Teri Austin

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Teri Austin
Born (1957-04-17) April 17, 1957 (age 57)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active 1983-2001

Teresa "Teri" Austin (born April 17, 1957) is a Canadian-born film and television actress, with an career in the United States, best known for her role as Jill Bennett in CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing.

Life and career[edit]

Austin was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and graduated York University in Toronto.[1]

Austin is best known for her performance as Jill Bennett on CBS series Knots Landing.[2] She played the role from 1985 to 1989, and in 1990 won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain: Prime Time.[3] She also appeared in Quantum Leap, Seinfeld, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, and returned to soap roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 and Models Inc.. In film, she appeared in The Vindicator (1986), and Raising Cain (1992).

In 2000s, Austin left from acting, and began working as animal activist in Los Angeles.[2]



  1. ^ "Teri Austin". Nndb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  2. ^ a b Pennacchio, George (2006-05-21). "Actress Teri Austin Now Known as Animal Activist 5/21/06 | abc7.com". Abclocal.go.com. Retrieved 2013-10-20. 
  3. ^ "The Soap Opera Digest Awards: 1990". Soap Opera Digest. soapoperadigest.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 

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