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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
1 Gave 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.
2 Her name is a Gaelic variation of "Jocelyn.".
3 Began her acting career at age 12 doing voice-over work.
4 Speaks fluent (Québécois) French.
5 Daughter of Toby Gilsig, an engineer, and wife Clare, a writer and translator.
6 Is Jewish on her father's side and married in a traditional Jewish wedding.
7 Her husband, Robert Salomon was her prom date in high school.
8 Provided/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.
9 In 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.
10 Attended McGill University, Montreal, Quebec from 1989 to 1993 and graduated with a degree in English.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scandal 2017 TV Series Vanessa
Evil Men 2015 TV Movie Adela
Vikings 2013-2015 TV Series Siggy Haraldson
Glee 2009-2015 TV Series Terri Schuester Terri Del Monico
Vikings: Athelstan's Journal 2015 TV Series Siggy
Angels and Ornaments 2014 TV Movie Corrine Stockton
The Good Wife 2013 TV Series Janie Ludwig
Somewhere Slow 2013 Anna Thompson
Smart Cookies 2012 TV Movie Julie Sterling
Harry's Law 2012 TV Series Brianna Marsh
About Fifty 2011 Jessica
Prenatal Pole Dancing DVD 2010 Short Meeghan
The Stepfather 2009 Julie King
Imaginary Bitches 2008-2009 TV Series Jessalyn
Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode 2009 TV Movie Terri Schuester
The Apostles 2008 TV Movie Christine Rydell
Heroes 2006-2008 TV Series Meredith Gordon
XIII: The Conspiracy 2008 TV Mini-Series Kim Rowland
CSI: NY 2008 TV Series Jordan Gates
Prom Night 2008/I Aunt Karen Turner
Nip/Tuck 2003-2008 TV Series Gina Russo
Friday Night Lights 2007-2008 TV Series Shelley Hayes
Backyards & Bullets 2007 TV Movie Eileen
Destination: Infestation 2007 TV Movie Dr. Carolyn Ross
Flood 2007 Samantha 'Sam' Morrison
Law & Order 2006 TV Series Angela Burquette
Prison Break 2005 TV Series Lisa Rix
Fathers and Sons 2005 TV Movie Dianne (uncredited)
Chicks with Sticks 2004 Paula Taymore
NYPD Blue 2004 TV Series Detective Kelly Ronson
See This Movie 2004 Annie Nicole
Without a Trace 2003 TV Series Whitney Ridder
Haunted 2002 TV Series Elise Martin
Boston Public 2000-2002 TV Series Lauren Davis
Snoops 2000 TV Series Agent Suzanne Shivers
The Practice 1999 TV Series A.D.A. Jennifer / ADA Jennifer
A Cooler Climate 1999 TV Movie Callie
The Sentinel 1999 TV Series RJ Shannon
Seven Days 1999 TV Series Carla Boyles
Viper 1998 TV Series Alyssa
To Have & to Hold 1998 TV Series Paula
Quest for Camelot 1998 Kayley (voice)
The Horse Whisperer 1998 Lucy, Annie's Assistant
Gulliver's Travels 1992 TV Series Folia (voice)
Young Robin Hood 1991-1992 TV Series Gertrude of Griswald
The Little Flying Bears 1990 TV Series Tina (1991) (voice)
The Journey Home 1989 Short
Jacknife 1989 His Girlfriend
Mascarade 1984 Short voice

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Somewhere Slow 2013 producer

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Station Agent 2003 original paintings

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bartl 2009 Short very special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vikings: Season 3 - Guide to the Gods 2015 Video documentary short Herself
Vikings: Season 4 - Guide to the Gods 2015 Video documentary short Herself
Vikings: My Family, My Enemy 2014 Short Herself
Home & Family 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Vikings: Birth of the Vikings 2013 Video documentary short Herself
Vikings - A Warrior Society: Viking Culture and Law 2013 Video documentary short Herself
The Hour 2013 TV Series Herself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Herself (2013)
Pop Wrapped TV 2010-2011 TV Series documentary Terri Schuester
Glee: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center 2011 Video Herself
Shatner's Raw Nerve 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight Canada 2010 TV Series Herself
The 2010 VH1 Do Something Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
SAG Foundation Conversations 2010 TV Series Herself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
24th Annual Genesis Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009 TV Series Herself
Glee Casting Session 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself / Terri Schuester
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Herself
Heroes Unmasked 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
2004 NHL Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Herself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glee 2012 TV Series Terri Schuester
Glee Encore 2011 Video Terri Schuester
Heroes Unmasked 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Meredith Gordon
Vikings: Athelstan's Journal 2015 TV Series Siggy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Festival Award Brooklyn Film Festival Best Narrative Feature Somewhere Slow (2013) · Jeremy O'Keefe (Director)
· Michael Anderson (Producer)
· Christopher Sepulveda (Producer)
2010 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Glee (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
2015 Golden Maple Awards Golden Maple Awards Best Actress in a TV Series Broadcasted in the US Vikings (2013)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Glee (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
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Most Fanatic Fans Glee (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)
2009 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards New Approaches - Daytime Entertainment Imaginary 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
2008 Magnolia Award Shanghai International TV Festival Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Film Flood (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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