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Jill Hennessy is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Camera Operator Canadienne born on 25 november 1968 at Edmonton (Canada)

Jill Hennessy

Jill Hennessy
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Birth name Jillian Noel Hennessy
Nationality Canada
Birth 25 november 1968 (55 years) at Edmonton (Canada)

Jillian Noel "Jill" Hennessy (born November 25, 1968) is a Canadian actress and musician. She is most known for her roles on the American television series Law & Order, on which she played prosecutor Claire Kincaid for three seasons, and Crossing Jordan, in which she played the lead character, Jordan Cavanaugh, for six seasons. She has also acted in films such as RoboCop 3 and Most Wanted, and the independent films Chutney Popcorn and The Acting Class, the latter of which she also wrote and co-directed.


Hennessy is multi-lingual, speaking English, Italian, French, Spanish and German. Hennessy plays the guitar and sings, and enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband, Paolo Mastropietro, to whom she has been married since 2000. They had a second marriage ceremony in January 2001, which took place at New York City Hall with Mayor Rudy Giuliani officiating. Their son, Marco, was born on September 17, 2003; and a second son, Gianni, was born on November 21, 2007.

The Minneapolis-based band Mollycuddle wrote the song "The Ballad of Jill Hennessy" in honor of the actress. Hennessy was reportedly very pleased, and offered to perform with the band on rhythm guitar.

Best films

Exit Wounds (2001)

Usually with

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(3 films)
Jordan Alan
Jordan Alan
(1 films)
Will Arnett
Will Arnett
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jill Hennessy (28 films)

