Jessalyn Gilsig is best known for her roles in musical-drama Glee and action-adventure series Vikings. She was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series at Golden Maple Awards in 2015 for her role in Vikings.
The Canadian actress has featured in TV shows and movies like Evil Men, Scandal, Glee, Imaginary Bitches, XIII, Boston Public, Somewhere Slow, Prom Night, The Stepfather and About Fifty.
Married, Husband, Children
Jessalyn was once married to her high-school lover Robert Bobby Salomon. Her ex-husband Robert is a producer and director known for comedy TV movie 15 Minutes, Little Women: Atlanta and musical-drama Bring It.
She and Robert commenced dating in 2002. Robert was also her date for prom night in her high school. They soon flourished their relationship and tied a knot in a beautiful traditional Jewish wedding on 1 January 2005.
After a year of marriage on 26 September 2006, they welcomed a daughter named Penelope Salomon. Besides Penelope, they don't share any other children.
Jessalyn with her daughter Penelope at Taylor Swift concert in 2018 (Photo: Jessalynn's Instagram)
The ship didn’t sail well for the pair, and they separated from each other on 14 October 2009. They entered in a private marital settlement with mutual consent, agreeing to split assets and obligations with shared custody arrangements for their daughter. They cited the reason for their divorce was due to irreconcilable differences.
As of now, Jessalyn is single and is nourishing her daughter Penelope.
Jessalyn began her career in the acting sector at age 12. She did voice-over work during her early career for National Film Board of Canada production Masquerade. She has also done voice-acting for the TV series Young Robin Hood, Gulliver’s Travel (1992) and comedy-adventure animation movie Quest for Camelot (1998).
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For her role in Glee, she and her cast member has won Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Series at the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2010. Apart from her acting career, Jessalyn is also a painter. She painted all the pieces of art in The Station Agent of Boston Public series.
The Canadian actress has led a successful career in the entertainment industry with a significant role and magnificent performance. As of now, Jessalyn has garnered the estimated net worth of $3 million. Besides that, she sold her house in Hollywood Hills for an astonishing $1.53 million back in May of 2017.
Jessalyn is very health-conscious and barely has downtime between taking care of her family, working, and fit workout sessions. She claims that working out keeps her focused, alert, and energized. She focuses on fitness and weight loss exercises like spinning, boxing, and cardio barre. The Canadian actress also has a spin bike at her house and enjoys a good run. She likes high-intensity workouts and follows the intense training regime.
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In her early life, she even was on the cross country team and played hockey, which helped her to stay in shape. Furthermore, she is glad to go out and play basketball, pickup soccer, or team sport with her friends.
Wiki, Bio & Family
Jessalyn was born on 30 November 1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Her birth name is Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig. Her parents are Toby Gilsig and Claire Gilsig. Her father Toby was an engineer, and her mother Claire was a writer & translator. She carries Jewish ancestry from her father’s side.
She graduated from McGill University in 1993 with a degree in English and attended Harvard University’s American Repertory Theatre. In her Harvard training period, she appeared on numerous productions like Henry V, The Tempest, Tartuffe, Last Night of Ballyhoo and The Cherry Orchard.
Jessalyn has a height of 1.68 m (5 feet 6 inch) and weighs approximately 50 kg. She has light brown hair color with blue eyes. She belongs to Canadian nationality and white ethnicity.