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Jessalyn Gilsig


B: November 30, 1971 in Montréal, Québec

Jessalyn Gilsig is the daughter of an engineer and a writer. She first worked as a voice for a puppet in a National Film Board short at age 12. That was followed by voice-overs, commercials and parts in plays at the Centaur Theatre in Montréal. After graduating from McGill in 1993, Gilsig spent two years at Harvard University’s American Repertory Theater in the Institute for Advanced Theatre Training program before moving to New York City. Among the American Repertory Theatre projects in which she has appeared are The Cherry Orchard, Henry V, The Oresteia, Tartuffe and, The Tempest. She played the role of Terri Schuester in 47 episodes of the TV series, Glee between 2009 and 2015. She plays Holly Barrett in the series Big Shot.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Mascarade (voice, 1984)
The Journey Home (1989)
Jackknife (1989)

Quest for Camelot (voice, 1998)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
A Cooler Climate (1999)

See This Movie (2003)
Chicks with Sticks (2004)
Fathers and Sons (TV-2005)
Flood (2006)
Backyards and Bullets (TV-2007)
Destination: Infestation (TV-2007)
The Apostles (TV-2008)
Prom Night (2008)
The Stepfather (2009)

About Fifty (2010)
Smart Cookies (TV-2012)
Somewhere Slow (2013)
Angels and Ornaments (TV-2014)
Evil Men (TV-2015)
Sweetheart Con (2018)
Cognitive (2019, short)

Spree (2020)

TV series – Cast:
Young Robin Hood (1992)
Gulliver’s Travels (voice, 1992)

Boston Public (2000-2002)
NYPD Blue (2004)
Nip/Tuck (2003-2008)
Heroes (2007-2008)
XIII: The Conspiracy (2008, mini-series)
Glee (2009-2015)
Vikings (2013-2015)
Big Shot (2021-)

TV series – Guest Appearances:
To Have & to Hold (1998)
Viper (1998)
Seven Days (1999)
The Sentinel (1999)
The Practice (1999)

Snoops (2000)
Haunted (2002)
Without a Trace (2003)
Prison Break (2005)
Law & Order (2006)
Friday Night Lights (2007, 2008)
CSI: NY (2008)
Imaginary Bitches (2008)

Harry’s Law (2012)
The Good Wife (2013)
Vikings: Athelstan’s Journal (2015)
Scandal (2017, 2018)

Grand Hotel (2019)