Date of Birth : Nov 25th 1968
Canadian actress and musician known for her television roles on Law & Order and Crossing Jordan. Hennessy and her sister played twin call girls in 1988’s Dead Ringers. She was short-listed for the role of Dana Scully, on The X-Files. Hennessy is most well-known for playing assistant district attorney Claire Kincaid on Law & Order (1993 – 1996) and for playing the lead role as medical examiner Jordan Cavanaugh on Crossing Jordan. In 1999 she played Lisa in Chutney Popcorn. In 2000, Hennessy wrote, produced, and co-directed with Elizabeth Holder an independent film called The Acting Class. Inspired by a true story, the mockumentary looks at the trials and tribulations of a dysfunctional acting class. The film co-starred her sister, and included cameos by a number of Hennessy’s former Law & Order co-stars.
In 2001 she portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the film Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot. In 2003 she made a cameo appearance in the film Abby Singer. She appeared on Broadway in the musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story in 1990. In 2005 she appeared in the tv show Crossing Jordan as Jordan Cavanaugh… Most recently, she portrayed Tim Allen’s wife in the 2007 film Wild Hogs. On June 9, 2007, she received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. She also recorded an album in Austin, Texas, Ghost in My Head, which was released in June 2009.