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Jessalyn Gilsig

Biography

Canadian actress who played Lauren Davis about it series Boston General public alongside Anthony Heald. She also offered the tone of voice of Kayley within the 1998 film Search for Camelot. She went to McGill College or university and Harvard University’s American Repertory Theatre. She portrayed the part of Terri Schuester for the Fox Television series Glee. She got one young child with Bobby Salomon whom she wedded on January 1, 2005. The few later on divorced. She made an appearance within the film The Stepfather with Penn Badgley.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jessalyn Gilsig
Date Of Birth November 30, 1971
Place Of Birth Montreal, Canada
Height 1.6 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Harvard University, McGill University
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Bobby Salomon
Children Penelope Salomon
Parents Claire Gilsig, Toby Gilsig
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, TV Land Future Classic Award
Music Groups Glee Cast
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding New Approaches – Daytime Entertainment, Teen Choice Award for Choice Most Fanatic Fans
Movies Quest for Camelot, The Horse Whisperer, Prom Night, Somewhere Slow, The Stepfather, See This Movie, Smart Cookies, Jacknife, A Cooler Climate, Flood, About Fifty, Destination: Infestation, Glee Encore, Angels and Ornaments, Chicks With Sticks, Backyards & Bullets, Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode, The Journey Home, Masquerade, Swarm
TV Shows Vikings, Glee, Boston Public, Nip/Tuck, Heroes, Young Robin Hood, Snoops, Imaginary Bitches, XIII: The Conspiracy, The Little Flying Bears, Haunted, Flood, Gulliver's Travels
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter named Penelope Salomon on September 26, 2006. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Robert Salomon.
2Her name is a Gaelic variation of "Jocelyn.".
3Began her acting career at age 12 doing voice-over work.
4Speaks fluent (Québécois) French.
5Daughter of Toby Gilsig, an engineer, and wife Clare, a writer and translator.
6Is Jewish on her father's side and married in a traditional Jewish wedding.
7Her husband, Robert Salomon was her prom date in high school.
8Provided/painted all the art pieces of Patricia Clarkson's character in "The Station Agent", written and directed by her Boston Public (2000) co-star Tom McCarthy.
9In late 1999, she was going to replace actress Paula Marshall who was leaving the series Snoops (1999). However, that show was cancelled before Gilsig was set to join the cast and producer David E. Kelley gave her a role on his next show Boston Public (2000) instead.
10Attended McGill University, Montreal, Quebec from 1989 to 1993 and graduated with a degree in English.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scandal2017TV SeriesVanessa
Evil Men2015TV MovieAdela
Vikings2013-2015TV SeriesSiggy Haraldson
Glee2009-2015TV SeriesTerri Schuester Terri Del Monico
Vikings: Athelstan's Journal2015TV SeriesSiggy
Angels and Ornaments2014TV MovieCorrine Stockton
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesJanie Ludwig
Somewhere Slow2013Anna Thompson
Smart Cookies2012TV MovieJulie Sterling
Harry's Law2012TV SeriesBrianna Marsh
About Fifty2011Jessica
Prenatal Pole Dancing DVD2010ShortMeeghan
The Stepfather2009Julie King
Imaginary Bitches2008-2009TV SeriesJessalyn
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode2009TV MovieTerri Schuester
The Apostles2008TV MovieChristine Rydell
Heroes2006-2008TV SeriesMeredith Gordon
XIII: The Conspiracy2008TV Mini-SeriesKim Rowland
CSI: NY2008TV SeriesJordan Gates
Prom Night2008/IAunt Karen Turner
Nip/Tuck2003-2008TV SeriesGina Russo
Friday Night Lights2007-2008TV SeriesShelley Hayes
Backyards & Bullets2007TV MovieEileen
Destination: Infestation2007TV MovieDr. Carolyn Ross
Flood2007Samantha 'Sam' Morrison
Law & Order2006TV SeriesAngela Burquette
Prison Break2005TV SeriesLisa Rix
Fathers and Sons2005TV MovieDianne (uncredited)
Chicks with Sticks2004Paula Taymore
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesDetective Kelly Ronson
See This Movie2004Annie Nicole
Without a Trace2003TV SeriesWhitney Ridder
Haunted2002TV SeriesElise Martin
Boston Public2000-2002TV SeriesLauren Davis
Snoops2000TV SeriesAgent Suzanne Shivers
The Practice1999TV SeriesA.D.A. Jennifer / ADA Jennifer
A Cooler Climate1999TV MovieCallie
The Sentinel1999TV SeriesRJ Shannon
Seven Days1999TV SeriesCarla Boyles
Viper1998TV SeriesAlyssa
To Have & to Hold1998TV SeriesPaula
Quest for Camelot1998Kayley (voice)
The Horse Whisperer1998Lucy, Annie's Assistant
Gulliver's Travels1992TV SeriesFolia (voice)
Young Robin Hood1991-1992TV SeriesGertrude of Griswald
The Little Flying Bears1990TV SeriesTina (1991) (voice)
The Journey Home1989Short
Jacknife1989His Girlfriend
Mascarade1984Short voice

