Jennifer Christina Finnigan
(born August 22, 1979) is a 3-time Emmy Award winning Canadian actress, perhaps best-known for her role as Bridget Forrester in the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful
from 2000 to 2004.
Finnigan was born in Montreal. She is the daughter of popular radio personality Jack Finnigan who was a fixture on CJAD radio in Montreal from 1972 to 2005. She attended The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, a Catholic, all-girl private school, from which she graduated in 1996. Finnigan married actor Jonathan Silverman on June 7, 2007 on the island of Mykonos in Greece.
From 1998 to 2000, Finnigan appeared in a variety of Canadian shows. In 1998, she made a few guest appearances on "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo". In early 1999, she appeared in one episode of "Big Wolf on Campus" and throughout the end of 1999, she starred in a sitcom called Student Bodies
playing the role of Kim McCloud in the show's final season. Throughout the first half of 2000, she played the character "Tara" in the episode "The Tale of the Last Dance" in Season 7 of Are You Afraid of the Dark?,
as well as making a guest appearance on La Femme Nikita
In mid 2000, Finnigan moved to the United States and got the role of Bridget Forrester in the long-running soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful
in July 2000. In December 2000, she also starred in a true story in the telefilm The Stalking of Laurie Show
about the real life murder of a young teenage girl. Finnigan starred as Bridget on The Bold and the Beautiful from July 2000 until January 2004 and won three awards for her work on the show. She is the first person to win three consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards (29th, 30th, 31st Awards), all as "Outstanding Younger Actress". She left the show in January 2004 to pursue other acting roles.
From March 2004 until November 2004, Finnigan was featured on 10 episodes of Crossing Jordan
as pathologist Dr. Devan Maguire. Following her departure from the show, she played the character Marni Fliss on the NBC series Committed
, which only aired for 13 episodes before being cancelled due to low ratings. The show aired from January until March 2005. In mid-2005, she made a guest appearance as Alex Sinclair in The Dead Zone
episode "Double Vision".