• Jennifer Irwin was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1975
• She was motivated to pursue acting by her parents, who were both theatre actors
• She has been credited with appearing in 55 movies and TV series
• She has been nominated for six awards and won none
• As of October 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $500,000

Short Info

Date Of BirthJune 17, 1975
FactHer idol is Catherine O'Hara.

Jennifer Irwin Wiki Bio

Jennifer Irwin was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 17 June 1975 – her zodiac sign is Gemini and she holds Canadian nationality. She is an actress who might still be known best for her portrayal of Linda, one of the lead characters in the romantic comedy series “Still Standing”, created by Diane Burroughs and Joey Gutierrez, and which aired from 2002 to 2006. It also starred Mark Addy and Jami Gertz, and is about Bill and Judy who are the parents of four children – it won three awards and was nominated for three others.

Childhood and education

Jennifer was raised in Toronto alongside her brother, by their father who was a theatre actor and their mother who was a dancer, singer and an actress. Motivated by her parents who occasionally took her to watch them perform, Jennifer became interested in acting at a very early age, and started practicing it once she turned six.

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She attended a local elementary school at which she was very active, as she was a member of the school’s drama club, and played soccer and tennis. Jennifer was 10 when she made her debut TV series appearance, after being cast to play The Student in two episodes of the family drama mini-series “Anne of Green Gables”. While still attending elementary school, Jennifer also made her debut film appearance in the 1986 biographical drama “Easy Prey”, and then appeared in the 1987 fantasy horror movie “The Gate”.

She continued being active at a local Toronto high school, and after matriculating in 1993 enrolled at McGill University located in Montreal, Quebec, while simultaneously working on her acting career, as the same year saw her play Candy Warren in the episode “The Tale of Locker 22” of the family fantasy series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997, and then chose to focus on her acting career.

Roles in movies

Jennifer has been credited with appearing in roughly 55 movies and TV series, and we are about to mention some of her most notable performances in this article.

In 1996, she was cast to play Susan in the romantic comedy film “Mrs Winterbourne”, adapted by Cornell Woolrich from his eponymous novel, directed by Richard Benjamin, and which starred Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake and Brendan Fraser. The movie follows 18 years old Connie Doyle who is pregnant and homeless as her boyfriend kicked her out of his house – it won Shirley MacLaine a nomination for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

The following years saw Jennifer appear in movies such as the 1997 action crime thriller “Melanie Darrow”, the 1998 drama “A Cool, Dry Place” and the 2000 drama “Harlan County War”. She gained recognition in 2002 after being cast to play Jane Curtin, one of the lead characters in the biographical comedy drama “Gilda Radner: It’s Always Something”, written by Gilda Radner, directed by Duane Clark, and which also starred Jami Gertz and Tom Rooney – the film follows the life of Gilda, a famous comedienne.

The year 2010 saw Jennifer play the lead character The Mother in the short comedy “The Vanishing Point”, which also starred Basil Smith and Anthony Crehan, and in 2012 Jennifer portrayed Wendy in the comedy “American Judy”.

In 2013, she was cast to play Christine Willow in the comedy “His Turn”, while the year 2015 heard her make her voicing debut as she voiced Marissa in the animated comedy drama “Zoom”, written and directed by Pedro Morelli, and which won one award while it was nominated for three others.

Three of Jennifer’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2017 comedy drama “Fallen Stars”. written and directed by Brian Jett; the 2017 short comedy “The Legend of Master Legend” in which she portrayed Suze; and the 2019 fantasy horror “The Mortuary Collection” written and directed by Ryan Spindell. Jennifer has recently been cast to play Sheila in the upcoming comedy drama “The Exchange”, set to be released in the first half of 2021.

Roles in TV series

In 1999, Jennifer played Anne Marie Humphrey in three episodes of the comedy series “The Red Green Show”, created by Rick Green and Steve Smith who also starred in the series – it follows the lives of Red Green and his friends, and won one award and was nominated for 24 others.

Jennifer’s first notable performance in a TV series was in 2001, when she played Emily Cobert, one of the lead characters in 13 episodes of the comedy “Inside Schwartz” which starred Breckin Meyer, Miriam Shor and Bryan Callen, and won Ben Vaughn a BMI TV Music Award for his soundtrack. In 2003, Jennifer played another lead character, Holly Day in the comedy “Slings and Arrows”, and in the same year played multiple characters in 30 episodes of the comedy “The Gavin Crawford Show”, but which still attracted mostly poor reviews. After becoming famous for her performance in “Still Standing”, Jennifer was invited to guest star in single episodes of many series, such as the comedy “Aliens in America”, the science fiction comedy “Better Off Ted”, and the family comedy “Raising Hope”.

In 2011, she played the supporting character Sammy Dunbar in the comedy “Michael: Every Day”, and then began portraying another supporting character, Creepy Carol in the crime comedy “Breaking In”.

Between 2011 and 2013, Jennifer voiced Sheila Wendell in 26 episodes of the animated comedy “Crash Canyon”, and portrayed Cassie Powers in 16 episodes of the comedy drama “Eastbound & Down”. A few of her following notable performances were in the four 2014 episodes of the comedy “Working the Engels”, the 2015 episode “Little Sister” of the comedy “Schitt’s Creek”, and the 2018 episode “Mouth Is Alive With Juices Like Wine” of the animated action adventure series “Bravest Warriors”.

Her most recent role in a TV series has been in the comedy “The Goldbergs”, in which she portrayed Virginia Kremp from 2013 to early 2020.

