Jessalyn Gilsig



  • Birth Name: Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/30/1971, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Jessalyn Gilsig Fast Facts:
  • Launched her acting career at the age of 12, doing voice-over work for animator Co Hoedeman's program Masquerade for the National Film Board of Canada.
  • Did voice-overs for Canadian cartoons while attending college.
  • After graduating from McGill University, attended the Harvard-sponsored Institute of Advanced Theater Training at the American Repertory Theater for two years, appearing in productions of The Tempest and Tartuffe.
  • Made guest appearances in two 1999 episodes of David E. Kelley's legal drama The Practice; Kelley then cast her in his short-lived ABC dramedy Snoops, before writing the role of Lauren Davis on Boston Public specifically for her.
  • Originally trained in painting, she worked on the art pieces for Patricia Clarkson's character in the indie drama The Station Agent (2003).
  • Speaks fluent French.
  • Jessalyn Gilsig Relationships:
  • Clare Gilsig - Mother
  • Toby Gilsig - Father
  • Bobby Salomon - Husband (separated)
  • Penelope Clare Salomon - Daughter
  • Deborah Gilsig - Sister
  • Jessalyn Gilsig Awards:
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • College:
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (BA in English, 1993)

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