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Somewhere Slow2013producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Station Agent2003original paintings

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2010TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bartl2009Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vikings: Season 3 - Guide to the Gods2015Video documentary shortHerself
Vikings: Season 4 - Guide to the Gods2015Video documentary shortHerself
Vikings: My Family, My Enemy2014ShortHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Vikings: Birth of the Vikings2013Video documentary shortHerself
Vikings - A Warrior Society: Viking Culture and Law2013Video documentary shortHerself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2013)
Pop Wrapped TV2010-2011TV Series documentaryTerri Schuester
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center2011VideoHerself
Shatner's Raw Nerve2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Canada2010TV SeriesHerself
The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
SAG Foundation Conversations2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
24th Annual Genesis Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself
Glee Casting Session2009TV Movie documentaryHerself / Terri Schuester
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHerself
Heroes Unmasked2008TV Series documentaryHerself
2004 NHL Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee2012TV SeriesTerri Schuester
Glee Encore2011VideoTerri Schuester
Heroes Unmasked2007-2008TV Series documentaryMeredith Gordon
Vikings: Athelstan's Journal2015TV SeriesSiggy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Festival AwardBrooklyn Film FestivalBest Narrative FeatureSomewhere Slow (2013)· Jeremy O'Keefe (Director)
· Michael Anderson (Producer)
· Christopher Sepulveda (Producer)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Josh Sussman
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Golden Maple AwardsGolden Maple AwardsBest Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the USVikings (2013)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron
· Chris Colfer
· Patrick Gallagher
· Jane Lynch
· Jayma Mays
· Kevin McHale
· Lea Michele
· Cory Monteith
· Heather Morris
· Matthew Morrison
· Amber Riley
· Naya Rivera
· Mark Salling
· Harry Shum Jr.
· Dijon Talton
· Iqbal Theba
· Jenna Ushkowitz
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMost Fanatic FansGlee (2009)· Dianna Agron (as The Cast of Glee)
· Chris Colfer (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jane Lynch (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jayma Mays (as The Cast of Glee)
· Kevin McHale (as The Cast of Glee)
· Lea Michele (as The Cast of Glee)
· Cory Monteith (as The Cast of Glee)
· Matthew Morrison (as The Cast of Glee)
· Amber Riley (as The Cast of Glee)
· Mark Salling (as The Cast of Glee)
· Jenna Ushkowitz (as The Cast of Glee)
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsNew Approaches - Daytime EntertainmentImaginary Bitches (2008)· Andrew Miller (executive producer/director/head writer)
· Seth Adam Cohen (producer)
· Judson Pearce Morgan (producer)
· Nichole Millard (writer)
· Jeffrey Poliquin (writer)
· Kathryn Price (writer)
· Sam Riegel (writer)
· Quyen Tran (cinematographer)
· Tatiana S. Riegel (editor)
· Connie Fletcher (performer)
· Elizabeth Hendrickson (performer)
· James Kee (performer)
· Charlie Koznick (performer)
· Brooke Nevin (performer)
· Eden Riegel (performer)
· Greg Rikaart (performer)
· Michael Traynor (performer)
· Chandra West (performer)
· Brittany Ishibashi (p
2008Magnolia AwardShanghai International TV FestivalBest Performance by an Actress in a Television FilmFlood (2007)


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#Quote
1"Everything. I would relax a little more. I thought everybody knew what was going on except me, and that I was completely missing the boat. Now, I think I was probably on par with everybody else. So, I'd just cut myself some slack and have more fun." (on what she would change about her high school days)
2"It takes someone pretty persistent to stick it out with me." (on relationships)


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