Jessica Ines Tuck|
February 19, 1963
New York City, New York, U.S.
Jessica Ines Tuck (born February 19, 1963) is an American actress, best known for her performances on television as Megan Gordon Harrison on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live, Gillian Gray in the CBS drama series Judging Amy, and as Nan Flanagan on the HBO series, True Blood.
Tuck was born in New York City and attended Middlesex School. She graduated Yale University with BS in Psychology in 1986. She and her husband Robert Koseff have a daughter, Samara Barnes Hallam Koseff, born on March 24, 2003.
Tuck made her television debut as Megan Gordon Harrison on the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live. She was regular cast member from 1988 to 1992. She reprised the role in spirit form in 1993, 1999, 2004, and 2012. Tuck was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1992 for her role on One Life to Live, but lost the award to series costar Erika Slezak. In 1990 she also was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer: Daytime for the same role. After leaving daytime television, Tuck played Nicole Brown Simpson in The O.J. Simpson Story (1995) and had a leading role in the Olsen twins' straight-to-video movie Billboard Dad (1998).
From 1999 to 2005, Tuck co-starred opposite Amy Brenneman in the CBS drama series, Judging Amy as Gillian Gray. The series ended after six seasons. She later appeared in a number of films, most notable are Secretary (2002) and Super 8 (2011). She also appeared on High School Musical 2, High School Musical 3 and Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure as Darby Evans, the mother of Ryan (Lucas Grabeel) and Sharpay (Ashley Tisdale). In 2008, Tuck was cast in the HBO series True Blood as Nan Flanagan, a vampire who is the spokesperson and 'face' of vampires for the American Vampire League. In season 4, she was promoted to a series regular. She appeared in the series from 2008 to 2011 and made guest appearance in 2014, in the final season.
During her career, Tuck has made over 50 guest appearances on television shows, including Murder, She Wrote, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, The Nanny, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, Castle, Private Practice, Revenge, Drop Dead Diva, and Scandal. Tuck also had the recurring roles on Murder One, Sunset Beach, Saving Grace, Days of Our Lives, Grimm, and Twisted.
|1988||Video Girlfriend||Debbie||Short film|
|1989||Who Shot Patakango?||Tish|
|1993||Rising Sun||Senator Morton's Aide|
|1994||Mr. Write||Nicole Barnes|
|1995||Batman Forever||Female Newscaster|
|1998||Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars, TheThe Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars||Chris||Voice|
|1998||Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue, TheThe Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue||Chris||Voice|
|1998||Billboard Dad||Brooke Anders|
|2001||Want, TheThe Want||Jill|
|2002||Another Life||Woman||Short film|
|2007||Wild Hogs||Family Mom|
|2007||High School Musical 2||Mrs. Evans|
|2007||On the Doll|
|2008||High School Musical 3: Senior Year||Mrs. Evans|
|2011||Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure||Mrs. Evans|
|2011||Super 8||Mrs. Kaznyk|
|2012||Model Minority||Angie Tanaka|
|1988–93, 1999, 2004, 2012||One Life to Live||Megan Gordon Harrison||Series regular (1988–93)|
|1991||Woman Named Jackie, AA Woman Named Jackie||Lorraine Murrey||Episode: "The Bouvier Years"|
|1992||Home Improvement||Leslie||Episode: "Heavy Meddle"|
|1992||Flying Blind||Diandra Barash||Episode: "Prelude to a Brisket"|
|1992||Dream On||Skyler||Episode: "To the Moon, Alex!"|
|1992||Picket Fences||K.C.||Episode: "The Snake Lady"|
|1992||Murder, She Wrote||Sally Wilson||Episode: "The Classic Murder"|
|1993||Lifepod||Claire St. John||Television film|
|1993||Cutters||Mary Louise||Episode: "Harry's Best Friend"|
|1993||Dave's World||Episode: "The Great Mandala of Life"|
|1993||Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman||Toni Taylor||Episode: "I've Got a Crush on You"|
|1993||Adventures of Brisco County, Jr, TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr||Annie Cavendish||Episode: "Showdown"|
|1994||Diagnosis: Murder||Susan Levin||Episode: "Reunion with Murder"|
|1994||Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love||Gaylord||Television film|
|1994||Fortune Hunter||Tricia Chamberlain||Episode: "Millennium"|
|1995||Seinfeld||Bonnie||Episode: "The Label Maker"|
|1995||O.J. Simpson Story, TheThe O.J. Simpson Story||Nicole Brown Simpson||Television film|
|1995||George Wendt Show, TheThe George Wendt Show||Tina||Episode: "A Need for Seed"|
|1995||Murder One||D.D.A. Martine Booth||Episode: "Chapter Eight"|
|1996||Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom||Dr. Brody (voice)||Video game|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Farrell McLeary||Episode: "Girl Talk"|
|1996||Last Frontier, TheThe Last Frontier||Kate||6 episodes|
|1996||Murder One||Laura Crimmins||6 episodes|
|1997||Life's Work||Diane Webster||Episode: "Harassment"|
|1997||Party of Five||Lori||Episode: "Life's Too Short"|
