Jessica Tuck

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Jessica Tuck
Jessica Tuck

(1963-02-19) February 19, 1963 (age 56)
Alma materYale University
Years active1988–present
Spouse(s)Robert Koseff
RelativesAmos Tuck, Edward Tuck

Jessica Tuck (born February 19, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her performances on television as Megan Gordon Harrison on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, Gillian Gray in the CBS drama series Judging Amy, and as Nan Flanagan on the HBO series True Blood.

Personal life[edit]

Tuck was born in New York City and attended Middlesex School. She graduated from Yale University Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Psychology in 1986.[1] She and her husband Robert Koseff have a daughter, Samara Barnes Hallam Koseff, born on March 24, 2003.[1]


Tuck made her television debut as Megan Gordon Harrison on the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live. She was regular cast member from 1988 to 1992. She reprised the role in spirit form in 1993, 1999, 2004, and 2012.[2] Tuck was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1992 for her role on One Life to Live, but lost the award to her onscreen mother Erika Slezak.[1] In 1990 she also was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime for the same role. After leaving daytime television, Tuck played Nicole Brown Simpson in The O.J. Simpson Story (1995) and had a leading role in the Olsen twins' straight-to-video movie Billboard Dad (1998).

From 1999 to 2005, Tuck co-starred opposite Amy Brenneman in the CBS drama series, Judging Amy as Gillian Gray. The series ended after six seasons. She later appeared in a number of films, most notable are Secretary (2002) and Super 8 (2011). She also appeared on High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3 and Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure as Darby Evans, the mother of Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) and Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale). In 2008, Tuck was cast in the HBO series True Blood as Nan Flanagan, a vampire who is the spokesperson and 'face' of vampires for the American Vampire League. In season 4, she was promoted to a series regular.[3] She appeared in the series from 2008 to 2011 and made guest appearance in 2014, in the final season.

During her career, Tuck has made over 50 guest appearances on television shows, including Murder, She Wrote, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, The Nanny, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, Castle, Private Practice, Revenge, Drop Dead Diva, and Scandal. Tuck also had the recurring roles on Murder One, Sunset Beach, Saving Grace, Days of Our Lives, Grimm, and Twisted.[4][5]

In 2001, Tuck founded Spark Off Rose a storytelling event based in Los Angeles. She currently serves as its executive producer/director.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Video Girlfriend Debbie Short film
1989 Who Shot Patakango? Tish
1993 Rising Sun Senator Morton's Aide
1994 Mr. Write Nicole Barnes

"Revenge of the Nerds IV "Nerds in Love"
1995 Batman Forever Female Newscaster
1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Chris Voice
1998 Billboard Dad Brooke Anders
1999 The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue Chris Voice
1999 Angels, Baby! Lori
2001 The Want Jill
2002 Secretary Tricia O'Connor
2002 Another Life Woman Short film
2007 Wild Hogs Family Mom
2007 On the Doll N/A
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Mrs. Evans
2010 Public Relations Stella
2011 Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure Mrs. Evans
2011 Super 8 Mrs. Kaznyk
2012 Model Minority Angie Tanaka
2014 Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn Nerwin Voice
2016 Honeyglue Janet
2018 Smallfoot Additional voices


