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Jessalyn Gilsig

Jessalyn Gilsig has an extensive list of theater credits to her name. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Among the American Repertory Theatre projects in which she appeared are "The Cherry ... See full bio »

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Scandal Vanessa
Glee Terri Schuester / Terri Del Monico
Vikings Siggy Haraldson
Nip/Tuck Gina Russo


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 2017 Scandal (TV Series)
- Survival of the Fittest (2017) ... Vanessa
 2015 Evil Men (TV Movie)
 2009-2015 Glee (TV Series)
Terri Schuester / Terri Del Monico
- 2009 (2015) ... Terri Schuester
- New York (2011) ... Terri Schuester (credit only)
- Funeral (2011) ... Terri Schuester
 2015 Vikings: Athelstan's Journal (TV Series)
 2014 Angels and Ornaments (TV Movie)
Corrine Stockton
 2013 Somewhere Slow
Anna Thompson
 2012 Smart Cookies (TV Movie)
Julie Sterling
 2012 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Brianna Marsh
- Breaking Points (2012) ... Brianna Marsh
 2009 The Stepfather
Julie King
 2008-2009 Imaginary Bitches (TV Series)
- Bitches Emmy Special (2009) ... Jessalyn
- A New Leper in the Colony (2008) ... Jessalyn
 2008 The Apostles (TV Movie)
Christine Rydell
 2008 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Jordan Gates
- Taxi (2008) ... Jordan Gates
 2003-2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Gina Russo
- Magda and Jeff (2008) ... Gina Russo
- Willy Ward (2006) ... Gina Russo
- Quentin Costa (2005) ... Gina Russo
- Madison Berg (2005) ... Gina Russo
 2007 Backyards & Bullets (TV Movie)
 2007 Destination: Infestation (TV Movie)
Dr. Carolyn Ross
 2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Angela Burquette
- Heart of Darkness (2006) ... Angela Burquette
 2005 Prison Break (TV Series)
Lisa Rix
- The Old Head (2005) ... Lisa Rix
- Cell Test (2005) ... Lisa Rix
- Pilot (2005) ... Lisa Rix
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie)
Dianne (uncredited)
 2004 Chicks with Sticks
Paula Taymore
 2004 See This Movie
Annie Nicole
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Whitney Ridder
- Confidence (2003) ... Whitney Ridder
 2002 Haunted (TV Series)
Elise Martin
- Three Hour Tour (2002) ... Elise Martin
 2000 Snoops (TV Series)
Agent Suzanne Shivers
- Swan Chant (2000) ... Agent Suzanne Shivers
- The Stolen Diskette (2000) ... Agent Suzanne Shivers
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
A.D.A. Jennifer / ADA Jennifer
- Victimless Crimes (1999) ... A.D.A. Jennifer
- Loser's Keepers (1999) ... ADA Jennifer
 1999 A Cooler Climate (TV Movie)
 1999 The Sentinel (TV Series)
RJ Shannon
- The Real Deal (1999) ... RJ Shannon
 1999 Seven Days (TV Series)
Carla Boyles
- Last Card Up (1999) ... Carla Boyles
 1998 Viper (TV Series)
- Family Matters (1998) ... Alyssa
 1998 To Have & to Hold (TV Series)
 1998 The Horse Whisperer
Lucy, Annie's Assistant
 1992 Gulliver's Travels (TV Series)
Folia (voice)
 1991-1992 Young Robin Hood (TV Series)
Gertrude of Griswald
- The Spanish Prince (1992) ... Gertrude of Griswald (voice)
- Babe in the Woods (1992) ... Gertrude of Griswald (voice)
- The Magic Carpet (1992) ... Gertrude of Griswald (voice)
- You're Gonna Be a Star (1992) ... Gertrude of Griswald (voice)
- The Shrouded Man (1992) ... Gertrude of Griswald (voice)
 1990 The Little Flying Bears (TV Series)
Tina (1991) (voice)
 1989 The Journey Home (Short)
 1989 Jacknife
His Girlfriend
 1984 Mascarade (Short) (voice)
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Other Works:

Narrated the novel, "Friction", by E.R. Frank, on to three audiocassettes which were released as an audiobook by Listening Library in 2003. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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Personal Quote:

"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) See more »


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. See more »

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