Jill Eikenberry

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Jill Eikenberry
Birth name Jill Susan Eikenberry
Born January 21, 1947 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Notable Roles Ann Kelsey in L.A. Law
Notable Episodes
Awards 1989 Golden Globe Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Drama for L.A. Law
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Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
L.A. Law Ann Kelsey 1986–1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Hill Street Blues Sara Fimpel 5x01 - Mayo, Hold the Pickle September 27, 1984
Hill Street Blues Sara Fimpel 5x02 - Watt a Way to Go October 4, 1984
Judging Amy Sheila Townsend 2x08 - Waterworld December 19, 2000
NUMB3RS Susan Doran 4x16 - Atomic No. 33 May 2, 2008
Law & Order Irene Matson 19x17 - Anchors Away March 25, 2009
Body of Proof Lillian Parkson 1x09 - Broken Home May 17, 2011

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Assault and Matrimony Sylvia September 28, 1987 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Family Sins Kate Williams October 25, 1987 CBS Sunday Night at the Movies
A Family Again Clare Foster October 12, 1988 ABC Afterschool Specials
A Stoning in Fulham County Susan October 24, 1988 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Mickey's 60th Birthday Mia Loud November 13, 1988 The Wonderful World of Disney
My Boyfriend's Back Debbie McGuire September 25, 1989 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
The Secret Life of Archie's Wife Bunny Brown October 28, 1990 CBS Sunday Movies
L.A. Law: 100th Episode Celebration Herself February 6, 1991 L.A. Law
Living a Lie Joanne September 16, 1991 NBC Monday Night Movie
A Town Torn Apart Ellen Kreiger November 30, 1992 NBC Monday Night Movie
NBC 75th Anniversary Special Herself May 5, 2002
L.A. Law: The Movie Ann Kelsey May 12, 2002 L.A. Law

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Weakest Link L.A. Law Edition May 12, 2002

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(1 Win in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Actress – Television Series Drama (1989)
L.A. Law


  • Married to her L.A. Law co-star Michael Tucker since 1973; they have a son, Max (born in 1982)
  • Has a stepdaughter, Alison (from Michael Tucker's previous relationship)
  • Her brother, Ken served as Attorney General for the State of Washington during the mid to late 1980s
  • Was raised in Madison, Wisconsin and St. Joseph & Kansas City, Missouri
  • Attended the Yale School of Drama
  • Is a breast cancer survivor