|Jill Hennessy Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||November 25, 1968|
Jill Hennessy is a Canadian actress and musician who is best known for her work in films such as Most Wanted (1997), Chutney Popcorn (1999), Komodo (1999), The Acting Class (2000), and Dawn Rider (2012). She is also well recognized for portraying characters such as Claire Kincaid in the police procedural and legal drama TV series Law & Order (1993–1996) and Jordan Cavanaugh in the crime drama TV series Crossing Jordan (2001–2007). A passionate musician, in parallel with her acting career, she has also published the albums Ghost in My Head (2009) and I Do (2015).
Jillian Noel Hennessy
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Jill had attended the Stanley Park Senior Public School in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She had graduated from the Grand River Collegiate Institute, a public secondary school in Kitchener.
- Father – John Hennessy (Sales/Marketing Executive)
- Mother – Maxine Hennessy (Secretary)
- Siblings – Jacqueline Hennessy (Identical Twin Sister) (Actress, TV Show Host, Magazine Writer), John Paul ‘J.P.’ Hennessy Jr. (Younger Brother)
- Others – Mia Katherine Hennessy Moore (Niece), Terry Moore (Brother-in-Law), John D. Hennessy (Paternal Grandfather), Eleanor Marie Renaud (Paternal Grandmother), Harry Dearing (Maternal Grandfather), Anne Dankowich (Maternal Grandmother)
She is represented by –
- Paolo Mastropietro, Manager (Music), Master Rock, Inc., Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
- Michael Guido, Legal Agent (Music), Carroll Guido Groffman Cohen Bar & Karalian, LLP, New York City, New York, United States
- Claire Mercuri, PR Agent (US), Claire Mercuri Public Relations, New York City, New York, United States
- Samantha Pickard, PR Agent (Canada), Strut Entertainment, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Master Rock Management, Management Agency (Acting), New York City, New York, United States
- Matthew H. Saver, Legal Agent (Acting), Matthew Saver Law Offices, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Pop, Rock, Country, Country Rock, Folk, World Music
- Master Rock, Inc.
- Fontana Records
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Jill has dated –
- Paolo Mastropietro (1999-Present) – Jill had started dating entrepreneur Paolo Mastropietro in 1999 and the couple got married in 2000. They had a second marriage ceremony in January 2001 which was officiated by Mayor Rudy Giuliani at New York City Hall. They have 2 sons together named Marco Mastropietro (b. September 17, 2003) and Gianni Mastropietro (b. November 21, 2007).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Irish, French-Canadian, Italian, and Swedish descent on her father’s side, and German, Austrian, and Ukrainian descent on her mother’s side.
She often tends to dye her hair blonde.
- Slender frame
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Affable smile
- Radiant face
- Has a mole near her lower lip
She had been featured in the 2012 TV commercials for Zalads, a new offering on the menu of the American chain of fast-casual restaurants Zaxby’s.
Jill Hennessy Facts
- Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Jill was partly raised by her paternal grandmother, Eleanor, in Kitchener, Ontario, after her mother had left the family in 1982.
- A polyglot, she is fluent in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German.
- In June 2007, she was honored with a star on Canada’s ‘Walk of Fame’.
Featured Image by Jill Hennessy / Instagram