Jessalyn Gilsig is a Canadian actress and producer. She is known to the audience for the films: "Boston Schools", "Choir", "Body Parts", "New York Police", "Heroes", "Vikings". Today, the actress has more than forty roles in film and television. She also took part in the voice acting of cartoon characters: "Masquerade", "Gulliver's Journey", "The Magic Sword: Saving Camelot".
Gilsig's creative biography began in her school years, when she successfully performed on stage, demonstrating her acting talent. After graduating from university, the actress worked at the American Repertory Theater, and in the late 80s began acting in films.
The girl was born in Canada in the spring of 1971. Her father was an engineer, and her mother was engaged in creativity: translating poetry and writing her own works. It was thanks to her mother that the girl, at a young age, became interested in theater, cinema, literature and painting.
Jessaline's creativity began to show in her school years. She often staged performances at home, transforming herself into different characters in famous works, and sometimes parodying her friends and acquaintances. The girl also devoted a lot of time to drawing. Together with her parents, she often reviewed the films of the famous Stanley Kubrick, which her mother liked very much.
Seeing that her daughter was most interested in creativity, her parents suggested that she seriously take up painting or go to master theatrical art. The girl chose the theater. She soon entered college where she began studying acting, drama, design and management.
During her studies, Jessalyn took part in all theatrical performances arranged by the students. Her acting talent was noticed by the teachers, who advised the girl to continue her education at the university, where she entered in 1989.
For the first time, Jessalyn encountered cinema in her school years. She took part in the voice acting of the characters of the cartoon "Masquerade".
As a professional actress, Gilsig appeared on the screens in 1989 in the film Stiletto, and then starred in the short film The Way Home.
In the 90s, the actress returned to work on dubbing animated films, among which were the films: "Little Flying Bears", "Gulliver's Journey".
Fame came to Gilsig after filming the project "Boston School". Her next work on television was the role in the series "Parts of the Body", where she starred for five years.
In her later career, the actress had roles in the films: "Whisperer", "Law and Order", "Heroes", "Friday Night Lights", "Without a Trace", "Escape", "Stepfather", "Graduation".
In 2008, Jessalyn received one of the central roles in the TV series "Losers" (the second name is "Chorus"). The film was released in 2009 and immediately became popular with viewers, received many positive reviews from film critics. The film has received multiple Emmy nominations and has won two Golden Globes for Best Comedy Series.
In 2013, Jessalyn began acting in the Vikings project, directed by Michael Hirst. She played the role of Siggy, the wife of Jarl Haraldson.
Gilsig does not like to tell the press about his personal and family life. It is known that producer Bobby Salomon became her husband in 2005. The wedding was arranged according to Jewish traditions, because Jessalyn's father is Jewish. It was he who insisted on observing all the rules that accompany a Jewish wedding.
In 2006, a daughter, Penelope, was born in the family, to whom Jessaline devotes all her free time to this day.
The couple lived together for five years, and in 2010 announced their divorce, the reason for which is unknown to anyone.