Jill Hennessy

Highest Rated: 88% The Paper (1994)
Lowest Rated: 3% RoboCop 3 (1993)
Birthday: Nov 25, 1968
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
From busking to blockbusters to small-screen crime drama, worldly actress Jill Hennessey has proven herself as an actress with talent to spare. As easy as it may be to see only her dark beauty, don't mistake the multilingual Hennessey as a one trick pony; she's also established herself as a successful restaurateur and a talented musician. Hennessey was born three minutes after her identical twin sister, Jacqueline, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in November of 1969. Her parents divorced when she was only a young girl, and her grandmother played a large part in raising her and her sister. It was during this time that young Hennessey took up cooking in order to help care for her family, and her passion for food would eventually lead her to open Hennessey's Tavern in Northvale, NJ, after establishing herself as an actress. Hennessey moved to New York following her graduation from Ontario's Grand River Collegiate, and for a time, she busked in the N.Y.C. subway, singing and playing the guitar for money. Though her career in entertainment may not have taken off quickly, it was only a matter of time before she found success. In 1988, both Hennessey and her sister got their first breaks with small roles in director David Cronenberg's acclaimed chiller Dead Ringers. In the following few years, she would repeatedly turn up on the small screen in Friday the 13th: The Series and The Hitchhiker. A three-year stint on television's popular Law & Order as ADA Claire Kincaid gained the rising starlet much exposure, and indie credit came with a supporting role in director Mary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol. After roles in A Smile Like Yours and Most Wanted made 1997 a memorable year for her, Hennessey took the lead opposite pop star-turned-actor Jon Bon Jovi in the 1998 drama Row Your Boat. Subsequent films such as Komodo may have done little to advance Hennessey's career as a serious thespian, but she expanded into writing and directing with her all-star comedy The Acting Class in 2000. With more roles coming her way every day, Hennessey took on the daunting task of portraying none other that Jackie Kennedy in the 2001 miniseries Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot. Later that year she took the lead role in the small-screen drama Crossing Jordan, and it seemed as if she had finally arrived when the show proved to be a success, running for six years.Hennessy would wpend the next several years appearing in a number or projects, like the horse racing series Luck.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
20% Crypto Robin Whiting 2019
83% Standing Up, Falling Down Vanessa 2019
9% Don't Sleep Cindy Bradford 2017
No Score Yet God Gave Me Wings (If I Had Wings) Actor 2013
68% Roadie Nikki $8.1K 2012
No Score Yet Game Of Life Actor 2012
No Score Yet Dawn Rider Alice 2012
79% Small Town Murder Songs Rita $31.4K 2011
63% Lymelife Brenda Bartlett 2008
14% Wild Hogs Kelly Madsen $168.3M 2007
No Score Yet Oranges Actor 2004
18% Love in the Time of Money Ellen Walker 2002
32% Exit Wounds Commander Mulcahy 2001
No Score Yet Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot Jackie Kennedy 2001
No Score Yet Jackie Ethel Joan: The Women of Camelot Actor 2001
72% Pipe Dream Marina Peck 2001
67% Two Ninas Mike the Bartender 2000
19% Autumn in New York Lynn 2000
No Score Yet Komodo Victoria 2000
No Score Yet Nuremberg Elsie Douglas 2000
No Score Yet Row Your Boat Patti 2000
14% Molly Susan Brookes 1999
No Score Yet Dead Broke Kate 1999
83% Chutney Popcorn Lisa 1999
No Score Yet The Florentine Brenda 1999
15% Most Wanted Dr. Victoria Constantini 1997
6% A Smile like Yours Lindsay Hamilton 1997
78% I Shot Andy Warhol Laura 1996
88% The Paper Deanne White 1994
3% RoboCop 3 Dr. Lazarus 1993
82% Dead Ringers Mimsy 1988

TV

CREDIT
73% City on a Hill
2019
  • 2019
No Score Yet Bull
2016
Ellen Ellen McCrory
  • 2018
No Score Yet Crawford
2018
Cynthia
  • 2018
84% Shots Fired
2017
Alicia Carr
  • 2017
91% The Blacklist
2013
  • 2017
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
Jane Fellows
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Rayna Hecht
  • 2014
82% Luck
2011-2012
Jo Jo Carter
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Director Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh Producer
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Asst. DA Claire Kincaid ADA Claire Kincaid
  • 2006
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Claire Kincaid
  • 1998
  • 1996

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