Glee character: Terri Schuester
Full name: Jessalyn Gilsig
Date of birth: November 30, 1971
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Currently residing in: Los Angeles
Education: Trafalgar School for Girls; Harvard University's American Repertory Theater; McGill University, B.A. in English
Jessalyn has appeared on numerous acclaimed television series, including Nip/Tuck, Prison Break, Heroes, Friday Night Lights, CSI: New York, Boston Public, Snoops, The Practice, and NYPD Blue, along with the Val Kilmer-fronted NBC mini-series, XIII. Fellow Glee castmate Dianna Agron ("Quinn") was on Heroes and CSI: New York, too! Wonder if they're besties! Her film credits include remakes of Prom Night and The Stepfather, The Horse Whisperer, A Cooler Climate, Chicks with Sticks, Flood, and See This Movie. Uh, See This Movie? Thanks, but we'll pass.
Jessalyn and her husband, film producer Bobby Salomon, have a daughter, Penelope, who was born on September 26, 2006. In her spare time, Jessalyn enjoys painting.
Random factoids: Jessalyn's husband was her high school prom date, and one of her paintings was "cast" in The Station Agent as a work produced by Patricia Clarkson's character.