Jessalyn Gilsig Biography

Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig is a Canadian actress. We know her for her roles in television series. She portrayed a role of Lauren Davis in Boston Public, Siggy Haraldson in Vikings, Gina Russo in Nip/Tuck and Terry Schuseter in Glee.

Jessalyn was born on November 30, 1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her father’s name is Toby Gilsig, and he is an engineer. At the same time, Jessalyn’s mother Clare is a writer and translator.


Jessalyn Gilsig in “Vikings”

Education and Career

She graduated for McGill University in Montreal, Canada with a degree in English. Furthermore, Gilsig received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University.

Gilsig appeared in numerous American Repertory Theatre projects, like The Cherry Orchard, Henry V, Tartuffe, The Oresteia and The Tempest. In addition, she appeared in the Alliance Theatre production of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” and in many other live productions and television commercials.

Jessalyn Gilsig Husband

Jessalyn Gilsig married her long-time boyfriend Robert Bobby Salomon, a producer  in 2005. Actually, her husband was Jessalyn’s prom date in high school. However, the marriage of high school sweethearts didn’t last very long. The couple separated and then divorced in 2010.


Jessalyn Gilsig with her ex-husband Robert Bobby Salomon

Jessalyn Gilsig and her husband have one child together. She gave birth to their daughter in September 2006. They named the girl Penelope Salomon. The actress was 34 when she gave birth to her first child.

Today, the actress she has maintained her life personal. Nevertheless, she is available in different social networking sites, such as Twitter and Instagram through which she connects with her fans.

Gilsig current dating status is hard to figure out. What we know for sure is that she is not a lesbian. In addition, due to her great looks and popularity, we doubt she is going to stay single for a long time.

Jessalyn Gilsig Glee, Vikings and other Series

In Glee Gilsig plays Terri Schuester, the wife of Glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison).

Jessalyn’s character Terri faked a pregnancy throughout the first season, so Will ended up kicking her out in the final episode.

In 2013, Gilsig was cast for the role of Siggy in the popular Irish-Canadian series Vikings.


Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy in “Vikings”

In this History Channel drama series Jessalyn plays Siggy, the wife of Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne).

Siggy lost most of her family and all her power over the course of Vikings. Her character was one of many that died in the series. In her final moments, as she rescued two of Ragnar’s (portrayed by Travis Fimmel) sons from drowning in the ice, she had a vision of her dead daughter—before finally surrendering to the cold and died. 

However, the knocking off the character wasn’t director’s decision. namely, the actress revealed that she had some family issues at the end of season 2. it was very hard for her to be away from family as she filmed Vikings in Ireland. So, she went to Michael Hirst, the director and explained her reasons.

After a long brainstorming on how to resolve her character, he came up with the ending story line which Jessalyn found very poetic and beautiful.


Jessalyn Gilsig and Matthew Morrison in “Glee”

In 1999, Jessalyn had her big break on the small screen with two appearances on The Practice. However, it was in 2003 that she propelled to more national fame when she joined the cast of Nip/Tuck. Gilsig’s success on television continued with roles in Friday Night Lights and Glee. She also appeared in several episodes of NYPD Blue, Prison Break, and had a recurring role on Heroes, as well as numerous other series.

Jessalyn Gilsig Age

Jessalyn was born on 30th of November 1971. Therefore, she is 47 years old right now.

Height and Weight

Gilsig is 1.6m tall. She is very attractive with an amazing, slim figure. In addition, she is a blonde with stunning blue eyes.


Jessalyn Gilsig

Jessalyn Gilsig Net Worth and Income

Gilsig’s fame skyrocketed after her role of Lauren Davis in the TV series, Boston Public. In addition, her roles in Vikings and Gee brought her further fame. According to some information, Jessalyn Gilsig has a net worth of around $3 million.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Jessalyn Gilsig is Canadian citizen and holds Canadian nationality because she was born in Quebec, Canada. However, she moved to the United States in 1995 and consequently became an American citizen in 2013. In regards to her ethnicity, Jessalyn is Jewish on her father’s side. In addition, she married in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.

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Born:,November 30 1971
Net Worth:,$3 million
Hair Color:,Light Brown
Eye Color:,Blue
Married to:,No
Affair with:,N/A
Children:,1 (daughter Penelope Salomon)
Birth Sign:,Sagittarius
Education:,McGill University in Montreal

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