|1997||Advocate's Devil, TheThe Advocate's Devil||Jennifer Dawling||Television film|
|1997||Visitor, TheThe Visitor||Lawson||Episode: "Remember"|
|1997||Profit||Carol McKenna / Kelly Hunt||Episode: "Security"|
|1998||ER||Dr. Hemmings||Episode: "Family Practice"|
|1998||Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon, TheThe Garbage Picking Field Goal Kicking Philadelphia Phenomenon||Marie Gorman||Television film|
|1998||Wing and a Prayer, AA Wing and a Prayer||LaVaughn||Television film|
|1998||Nanny, TheThe Nanny||C.C.'s Replacement||Episode: "The Pre-Nup"|
|1998||Sunset Beach||Diane Wood||15 episodes|
|1998||Secret Lives of Men, TheThe Secret Lives of Men||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|1999||Cupid||Joanne||Episode: "Bachelorette Party"|
|1999||Millennium||Alice Severin||Episode: "The Sound of Snow"|
|1999-2005||Judging Amy||Gillian Gray||Series regular, 138 episodes|
|2000||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Linda Andrews||Episode: "Seeds of Destruction"|
|2004||Strong Medicine||Rachel||Episode: "Omissions"|
|2005||Mrs. Harris||Wife #1||Television film|
|2005||Surface||Sylvia Barnett (uncredited)||Episode: "1.1"|
|2005||Everwood||Bonnie||Episode: "Connect Four"|
|2006||In Justice||Greta||Episode: "Golden Boy"|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sally West||Episode: "The Unusual Suspect"|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Shannon's Mom||Episode: "Time Has Come Today"|
|2006||Criminal Minds||Dr. Sarah Harris||Episode: "Sex, Birth, Death"|
|2007||Decent Proposal, AA Decent Proposal||Tia McLealand||Television film|
|2007||Last Day of Summer, TheThe Last Day of Summer||Mary Malloy||Television film|
|2007||High School Musical 2||Mrs. Evans||Television film|
|2007||Boston Legal||Attorney Sheila Zale||Episode: "Do Tell"|
|2007||October Road||Caroline Garrett||Episode: "Deck the Howls"|
|2007||Saving Grace||Paige Hanadarko||Episode: "Yeehaw, Geepaw"|
Episode: "Taco, Tulips, Duck and Spices"
|2008||Rules of Engagement||Mrs. Westlin||Episode: "Buyer's Remorse"|
|2008-2011, 2014||True Blood||Nan Flanagan||Series regular, 22 episodes|
|2009||Big Love||Patty O'Hare||Episode: "Block Party"|
|2009||Ghost Whisperer||Marlene Hathaway||Episode: "Body of Water"|
|2009||Cold Case||Charlotte Butler||Episode: "The Long Blue Line"|
Episode: "Into the Blue"
|2009||FlashForward||Agent Levy||Episode: "Believe"|
|2009-2010||Saving Grace||Paige Hanadarko||5 episodes|
|2010||FlashForward||Agent Levy||Episode: "Revelation Zero: Part 1"|
|2010||Twentysixmiles||Keri Kincaid||6 episodes|
|2010||Rex Is Not Your Lawyer||Senator Elizabeth Craig||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2010||In Plain Sight||Cindy Anderson||Episode: "WitSec Stepmother"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Deputy Warden Lamb||Episode: "Delinquent"|
|2010||Days of Our Lives||Madeline Peterson-Woods||25 episodes|
|2010||Defenders, TheThe Defenders||Susan Harper||Episode: "Nevada v. Sen. Harper"|
|2010||Men of a Certain Age||Bonnie||Episode: "If I Could, I Surely Would"|
Episode: "Cold Calls"
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Amy Wheeler||Episode: "One Shot Kill"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Alexandra Loeb||Episode: "Hunting Party"|
|2011||Castle||Joy McHugh||Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"|
|2011||Private Practice||Mrs. Graham||Episode: "If I Hadn't Forgotten..."|
|2012||Bones||Warden Ianthe Bartzokis||Episode: "The Prisoner in the Pipe"|
|2012||Breakout Kings||Candice Barrett||Episode: "Ain't Love (50) Grand?"|
|2012||Grimm||Catherine Schade||4 episodes|
|2012||Prodigy Bully||Mrs. Collins||Television film|
|2012||Naughty or Nice||Debbie O'Brien||Television film|
|2013||Switched at Birth||Merkie||Episode: "The Door to Freedom"|
|2013||Bad Samaritans||Mrs. Parker||Episode: "Middle School Detention"|
|2013||Revenge||Allison Stoddard||Episodes: "Identity" and "Engagement"|
|2013||Rizzoli & Isles||Dr. Victoria Nolan||Episode: "No One Mourns the Wicked"|
|2013-2014||Twisted||Gloria Crane||4 episodes|
|2014||Drop Dead Diva||Kathy Jenkins||Episodes: "Truth & Consequences" and "Soulmates?"|
|2013-2014||Hart of Dixie||Dorrie Thibodaux||Episodes: "Family Tradition" and "Together Again"|
|2014||Scandal||Senator Stephanie Vaughn||Episode: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"|
|2014||Scorpion||Rebecca (Cabe Gallo's ex-wife)||Episode: "Rogue Element"|
|2015||The Whispers||First Lady Hailey Winters|
- "Jessica Tuck - Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- "Brandon Buddy, Susan Batten and Jessica Tuck Return To One Life To..". Soaps. November 10, 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- "True Blood Promotes Jessica Tuck; Adds Three New Actresses". TVGuide.com. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- Sandra Gonzalez (Feb 9, 2012). "'True Blood' alum headed to 'Grimm'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
- Lesley Goldberg (April 22, 2013). "ABC Family's 'Twisted' Adds 'True Blood,' 'Chuck' Vets". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
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