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Jessalyn Gilsig

Full / Real Name: Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig
Born: 30 November 1971 (47 years old)
Gender: Female

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Jessalyn Gilsig is a Canadian actress best known for her television roles in series such as Boston Public, Nip/Tuck, Heroes and Vikings.

She also stars as Will Schuester's wife, Terri, on the musical comedy-drama television series Glee.

Gilsig had the distinction of simultaneously starring in two of television's most acclaimed drama series: Golden Globe-winning Nip/Tuck and Brett Ratner's drama Prison Break.

On Nip/Tuck, Gilsig portrayed the obsessive, sex-addicted Gina Russo, which helped garner her additional recurring roles on the hit dramas Heroes and Friday Night Lights. She also had a recurring role on CSI: NY.

Audiences also know Gilsig from Boston Public, a role that creator David E. Kelley developed with her in mind. He eventual cast her as a series regular on Snoops, in addition to a multi-episode arc of The Practice. She also recurred as a detective on Steven Bochco's NYPD Blue.

Gilsig also has an impressive list of film credits. She appeared in the hit remake of Prom Night, and reunited with the film's director for a remake of The Stepfather. She also starred in the miniseries XIII alongside Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff, worked with Robert Redford on The Horse Whisperer and appeared as Sally Field's daughter in A Cooler Climate.

Additional film credits include Chicks with Sticks, See This Movie and Flood.

A Montreal native, Gilsig honed her talents at Harvard University's prestigious American Repertory Theatre.

She currently resides in Los Angeles where she enjoys spending time with her toddler daughter and painting. Her works appeared in the acclaimed film The Station Agent.


Television Roles

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Lauren Davis

Jordan Gates

Shelley Hayes

Terri Schuester

Terri Schuester

Terri Schuester

Terri Schuester

Terri Schuester

Brianna Marsh

Meredith Gordon

Angela Burquette

Gina Russo

Gina Russo

Gina Russo

Gina Russo

Gina Russo

Detective Kelly Ronson

Lisa Rix

Vanessa Moss

Janie Ludwig

ADA Jennifer

Siggy Haraldson

Siggy Haraldson

Siggy Haraldson

Whitney Ridder

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