Who Is Jill Hennessy? Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Husband, Ethnicity

Jill Hennessy

For three seasons, the Canadian actress and singer rose to prominence as Claire Kincaid on the popular American television series Law & Order. Jill Hennessy is also known for her lead role in the film “Crossing Jordan,” as well as her roles in “RoboCop 3” and “Most Wanted.” Her parents named her Jillian Noel Hennessy at the time of her birth.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Jill Hennessy
Real Name/Full Name:Jillian Noel Hennessy
Age:56 years old
Birth Date:25 November 1968
Birth Place:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height:1.73 m
Weight:61 kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Husband/Spouse (Name):Paolo Mastropietro
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):Yes (Gianni Mastropietro and Marco Mastropietro)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name):No
Is Jill Hennessy Lesbian?:No
Profession:Actress and singer
Net Worth in 2024:$15 million

Jill Hennessy Biography

Jill Hennessy and Maxine Hennessy are her parents’ names. She was born on November 25, 1968, in the Canadian city of Edmonton. Hennessy was raised in Kitchener, Ontario, by her grandmother after her parents divorced. Jacqueline, her identical twin sister, is her name. She used to be a magazine writer and TV show host in Canada. She also has a younger brother, John Paul “J.P.” Hennessy, Jr.

Jillian’s paternal ancestors are Irish, French, Swedish, and Italian, while her maternal ancestors are Ukrainian, mostly Roma, and Austrian. Jill enrolled in the Stanley Park Senior Public School in Kitchener, Ontario, to complete her secondary education. She attended Grand River Collegiate in Ontario and worked as a busker in the Toronto subway. She also began training in acting and improv comedy at Toronto’s Second City. Hennessy made her film debut alongside her twin sister Jacqueline.

Jill Hennessy Age, Height, Weight

Jill Hennessy was born on November 25, 1968, she is 56 years old as of 2024. Her height is 1.73 m, and she weighs 61 kg.

Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy


Jill Hennessy’s career included busking for money in New York subways as well as a supporting role in the action film “RoboCop 3.” (1993). The role that gave her a big break was ‘District Attorney Claire Kincaid’ in the popular drama “Law & Order.” Following “Law & Order,” Hennessy appeared in films such as “Howards’ The Paper” and “I Shot Andy Warhol.”Her character ‘Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh’s performance in “Crossing Jordan” is regarded as one of her best. Hennessy also wrote, produced, and co-directed “The Acting Class,” a mockumentary. Her performance in the film “Wild Hogs” earned her a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame. Her film “Chutney Popcorn” was a hit at the film festival, winning several awards. Hennessy also had a successful musical career. She first appeared on the “Crossing Jordan” soundtrack as a member of the band “The New Originals.” Her albums “Ghost in My Head” and “I Do” received positive reviews from critics. She is still writing, performing, and acting.

Jill Hennessy Achievements and Awards

Jill Hennessy was nominated for three consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for the series “Law & Order” in 1995, 1996, and 1997. She won the SatelliteAward for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Nuremberg in 2001. She won the Gracie Allen Award for Female Lead in a Drama Series in 2007. (Crossing Jordan)
She was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2007. She received the International Achievement Award Crystal Awards for Women in Film and Television in Toronto in 2010.

Jill Hennessy’s Net Worth in 2024

As of March 2024, Jill Hennessy’s net worth is estimated to be around $15 million. Her professional acting roles in movies and TV shows account for the majority of her earnings. She has also appeared in films such as “Robocop 3” and “Most Wanted.” She has also appeared in independent films, and her net worth is expected to grow as her career progresses. There is little information available about her residence and other belongings.

Jill Hennessey, the multi-talented Canadian star, has come a long way since her busking days. Following her breakthrough role in “Law & Order,” she went on to have roles in “Crossing Jordan,” “Nuremberg,” and “Wild Hogs.” She has excelled in every role she has taken on in her life, including those of an actress, singer, mother, and wife.

Jill Hennessy Husband, Marriage

Jill Hennessy and Her Husband Mastropietro, Paolo Since October 1, 2000, Jillian has been married to actor Paolo Mastropietro. They share two sons, Marco Mastropietro and Gianni Mastropietro. She is fluent in several languages, including German, French, and Italian, among others. Hennessy enjoys singing and playing the guitar, as well as riding motorcycles with her husband. Jill and Paolo married for the second time in 2001 at New York City Hall, officiated by Mayor Rudy Giuliani.