Gillian Vigman

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Gillian Vigman
Born (1972-01-28) January 28, 1972 (age 45)
Holmdel, New Jersey, United States
Occupation Actress, Writer & Comedian
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Dave Gibbs (m. 2008; 1 child)

Gillian Vigman (born January 28, 1972) is an American comic actress. Vigman is most recognizable for her role as "Jack's Wife" in many Jack in the Box commercials but is also notable for her membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv. She also starred in the ABC comedy Sons & Daughters. Vigman plays a supporting role on The Defenders.

Life and career[edit]

Vigman was born in Holmdel, New Jersey, to a British mother and American father. Her father was born Jewish and her mother converted to Judaism.[1]

Vigman attended Colgate University, graduating in 1994.[2] She started her professional comedy career in Chicago working for The Second City. Prior to joining the cast of MADtv, Vigman toured with The Second City National Touring Company in 2000, to launch its 20th anniversary S season.

She first appeared on MADtv in the eighth episode of the Eighth Season in a sketch called "The Real Bachelor." She is only the second cast member to appear in an earlier season before joining the regular recurring cast. Only Daniele Gaither, who appeared in a sketch in Season Two before joining the cast in Season Nine, has obtained such a distinction.

Vigman officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2003, as a feature performer, for the ninth season. Vigman's tenure on MADtv was limited to only one season. At the end of Season Nine, in 2004, her contract was not renewed.

She made appearances on several television shows like I Love the '90s, Scrubs, World Cup Comedy and Cupid before starring in the ABC comedy Sons & Daughters, playing the role of Liz Walker. After Sons & Daughters, Vigman appeared on a number of hit shows - among them According to Jim, Parks and Recreation, and New Girl - before landing the recurring part of Jill Werner on Suburgatory in 2011. Her film credits include The Hangover (film series), The 40-Year-Old Virgin, After the Sunset, Dragonfly and Love 101.

