Jessica Tuck

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Jessica Tuck
BornJessica Ines Tuck
(1963-02-19) February 19, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1989–present
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Jessica Tuck
BornJessica Ines Tuck
(1963-02-19) February 19, 1963 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Years active1989–present

Jessica Ines Tuck (born February 19, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her performances on television as Megan Gordon Harrison on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, Gillian Gray in the CBS drama series Judging Amy, and as Nan Flanagan on the HBO series, True Blood.

Personal life[edit]

Tuck was born in New York City and attended Middlesex School. She graduated Yale University with BS in Psychology in 1986.[1] She and her husband Robert Koseff have a daughter, Samara Barnes Hallam Koseff, born on March 24, 2003.[1]


Tuck made her television debut as Megan Gordon Harrison on the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live. She was regular cast member from 1988 to 1992. She reprised the role in spirit form in 1993, 1999, 2004, and 2012. She played Megan Gordon Harrison on One Life to Live from 1988 to 1992. Tuck returned for guest appearances in 1999, 2004, and 2012.[2] Tuck was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1992 for her role on One Life to Live, but lost award to series costar Erika Slezak.[1] In 1990 she also was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime for the same role. After leaving daytime television, Tuck played Nicole Brown Simpson in The O.J. Simpson Story (1995) and had a leading role in the Olsen twins' straight-to-video movie Billboard Dad (1998).

From 1999 to 2005, Tuck co-starred opposite Amy Brenneman in the CBS drama series, Judging Amy as Gillian Gray. The series ended after six seasons. She later appeared in a number of films, most notable are Secretary (2002) and Super 8 (2011). She also appeared on High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3 and Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure as Darby Evans, the mother of Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) and Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale). In 2008, Tuck was cast in the HBO series True Blood as Nan Flanagan, a vampire who is the spokesperson and 'face' of vampires for the American Vampire League. In season 4, she was promoted to a series regular.[3] She appeared in the series from 2008 to 2011 and made guest appearance in 2014, in the final season.

During her career, Tuck has made over 50 guest appearances on television shows, including Murder, She Wrote, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, The Nanny, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, Castle, Private Practice, Revenge, Drop Dead Diva, and Scandal. Tuck also had the recurring roles on Murder One, Sunset Beach, Saving Grace, Days of Our Lives, Grimm, and Twisted.[4][5]



1988Video GirlfriendDebbieShort film
1989Who Shot Patakango?Tish
1993Rising SunSenator Morton's Aide
1994Mr. WriteNicole Barnes
1995Batman ForeverFemale Newscaster
1998Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, TheThe Brave Little Toaster Goes to MarsChrisVoice
1998Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, TheThe Brave Little Toaster to the RescueChrisVoice
1998Billboard DadBrooke Anders
1999Angels, Baby!Lori
2001Want, TheThe WantJill
2002SecretaryTricia O'Connor
2002Another LifeWomanShort film
2007Wild HogsFamily Mom
2007High School Musical 2Mrs. Evans
2007On the Doll
2008High School Musical 3: Senior YearMrs. Evans
2009Crossing OverElaineUncredited
2010Public RelationsStella
2011Sharpay's Fabulous AdventureMrs. Evans
2011Super 8Mrs. Kaznyk
2012Model MinorityAngie Tanaka