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Crypto (2019)
, 1h45
Directed by John Stalberg, Jr.
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel, Luke Hemsworth, Kurt Russell, Jill Hennessy, Vincent Kartheiser
Roles Robin
Rating52% 2.6054052.6054052.6054052.6054052.605405
Martin, un agent de l'agence anti blanchiment d'argent est chargé d'enquêter sur une affaire de fraude et de corruption dans sa ville natale, où son père et son frère luttent pour conserver la ferme familiale. Martin se retrouve rapidement pris dans un jeu dangereux entre Katie, une voleuse d’œuvres d'art; Earl, un expert en cryptologie reconverti en cyber-enquêteur; et Ted, un comptable véreux.
If I Had Wings, 1h29
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Richard Harmon, Craig Bierko, Jill Hennessy, Lorne Cardinal, Genevieve Buechner, Jessica Harmon
Roles Sandy Taylor
Rating69% 3.491713.491713.491713.491713.49171
Alex Taylor a dix-sept ans et rêve de voler et de courir pour l'équipe de cross-country de son lycée. Malheureusement, ses rêves sont hors de sa portée car il est aveugle depuis l'âge de deux ans. Alex, déterminé, s'entraîne avec son père, Geoff, jusqu'au jour où Geoff n'arrive plus à suivre son fils. Il doit donc trouver un partenaire pour qu'Alex puisse espérer intégrer l'équipe. Geoff le trouve en la personne de Brad Coleman, un camarade d'Alex, qui s'est fait prendre en plein vol dans la journée et a de très nombreux ennuis avec la loi. Geoff fait un marché pour que Brad n'aille pas en prison, si en échange, Brad devient le partenaire d'Alex. De là nait une amitié surprenante.
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider (2012)
, 1h30
Origin Canada
Genres Action, Western
Actors Donald Sutherland, Christian Slater, Jill Hennessy, Lochlyn Munro, Ben Cotton, Doug Chapman
Roles Alice
Rating49% 2.466512.466512.466512.466512.46651
Dans le Territoire du Dakota, en 1883, John Mason (Christian Slater), traqué par le mystérieux Pop (Donald Sutherland), décide de renoncer à sa vie d'errance sous l'influence d'une rencontre de passage, Ben McClure, et de retourner à sa ville natale dans le Wyoming, où son père se fait assassiner peu après par des hors-la-loi masqués. Renouant avec son ancienne amie Alice (Jill Hennessy), fiancée à Ben et sœur de son vieil ami Rudd, il rumine sa vengeance. Mais bientôt des soupçons lui font penser que Rudd pourrait bien être l'assassin qu'il recherche.
Dawn Rider
Dawn Rider (2012)
, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Action, Western
Actors Christian Slater, Jill Hennessy, Donald Sutherland, Ben Cotton, Adrian Hough, Lochlyn Munro
Roles Alice
Rating49% 2.4663452.4663452.4663452.4663452.466345
John Mason assiste impuissant au meurtre de son père et se lance sur les traces du meurtrier. En chemin, il tombe sous le charme d'Alice, qui le détourne de son objectif. Jusqu'au jour où la jeune femme lui présente son frère, Rudd, qu'il soupçonne être l'assassin de son père...
Small Town Murder Songs, 1h15
Directed by Ed Gass-Donnelly
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Peter Stormare, Martha Plimpton, Jill Hennessy, Jackie Burroughs, Kat Germain, Emily Schooley
Roles Rita
Rating58% 2.9466552.9466552.9466552.9466552.946655
The official website for the film provides this synopsis: "A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life."
Lymelife (2008)
, 1h34
Directed by Derick Martini
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Rory Culkin, Emma Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Kieran Culkin, Timothy Hutton
Roles Brenda Bartlett
Rating67% 3.3964253.3964253.3964253.3964253.396425
Set in 1979 Syosset, Long Island, New York, Lymelife follows two families, the Bartletts and the Braggs, who crumble when tangled relationships, real estate problems, and Lyme disease converge in the heart of suburbia. 15-year-old Scott Bartlett is a gentle boy, radically different from his blustery father Mickey and mother Brenda. An outbreak of Lyme disease, as well as the accompanying paranoia, hits their community hard.
Game of Life
Directed by Joseph Merhi
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Tom Sizemore, Tom Arnold, Heather Locklear, Jill Hennessy, Richard T. Jones, Orson Bean
Roles Brenda
Rating50% 2.5228652.5228652.5228652.5228652.522865
The film plot follows a children's soccer team which is the common link for a multi-layered story giving a candid look into the intersecting lives of five families living in Los Angeles. Oranges examines the complexities of racial and class divisions, and reveals that despite the fragile volatility of human relationships, family is what holds us together and unites us all.
Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs (2007)
, 1h40
Directed by Walt Becker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Motocyclette, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H. Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei
Roles Kelly Madsen
Rating58% 2.901412.901412.901412.901412.90141
Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence), and Dudley Frank (William H. Macy) are four middle-aged suburban men living in a Cincinnati area suburb who find themselves frustrated with the pace of daily life and lack of adventure. Doug is a dentist who has trouble relating to his son Billy (Dominic Janes), Dudley is a single clumsy computer programmer who is afraid to talk to women. Bobby is a henpecked plumber whose wife has made him return to work after having taken a year off to unsuccessfully write a book, and Woody is a rich lawyer married to a supermodel. They find escape from their lives on weekends by riding motorcycles together pretending to be a biker gang called the "Wild Hogs".
Abby Singer, 1h19
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Jill Hennessy, Don Cheadle, Jake Gyllenhaal, Stockard Channing
Roles Jill Hennessy (uncredited)
Rating47% 2.3873952.3873952.3873952.3873952.387395
The film follows Curtis Clemins (Clint Palmer) and Kevin Prouse (Ryan Williams) as they have to deal with life's ups and downs.
Pipe Dream
Pipe Dream (2002)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan, Rebecca Gayheart, Kevin Sussman, Guinevere Turner, Peter Jacobson
Roles Marina Peck
Rating60% 3.0494853.0494853.0494853.0494853.049485
In New York City, David (Donovan), a plumber who is unsuccessful with women, creates a new identity as David Coppolberg, a film director, as a way to meet women. Due to his good looks and unfamiliarity with film, which passes for inscrutability, he is considered an indie talent. Complicating the situation is the script stolen from Toni (Parker), who in turn uses his success to further her own ambitions.
Love in the Time of Money, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Steve Buscemi, Vera Farmiga, Rosario Dawson, Jill Hennessy, Malcolm Gets, Adrian Grenier
Roles Ellen Walker
Rating53% 2.6557252.6557252.6557252.6557252.655725
New York serves as a backdrop for a cast of characters in search of love, lust or lucre including a woman who makes awkward moves on the man renovating her SoHo loft, an embezzler, a sleazy artist and a phone psychic.
Exit Wounds, 1h41
Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Steven Seagal, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Isaiah Washington, Tom Arnold, Jill Hennessy
Roles Annette Mulcahy
Rating56% 2.8007252.8007252.8007252.8007252.800725
Orin Boyd (Steven Seagal) is a cop in Detroit's 21st precinct, who saves the Vice President of the United States (Christopher Lawford) from a right-wing Michigan militant group trying to kill him. As Boyd saved the Vice President's life by disobeying orders and killing all the militants, Captain Frank Daniels (Bruce McGill), who is also a long-time friend of Boyd, is forced to fire Boyd, but still tells him to talk with police chief Hinges (Bill Duke) who dislikes Boyd (because Boyd gives the police a bad name by disobeying orders) and has repeatedly tried to fire him, only for Boyd to be returned to duty by his friends in the trade union. Despite Boyd once again being returned to duty, Hinges transfers Boyd to the 15th precinct — Detroit's arguably worst police precinct.
Chutney Popcorn, 1h32
Directed by Nisha Ganatra
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, Homoparentalité, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Nisha Ganatra, Jill Hennessy, Sakina Jaffrey, Madhur Jaffrey, Nick Chinlund, Cara Buono
Roles Lisa
Rating57% 2.89872.89872.89872.89872.8987
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother for her sister's baby, hoping to improve her relationship with their mother, who disapproves of Reena's sexual orientation. Sarita and her husband accept Reena's offer but Sarita begins to have second thoughts. After Reena becomes pregnant, her relationship with her girlfriend Lisa suffers. When the baby is born, Reena and Lisa are reunited, as are Reena's family.
Komodo (2000)
, 1h26
Origin Australie
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Reptile
Actors Jill Hennessy, Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers, Simon Westaway, Melissa Jaffer
Roles Victoria the Shrink
Rating42% 2.1134252.1134252.1134252.1134252.113425
Fifteen-year-old Patrick (Kevin Zegers) has spent many summer holidays with his parents at their cottage on a small island off the coast of South Carolina. In recent years, a major oil company developed on the island, polluting the local environment and damaging tourism. At the beginning of the film, a crate of large reptilian looking eggs is accidentally shipped to the island and discarded on the roadside by a driver. Twenty years later, the Connally family arrive at the island to return to their summer vacation home. Later during their stay, Patrick ventures out into the long-grass with his dog, Buster, and encounter a strange baby lizard. In an attempt to catch the lizard, Patrick stays out later than usual concerning Mr. and Mrs. Connally, who go out looking for him. Patrick decides to head home after hearing his parents calling out to him and is attacked by an unseen creature. Barely escaping, he is traumatized when he witnesses his parents, along with Buster, eaten alive by the still unseen creature(s). Patrick survives and is found in a state of shock.