Jennifer Finnigan

Jennifer Finnigan Biography

Jennifer Christina Finnigan (born August 22, 1979) is a 3-time Daytime Emmy Award winning Canadian actress, perhaps best known for her role as Bridget Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 2000 to 2004. She also appeared on the CBS legal drama Close to Home and on the ABC sitcom Better with You.


Finnigan was born in Montreal. She is the daughter of popular radio personality Jack Finnigan, who was a fixture on CJAD radio in Montreal from 1972 to 2005. She attended The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, a Catholic, all-girl private school, from which she graduated in 1996. Finnigan married actor Jonathan Silverman on June 7, 2007 on the island of Mykonos in Greece.



From 1998 to 2000, Finnigan appeared in a variety of Canadian shows. In 1998, she made a few guest appearances on "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo". In early 1999, she appeared in one episode of "Big Wolf on Campus" and throughout the end of 1999, she starred in a sitcom called Student Bodies playing the role of Kim McCloud in the show's final season. Throughout the first half of 2000, she played the character "Tara" in the episode "The Tale of the Last Dance" in Season 7 of Are You Afraid of the Dark?, as well as making a guest appearance on La Femme Nikita.


In mid-2000, Finnigan moved to the United States and got the role of Bridget Forrester in the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful in July 2000. In December 2000, she also starred in a true story in the telefilm The Stalking of Laurie Show about the real life murder of a young teenage girl. Finnigan starred as Bridget on The Bold and the Beautiful from July 2000 until January 2004 and won three awards for her work on the show. She is the first person to win three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards (29th, 30th, 31st Awards), all as "Outstanding Younger Actress". She left the show in January 2004 to pursue other acting roles.


From March 2004 until November 2004, Finnigan was featured on 10 episodes of Crossing Jordan as pathologist Dr. Devan Maguire. Following her departure from the show, she played the character Marni Fliss on the NBC series Committed, which only aired for 13 episodes before being cancelled due to low ratings. The show aired from January until March 2005. In mid-2005, she made a guest appearance as Alex Sinclair in The Dead Zone episode "Double Vision".


Starting in the fall of 2005, Finnigan was the star of the CBS television drama series Close to Home, playing a deputy district attorney. In December 2005, while still starring in Close to Home, she made a second guest appearance as Alex Sinclair in the episode "A Very Dead Zone Christmas," on The Dead Zone. Close to Home aired for two seasons before it was cancelled in May 2007. In August 2007, Finnigan made one final guest appearance on The Dead Zone in the episode "Exile", just before the show ended in late 2007.


Finnigan co-starred with her husband, actor Jonathan Silverman, in Beethoven's Big Break, the latest installment in the Beethoven film series; the film was released direct-to-DVD in late 2008. She also starred in Playing for Keeps, a CTV/Lifetime Original Movie, broadcast as What Color is Love? in the United States. Finnigan starred in the ABC sitcom Better with You, which was cancelled after only one season.

She co-starred alongside Jason Priestley in the Psych sixth season episode, "Neil Simon's Lover's Retreat". She has also done Shadow Island Mysteries: The Last Christmas and Shadow Island Mysteries: Wedding for One.

Currently Finnigan is starring on the TNT series Monday Mornings which premiered on February 4, 2013. She is starring along with recurring cast member, and real life husband, Jonathan Silverman.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 ' Christie Sayers 3 episodes
1999 Big Wolf on Campus Vesper Episode: "Muffy the Werewolf Slayer"
1999"2000 Student Bodies Kim McCloud 16 episodes
2000 La Femme Nikita Dory Episode: "There Are No Missions"
2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Tara Martin Episode: "The Tale of the Last Dance"
2000 ' Episode: "Good Harvest"
2000 ' Laurie Show TV movie
2000"2004 ' Bridget Forrester Sharpe 501 episodes
2001 Largo Winch Tamara Ross Episode: "Cheap Thrills"
2004 Crossing Jordan Dr. Devan Maguire 10 episodes
2005 Committed Marni Fliss 12 episodes
2005 ' Alex Sinclair Episode: "Double Vision"
Episode: "A Very Dead Zone Christmas"
2005"2007 Close to Home Annabeth Chase 43 episodes
2006 High Hopes Morgan
2007 ' Alex Sinclair Episode: "Exile"
2008 What Color Is Love? Nicole Alpern TV movie
2008 ' Nancy Pepper
2008 Beethoven's Big Break Lisa Video
2009 Inside the Box Lauren Thomas TV movie
2010 Committed Friend Short film
2010 Wedding for One Claire La Foret TV movie
2010 ' Claire La Foret TV movie
2010"2011 Better with You Maddie Putney 22 episodes
2011 Conception Laurie Post-production
2011 Psych Barbie Episode: "Neal Simon's Lover's Retreat"
2013 Monday Mornings Dr. Tina Ridgeway

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2002 29th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series The Bold and the Beautiful
2003 30th Daytime Emmy Awards
2004 31st Daytime Emmy Awards

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