Jill Hennessy is best known for her starring roles on “Law & Order” and “Crossing Jordan”. She was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for her work in “Crossing Jordan” and won a Golden Satellite Award for her work in TNT’s “Nuremberg” with Brian Cox and Alec Baldwin. Jill was also a regular on the HBO series “Luck”, which starred Dustin Hoffman, as well as the international series “Jo” shot in Paris opposite Jean Reno. Jill was recently featured in several episodes of the CBS hit drama “The Good Wife”. She is currently appearing in a recurring role on the CBS hit political drama “Madam Secretary” starring Tea Leoni.
As a singer/songwriter, Jill wrote all of the music and lyrics on her debut album, “Ghost In My Head”. She performed on the Lilith Tour with Sarah McLachlan, The Indigo Girls and the Dixie Chicks and was featured on The Indigo Girls’ live album “Staring Down The Brilliant Dream”. Jill also wrote all the music and lyrics on her second album, “I Do”, which was released on October 2nd, 2015.
Jill’s film credits include, “Lymelife” with Alec Baldwin, “Roadie” with Bobby Cannavale and Ron Eldard , “Small Town Murder Songs” with Peter Stormare, “Chutney Popcorn” by Nisha Ganatra, “The Paper” with Robert Duval, “Wild Hogs” with John Travolta and Tim Allen, “I Shot Andy Warhol” with Lili Taylor and “Exit Wounds” with Steven Segal and Eva Mendes. She also played Buddy Holly’s wife, Maria-Elena, in the Broadway production of “The Buddy Holly Story”. Jill will also be seen in the upcoming film “The Other” with Cary Elwes and Dominic Sherwood.