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Jill Hennessy to release first album

Jill Hennessy to release first album

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- The debut album of Canadian-born musician/actress Jill Hennessy is set for release this month, On Tour PR said Monday.

Stars enjoy calmer Sundance Festival

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Actresses Jill Hennessy and Emma Roberts say this year's Sundance Film Festival in Utah has been satisfyingly sedate for the first time in years.

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Jill Hennessy gives birth to baby boy

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Jill Hennessy has given birth to a baby boy in New York, People.com reported Tuesday.

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Jill Hennessy expecting second child

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Jill Hennessy, known to U.S. audiences as Jordan Cavanaugh in NBC's "Crossing Jordan," is pregnant with her second child, due this winter.

Nickelback inducted into Walk of Fame

TORONTO, June 11 (UPI) -- The hard-rock band Nickelback is going down in Canadian history, receiving a permanent spot in Toronto's Walk of Fame.

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Tom Arnold separating in third marriage

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Comedian Tom Arnold, who starred in the film "Happy Endings," filed papers in a Los Angeles Superior Court for separation from his third wife, Shelby Roos.

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Today is Friday, Nov. 25, the 329th day of 2005 with 36 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, Nov. 25, the 330th day of 2004 with 36 to follow.
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'ATWT's' Annie Parisse joins 'Law & Order'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Annie Parisse, known to U.S. daytime drama fans as Julia on "As The World Turns," joined NBC's "Law & Order" cast as the new assistant district attorney.
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Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy arrives for the 10th Anniversary of the New York International Latino Film Festival opening night premiere of "LA Mission" at the School of Visual Arts Theater in New York on July 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Jillian Noel "Jill" Hennessy (born November 25, 1968) is a Canadian actress and musician known for her television roles on Law & Order and Crossing Jordan.

Hennessy was born in Edmonton, Alberta. Her father, John Hennessy, was a meat salesman and sales/marketing executive, a job that required considerable travel and resulted in frequent moves for the family. Her mother, Maxine, a secretary, left the family in 1982, leaving her daughter to be partially raised by her paternal grandmother, Eleanor, in Kitchener, Ontario. She has a younger brother, John Paul Hennessy Jr.( also known as J.P.), and an identical twin sister, Jacqueline, who is a magazine writer and TV show host in Canada. Hennessy has Irish, French, Swedish and Italian ancestry on her father's side, and mostly Ukrainian, as well as Austrian, ancestry on her mother's. She graduated from Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario and used to busk in the Toronto Subway.

Hennessy and her sister played twin call girls in 1988's Dead Ringers. She was short-listed for the role of Dana Scully, on The X-Files. In 1993, she played Dr. Marie Lazarus in RoboCop 3. Hennessy is most well-known for playing assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid on Law & Order (1993 – 1996) and for playing the lead role as medical examiner Jordan Cavanaugh on Crossing Jordan. In 1999 she played Lisa in Chutney Popcorn. In 2000, Hennessy wrote, produced, and co-directed with Elizabeth Holder an independent film called The Acting Class. Inspired by a true story, the mockumentary looks at the trials and tribulations of a dysfunctional acting class. The film co-starred her sister, and included cameos by a number of Hennessy's former Law & Order co-stars.

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