1988–93, 1999, 2004, 2012One Life to LiveMegan Gordon HarrisonSeries regular (1988–93)
1991Woman Named Jackie, AA Woman Named JackieLorraine MurreyEpisode: "The Bouvier Years"
1992Home ImprovementLeslieEpisode: "Heavy Meddle"
1992Flying BlindDiandra BarashEpisode: "Prelude to a Brisket"
1992Dream OnSkylerEpisode: "To the Moon, Alex!"
1992Picket FencesK.C.Episode: "The Snake Lady"
1992Murder, She WroteSally WilsonEpisode: "The Classic Murder"
1993LifepodClaire St. JohnTelevision film
1993CuttersMary LouiseEpisode: "Harry's Best Friend"
1993Dave's WorldEpisode: "The Great Mandala of Life"
1993Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanToni TaylorEpisode: "I've Got a Crush on You"
1993Adventures of Brisco County, Jr, TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, JrAnnie CavendishEpisode: "Showdown"
1994Diagnosis: MurderSusan LevinEpisode: "Reunion with Murder"
1994Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in LoveGaylordTelevision film
1994Fortune HunterTricia ChamberlainEpisode: "Millennium"
1995SeinfeldBonnieEpisode: "The Label Maker"
1995O.J. Simpson Story, TheThe O.J. Simpson StoryNicole Brown SimpsonTelevision film
1995George Wendt Show, TheThe George Wendt ShowTinaEpisode: "A Need for Seed"
1995Murder OneD.D.A. Martine BoothEpisode: "Chapter Eight"
1996Wing Commander IV: The Price of FreedomDr. Brody (voice)Video game
1996NYPD BlueFarrell McLearyEpisode: "Girl Talk"
1996Last Frontier, TheThe Last FrontierKate6 episodes
1996Murder OneLaura Crimmins6 episodes
1997Life's WorkDiane WebsterEpisode: "Harassment"
1997Party of FiveLoriEpisode: "Life's Too Short"
1997Advocate's Devil, TheThe Advocate's DevilJennifer DawlingTelevision film
1997Visitor, TheThe VisitorLawsonEpisode: "Remember"
1997ProfitCarol McKenna / Kelly HuntEpisode: "Security"
1998ERDr. HemmingsEpisode: "Family Practice"
1998Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon, TheThe Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia PhenomenonMarie GormanTelevision film
1998Wing and a Prayer, AA Wing and a PrayerLaVaughnTelevision film
1998Nanny, TheThe NannyC.C.'s ReplacementEpisode: "The Pre-Nup"
1998Sunset BeachDiane Wood15 episodes
1998Secret Lives of Men, TheThe Secret Lives of MenEpisode: "The Long Goodbye"
1999CupidJoanneEpisode: "Bachelorette Party"
1999MillenniumAlice SeverinEpisode: "The Sound of Snow"
1999PartnersLucyTV pilot
1999-2005Judging AmyGillian GraySeries regular, 138 episodes
2000Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsLinda AndrewsEpisode: "Seeds of Destruction"
2004Strong MedicineRachelEpisode: "Omissions"
2005Mrs. HarrisWife #1Television film
2005SurfaceSylvia Barnett (uncredited)Episode: "1.1"
2005EverwoodBonnieEpisode: "Connect Four"
2006In JusticeGretaEpisode: "Golden Boy"
2006CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationSally WestEpisode: "The Unusual Suspect"
2006Grey's AnatomyShannon's MomEpisode: "Time Has Come Today"
2006Criminal MindsDr. Sarah HarrisEpisode: "Sex, Birth, Death"
2007Decent Proposal, AA Decent ProposalTia McLealandTelevision film
2007Last Day of Summer, TheThe Last Day of SummerMary MalloyTelevision film
2007High School Musical 2Mrs. EvansTelevision film
2007Boston LegalAttorney Sheila ZaleEpisode: "Do Tell"
2007October RoadCaroline GarrettEpisode: "Deck the Howls"
2007Saving GracePaige HanadarkoEpisode: "Yeehaw, Geepaw"
Episode: "Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices"
2008Rules of EngagementMrs. WestlinEpisode: "Buyer's Remorse"
2008-2011, 2014True BloodNan FlanaganSeries regular, 22 episodes
2009Big LovePatty O'HareEpisode: "Block Party"
2009Ghost WhispererMarlene HathawayEpisode: "Body of Water"
2009Cold CaseCharlotte ButlerEpisode: "The Long Blue Line"
Episode: "Into the Blue"
2009FlashForwardAgent LevyEpisode: "Believe"
2009-2010Saving GracePaige Hanadarko5 episodes
2010FlashForwardAgent LevyEpisode: "Revelation Zero: Part 1"
2010TwentysixmilesKeri Kincaid6 episodes
2010Rex Is Not Your LawyerSenator Elizabeth CraigEpisode: "Pilot"
2010In Plain SightCindy AndersonEpisode: "WitSec Stepmother"
2010Lie to MeDeputy Warden LambEpisode: "Delinquent"
2010Days of Our LivesMadeline Peterson-Woods25 episodes
2010Defenders, TheThe DefendersSusan HarperEpisode: "Nevada v. Sen. Harper"
2010Men of a Certain AgeBonnieEpisode: "If I Could, I Surely Would"
Episode: "Cold Calls"
2011Criminal Minds: Suspect BehaviorAmy WheelerEpisode: "One Shot Kill"
2011Body of ProofAlexandra LoebEpisode: "Hunting Party"
2011CastleJoy McHughEpisode: "Eye of the Beholder"
2011Private PracticeMrs. GrahamEpisode: "If I Hadn't Forgotten..."
2012BonesWarden Ianthe BartzokisEpisode: "The Prisoner in the Pipe"
2012Breakout KingsCandice BarrettEpisode: "Ain't Love (50) Grand?"
2012GrimmCatherine Schade4 episodes
2012Prodigy BullyMrs. CollinsTelevision film
2012Naughty or NiceDebbie O'BrienTelevision film
2013Switched at BirthMerkieEpisode: "The Door to Freedom"
2013Bad SamaritansMrs. ParkerEpisode: "Middle School Detention"
2013RevengeAllison StoddardEpisodes: "Identity" and "Engagement"
2013Rizzoli & IslesDr. Victoria NolanEpisode: "No One Mourns the Wicked"
2013-2014TwistedGloria Crane4 episodes
2014Drop Dead DivaKathy JenkinsEpisodes: "Truth & Consequences" and "Soulmates?"
2013-2014Hart of DixieDorrie ThibodauxEpisodes: "Family Tradition" and "Together Again"
2014ScandalSenator Stephanie VaughnEpisode: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"
2014ScorpionRebecca (Cabe Gallo's ex-wife)Episode: "Rogue Element"
2015The WhispersFirst Lady Hailey Winters


  1. ^ a b c "Jessica Tuck - Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Brandon Buddy, Susan Batten and Jessica Tuck Return To One Life To..". Soaps. November 10, 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "True Blood Promotes Jessica Tuck; Adds Three New Actresses". Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ Sandra Gonzalez (Feb 9, 2012). "'True Blood' alum headed to 'Grimm'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Lesley Goldberg (April 22, 2013). "ABC Family's 'Twisted' Adds 'True Blood,' 'Chuck' Vets". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

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