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Jill Hennessy

Highest Rated:   88% The Paper (1994)
Lowest Rated:   3% RoboCop 3 (1993)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Don't Sleep
  • Cindy Bradford
2017
No Score Yet God Gave Me Wings (If I Had Wings)
  • Actor
2013
67% 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
20% 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
16% Most Wanted
  • Dr. Victoria Constantini
1997
6% A Smile like Yours
  • Lindsay Hamilton
1997
77% I Shot Andy Warhol
  • Laura
1996
88% The Paper
  • Deanne White
1994
3% RoboCop 3
  • Dr. Lazarus
1993
83% Dead Ringers
  • Mimsy
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% Shots Fired
2017
  • Alicia Carr
  • 2017
85% The Blacklist
2013
  • Actor
  • 2017
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Jane Fellows
  • 2016
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rayna Hecht
  • 2014
87% Luck
2011-2012
  • Jo Jo Carter
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Asst. DA Claire Kincaid ADA Claire Kincaid
  • 2006
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2002
  • 2001

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