Year Title Role Notes
1988–93, 1999,
2004, 2012
One Life to Live Megan Gordon Harrison Series regular (1988–93)
1991 A Woman Named Jackie Lorraine Murrey Episode: "The Bouvier Years"
1992 Home Improvement Leslie Episode: "Heavy Meddle"
1992 Flying Blind Diandra Barash Episode: "Prelude to a Brisket"
1992 Dream On Skyler Episode: "To the Moon, Alex!"
1992 Picket Fences K.C. Episode: "The Snake Lady"
1992 Murder, She Wrote Sally Wilson Episode: "The Classic Murder"
1993 Lifepod Claire St. John Television film
1993 Cutters Mary Louise Episode: "Harry's Best Friend"
1993 Dave's World Episode: "The Great Mandala of Life"
1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Toni Taylor Episode: "I've Got a Crush on You"
1993 The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr Annie Cavendish Episode: "Showdown"
1994 Diagnosis: Murder Susan Levin Episode: "Reunion with Murder"
1994 Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love Gaylord Television film
1994 Fortune Hunter Tricia Chamberlain Episode: "Millennium"
1995 Seinfeld Bonnie Episode: "The Label Maker"
1995 The O. J. Simpson Story Nicole Brown Simpson Television film
1995 The George Wendt Show Tina Episode: "A Need for Seed"
1995 Murder One D.D.A. Martine Booth Episode: "Chapter Eight"
1996 Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom Dr. Brody (voice) Video game
1996 NYPD Blue Farrell McLeary Episode: "Girl Talk"
1996 The Last Frontier Kate 6 episodes
1996 Murder One Laura Crimmins 6 episodes
1997 Life's Work Diane Webster Episode: "Harassment"
1997 Party of Five Lori Episode: "Life's Too Short"
1997 The Advocate's Devil Jennifer Dawling Television film
1997 The Visitor Lawson Episode: "Remember"
1997 Profit Carol McKenna / Kelly Hunt Episode: "Security"
1998 ER Dr. Hemmings Episode: "Family Practice"
1998 The Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon Marie Gorman Television film
1998 A Wing and a Prayer LaVaughn Television film
1998 The Nanny C.C.'s Replacement Episode: "The Pre-Nup"
1998 Sunset Beach Diane Wood 15 episodes
1998 The Secret Lives of Men Episode: "The Long Goodbye"
1999 Cupid Joanne Episode: "Bachelorette Party"
1999 Millennium Alice Severin Episode: "The Sound of Snow"
1999 Partners Lucy TV pilot
1999–2005 Judging Amy Gillian Gray Series regular, 138 episodes
2000 The Outer Limits Linda Andrews Episode: "Seeds of Destruction"
2004 Strong Medicine Rachel Episode: "Omissions"
2005 Mrs. Harris Wife #1 Television film
2005 Surface Sylvia Barnett (uncredited) Episode: "1.1"
2005 Everwood Bonnie Episode: "Connect Four"
2006 In Justice Greta Episode: "Golden Boy"
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sally West Episode: "The Unusual Suspect"
2006 Grey's Anatomy Shannon's Mom Episode: "Time Has Come Today"
2006 Criminal Minds Dr. Sarah Harris Episode: "Sex, Birth, Death"
2007 A Decent Proposal Tia McLealand Television film
2007 The Last Day of Summer Mary Malloy Television film
2007 High School Musical 2 Mrs. Evans Television film
2007 Boston Legal Attorney Sheila Zale Episode: "Do Tell"
2007 October Road Caroline Garrett Episode: "Deck the Howls"
2007 Saving Grace Paige Hanadarko Episodes: "Yeehaw, Geepaw", "Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices"
2008 Rules of Engagement Mrs. Westlin Episode: "Buyer's Remorse"
2008–11, 2014 True Blood Nan Flanagan Series regular, 22 episodes
2009 Big Love Patty O'Hare Episode: "Block Party"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Marlene Hathaway Episode: "Body of Water"
2009 Cold Case Charlotte Butler Episode: "The Long Blue Line", "Into the Blue"
2009 FlashForward Agent Levy Episode: "Believe"
2009–10 Saving Grace Paige Hanadarko 5 episodes
2010 FlashForward Agent Levy Episode: "Revelation Zero (Part 1)"
2010 Twentysixmiles Keri Kincaid 6 episodes
2010 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer Senator Elizabeth Craig Episode: "Pilot"
2010 In Plain Sight Cindy Anderson Episode: "WitSec Stepmother"
2010 Lie to Me Deputy Warden Lamb Episode: "Delinquent"
2010 Days of Our Lives Madeline Peterson Woods 25 episodes
2010 The Defenders Susan Harper Episode: "Nevada v. Sen. Harper"
2010 Men of a Certain Age Bonnie Episode: "If I Could, I Surely Would", "Cold Calls"
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Amy Wheeler Episode: "One Shot Kill"
2011 Body of Proof Alexandra Loeb Episode: "Hunting Party"
2011 Castle Joy McHugh Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"
2011 Private Practice Rosie Graham Episode: "If I Hadn't Forgotten..."
2012 Bones Warden Ianthe Bartzokis Episode: "The Prisoner in the Pipe"
2012 Breakout Kings Candice Barrett Episode: "Ain't Love (50) Grand?"
2012 Grimm Catherine Schade 4 episodes
2012 Prodigy Bully Mrs. Collins Television film
2012 Naughty or Nice Debbie O'Brien Television film
2013 Switched at Birth Merkie Episode: "The Door to Freedom"
2013 Bad Samaritans Mrs. Parker Episode: "Middle School Detention"
2013 Revenge Allison Stoddard Episodes: "Identity", "Engagement"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Dr. Victoria Nolan Episode: "No One Mourns the Wicked"
2013–14 Twisted Gloria Crane 4 episodes
2014 Drop Dead Diva Kathy Jenkins Episodes: "Truth & Consequences", "Soulmates?"
2013–14 Hart of Dixie Dorrie Thibodaux Episodes: "Family Tradition", "Together Again"
2014 Scandal Senator Stephanie Vaughn Episode: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"
2014 Scorpion Rebecca (Cabe Gallo's ex-wife) Episode: "Rogue Element"
2015 The Whispers First Lady Hailey Winters Episode: "X Marks the Spot"
2015 Proof Debra Episode: "Reborn"
2015 CSI: Cyber Dr. Giana Luca Episode: "Hack E.R."
2015 NCIS: New Orleans Sheila Fontaine Episode: "Darkest Hour"
2016 The Night Shift Linda Episode: "By Dawn's Early Light"
2016 Major Crimes Mrs. Cushing Episode: "Family Law"
2016 Diagnosis Delicious Beverly Beckingham Television film
2017 Snowfall Jeanette Miller Original pilot
2017–19 General Hospital Cassandra Pierce Series guest
2018 Disjointed Ms. Harris Episodes: "Weed of Fortune", "Buds Light"
2018 Designated Survivor Senator Crowl Episodes: "Target", "Run"
2018 Liza on Demand Marcia Episode: "Popular"
2018 Suits Carrie Episode: "Revenue Per Square Foot"
2019 Lethal Weapon Anna Strong Episode: "There Will Be Bud"
2019 Black-ish Dr. Cole Episode: "Wilds of Valley Glen"
2019 Good Trouble Libby Wilson Episode: "Playing the Game"


  1. ^ a b c "Jessica Tuck - Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  2. ^ "Brandon Buddy, Susan Batten and Jessica Tuck Return To One Life To." November 10, 2011. Archived from the original on April 13, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Stanhope, Kate (November 23, 2010). "True Blood Promotes Jessica Tuck; Adds Three New Actresses". TV Guide. Archived from the original on November 27, 2010. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (February 9, 2012). "'True Blood' alum headed to 'Grimm'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on May 7, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 22, 2013). "ABC Family's 'Twisted' Adds 'True Blood,' 'Chuck' Vets". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved September 28, 2014.

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