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If there's one thing about Jill Hennessy, it's this: The woman doesn't stop moving.
Jill was born in Edmonton, three minutes after her identical twin, Jacquline - get it? "Jacq and Jill"? - From there, the family was constantly on the go: first to Calgary, then White Rock, BC - in all, Jill lived in nine Canadian towns before she turned 18. Eventually, Jill landed in Toronto. In her late teens, she paid rent working as a busker, singing and playing guitar and living on five bucks a day.
Pretty soon, Jill turned her attention to acting. Her first big on-screen gig came in the David Cronenberg film, "Dead Ringers', in which she played a twin call girl alongside her sister (hey, it was Cronenberg, after all). A few years later, she moved to New York and got a part on Broadway, playing the wife of Buddy Holly.
In 1993, Jill got her big break, playing Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid on the NBC show, 'Law and Order'. From there, she went on to star in the series 'Crossing Jordan,' which enjoys a six-season run.
All the while, Jill never lost her love of music. In August 2010, she released her debut album, 'Ghost in my Head', and toured with the revamped edition of Lilith Fair. She also stars in a new Canadian film, 'Small Town Murder Songs'.