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Jessica Steen (born December 19, 1965) is a Canadian movie and television actress, noted for her roles in Homefront, Earth 2, Armageddon, NCIS, and CSI. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Homefront was a critically acclaimed American Television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick Earth 2 is a short-lived science fiction Television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995 Armageddon is a 1998 disaster / sci-fi - action film about a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers who are NCIS, promoted as Navy NCIS in its first season aka Navy NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS Naval Criminal CSI Crime Scene Investigation is an American crime drama Television series that trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegas
She is of Dutch and Scottish ancestry.
Steen was born in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of Joanna Noyes, an actress, and Jan Steen, a director and actor. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec  In addition to her entertainment career Steen is an environmentalist and animal rights supporter. She supports David Suzuki, The World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Western Canadian Wilderness Committee, amongst others. David Takayoshi Suzuki CC OBC (born March 24 1936) is a Canadian Science broadcaster and
Jessica is a certified diver. She is also skilled at several circus arts - including stilt-walking, fire-twirling, and fire-eating.
At the age of eight, Steen was cast in her first role in the Canadian children's television series, The Sunrunners, co-starring with her mother.
In 1986's TV movie Young Again she portrayed Tracy Gordon, the daughter of a character portrayed by Lindsay Wagner, who was coincidentally a childhood idol of Steen's. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Lindsay Jean Wagner (born June 22, 1949) is an Emmy Award winning American actress, best known for her role as Jaime Sommers Teen idols refers to someone idolized by teens a teen idol is often young but in many cases no longer teenaged In 1987, she was the only female regular on the syndicated series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, which lasted one year, For her performance in the Captain Power episode, "Judgement", she was nominated for the Gemini Award in the "Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Continuing Dramatic Role" category in 1988. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) The Gemini Awards are annual television broadcasting industry Awards in Canada. Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar)
While in Toronto she garnered roles on Canadian series and American made-for-TV movies until 1991, when she elected to move to New York (city). Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The City of New York Six weeks after arriving in the Big Apple she was picked to replace an actress who was on maternity leave on the soap opera Loving. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. Jessica's portrayal of Patricia Alden Sowolsky Hartman McKenzie caught the attention of ABC's casting department and led to her being cast in the series Homefront. Homefront was a critically acclaimed American Television drama series created and produced by Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick
Set in a small Cleveland suburb, immediately after World War II, Homefront was critically acclaimed for its writing, ensemble cast, and historical insights. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Steen's character, Linda Metcalf, epitomized the growing changes and tensions in post-war America. Metcalf's late fiance leaves her for a European war bride, and she loses her steady factory job to a returning serviceman; she then becomes a union organizer and working writer, at a time when women were discouraged from working outside the home. A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming Much to the regret of fans the series only lasted two seasons.
In 1994 she became further well-known through her portrayal of Dr. Julia Heller, a genetically enhanced doctor, in the NBC science fiction series Earth 2. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Earth 2 is a short-lived science fiction Television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995 While the show was cancelled in 1995, the attention brought by the show allowed Steen to land guest appearances on other series, including The Outer Limits, ER, Murder One, The Pretender, The Practice, Monk and Touched by an Angel, to name a few. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 For the album by Progressive Metal band Voivod see The Outer Limits (album. ER is an Emmy Award -winning American Medical drama series created by Novelist Michael Crichton and airing on The Pretender is an American television series that aired on NBC for four seasons between 1996 and 2000 The Practice is a American Legal drama created by David E Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston MONK is a Monte Carlo software package for simulating nuclear processes particularly for the purpose of determining the neutron multiplication factor or k-effective Touched by an Angel is an American Drama Television series that chronicles the missions of a group of Angels sent by God
Also in 1994, Steen won the "Best Actress" Gemini Award, Canada's Emmy, for her portrayal of Nora in the TV movie, Small Gifts, her self-proclaimed favorite role so far. The Gemini Awards are annual television broadcasting industry Awards in Canada.
In 1997, Jessica was cast as District Attorney Elizabeth Gardner in the movie Trial & Error, working with Jeff Daniels and Michael Richards, to whom she gave his first screen kiss. A district attorney (DA is in some US jurisdictions the title of the local public official who represents the government in the prosecution of alleged criminals Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American Actor, musician and playwright Michael Anthony Richards (born July 24, 1949) is an American Comedian and Actor best known for his portrayal of the eccentric She prepared for the role with the help of a friend who was going through law school and watching the closing arguments of Marcia Clark during the O.J. Simpson trial. A law school (also known as a school of law or college of law) is an institution specializing in Legal education. Marcia Rachel Clark (born 31 August 1953) was a Prosecutor for the State of California, County of Los Angeles, in the O Orenthal James "O J" Simpson (born July 9 1947 who has also been called The Juice, is a retired American football player, Her portrayal of a small town lawyer without resorting to clichés resulted in a rave review from Roger Ebert on his syndicated show. This was the second time Jessica impressed the renowned critic - he first singled her out for praise in 1989's Sing.
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer himself recommended her for the role of the shuttle pilot in 1998's Armageddon because he fondly remembered her portrayal of Cpl. Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1945) better known by his professional name Jerry Bruckheimer, is an American film Armageddon is a 1998 disaster / sci-fi - action film about a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers who are Jennifer 'Pilot' Chase in Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.
Jessica was cast as Dr. Elizabeth Weir in the two-part season 7 finale of SG-1 entitled The Lost City. Doctor Elizabeth Weir is a fictional character in the science fiction television series Stargate Atlantis. She has also played lead roles in Slapshot 2 - Breaking The Ice and the Disney TV movies Smart House and Principal Takes A Holiday. Smart House is a Disney Channel Original Movie about a young computer whiz ( Ryan Merriman) his widowed father and his little sister who win a computerized
Steen played a recurring character on the CBS crime drama NCIS, that of Special Agent Paula Cassidy, from 2004 to 2007. NCIS, promoted as Navy NCIS in its first season aka Navy NCIS Naval Criminal Investigative Service or NCIS Naval Criminal Within the United States, the title of Special Agent is used to describe any federal criminal or non-criminal investigator or Detective in the 1811 1801 2501 or
In the fall of 2007 she landed featured multi-episode roles on two Canadian series - jPod and Heartland, both based on popular books of the same names. jPod is a Novel by Douglas Coupland published by Random House of Canada in 2006 Heartland is used in geography to refer to the central areas of a country