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.
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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.
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.
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.