Jennifer Finnigan

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Jennifer Finnigan
Jennifer Finnigan.jpg
Finnigan in 2012.
Born Jennifer Christina Finnigan
(1979-08-22) August 22, 1979 (age 35)
Montreal, Quebec[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–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]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 High Hopes Morgan
2008 Coverup, TheThe Coverup Nancy Pepper
2008 Beethoven's Big Break Lisa Video
2010 Committed Friend Short film
2011 Conception Laurie
2011 Cookie Cookie Short film
2014 Icky: An American Dog Story Kool Kitty Post-production
2014 Bet's a Bet, AA Bet's a Bet Stephanie Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 My Hometown Sylvia Episode: "I'll Recognize You"
1998 Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, TheThe Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Christie Sayers Episodes: "The Egg Mystery", "The Itchy Shorts Mystery", "The Robot Mystery"
1999 Big Wolf on Campus Vesper Episode: "Muffy the Werewolf Slayer"
1999–2000 Student Bodies Kim McCloud Regular role (11 episodes)
2000 La Femme Nikita Dory Episode: "There Are No Missions"
2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Tara Martin Episode: "The Tale of the Last Dance"
2000 Stalking of Laurie Show, TheThe Stalking of Laurie Show Laurie Show TV film
2000–2004 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Bridget Forrester Regular role (501 episodes)
2001 Largo Winch Tamara Ross Episode: "Cheap Thrills"
2004 Crossing Jordan Dr. Devan Maguire Recurring role (10 episodes)
2005 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Alex Sinclair Episodes: "Double Vision", "A Very Dead Zone Christmas"
2005 Committed Marni Fliss Main role (12 episodes)
2005–2007 Close to Home Annabeth Chase Lead role (43 episodes)
2007 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Alex Sinclair Episode: "Exile"
2009 Inside the Box Lauren Thomas TV film
2009 What Color Is Love? Nicole Alpern TV film
2010 Wedding for One Claire La Foret TV film
2010 Last Christmas, TheThe Last Christmas Claire La Folet TV film
2010–2011 Better with You Madeleine "Maddie" Putney Main role (22 episodes)
2011 Psych Barbie Episode: "Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat"
2013 Monday Mornings Dr. Tina Ridgeway Main role (10 episodes)
2013 Baby Sellers Det. Nic Morrison TV film
2014 Wild Card Eliza Evans Episode: "The Pilot"
2014 Tyrant Molly Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 29th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful Won
2003 30th Daytime Emmy Awards Won
2004 31st Daytime Emmy Awards Won

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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