Jessica Bowman

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Jessica Bowman
BornJessica Robyn Bowman
(1980-11-26) November 26, 1980 (age 33)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1993-present
 
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Jessica Bowman
BornJessica Robyn Bowman
(1980-11-26) November 26, 1980 (age 33)
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1993-present

Jessica Robyn Bowman (born November 26, 1980) is an American actress perhaps best known for her role as Colleen Cooper on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Career[edit]

Bowman was born in Walnut Creek, California. Bowman began acting in community theater, and commercials, and appeared as Darcy on The Road Home.

After guest appearances on Boy Meets World, NYPD Blue and Baywatch, Bowman assumed the role of Colleen Cooper on the popular drama Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman in season 4/1995. She took over this role after the original portrayer, Erika Flores, did not renew her contract. Bowman won the Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Series at the Young Artists Awards in 1996 for her role as Colleen. She was also nominated in 1997 and 1998. She won the Michael Landon Award in 1996, along with Beth Sullivan, Tim Johnson, Chad Allen and Shawn Toovey, for Outstanding Family Television series of the year. After Dr. Quinn was cancelled in 1998, Bowman starred in Someone to Love Me, playing a rape victim who struggles to prove her rapist's guilt.

Bowman appeared in two made for TV movies, Young Hearts Unlimited and Lethal Vows, before reprising her role as Colleen for the movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within in 2001. She appeared in the movies Joy Ride and Derailed, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993RemoteJudy RileyVideo
1994Road Home, TheThe Road HomeDarcy Matson6 episodes
1994Boy Meets WorldJenniferEpisode: "The Uninvited"
1994NYPD BlueAllison DavisEpisode: "Simone Says"
1995SecretsAnna BerterTV movie
1995–1998Dr. Quinn, Medicine WomanColleen Cooper65 episodes
1997BaywatchKirstie MorganEpisode: "Rendezvous"
1998Breakfast with EinsteinMarlenaTV movie
1998Someone to Love MeKaley YoungTV movie
1998Young Hearts UnlimitedLissaTV movie
1999Lethal VowsSarah FarrisTV movie
2001Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart WithinColleen Cooper-CookTV movie
2001Joy RideCharlotte
2002DerailedBailey Kristoff
200450 First DatesTamy
2011StrikerMichelle ZlatanovicShort film

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