Name:
Jennifer Finnigan
Birth Date:
August 22, 1979
Birth Place:
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Height:
5' 7
Nationality:
Canadian
Profession:
actress
BIOGRAPHY
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The Bold and the Beautiful

Background:

Three-time Emmy winner Jennifer Finnigan garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Bridget Forrester (2000-2004), the spunky teenage daughter of Brooke Logan (played by Katherine Kelly Lang) and Eric Forrester (played by John McCook), in the long-running soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful."

The Canadian actress, who first gained fame in her home country for her role in the teen sitcom “Student Bodies,” later draw even more fans while starring as Annabeth Chase, the tough lawyer and dedicated mother, on Jerry Bruckheimer’s crime/legal drama series “Close to Home” (CBS; 2005-2007), and as Marni Fliss, the occupational therapist and everlasting optimist, on the NBC's sitcom "Committed" (2005).

Finnigan also had recurring roles on NBC's crime/drama series "Crossing Jordan," as pathology resident Dr. Devan Maguire (2004), and on USA Network's science fiction/suspense series "The Dead Zone," as Alex Sinclair, a female psychic.

More personally, the 5' 7" TV star with shining face, clear blue eyes and cupid bow lips is now the wife of actor Jonathan Silverman, whom she married in June of 2007.


Jennifer Christina

Childhood and Family:

In Montréal, Québec, Canada, Jennifer Christina Finnigan was born on August 22, 1979. On Christmas 2004, she became engaged to actor Jonathan Silverman (born August 5, 1966), who probably best known for his roles in the TV series “Gimme A Break!,” as well as in the films “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (1986), “Caddyshack II” (1988), and “Weekend at Bernie's” (1989; 1993). The couple exchanged wedding vows on June 7, 2007 on the island of Mykonos in Greece.

While she is not busy filming, Jennifer enjoys her hobbies, including singing, swing dancing, writing and traveling.


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Career:

While venturing into modeling as a child, Jennifer Finnigan developed her true passion in acting by appearing in several school plays and local theatre productions.

In 1998, the aspiring actress made her earliest television appearance in the children TV series "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo," which was filmed in her home country in Montréal, Québec, Canada. In the show, which aired on on Nickelodeon she played the recurring role of Christie Sayers.

In the following year, she had her first taste of fame while playing Kim McCloud in “Student Bodies,” a syndicated sitcom that mixed animation with live action and was produced in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She also made a guest appearance in an episode of the Canadian teen/horror TV series "Big Wolf on Campus," starring Brandon Quinn.

The new millennium proved to be Finnigan's big time when she broke American TV scene with the breakout role of Bridget Forrester, the spunky teenage daughter of Brooke Logan (played by Katherine Kelly Lang) and Eric Forrester (played by John McCook), replacing previous regular Agnes Bruckner, in the long-running American soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful." She portrayed the character from 2000 to 2004 and has won three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series category. The role also earned her nominations at the Soap Opera Digest Awards and Young Artist Awards.

During her four-year stint in "The Bold and the Beautiful," Finnigan was spotted as a guest in an episode of the spy drama based upon the original French film directed by Luc Besson, "La Femme Nikita," the science fiction/horror-themed television series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?," and the adventure television program based on the Belgian comic book series by Philippe Francq and Jean Van Hamme, "Largo Winch."

She also starred in the short-lived Fox Family television series, "The Fearing Mind," and played the title role of a shy teenage girl becomes entangled in a volatile relationship with a pair of popular high-school lovers in the true story-based TV movie, "The Stalking of Laurie Show."

After her contract with "The Bold and the Beautiful" ended, Finnigan played the recurring role of Dr. Devan Maguire (2004), a pathology resident on NBC's crime/drama series starring Jill Hennessy, "Crossing Jordan." In this year, she was also seen in advertisements for Almay cosmetics.

In 2005, Finnigan went to star as Marni Fliss, the occupational therapist and everlasting optimist who falls in love with a mathematician (played by Josh Cooke), in the sitcom "Committed." The show aired on NBC as a midseason replacement from January 4 to March 15, 2005.

Also in 2005, Finnigan made her first big screen appearance in director Joe Eckardt's comedy, "Nice Guys," alongside Jason Mewes, Lacey Chabert and Andy Dick.

Back to the small screen, Finnigan played the lead role of Annabeth Chase, a proficient and skilled Deputy Prosecutor for Marion County, Indiana, on CBS' crime/legal drama series, "Close to Home." Premiered on October 4, 2005, the show was officially cancelled by CBS on May 16, 2007.

Meanwhile, Finnigan joined the cast of USA Network's science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall, "The Dead Zone," playing the recurring role of Alex Sinclair, a female psychic who discovered her "dead zone" when she was stung by a swarm of bees as a child. She played the character in the show's fourth and sixth seasons (2005-2007). She first appears in the fourth season episode "Double Vision" and then in the fourth season Christmas episode "A Very Dead Zone Christmas." She later reappeared in the sixth season episode "Exile."


Awards:

  • Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, "The Bold and the Beautiful," 2004

  • Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, "The Bold and the Beautiful," 2003

  • Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, "The Bold and the Beautiful," 2002

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