For three seasons, the Canadian actress and singer rose to fame for portraying the character of Claire Kincaid on the popular American TV series which is called Law & Order. Jill Hennessy is also known for the leading role in “Crossing Jordan” and movies such as “RoboCop 3” and “Most Wanted.” She was initially named Jillian Noel Hennessy by her parents on her birth.
Jill was born to her parents, whose names are John Hennessy and Maxine. She was born on November 25, 1968, in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After her parents separated, her grandmother partially raised Hennessy in Kitchener, Ontario.
She has an identical twin sister, whose name is Jacqueline. She used to work as a magazine writer and T.V. show host in Canada itself. She also has a younger brother, whose name is John Paul “J.P.” Hennessy, Jr.
Jillian has Irish, French, Swedish, and Italian heritage on her paternal side, and on her maternal side, she has Ukrainian, mainly Roma and Austrian lineage. Jill got enrolled in the Stanley Park Senior Public School, which is located in Kitchener, Ontario, to complete her schooling education.
She graduated from Grand River Collegiate, Ontario, and used to be a busker in the Toronto subway. She also began acting and improv comedy training at Toronto’s Second City. Hennessy did her first screen role alongside Jacqueline, her twin sister.
Being born on 25 November 1968, Jill Hennessy is 53 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2022. Her height is 1.73 m tall, and weight is 61 kg.
Jillian has been married to actor Paolo Mastropietro since October 1, 2000. They have two sons together named Marco Mastropietro and Gianni Mastropietro. She has the ability to speak in many different languages, such as German, French, Italian, and many more.
Hennessy loves singing and playing guitar, and she also loves riding motorcycles with her husband. Jill and Paolo conducted a second marriage ceremony in 2001 at the New York City Hall, which Mayor Rudy Giuliani officiated.
Following are Jill Hennessy’s achievements/awards as an actress:
- For consecutive three years, 1995, 1996 and 1997, she was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for the series “Law & Order.”
- In 2001, she won the SatelliteAward in the category of Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Nuremberg
- In 2007, she received the Gracie Allen for Female Lead in a Drama Series (Crossing Jordan)
- In 2007, she won theCanada’s Walk of Fame
- In 2010, she won the International Achievement Award Crystal Awards for Women in Film and Television Toronto category.
As of April 2022, it is suggested that she has a total net worth of around $15 million. Majority of her earning comes from her professional acting roles in movies and TV series. She has also appeared in several films, including “Robocop 3” and “Most Wanted.” She has also worked in independent films, and her net worth is expected to rise as her career continues. Not much detail is available about her residence and other belongings.
The multi-talented Canadian star, Jill Hennessey, has come a long way since her busking days. After her big break in “Law & Order” and even more notable roles in “Crossing Jordan,” “Nuremberg,” and “Wild Hogs.” She has fitted perfectly into every role she has played in her life, as an actress, singer, mother, and even as a wife.