Jill Hennessy Biography
Jill Hennessy is well known as a Canadian actress and singer. Likewise, she is most known for her roles on the American television series Law and Order, on which she as well played prosecutor Claire Kincaid for three seasons, and also Crossing Jordan, on which she played the lead character, Jordan Cavanaugh, for a period of six seasons.
How old is Jill Hennessy? – Age
Hennessy is 55 years old as of 2024. She was born on 25 November 1968, in Edmonton, Canada, where she also grew up.
How tall is Jill Hennessy? – Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.
Jill Hennessy Mother, Father – Family
Hennessy was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Furthermore, her father, John Hennessy, was known as a meat salesman and also sales/marketing executive, a job that required considerable travel and also resulted in frequent moves for the family. Likewise, her mother, Maxine, well known a secretary, left the family in 1982, leaving her daughter to be partially raised by her paternal grandmother, Eleanor, in Kitchener, Ontario.
Jill Hennessy Education
Hennessy attended Stanley Park Senior Public School and as well graduated from Grand River Collegiate Institute, both in Kitchener, Ontario, and also used to busk in the Toronto subway.
Is Jill Hennessy Married? – Husband
Hennessy likes playing the guitar and sings, and loves riding motorcycles with her husband, Paolo Mastropietro, whom she married in 2000. In addition, they had a second marriage ceremony in January 2001, which took place at New York City Hall along with Mayor Rudy Giuliani officiating. Besides, their son Marco was born in 2003, and a second son, Gianni, who was born in 2007.
Hennessy together with her sister, Jacqueline, made their acting debut playing twin call girls in 1988’s Dead Ringers. In addition, she was short listed for the role of Dana Scully on The X-Files in regards to Gillian Anderson, the actress who later got the role.
In 1993, her big network breakthrough came when Dick Wolf signed her as assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid in the hit NBC crime drama Law and Order. Besides, she played the role for three seasons, leaving the show in 1996.
She appeared as Lisa in Chutney Popcorn in 1999. Likewise in 2000, Hennessy wrote, produced, and also jointly directed (with Elizabeth Holder) an independent film mockumentary titled The Acting Class, which as well looked at the trials and tribulations of a dysfunctional acting class.
Furthermore, Hennessy starred in the independent crime thriller Small Town Murder Songs in 2010. Besides, she appeared as a veterinarian in the HBO series Luck, and promoted Zaxby’s (Zalads) in a pair of television commercials in 2012.
Hennessy has an estimated net worth of $12 Million.
You can find and follow Jill on Instagram using the account name: @jillhennessyofficial