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Born: June 17, 1975 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: actor

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A dark-haired comedic actress with pixieish looks and the ability to dramatically alter her appearance with small facial manipulations, Toronto-native Jennifer Irwin did some child acting work in Canadian productions like "Anne of Green Gables" (PBS, 1986) and the horror feature "The Gate" (1987) before joining the Second City comedy troupe. A graduate of Montreal's McGill University, Irwin worked with Second City from the mid-1990s, appearing in dozens of varied comedic stage performances including challenging improvisational pieces. With Canada as a hotbed of film production, Irwin landed supporting roles in many features, including 1996's "Mrs. Winterbourne" and 1998's "Blues Brothers 2000" while her performance in "Superstar", the 1999 feature adaptation of Molly Shannon's "Saturday Night Live" favorite Mary Katherine Gallagher merited a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. Other credits included a role in the Showtime TV-movie "Harlan County War", a dramatization based on Barbara Kopple's groundbreaking documentary "Harlan County USA", and supporting parts in the 2001 E! Entertainment Television original TV-movie comedy "Spinning Out of Control", starring a skewed Kathie Lee Gifford, and the action...

A dark-haired comedic actress with pixieish looks and the ability to dramatically alter her appearance with small facial manipulations, Toronto-native Jennifer Irwin did some child acting work in Canadian productions like "Anne of Green Gables" (PBS, 1986) and the horror feature "The Gate" (1987) before joining the Second City comedy troupe. A graduate of Montreal's McGill University, Irwin worked with Second City from the mid-1990s, appearing in dozens of varied comedic stage performances including challenging improvisational pieces. With Canada as a hotbed of film production, Irwin landed supporting roles in many features, including 1996's "Mrs. Winterbourne" and 1998's "Blues Brothers 2000" while her performance in "Superstar", the 1999 feature adaptation of Molly Shannon's "Saturday Night Live" favorite Mary Katherine Gallagher merited a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. Other credits included a role in the Showtime TV-movie "Harlan County War", a dramatization based on Barbara Kopple's groundbreaking documentary "Harlan County USA", and supporting parts in the 2001 E! Entertainment Television original TV-movie comedy "Spinning Out of Control", starring a skewed Kathie Lee Gifford, and the action feature "Exit Wounds", starring Steven Seagal and DMX in a Detroit setting that bore all the landmarks of Toronto. Having made it in her hometown. Irwin set her sights on Los Angeles, where she hoped to launch a career as a comedic actress. Within weeks of arriving, she was cast on the NBC sitcom landed a guest role on CBS' "The Ellen Show" (2001) and a regular spot on the sitcom "Inside Schwartz" (NBC, 2001- ), where she portrayed Emily, the ambitious wife of David Cobert (Bryan Callen), the edgy best friend of Breckin Meyer's titular character.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bad Teacher (2011)
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4.
 Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) Jane Curtain
5.
 Spinning Out of Control (2001) Gretchen Lord
6.
 Exit Wounds (2001) Linda
7.
 Harlan County War (2000) Mary Ball
8.
 Superstar (1999) Maria
9.
 Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Nun No 1
10.
 Elvis Meets Nixon (1997) Dea Secretary
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1986:
Had early television credit in the Canadian miniseries adaptation "Anne of Green Gables" (PBS)
1987:
Had early feature credit in the horror thriller "The Gate"
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After college, began acting with Toronto's legendary Second City comedy troupe; left in 1998
1996:
Acted in the ABC TV-movie "Easy Prey"
1996:
Appeared in the comedy "Mrs. Winterbourne", directed by Richard Benjamin
1997:
Had a cameo as a DEA secretary in the fact-based TV-movie "Elvis Meets Nixon" (Showtime)
1998:
Played a nun in the sequel "Blues Brothers 2000"
1999:
Acted in the Canadian four-part series "More Tears", aired on PBS in the US
1999:
Featured in the Catholic school-set comedy "Superstar", based on Molly Shannon's "Saturday Night Live" character Mary Katherine Gallagher; nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for her performance
2000:
Appeared in the Showtime TV-movie "Harlan County War", a dramatized adaptation of Barbara Kopple's famed documentary "Harlan County USA"
2001:
Had a featured role in the E! Entertainment Television TV-movie comedy "Spinning Out of Control"
2001:
Acted in the action feature "Exit Wounds"
2001:
Moved to Los Angeles
2001:
Made guest appearance on the CBS sitcom "The Ellen Show"
2001:
Was a regular on the NBC sitcom "Inside Schwartz", playing the ambitious wife of the title character's best friend
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Education

McGill University: Montreal , Quebec -

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