Canadian actress Jill Hennessy has been honoured in Toronto this week with an international achievement awards from Women in Film & Television.
The Law & Order and Crossing Jordan actress joins the likes of Sandra Oh, Deepa Mehta, Catherine O’Hara and Kim Cattrall in receiving the honour.
If you would have asked me when I lived here if I would ever receive something like this, I would have said, ‘Are you high?'” said Hennessy. “It’s thrilling to be acknowledged among women who have accomplished so much in fields that are always challenging, but particularly for women, we face more obstacles.”
Hennessy is best known for her roles in Law & Order and Crossing Jordan but she is also a distinguished singer, releasing her debut album, Ghost In My Head, this year.