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Jill Hennessy Net Worth
Jill Hennessy Net Worth
Canadian actress and singer, Jill Hennessy has a net worth of about $12 million. She has earned her money by appearing in movies and television shows, including Crossing Jordan and RoboCop 3.
She was born on November 25, 1968, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Her father’s ancestry includes Irish, Swedish, Italian, and Ukrainian ancestry, while her mother’s heritage is mostly Austrian.
The multi-talented actor started her career as a busker, hustling for cash in New York City subways and then working her way up to starring roles in films like “Dead Ringers” and the “RoboCop 3” series. Her breakthrough came in 1993, when she was signed by Dick Wolf as assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid on the NBC crime drama Law & Order, for three seasons.
After leaving Law & Order, she appeared in several low-rated films before finding a role on “Crossing Jordan,” playing the title character Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh, for six seasons.
Hennessy has starred in the “City on a Hill” series, where she plays the wife of an FBI agent who becomes involved with corruption in Boston. The series premiered in June, and Hennessy has received a lot of praise for her role.
She has a husband named Paolo Mastropietro and they have two sons together. The couple have been married since October 2000 and share an apartment in Manhattan, New York.
They met when she was a student at Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario, and attended Toronto’s Second City. They also studied acting at the Actors Studio in New York and improv comedy in Chicago.
Hennessy’s parents named her Jillian Noel Hennessy, though they later changed it to Jill Hennessy.
She went on to attend Stanley Park Senior Public School in Kitchener, and then graduated from Grand River College in 1990. She continued her studies at the Second City and a training program in Toronto. She worked as a busker in the subway system while attending school, before becoming an acting major at the Second City.
Her first film appearance was in the movie “Dead Ringers” in 1988, in which she acted alongside her twin sister, Jacqueline. She was shortlisted for the role of Dana Scully on The X-Files but it was eventually given to Gillain Anderson.
In 1991, she played a minor role in the film “Most Wanted,” which featured her character as a police officer. She was then cast as a medical specialist in the film “RoboCop 3,” which starred Michael Jackson.
After her success in the film “RoboCop 3,” she had a few small roles in other movies, including the TV movie “Howards’ The Paper.” In 1997, she had a lead role in the film “Chutney Popcorn,” and the following year, she wrote, produced, and co-directed an independent film mockumentary, The Acting Class, with Elizabeth Holder.
In 2001, she portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the movie Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot. She also starred in the film “Nuremberg,” and has made a cameo appearance in the film “Abby Singer.” In addition to her acting career, Hennessy has released several albums. She has also sung in the soundtrack for a number of films, most notably “Crossing Jordan.” Hennessy is a member of the Canadian Academy of Actors and has been inducted into the Canada’s Walk of Fame.