom Night (2008)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1971

Birthplace: Montréal, Québec, Canada

A pretty, honey blonde Canadian import with extensive United States theater credits, Jessalyn Gilsig launched her career as a David E Kelley protege of sorts, guesting on "The Practice" (ABC), winning a never-to-be-seen regular role on his doomed spy series "Snoops" (ABC) and starring on his controversial high school-set drama "Boston Public" (Fox) in a role written with her in mind. Born and raised in Montreal, the actress got her start in voice-over work at age 12, bringing life to animator Co Hoedeman's "Masquerade" for the National Film Board of Canada in 1984. She was featured in 1989's "The Journey Home", another Film Board production, and had a cameo in the romantic drama "Jacknife" starring Robert De Niro that same year.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sweetheart Samantha (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 62% Angels and Ornaments Corrine Nelson (Character) - 2014
56% 82% Somewhere Slow Anna Thompson (Character),
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 45% Smart Cookies Julie Sterling (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 19% About Fifty Jessica (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fifty-nothing Jessica (Character) - 2011
11% 35% The Stepfather Julie King (Character) $29.1M 2009
7% 38% Prom Night Aunt Karen Turner (Character) $43.8M 2008
No Score Yet 10% Destination: Infestation Ethan Hart (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 24% Flood Samantha 'Sam' Morrison (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% See This Movie Annie Nicole (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 32% Chicks With Sticks Paula Taymore (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 47% A Cooler Climate Callie (Character) - 1999
45% 59% Quest for Camelot Kayley (Voice) $22.7M 1998
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Lucy (Character) $75.4M 1998

TV

Credit
93% 88% Vikings Siggy (Character) 2013-2015
71% 71% Glee Terri Schuester (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015 2009-2012
94% 92% The Good Wife Janie Ludwig (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unscripted Guest 2010
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet XIII: The Conspiracy Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 84% CSI: New York Jordan Gates (Guest Star) 2008
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Gina Russo (Guest Star) 2008 2003-2006
97% 93% Friday Night Lights Shelley Hayes (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flood Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
60% 79% Prison Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
84% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Detective Kelly Ronson (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
50% No Score Yet Haunted Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Character) 2000-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7 Days Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Unknown (Guest Star) 1998

QUOTES FROM Jessalyn Gilsig CHARACTERS

Kayley says: But mother Excalibur's been stolen I must go after it!

Juliana says: That is a job for the Knights not a young girl!

Kayley says: But I want to be a knight, slay dragons, recusing Damsels in distress, what is a Damsel in distress anyway?

Juliana says: Now Kayley settle down and try on your new dress!

Kayley says: But mother I don't want a new dress I want to save Camelot! If you just let me I know I could find Excalibur all on my own!

Juliana says: The Knights will find the sword and they'll do it by working together!

Kayley says: While I'm 'stuck' working here, taking care of the farm collecting the eggs boring! where's the glory in that?!

Juliana says: Kayley one day you'll learn what Camelot means until then you'll stay here with me!

Kayley says: Oh all right! (runs up to her room)

Kayley says: Oh all right! [runs up to her room]

Juliana says: (Looks up at a family portrait zeroing in on Lionel's face) What would you do?

Juliana says: [looks up at a family portrait zeroing in on Lionel's face] What would you do?

Kayley says: Father do you really have to go?

Lionel says: I'm afraid I must Kayley you know the King's Knights will be here soon.

Kayley says: Tell me again why you became a Knight

Juliana says: Kayley! You've heard it a thousand times!

Lionel says: Oh but it's find dear. Well my daughter before you were born the land was dark and treacherous. The people stood divided brother fighting brother. The one hope for peace was in the legendary sword Excalibur. For it was said whoever could pull this ancient sword from it's stone would become king and unite the people. Many tried all failed. Then on the very day that you were born a unknown hero stepped forth. His name was Arthur, and he was that true king. With Excalibur at his side he led us out of the darkness. And together we built the greatest kingdom on earth. Everyone rejoiced.

Kayley says: Camelot!

Lionel says: (Holding up his shield) And so these three rings represent the unity of our kingdom. As a Knight I took a oath. To protect, Camelot, King Arthur, and Excalibur.

Kayley says: The Knights are here!

Lionel says: I must go now Kayley the King has called his Knights for a special day in Camelot

Kayley says: I'm coming with you Daddy!

Lionel says: Yes when you're old enough Kayley. I will take you to Camelot I promise! I love, you!

Kayley says: One day I will be a Knight, like Father.

Kayley says: Hey, your falcon has silver wings!

Garrett says: *Really?* I'll have to take your word for it.

Kayley says: Oh, no. I'm sorry, it just means he knows where Excalibur is!

Garrett says: Sure he does, it's in Camelot. You know, big castle, lots of flags...

Kayley says: No it's somewhere in the forest, Ruber has stolen it and taken my mother hostage, I must find the sword and return it to Arthur or Camelot and my mother are doomed!

Garrett says: (Listening to Ayden) Excalibur "is' here? Right we're going after it!

Garrett says: [listening to Ayden] Excalibur 'is' here? Right we're going after it!

Kayley says: Great!

Garrett says: Not you! Me and Ayden we work alone!

Kayley says: Well I see no reason why I can't come along! I stand alone too, I'm just asking for your help this once.

Garrett says: All right but don't give me any trouble!

Kayley says: That was incredible! How you fought those creatures how you got rid of that that thing! You're amazing you're not even listening to me!

Garrett says: Great it took me two weeks to make this net!

Kayley says: Your net, you 'saved' my life thank you!

Garrett says: Well anyone can make a mistake.

Kayley says: Oh I get it this is were King Arthur sends his unfunny jesters right?

Garrett says: Now I will thank you!

Kayley says: For what?

Garrett says: For reminding me why I'm a hermit good day!

Kayley says: Wait what's your name?

Garrett says: It's Garret.

Kayley says: I'm Kayley, Garret why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? Oh I didn't realize you were-

Garrett says: What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?

Kayley says: Blind

Garrett says: You know I 'always' forget that one!

Kayley says: Are you *sure* this is dragon country? I mean, shouldn't there be a sign or something? It could say, 'Welcome to Dragon Country.'... You don't think we'll *see* any... do you?... Is a group of dragons a pack or a flock? Is it a gaggle or a pride? Is it a herd?

Garrett says: Quiet.

Kayley says: Do you hear something?

Garrett says: No, I just want you to be quiet.