Jessica Capshaw is a renowned TV actress who is famous for enacting as a lawyer on ‘The Practice’ show.

Personal life

Jessica Capshaw was born on 9th August, 1976 in Columbia, Missouri. Her mother Kate Capshaw is a famous Hollywood actress while her father Robert Capshaw used to be a sales manager. Due to family issues, Jessica’s parents took a divorce when Jessica was only three years of age. Subsequently, Jessica’s mother Kate decided to take care of Jessica and the two moved to Los Angeles. Kate Capshaw began pursuing her acting career once when she moved to Los Angeles and Jessica would always tag along with her mother to different locations wherever she used to work.

Jessica Capshaw tied the know with an established entrepreneur Christopher Gavigan on 22nd May, 2004. The couple are parents to four children; who were born in the years 2007,2010,2012 and 2016. They are named Luke, Eve, Poppy and Josephine. The famous Jessica Capshaw has been able to amass a following of 2 million on instagram. She can be seen posting pictures about her travel and work in it. She also has 920k followers on twitter. Jessica is a graduate of the prestigious Brown University.


Apart from being an excellent actress, Jessica has also been an excellent scholar throughout her life. She is an intelligent person who is good at various facets of life .She was inclined towards a career in show business since a very tender age. While she was studying at the Harvard-Westlake School, she got an internship on the sets of ‘Schindler’s List’ in 1993. Jessica attended Brown University wherein she graduated with a degree in English in the year 1998. Simultaneously, she also attended acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts which is based in London.

Jessica Capshaw was never born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her mother’s history in the film industry was of no use to Jessica as she always had to work hard on her own to make a name for herself. Jessica landed her first big television role in the year 1999 on ‘Odd Man Out’ wherein she portrayed Aunt Jordan.

Although the show winded up in only one year, it did give Jessica the recognition that she always searched for. Subsequently, she was given various supporting roles. She even landed a role alongside Tom Cruise in ‘Minority Report’ in the year 2002. After that she starred in ‘The Practice’ portraying Jamie Stringer. She enacted in this show for two years. Jessica has a net worth of $20 million.

It is safe to say that Jessica Capshaw got her ‘big break’ in 2009 after working relentlessly for many years. It was in that year when Jessica got a role on the very famous TV show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. This was also personal favorite TV show and to star on it as an actress was always her dream. She auditioned for the show twice and got recruited in her second attempt and her joys knew no bounds. Jessica plays the role of a lesbian doctor who is in a relationship with a physician.

Last Modified: 10 May, 2018

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