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|Born||Jessica Robyn Bowman
November 26, 1980
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
|Years active||1993–2004, 2011|
Bowman was born in Walnut Creek, California. She began acting in community theater and commercials, and appeared as Darcy on The Road Home.
After guest appearances on Boy Meets World, NYPD Blue, and Baywatch, Bowman assumed the role of Colleen Cooper on the popular drama Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman in season three, episode 15. She took over this role after the original portrayer, Erika Flores, did not renew her contract. Bowman won the Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Series at the Young Artists Awards in 1996 for her role as Colleen. She was also nominated in 1997 and 1998. She won the Michael Landon Award in 1996, along with Beth Sullivan, Tim Johnson, Chad Allen, and Shawn Toovey, for Outstanding Family Television series of the year. After Dr. Quinn was cancelled in 1998, Bowman starred in Someone to Love Me, playing a rape victim who struggles to prove her rapist's guilt.
Bowman appeared in two made-for-TV movies, Young Hearts Unlimited and Lethal Vows, before reprising her role as Colleen for the movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within in 2001. She appeared in the movies Joy Ride and Derailed, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.
|1994||Road Home, TheThe Road Home||Darcy Matson||Main role, 6 episodes|
|1994||Boy Meets World||Jennifer||Episode: "The Uninvited"|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Allison Davis||Episode: "Simone Says"|
|1995||Secrets||Anna Berter||TV movie|
|1995–1998||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Colleen Cooper||Main role (seasons 3–6), 65 episodes|
|1997||Baywatch||Kirstie Morgan||Episode: "Rendezvous"|
|1998||Breakfast with Einstein||Marlena||TV movie|
|1998||Someone to Love Me||Kaley Young||TV movie|
|1998||Young Hearts Unlimited||Lissa||TV movie|
|1999||Lethal Vows||Sarah Farris||TV movie|
|2001||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within||Colleen Cooper-Cook||TV movie|
|2004||50 First Dates||Tamy||Film|
|2011||Striker||Michelle Zlatanovic||Short film|
- 1996: Young Artist Award: Best Performance by a Young Actress - TV Drama Series, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
- 1996: Michael Landon Award: Outstanding Family Television Series of the Year, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
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