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  • Trivia

    • In 1986 & 1988, Jess was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role: Daytime for her role in the television show Capitol.

    • Jess studied at the Toronto Workshop Productions' Repertory Theater.

    • In 1989, Jess was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award in the category of Outstanding Villianess: Daytime for her role as Jill Abbott on The Young and the Restless.

    • Jess has brown hair and brown eyes.

    • Jess is married to John W James, a renowned grief recovery authority and co-author of the best seller The Grief Recovery Handbook. Jess donates her time to the Grief Recovery Help Line.

    • Jess stands at 5 feet 7 inches or 1.70 millimeters.

    • Even though three other people have played Jill Abbott she is the only one to win an Emmy for the role.

    • Jess has been married to John W. James since 1980. They have had one son named Cole and a daughter named Allison.

  • Quotes

    • Jess: (on her husband) Before (John), I had always gone for bohemian, rock and roll types. John didn't fit the image; he was straighter.

    • Jess (on keeping fit): I enjoy swimming. I'm not really good at regimented workouts and going to the gym. The pool is at my house. For me, swimming is almost all pleasure.

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