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Collins, Jessica 1971–

COLLINS, Jessica 1971–

PERSONAL

Original name, Jessica Lynn Copagna; born April 1, 1971, in Schenectady (some sources cite Amsterdam), NY; married Robert Tyler (an actor), November 2, 1996 (divorced, February, 2002). Education: Studied acting at Royal National Theatre Studio and Howard Fine Actors Studio.

Addresses: Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Brookside Artist Management, 450 North Roxbury Dr., Fourth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Gold Coast Management, 1023 1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291.


Career: Actress. Miss Teen USA pageant, first runner–up, 1988; appeared in television commercials for milk, 1987.


Awards, Honors: Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, hottest female star, 1993, and outstanding younger leading actress, 1994, both for Loving.


CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Dr. Tina Reeves, Leprechaun 4: In Space (also known as Leprechaun 4), Trimark Pictures, 1996.

Karina, Best of the Best: Without Warning (also known as Best of the Best 4: Without Warning), Buena Vista, 1999.

Miss Lawrenceville, Beautiful, Destination Films, 2000.

Jackie, Ritual (also known as Tales from the Crypt Presents: Revelation and Tales from the Crypt Presents: Voodoo), Miramax, 2001.

Peggy, Catch Me If You Can, DreamWorks, 2002.

Mother, King for a Day, Acadia Films, 2003.

Herself, Casting About, 2004.

Mandy, Dirty Love, 2005.


Television Appearances; Series:

Dinah Lee Mayberry Alden, Loving, ABC, 1991–94.

Colleen, American Dreams (also known as Bandstand, Miss American Pie, and Our Generation), NBC, 2002–2003.

Meredith Davies, Tru Calling (also known as Heroine, Tru, and True Calling), Fox, 2003–2004.

New acting student and Jessica, Unscripted, HBO, 2005—.


Television Appearances; Movies:

Kim, The Ranch, Showtime, 2003.


Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.


Television Appearances; Episodic:

Bridget McDermott, "Working Girl," Coach, ABC, 1994.

Corrine, "Through the Dark Circle," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

Grace, "Family Ties," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995.

Mindy Church, "Home Is Where the Hurt Is," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Mindy Church, "We Have a Lot to Talk About," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995.

Wendy Windsor, "A Model Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996.

Heather, "The Way We Was," Life with Roger, The WB, 1997.

Jody Carlisle, "Child of the Night," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997.

Jody Carlisle, "Deadline," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997.

Jody Carlisle, "Friends, Lovers and Children," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997.

Linnis Paris, "Before and After," Star Trek: Voyager (also known as Voyager), UPN, 1997.

Sherry Eisler, "To Green, with Love," Dawson's Creek, The WB, 2000.

Kristi Lee, "The Good, the Bad, and the Lazy," Off Centre, The WB, 2002.

Leslie Clemenger, "Little Andy in Charge," Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Fox, 2002.

Cameron, "Giving Up the Girl," Everwood, The WB, 2005.

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