What Are They Up To? Nip/Tuck's Jessalyn Gilsig
What Are They Up To? Nip/Tuck's Jessalyn Gilsig
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
As Gina Russo on Nip/Tuck, Jessalyn Gilsig was known as the troubled sex addict who had a love-hate sexual relationship with Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon).  She had a Borderline Personality Disorder and suffered from various issues such as bulimia, self-hatred, rage, and self-destruction, which further strained her relationship with the womanizing doctor.  Nevertheless, the two were able set aside their differences with the emergence of Gina's son Wilbur, whom Christian treated as his own despite not being his child as he is half black.  In due course, Gina was revealed to have HIV, which forced Christian to rethink his sex life and prompted him to help Gina finance her medication and rent.  Their friendship abruptly changed as they embarked on a lengthy child custody battle, which gained closure when she realized that Wilbur belonged to Christian.  Next year, the Canadian actress will be gracing the big screen with a new horror movie and will be returning on the small screen with a crime-drama pilot.
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On April 11, 2008, the former Nip/Tuck actress will be featured in director Nelson McCormick's thriller film called Prom Night.  A remake to the 1980 horror film that starred Jaime Lee Curtis, the movie centers on a senior prom that turns into a night of terror and murder caused by the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer.

Also slated for 2008 is the television series The Apostles, in which Gilsig plays Christine Rydell.  She joins Steven Brand and Joe Bucaro III in a plot about cops whose job pressures spill over into their private lives.

Aside from Nip/Tuck, Gilsig also landed a role on the series Heroes, playing Meredith Gordon, the biological mother of Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) who has pyrokinetic abilities.  Most recently, she starred as Dr. Carrie Ross in the tele-film Destination: Infestation, which is a science fiction thriller about the fatal attack of bullet ants.


-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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