Jennifer Irwin

Awards and nominations

Jennifer hasn’t won any awards, but has been nominated for six. In 2000, she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Film – Performance – Female for “Superstar”, and was in 2004 nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for her performance in “Slings and Arrows”. The year 2005 saw her nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Television – Pretty Funny Female Performance for “Slings and Arrows”, and she was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Performance by a Female – Television for “Less Than Kind” in 2008.

Her two latest nominations have been for The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists Toronto Award for Outstanding Performance – Female for “Michael: Every Day” in 2012, and for the same series a Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role in a Dramatic Series in 2013.

Love life and husband

Jennifer has been keeping the details of her love life hidden from the media’s attention, which is why there are many rumors circulating the internet regarding her marital status and her sexual orientation.

It is believed by many that Jennifer is living with her husband and their children, but some people have claimed that she doesn’t have any children as she has been acting and hasn’t shown signs of pregnancy on any occasion. It is also believed by some that Jennifer might be a lesbian, and a few of her fans have even claimed to have seen her being rather too close to a female friend at a club in Los Angeles, when she was visiting LA to shoot for a TV series.

Jennifer hasn’t commented on the rumors concerning her love life, soas of October 2020, she is assumed to besingle, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

She was physically very active in her 20s, as she had three training sessions at the gym each week and was following a strict diet, as it was important for her acting career to stay in shape. However, she no longer works out today, but is focused on other things such as travelling and reading books – Jennifer has been to several US states such as Florida, Texas and New York, and has also had an opportunity to visit many European countries, with her favorite amongst those she has visited being France.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, the late Robin Williams, and Natalie Portman. A few of her favorite movies are “The Independence Day”, “Patch Adams” and “Leon: The Professional” – Jennifer is also keen on watching sitcoms, and her favorite is “Friends”.

Age, height and net worth

Jennifer’s age is 45. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.69m) and she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).

As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $500,000.

General Info

Full NameJennifer Irwin
Date Of BirthJune 17, 1975
Height1.67 m
ProfessionVoice Actor
EducationMcGill University


NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series, Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Female Performance in a Feature, Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Performance by a Female - Television, Canadian Screen Awards - Bell Media Award...
MoviesThe Gate, Superstar, Bad Teacher, Zoom, Blues Brothers 2000, Exit Wounds, Mrs. Winterbourne, No Strings Attached, Another Evil, Harlan County War, Dog Park
TV ShowsEastbound & Down, Crash Canyon, Slings & Arrows, The Red Green Show, Still Standing, The Gavin Crawford Show, Inside Schwartz, Michael: Every Day, More Tears

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1Has a brother.
2Nominated for a Gemini Award for her work in Slings and Arrows (2003).
3Attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
4In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and cooking.
5Her idol is Catherine O'Hara.




Another Evil2015post-productionMary
Fallen Stars2015post-productionGwen
Halt and Catch Fire2015TV SeriesCookie Kuempel
The Goldbergs2013-2015TV SeriesVirginia Kremp
Schitt's Creek2015TV SeriesDee Dee
Working the Engels2014TV SeriesCharisse
Motive2014TV SeriesBarb Birk
Chozen2014TV Series
Eastbound & Down2009-2013TV SeriesCassie Powers
His Turn2013TV MovieChristine Willow
Crash Canyon2011-2013TV SeriesSheila Wendell
Breaking In2011-2012TV SeriesCreepy Carol
Less Than Kind2010-2012TV SeriesSusan
American Judy2012TV MovieWendy
Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays2011TV SeriesSammy Dunbar
Bad Teacher2011Chase's Mom
No Strings Attached2011/IMegan
The Vanishing Point2010ShortThe Mother
Raising Hope2010TV SeriesKate
Party Down2010TV SeriesMona Greengold
Better Off Ted2010TV SeriesDenise
Lie to Me2009TV SeriesMary Clark
Aliens in America2008TV SeriesMaureen
Still Standing2002-2006TV SeriesLinda Michaels
Slings and Arrows2003TV SeriesHolly Day
The Gavin Crawford Show2000-2003TV SeriesVarious
Meet Prince Charming2002Herpes Woman
Gilda Radner: It's Always Something2002TV MovieJane Curtin
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story2002TV MovieEvidence Secretary
The Ellen Show2001TV SeriesMeg
Spinning Out of Control2001TV MovieNetwork Exec
Exit Wounds2001Linda, Anger Management Therapist
Inside Schwartz2001TV SeriesEmily Cobert
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesKristy
Harlan County War2000TV MovieMary Ball
The Red Green Show1999-2000TV SeriesAnne Marie Humprhey / Anne Marie Humphrey
Dog Park1998Woman
A Cool, Dry Place1998Connie Harper
More Tears1998TV Series
Blues Brothers 20001998Nun #1
Melanie Darrow1997TV MovieLeslie Hollister
Elvis Meets Nixon1997TV MovieDEA secretary
Mrs. Winterbourne1996Susan
Are You Afraid of the Dark?1993TV SeriesCandy Warren
The Gate1987Linda Lee
Easy Prey1986TV MovieJenny
Anne of Green Gables1985TV Mini-SeriesStudent


Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHerself
I Love the '70s: Volume 22006TV SeriesHerself
I Love the 80's 3-D2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 6th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (Best Female TV Performance)
The 2000 Canadian Comedy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentaryLinda Lee


Nominated Awards

2013Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic RoleMichael: Every Day (2011)
2005Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsTelevision - Pretty Funny Female PerformanceSlings and Arrows (2003)
2004GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic SeriesSlings and Arrows (2003)
2000Canadian Comedy AwardCanadian Comedy AwardsFilm - Performance - FemaleSuperstar (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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