Jessalyn Gilsig

Full / Real Name: Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig
Born: 30 November 1971 (48 years old)
Gender: Female



Add to Actor Favourites


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



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


Moja Love responds to queries about #icanact open casting call

Is there a short list? What's happening with the audition applications? The answer to your questions.

Lithapo Teasers - August 2020

A mystery suitcase is opened, secrets are revealed and Pabi must deal with her Senzo/Nolo sandwich.

New on TV today: Monday 13 July

Predict My Future on CuriosityStream docuseries or join the Animal Kingdom on

New on TV today: Sunday 12 July

Ivor en die Verskilmakers starts on VIA and Two and a Half Men returns to eExtra.

Council of Dads (Season 1)

So what happens when a family man fights a grave illness, faces death, and is worried about how his wife and five kids are gonna carry on without him? He has a ...

New on TV today: Saturday 11 July

Somizi & Mohale: The Union comes to Wethu, the final season of Supernatural starts on M-Net City and Khabodacious returns to SABC2.

2020 SAMAs: Music Video and Record of the Year nominees

The SAMA public voting categories have been announced and the choice of Best Video cannot be taken lightly.

The Bold and the Beautiful on Eva Teasers - August 2020

Is there hope to find out who is threatening Hope?

Wild Skin Teasers - August 2020

Camila prevents a shooting. Also, a hit-man is hired.

Rebel in Love Teasers - August 2020

Finale alert! Agustin and Gracia go from being in cahoots to warnings being given.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.