In addition, she has been in various commercials, including Hanes, Jack in the Box,[3] Chase, Swiffer, Splenda, Esurance[3] 1-800 Contacts, DirectTV, United Airlines, Rooms to Go, Buick, Real California Milk and recently Progressive Insurance.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Credit Role Notes Ref.
2013 The Hangover Part III Stephanie Wenneck
2012 You Were Once Called Queen City Mary Mesersmits [4]
Mr. Universe Katie Completed [5]
2011 Answers to Nothing Writer [6]
Withstand One Night Viv Short Film [7]
The Hangover Part II Stephanie Wenneck [8]
2010 Date Night House-Hunting Woman [9]
2009 All About Steve Misc. (Female) News Reporter [10]
Aliens in the Attic Nina Pearson [11]
The Hangover Stephanie Wenneck [12]
The Slammin' Salmon The Escort [13]
2008 Step Brothers Pam Gringe [14]
2007 The Job Business Woman Short Film [15]
2006 Deck the Halls Geta [16]
2005 Fancy Julie [17]
The 40-Year-Old Virgin Woman at Speed Dating [18]
2004 After the Sunset Exhibit Guide [19]
2002 Dragonfly Guest Uncredited [20]
2000 Love 101 Waitress [21]
1998 The Last Cigarette Smoking Woman Short Film [22]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Lopez Lori Strahan 6 episodes [23]
2016-2017 Dr. Ken Megan 3 episodes
2016 Life in Pieces Tabitha "Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie" (#1.12)
2014 Supernatural Heddy 1 episode [24]
2014 Chopped Herself Contestant; Episode #19.8 [25]
2013 Cougar Town Mary Guest Star [26]
2011-2013 Suburgatory Jill Werner 11 episodes [27]
2012 Californication Mary "Waiting for the Miracle" (#5.4) [28]
2011 New Girl Kim "Pilot" (#1.1) & "The 23rd" (#1.9) [29]/[30]
United States of Tara Abby "Chicken 'n' Corn" (#3.8) & "Bryce Will Play" (#3.9) [31]/[32]
Funny or Die Presents Gail (segment "Baby Boss") Episode #2.10; Also Writer [33]
2010-2011 The Defenders Jessica Morelli Various Episodes [34]
2009 Parks and Recreation Alexa "Christmas Scandal" (#2.12) [35]
Accidentally on Purpose Toni "Class" (#1.10) [36]
2007 American Body Shop Wendy "Stretchy Face" (#1.7) [37]
According to Jim Jillian "The Flannelsexual" (#6.2) [38]
2006 Comedy Central Thanksgiving Wiikend Mrs. Bixby "Thanksgiving Island" [39]
2006-2007 Sons & Daughters Liz Walker All Episodes [40]
2004 World Cup Comedy Herself - Team Player Episode #1.11 [41]
Significant Others Gillian "An Ache, a Fake & Forgot to Brake" (#2.4) [42]
I Love the 90s Herself TV Series Documentary [43]
2003-2004 MADtv Various Season 9 only [44]
2003 Scrubs Female Patient "My Drama Queen" (#2.21) [45]
1999 Cupid Daphne "Botched Makeover" (#1.15) [46]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://unifiedtheorynothingmuch.blogspot.ca/2006/04/qa-with-sons-daughters-creator-fred.html
  2. ^ http://news.colgate.edu/2011/07/international-film-festival-re.html/
  3. ^ a b "Q: Who is the hot customer service rep., Brenda, in those Esurance commercials?", Who Is That Hot Ad Girl?, May 23, 2011
  4. ^ You Were Once Called Queen City - IMDb
  5. ^ Mr. Universe (2012) - IMDb
  6. ^ Answers to Nothing (2011) - IMDb
  7. ^ Withstand One Night (2011) - IMDb
  8. ^ The Hangover Part II (2011) - IMDb
  9. ^ Date Night (2010) - IMDb
  10. ^ All About Steve (2009) - IMDb
  11. ^ Aliens in the Attic (2009) - IMDb
  12. ^ The Hangover (2009) - IMDb
  13. ^ The Slammin' Salmon (2009) - IMDb
  14. ^ Step Brothers (2008) - IMDb
  15. ^ The Job (2007) - IMDb
  16. ^ Deck the Halls (2006) - IMDb
  17. ^ Fancy (2005) - IMDb
  18. ^ The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) - IMDb
  19. ^ After the Sunset (2004) - IMDb
  20. ^ Dragonfly (2002) - IMDb
  21. ^ Love 101 (2000) - IMDb
  22. ^ The Last Cigarette (1998) - IMDb
  23. ^ Zap2It TV Listings - Lopez
  24. ^ "Supernatural" Ask Jeeves
  25. ^ Chopped Tournament of Stars: Finale!
  26. ^ ‘Cougar Town’ Season 4 Cast — Gillian Vigman to Play Bobby’s Love Interest - TVLine
  27. ^ "Suburgatory" Fire with Fire (TV episode 2012) - IMDb
  28. ^ "Californication" Waiting for the Miracle (TV episode 2012) - IMDb
  29. ^ "New Girl" Pilot (TV episode 2011) - IMDb
  30. ^ "New Girl" The 23rd (TV episode 2011) - IMDb
  31. ^ "United States of Tara" Chicken 'n' Corn (TV episode 2011) - IMDb
  32. ^ "United States of Tara" Bryce Will Play (TV episode 2011) - IMDb
  33. ^ "Funny or Die Presents..." Episode #2.10 (TV episode 2011) - IMDb
  34. ^ "The Defenders" Pilot (TV episode 2010) - IMDb
  35. ^ "Parks and Recreation" Christmas Scandal (TV episode 2009) - IMDb
  36. ^ "Accidentally on Purpose" Class (TV episode 2009) - IMDb
  37. ^ "American Body Shop" Stretchy Face (TV episode 2007) - IMDb
  38. ^ "According to Jim" The Flannelsexual (TV episode 2007) - IMDb
  39. ^ Comedy Central Thanksgiving Wiikend: Thanksgiving Island (TV 2006) - IMDb
  40. ^ "Sons & Daughters" Bowling Night (TV episode 2006) - IMDb
  41. ^ "World Cup Comedy" Episode #1.11 (TV episode 2005) - IMDb
  42. ^ "Significant Others" An Ache, a Fake & Forgot to Brake (TV episode 2004) - IMDb
  43. ^ I Love the '90s (TV Series 2004– ) - IMDb
  44. ^ "MADtv" Episode #9.1 (TV episode 2003) - IMDb
  45. ^ "Scrubs" My Drama Queen (TV episode 2003) - IMDb
  46. ^ "Cupid" Botched Makeover (????) - Full cast and crew

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