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Jill Hennessy Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Jill Hennessy
Place Of Birth
Edmonton, Canada
55 years old
Birth Date
November 25 1968

Jill Hennessy Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Grand River Collegiate Institute
Net Worth
Current Partner
Paolo Mastropietro
Marco Mastropietro, Gianni Mastropietro
John Hennessy, Maxine Henessy
Jacqueline Hennessy, John Paul Hennessy, Jr.

About Jill Hennessy 

Jill Hennessy is a Canadian movie star and singer.
She is a beautiful and smart actress, best known for her performances on American television programs. This November-born actress is also a singer-songwriter, who has recorded two albums.
The actress is still writing, performing, and acting. Hennessy's eagerness to explore all things creative, whether it's her character, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, or writing introspective ballads, she has remained noticeably consistent. She admires cerebral songwriters like the Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, and Bruce Springsteen. She aspires to express herself via her music. In this article, we will learn all about Jill Hennessy.

Jill Hennessy's Net Worth, Earnings And Spending Habits

What is Jill Hennessy's net worth?

Jill Hennessy is one of the wealthiest and most popular television actresses. Jill Hennessy's net worth is estimated to be $12 million. Jill Hennessy is best known for her part in 'Crossing Jordan' on television.

How much does Jill Hennessy earn per year?

 Jill Hennessy earns $400,000 per year. She has also acted in a number of series and films.

Height, Age, And Physical Attributes

How tall is Jill Hennessy?

Jill Hennessy is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Jill Hennessy?

Jill Hennesy is 53 years old. She was born on November 25, 1968.

Childhood And Education

Jill Hennessy was born in the city of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Her father, John Hennessy, worked as a meat salesman and marketing executive. The job required a lot of travel and caused the family to move around a lot.
Her mother was a secretary and abandoned the family in 1982. She left her daughter with her paternal grandmother, Eleanor. Jill grew up in Kitchener, Ontario.
On her father's side, Hennessy has Irish, French, Swedish, and Italian heritage. On her mother's side, she has largely Ukrainian, Roma, and Austrian lineage. She went to Stanley Park Senior Public School in Kitchener, Ontario. Then she graduated from Grand River Collegiate Institute.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jill Hennesy's family?

Jill Hennesy's father was John Hennessy. Her mother was Maxine Henessy.
Jill Hennessy has an identical twin sister named Jacqueline. She is a magazine writer and TV program presenter in Canada. She also has a younger brother named John Paul 'J.P.' Hennessy, Jr.

Who is Jill Hennessy's partner?

Jill Hennessy married her husband, Paolo Mastropietro in 2000. In January 2001, they were married for the second time. The ceremony was held at New York City Hall, with Mayor Rudy Giuliani officiating.
The couple had two kids together. Marco Mastropietro was born in 2003. Gianni, their second son, was born in 2007.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Jill Hennessy and her sister made their acting debut in the 1988 film 'Dead Ringers'. In 1990, she made her Broadway debut in 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story'.
Jill Hennessy starred as Dr. Marie Lazarus in 'RoboCop 3' in 1993. Hennessy was cast as assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid in the NBC crime thriller 'Law & Order' by Dick Wolf. She was on the program for three seasons until her departure in 1996.
In the 1999 film 'Chutney Popcorn', she played Lisa. Hennessy wrote, produced, and co-directed with Elizabeth Holder, an indie film mockumentary. This was titled 'The Acting Class' and focused on the struggles of a dysfunctional acting class. Her identical twin sister, Jacqueline, co-starred in the film. The project also included cameo appearances by a number of Hennessy's old co-stars.
In the 2001 film 'Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women Of Camelot', she played Jackie Kennedy. She had a brief role in Steven Seagal's action picture 'Exit Wounds' in the same year. She also had a brief role in the film 'Abby Singer' in 2003.
Jill Hennessy played Jordan Cavanaugh in the television drama 'Crossing Jordan' from 2001-2007. In the 2007 film 'Wild Hogs', she portrayed the wife of Tim Allen's character.
Hennessy recorded the album' Ghost In My Head' during sessions in Austin, Texas. It was released in June 2009. She appeared as a guest of the Indigo Girls at a Mountain Stage event in November 2009. Later that month, she headlined her own show.
In 2010, Hennessy featured in the indie crime drama 'Small Town Murder Songs'. She also starred as a veterinarian in the HBO series 'Luck'. She featured in a pair of television commercials for Zaxby's 'Zalads' in 2012.
Jill Hennessy made many appearances on 'Madam Secretary' in 2015. Her second album, 'I Do' was released in October of that year.
She played the mother of a dead hacker character in Michael Weatherly's series 'Bull'. In the same year, she started playing Senator Huntington in the TV show 'Yellowstone'.
Jill Hennessy was a member of the band The New Originals. She was also a guest musician, performing with the Indigo Girls and others. She has used both of her skills in the past. She played songs from 'Crossing Jordan' album.
She released her debut album, 'Ghost In My Head', in 2010 and performed at Lilith Fair that year. 'I Do', her follow-up album, had songs that expanded on the themes of love, sorrow, beauty, and sacrifice.
Jill Hennessy is best known for 'Dead Ringers', 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story', 'RoboCop 3', 'Law & Order', 'Crossing Jordan', and 'Luck'.

Charity Work

Not much is known about the charity work or events taken up by Jill Hennessy.

What awards has Jill Hennessy won?

Jill Hennessy won the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, Female Lead in a Drama Series, and The Gracies.
Jill Hennessy was honored with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame on June 9, 2007.
The actress also won the International Achievement Award and the Crystal Awards.

Jill Hennessy's Hobbies And Interests

Jill Hennessy is a multilingual individual who can communicate in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German. She likes riding motorbikes with her husband, Paolo Mastropietro.
Jill Hennessy is a musician. She loves to play the guitar and sing.

Other Interesting Jill Hennessy Facts And Trivia

Minneapolis-based band Mollycuddle wrote the song 'The Ballad Of Jill Hennessy' after Jill Hennessy. Jill was so enthusiastic about the song that she volunteered to play rhythm guitar on it.
Jill Hennessy used to play guitar and sing in the New York subway for money.
In 1999, the actress launched Hennessy's Tavern in Northvale, New Jersey. Hennessy's Tavern is a bar-style restaurant. The pub is specialized in comfort foods and home-cooked meals. The restaurant lasted more than a decade before finally shutting its doors in 2011.
On the 'Crossing Jordan' soundtrack, she sang Bob Dylan's 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue'. She also sang Tom Waits' 'You're Innocent When You Dream'.
Hennessy is also a singer and songwriter. This November-born actress is currently working on her third album.
Jill Hennessy was worried about being stereotyped as an 'uptight lawyer'. Therefore, she left 'Law & Order' and the Kincaid character was written out from the show.

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