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Jill Hennessy stars in "Luck" on HBO as the veterinarian.

Jill Hennessy began her acting career in Toronto, appearing in the feature film "Dead Ringers." The actress, who hails from Edmonton, Canada, studied improvisational comedy with the famed Second City and also worked with a Toronto-based improv comedy troupe before landing a role in the Broadway-bound production of "The Buddy Holly Story."

Once in New York, Hennessy starred in Ron Howard's feature film "The Paper," and her additional
Jill Hennessy in "Crossing Jordan"
Jill Hennessy Crossing Jordan
film credits include "I Shot Andy Warhol," "Chutney Popcorn," "Most Wanted," "A Smile Like Yours," "Dead Broke," "Row Your Boat," "The Florentine," "Two Ninas," "Komodo," "Autumn in New York" and the box-office hit "Exit Wounds." She also wrote, directed, produced and performed in her own movie, "The Acting Class." Hennessy was also seen on the big screen in the Robert Redford/Sundance Lab project "Love in the Time of Money."

More recently, Hennessy starred in "Small Town Murder Songs" with Martha Plimpton, "Lymelife," opposite Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin and Emma Roberts, "Wild Hogs," with John Travolta, Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence, and "Walk Two Moons," based on the novel of the same name, alongside Blythe Danner, Martin Landau, and Howie Mandel.

Television audiences first came to love Hennessy from the years (1993-96) she spent playing the role of assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid on the Emmy-winning NBC drama series "Law & Order." She returned to NBC starring as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the miniseries "Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot."

Hennessy is perhaps best known though for starring as Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh for six seasons in NBC's "Crossing Jordan." In her first season, Jill Hennessy received a People's Choice Award nomination for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

Hennessy has also received a Golden Satellite Award (Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television) from the International Press Academy for her work in the TNT cable movie "Nuremberg."

Hennessy, her husband, Paolo Mastropietro, and their son, Marco, divide their time between their homes in Los Angeles and Manhattan.


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Age: 47 years old
Birthday: November 25, 1968
Height: 5' 8"
Full Name / Real Name: Jillian Noel Hennessy
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY
Husband: Paolo Mastropietro (10/1/2000, 2 children)

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