Jennifer Finnigan

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Jennifer Finnigan
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Finnigan in 2012.
BornJennifer Christina Finnigan
(1979-08-22) August 22, 1979 (age 35)
Montreal, Quebec[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jonathan Silverman (2007–present)
 
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Jennifer Finnigan
Jennifer Finnigan.jpg
Finnigan in 2012.
BornJennifer Christina Finnigan
(1979-08-22) August 22, 1979 (age 35)
Montreal, Quebec[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Jonathan Silverman (2007–present)

Jennifer Christina Finnigan (born August 22, 1979)[1] is a three-time Daytime Emmy Award winning Canadian actress, best known for her role as Bridget Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 2000 to 2004. She also appeared on the CBS legal drama Close to Home and on the ABC sitcom Better with You.

Biography[edit]

Finnigan was born in Montreal, Québec. She is the daughter of Diane Rioux Finnigan, and popular radio personality Jack Finnigan, who was a fixture on CJAD radio in Montreal from 1972 to 2005.[2] She attended The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, a Catholic, all-girl private school, from which she graduated in 1996. Finnigan married actor Jonathan Silverman on June 7, 2007 on the island of Mykonos in Greece.[3]

Career[edit]

1998–2000[edit]

From 1998 to 2000, Finnigan appeared in a variety of Canadian shows. In 1998, she made a few guest appearances on "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo". In early 1999, she appeared in one episode of "Big Wolf on Campus" and throughout the end of 1999, she starred in a sitcom called Student Bodies playing the role of Kim McCloud in the show's final season. Throughout the first half of 2000, she played the character "Tara" in the episode "The Tale of the Last Dance" in Season 7 of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, as well as making a guest appearance on La Femme Nikita.

2000–2004[edit]

In mid-2000, Finnigan moved to the United States and got the role of Bridget Forrester in the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in July 2000. In December 2000, she also starred in a true story in the telefilm The Stalking of Laurie Show about the real life murder of a young teenage girl. Finnigan starred as Bridget on The Bold and the Beautiful from July 2000 until January 2004 and won three awards for her work on the show. She is the first person to win three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards (29th, 30th, 31st Awards), all as "Outstanding Younger Actress". She left the show in January 2004 to pursue other acting roles.

2004–2005[edit]

From March 2004 until November 2004, Finnigan was featured on 10 episodes of Crossing Jordan as pathologist Dr. Devan Maguire. Following her departure from the show, she played the character Marni Fliss on the NBC series Committed, which only aired for 13 episodes before being cancelled due to low ratings. The show aired from January until March 2005. In mid-2005, she made a guest appearance as Alex Sinclair in The Dead Zone episode "Double Vision".

2005–2007[edit]

Starting in the fall of 2005, Finnigan was the star of the CBS television drama series Close to Home, playing a deputy district attorney. In December 2005, while still starring in Close to Home, she made a second guest appearance as Alex Sinclair in the episode "A Very Dead Zone Christmas," on The Dead Zone. Close to Home aired for two seasons before it was cancelled in May 2007. In August 2007, Finnigan made one final guest appearance on The Dead Zone in the episode "Exile", just before the show ended in late 2007.

2008–present[edit]

Finnigan co-starred with her husband, actor Jonathan Silverman, in Beethoven's Big Break, the latest installment in the Beethoven film series; the film was released direct-to-DVD in late 2008. She also starred in Playing for Keeps, a CTV/Lifetime Original Movie, broadcast as What Color is Love? in the United States.[4][5] Finnigan starred in the ABC sitcom Better with You, which was cancelled after only one season.[6]

She co-starred alongside Jason Priestley in the Psych sixth season episode, "Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat".[7] She has also done Shadow Island Mysteries: The Last Christmas and Shadow Island Mysteries: Wedding for One.

In 2013 she starred on the TNT series Monday Mornings on which her real life husband Jonathan Silverman was a recurring cast member. The series was cancelled after one season..[8]

She is currently starring on the FX series Tyrant, which began on June 24, 2014.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006High HopesMorgan
2008Coverup, TheThe CoverupNancy Pepper
2008Beethoven's Big BreakLisaVideo
2010CommittedFriendShort film
2011ConceptionLaurie
2011CookieCookieShort film
2014Icky: An American Dog StoryKool KittyPost-production
2014Bet's a Bet, AA Bet's a BetStephaniePost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996My HometownSylviaEpisode: "I'll Recognize You"
1998Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, TheThe Mystery Files of Shelby WooChristie SayersEpisodes: "The Egg Mystery", "The Itchy Shorts Mystery", "The Robot Mystery"
1999Big Wolf on CampusVesperEpisode: "Muffy the Werewolf Slayer"
1999–2000Student BodiesKim McCloudRegular role (16 episodes)
2000La Femme NikitaDoryEpisode: "There Are No Missions"
2000Are You Afraid of the Dark?Tara MartinEpisode: "The Tale of the Last Dance"
2000Stalking of Laurie Show, TheThe Stalking of Laurie ShowLaurie ShowTV film
2000–2004Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the BeautifulBridget ForresterRegular role (501 episodes)
2001Largo WinchTamara RossEpisode: "Cheap Thrills"
2004Crossing JordanDr. Devan MaguireRecurring role (10 episodes)
2005Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneAlex SinclairEpisodes: "Double Vision", "A Very Dead Zone Christmas"
2005CommittedMarni FlissMain role (12 episodes)
2005–2007Close to HomeAnnabeth ChaseLead role (43 episodes)
2007Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneAlex SinclairEpisode: "Exile"
2009Inside the BoxLauren ThomasTV film
2009What Color Is Love?Nicole AlpernTV film
2010Wedding for OneClaire La ForetTV film
2010Last Christmas, TheThe Last ChristmasClaire La FoletTV film
2010–2011Better with YouMadeleine "Maddie" PutneyMain role (22 episodes)
2011PsychBarbieEpisode: "Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat"
2013Monday MorningsDr. Tina RidgewayMain role (10 episodes)
2013Baby SellersDet. Nic MorrisonTV film
2014Wild CardEliza EvansEpisode: "The Pilot"
2014TyrantMollyMain role

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
200229th Daytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Younger Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Bold and the BeautifulWon
200330th Daytime Emmy AwardsWon
200431st Daytime Emmy AwardsWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albertson, Cammila. "Jennifer Finnigan". allmovie. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Radio host Jack Finnigan was 'like an old friend'". The Gazette. 2006-12-04. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  3. ^ "OK! Exclusive: Jonathan Silverman & Jennifer Finnigan Married!". OK! Magazine. 2007-07-28. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Movies and Specials: Playing for Keeps". CTV. Retrieved 2009-04-24. 
  5. ^ "What Color is Love? Continues Lifetime Movie Network's Ratings Success With Sunday, January 18, Premiere" (Press release). Reuters. 2009-01-20.  Retrieved on 2009-04-24.
  6. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 13, 2011). "ABC: 'V' Cancelled, 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'Mr. Sunshine,' 'Detroit 187,' 'Off The Map,' 'No Ordinary Family,' 'Better With You' Cancelled Too". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved July 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (2011-07-11). "Psych Pscoop: Jennifer Finnigan Cast as Bonnie to Jason Priestley's Clyde". TVLine.com. Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 10, 2013). "'Southland' & 'Monday Mornings' Canceled by TNT". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bianco, Robert (January 15, 2014). "FX finds a 'Tyrant' in the Middle East". USA Today. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 

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