Jessalyn Gilsig Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Jessalyn Gilsig

Birthday :

November 30, 1971

Birth Place :

Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Childhood And Early Life

Actress Jessalyn Gilsig was born in Montreal, Canada on the 30 November 1971 to Clare and Tony Gilsig.


Jessalyn Gilsig obtained a B.A. degree in English from McGill University in Montreal before training at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training, Harvard University.


Before 1999 Jessalyn Gilsig did various commercials, voice-acting and minor television roles including a role in The Horse Whisperer (1998). Her breakthrough came when she guest-starred in The Practice. Snoops followed this part, and although the show was canceled, it led to Gilsig being offered the role of Lauren Davis in Boston Public (2000-2002).

Gilsig then appeared in Nip/Tuck (2003-2008) as well as Prison Break (2005). Other television roles include Terri Schuester in Glee (2009-2012) and Vikings (2013-2015). She joined the cast of the television drama Scandal in 2017.

Personal Life

Between 2005 and 2010 Jessalyn Gilsig was married to producer and director Robert Salomon. They had one child together before divorcing.

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