Hennessy, Jill 1968–

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HENNESSY, Jill 1968–

(Jillian Hennessy)


Born November 25, 1968, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; daughter of John (a sales and marketing executive) and Maxine (a secretary) Hennessy; twin sister of Jacqueline Hennessy (an actress; also known as Jac Hennessy); married Paolo Mastropietro (an actor and bartender), October 1, 2000; children: Marco. Avocational Interests: Playing the guitar, riding motorcycles, cooking.


Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actress. The New Originals (an alternative and folk band), guitarist; also worked as a model. Hennessy's Tavern (restaurant), Northvale, NJ, 1999; also worked as a bartender, waitress, and street performer.

Awards, Honors:

Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1997, for Law and Order; Golden Satellite Award, best performance by an actress in a miniseries or a motion picture made for television, 2001, for Nuremberg; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a miniseries or a motion picture made for television, 2002, for Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot.


Film Appearances:

(As Jillian Hennessy) Mimsy, Dead Ringers (also known as Gemini and Twins), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1988.

Kathryn Darby, Trip nach Tunis, 1993.

Dr. Marie Lazarus, Robocop 3 (also known as RoboCop 3), Orion, 1993.

Deanne White, The Paper, Universal, 1994.

Laura, I Shot Andy Warhol, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1996.

Detective Angela Pierce, Kiss & Tell, 1996.

Lindsay Hamilton, A Smile Like Yours, Paramount, 1997.

Dr. Victoria Constantini, Most Wanted, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Lily, Weekend Getaway, 1998.

Kate, Dead Broke, 1998.

Mike the bartender, Two Ninas, King Brook Entertainment, 1999.

Lisa, Chutney Popcorn, Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, 1999.

Susan Brookes, Molly, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1999.

Victoria the shrink, Komodo, Amuse Video, 1999.

Brenda, The Florentine, 1999.

Patti, Row Your Boat, Gullane Pictures, 2000.

Amanda Smythe, Jill, and anonymous, The Acting Class, 2000.

Lynne McCale, Autumn in New York, United Artists, 2000.

Annette Mulcahy, Exit Wounds, Warner Bros., 2001.

Ellen Walker, Love in the Time of Money, Blow Up Pictures, 2002.

Mariana Peck, Pipe Dream, Castle Hill Productions, 2002.

Herself, Abby Singer, 2003.

Film Work:

(With Elizabeth Holder) Director, camera operator, production designer, producer, and executive producer, The Acting Class, 2000.

Television Appearances; Series:

Assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid, Law and Order, NBC, 1993–96.

Voice of Commander Claire O'Brien, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (animated), Cartoon Network, 1999—.

Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001—.

Host, Medical Intelligence, MSNBC, Tech TV, and Rogers Television, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Elsie Douglas, Nuremberg, TNT, 2000.

Jackie Kennedy, Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (also known as Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Kennedy Women), NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 75th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 2001.

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, VH1, 2002.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Patty, "Goliath Is My Name," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1988.

Marla, "Striptease," The Hitchhiker, USA Network, 1989.

Elisabeth, "Pawns," The Hitchhiker, USA Network, 1989.

Men, ABC, 1989.

Spanish hooker, "Wedding in Black," Friday the 13th, 1989.

Vampire woman, "Night Prey," Friday the 13th, 1989.

Hooker, "The Prom," C.B.C.'s Magic Hour, CBC (Canada), 1990.

Secretary, "Year of the Monkey," Friday the 13th: The Series, syndicated, 1990.

Scott, "Max," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion), syndicated, 1990.

Lex, "The Dealbreaker," Counterstrike, USA Network, 1990.

Lauren Benjamin, "Crazy for You … And You," Flying Blind, Fox, 1992.

Assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid, "For God and Country," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1996.

Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1997, 2005.

Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

Herself, Mad TV, Fox, 2001, 2002.

Herself, Seitenblicke, 2002.

Herself, Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2004.

Herself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004.

Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, "Two of a Kind," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Herself, "Decision Time," The Apprentice 2, NBC, 2004.

Herself, Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

Herself, Inside Dish with Rachael Ray, 2004.

Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.

Herself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Also appeared in Ed's Night Party, City–TV; and Street Legal, CBC.

Stage Appearances:

Maria Elena, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1990–91.

Also appeared in Those Summer Nights When the Dark Comes Late, Off–Broadway production.



Herself, The Best of Ed's Night Party, Morningstar Entertainment, 1996.

Taped Readings:

Iris Johansen's The Face of Deception, BDD Audio, 1999.



The Acting Class, 2000.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale Group, 2003.


Parade, February 4, 2001, p. 8.

People Weekly, November 27, 1995, p. 113; May 13, 2002, p. 111; April 26, 2004, p. 33.

TV Guide, May 4, 1996, pp. 36–37.

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