Jennifer Finnigan

  • Birth Name: Jennifer Christina Finnigan
  • Birth Place: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

This Canada-born actress started out as a teen model before landing acting gigs in her native country. In 2000, she moved to the U.S. to begin a four-year stint on the daytime soap The Bold and the Beautiful before graduating to prime time with a recurring role as a pathologist on Crossing Jordan. In 2005, Finnigan tried her hand at comedy on the short-lived sitcom Committed. But in the fall she returned to her dramatic roots, playing a brainy yet beautiful assistant district attorney/new mom on the legal series Close to Home, which ran for two years. Next up, she landed a lead role on the sitcom Better With You, opposite her former Committed costar Josh Cooke. Off screen, Finnigan is married to actor Jonathan Silverman (the two starred in the direct-to-video Beethoven's Big Break in 2008) and keeps busy with a variety of hobbies, including swing dancing.

Fast Facts

  • Started her career in modeling.
  • Won three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards (in 2002, 2003 and 2004) for playing Bridget Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful.
  • Speaks French fluently.
  • Hobbies include creative writing, singing, piano, swing dancing and traveling.
  • Starred as a woman caught in a controversial affair in a TV-movie, What Color Is Love?, which aired in 2009 on the Lifetime Movie Network; it touched on the issues of child custody and romance between races.
  • Signed on in 2010 as a cast member of the ABC sitcom Better With You.

Relationships

  • Diane Finnigan — Mother
  • Jonathan Silverman — Husband
  • Jack Finnigan — Father

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