Jessalyn Sarah Gilsig was born on November 30, 1971 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She studied at McGill University, where she graduated with a BA degree in English. She later studied at Harvard University’s Institute for Advanced Theater Training. She started her career as a voice actress.
After appearing in various TV shows, she landed her first major role as Lauren Davis in Boston Public. She then came to wider fame when she played Gina Russo in the critically acclaimed series Nip/Tuck. She recently appeared as Terri Schuester in Glee and currently stars as Siggy in Vikings.
Has Jessalyn Gilsig had Plastic Surgery?
The Glee actress became a household name for some of her notable roles on the small screen, including Nip/Tuck, and most recently Glee. The former, which mainly tackles the issues of plastic surgery, made the 42-year-old actress reminisce one particular event when she was offered a role on the condition that she would go under the knife. She decided not to take the role as she was not interested in undergoing a cosmetic operation.
Of the experience, she said: “Can you imagine? And they were going to pay for it. I opted out obviously, but it was a big wake-up call, because it was the first time that anybody was really saying, ‘You have a big nose.'” Refusing to take the plastic surgery route, Gilsig’s career proved to be successful even without it.