Jill Hennessy Biography

Updated On Jun 19, 2019 Published On Jun 19, 2019
Facts of Jill Hennessy
Date of Birth: 1968 , November-25
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Jill Hennessy
Birth Name Jill Hennessy
Father John Hennessy Salesperson
Mother Maxine Hennessy
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Edmonton
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $12 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 35-25-35
Weight in KG 61
Married to Paolo Mastropietro
Children 2
Education Grand River Collegiate Institute
Sisters 1
Siblings 2
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Jill Hennessy is a Canadian musician and actress best known for her roles on the television series Law & Order and Crossing Jordan.

Early Life, Family & Education

Jill Hennessy was born on November 25, 1968, in Edmonton, Canada, to parents John Hennessy Salesperson and Maxine Hennessy.

Her father was a meat salesman and sales/marketing executive while her mother was a secretary who left the family in 1982. She was then raised by her grandmother, Eleanor Hennessy, in Kitchener, Ontario.

As for her siblings, Jill has a brother, John Paul Hennessy Jr., and an identical twin sister, Jacqueline Hennessy, who is a Canadian magazine writer and television show host.

Hennessy has Irish, French, Swedish and Italian ancestry on her father's side while Ukrainian Roma and Austrian ancestry on her mother's side. She is of Canadian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Jill studied at Stanley Park Senior Public School and then attended Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario from where he graduated.

Career

Jill Hennessy and made her acting debut with her twin sister playing twin call girls in the thriller drama movie Dead Ringers in 1988.

She initially cast for the role of Dana Scully on The X-Files but it was later given to Gillian Anderson. She has also performed on Broadway in the musical The Buddy Holly Story in 1990.

In 1993, she was signed by Dick Wolf as assistant district attorney in the popular NBC crime drama series Law & Order. She appeared on the three seasons of the show until she left it in 1996.

Jill wrote, produced, and jointly directed (along with Elizabeth Holder) an independent film mockumentary, The Acting Class, in 2000.

She appeared in the films Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot, and Abby Singer in 2001 and 2003 respectively.

She portrayed the title character Jordan Cavanaugh on the television show Crossing Jordan from 2001 to 2007.

Her other film credits include Wild Hogs, Walk of FameSmall Town Murder Songs and many more.

Being also a musician, Jill recorded and released her first album Ghost in My Head in June 2009, and in October 2015, she released her second album, I Do.

Personal Life

Jill Hennessy is multi-lingual who speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. She plays guitar and sings songs. She also enjoys riding motorcycles.

Jill is a married woman. She married her actor husband, Paolo Mastropietro, in 2000. They remarried in a beautiful wedding ceremony at New York City Hall in January 2001.

The couple share two children; sons, Marco Mastropietro (born on September 17, 2003) and Gianni Mastropietro (born on November 21, 2007).

Salary & Net Worth

Being a successful actress of Canadia, Jill Hennessy earns a decent amount of money from her film and TV career. As per some online reports, Jill has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

The exact figure of the 50-year-old actress' salary has not been revealed but according to an online source, a Canadian actor earns $22,718 to $38,620 per year.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Body Measurement : 35-25-35

Height : 5 Feet 8 Inches

Weight : 61 KG

Age : 50 Years Old

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Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

November 25 , 1968

Jill Hennessy was born on November 25, 1968, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to parents John Hennessy Salesperson and Maxine Hennessy.

Made Acting Debut With Dead Ringers

1988

Jill Hennessy and made her film debut with her twin sister, Jacqueline Hennessy, by playing twin call girls in the movie Dead Ringers in 1988.

Won Satellite Award

1995

Jill Hennessy won the Satellite Award for Best Actress for her role in the movie Nuremberg in 2000.

Married to Paolo Mastropietro

October 1 , 2000

October 1, 2000, with she is married with her husband Paolo Mastropietro who is an Italian, together they have two son. The couple enjoyed a second marriage ceremony in January 2001 at New York City Hall where Mayor Rudolph Giuliani officiated.

Net Worth $12 million

2016

As per sonme online reports, Jill Hennessy has an estimated net worth of approx. $12 million, as of 2019.

Attended Stanley Park Senior Public School

2016

Jill Hennessy attended Stanley Park Senior Public School, then went to Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario for her graduation.

of Jill Hennessy

2016

Her film debut came in 1988 alongside her sister with whom she had performed in a double act named 'Jack and Jill' as twin call girls in Dead Ringers. Again in 1993, she played the role of Dr. Marie Lazarus in RoboCop 3. from the starting of her career she played many hit movies like The Paper, A Smile Like Yours, and If I Had Wings. Now she is running Shots Fired show on television.