Jessalyn Wanlim Biography
Jessalyn Wanlim is a Canadian actress and model. She is famously known for her role as Evie Cho on the science fiction television series Orphan Black.
Moreover, she played as Jenny Matthews on the sitcom Workin’ Moms. Wanlim is also known for her recurring role in Scoundrels as Patty Hong within 5 episodes.
Besides acting, she plays as a comedian in many stage roles. Wanlim started singing in music school, then become a stage actress in her high school’s art course. It was then that she began acting.
She landed the recurring role of Rachael, the nanny to Kendall and Zach in the television series All My Children. She appeared in nearly fifty episodes of the series from 2006 to 2009. During her time on All My Children, Wanlim also appeared as Pauletta Cho in three episodes of Gossip Girl.
Jessalyn Wanlim Age
Jessalyn Wanlim was born in Calgary, Canada. She was born on 3rd September 1982. Her current age is 36 years old as of 2018.
Jessalyn Wanlim Net Worth
The famous Jessalyn Wanlim has earned quite a huge fortune from her career as an actress. She has played in many movies and television shows. We can easily assume that the star has earned thousands of dollars from her acting profession and her long-term career in the entertainment industry. However, her net worth is still under review for now.
Jessalyn Wanlim Husband
Jessalyn Wanlim is currently seen dating a man named Brett Howell. The two have been seen together on social media. She posted a photo of themselves together. However, they have not revealed how and where they met. The two might be getting married soon. There are no details however on their marriage details. We will update you soon on the same.
Jessalyn Wanlim Movies | Jessalyn Wanlim Movies And Tv Shows | Jessalyn Wanlim Frenemies | Jessalyn Wanlim Workin Moms
- 2005 Je préfère qu’on reste amis
- 2005 The Assassin
- 2008 My Sassy Girl
- 2008 The New Twenty
- 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song
- 2012 Alex Cross
- 2006–2009 All My Children
- 2008 The Border
- 2009 Psych
- 2010 Fake It Til You Make It
- 2011 The Chicago Code
- 2011 Melissa & Joey
- 2012 Frenemies
- 2013 NCIS: Los Angeles
- 2014 Instant Mom
- 2015–2016 Lab Rats: Bionic Island
- 2016 Orphan Black
- 2017–present Workin’ Moms
- 2018 9-1-1
- 2019 The Affair
Jessalyn Wanlim Interview
Q: What’s fascinating about Evie as a villain is that her actions are almost understandable given the circumstances of her childhood, when immune deficiencies almost claimed her life.
Jessalyn Wanlim: Absolutely! I don’t think her actions are driven out of pure evil; she has every intention of making the world a better place, but she’s a “mean to an ends” end of lady, and winds up hurting people. While I was shooting, I didn’t think of Evie as an absolute villain until the episode where I kill Kendall. My job was to tell her side of the story, without getting into a good vs. evil mentality.
Q: And given her personal history, her plans with Bright Born project make perfect sense in her mind. She wants to build better humans.
Jessalyn Wanlim: Not to quote that song, but Evie believes that children are the future. Maybe she was even dying to have children of her own. I consider her to be somewhat asexual, so she’s trying to figure out a way to make a perfect child that she could plant in herself, and be more of a trophy.
Q: As we’ve seen, though, the Bright Born babies don’t always emerge looking happy and healthy. Did that nose-less infant look as freaky on set as it did onscreen?
Jessalyn Wanlim: I wasn’t on set the day they shot that, so I had no idea what the end result was going to be. But I think everyone screamed when we saw it onscreen. You never want to see a baby come out like that; it’s everyone’s biggest fear. [Effects supervisor] Geoff Scott works so hard to make everything look as realistic as possible, and he succeeded with that one for sure.
Q: Do you think Kendall was the first person that Evie ever had killed?
Jessalyn Wanlim: Well, I don’t think Evie’s gone on a killing spree before! [Laughs] She’s killed a lot of babies in her experiments, but I think this is the first time she went ahead and eliminated a main problem. That’s why there’s a little bit of remorse and sympathy when she’s sitting in the car watching it happen.
Jessalyn Wanlim: She doesn’t want this to be what she’s remembered for. But again, it’s a means to an end. And the minute something is accomplished, she checks it off her list and moves on. She’s not one of those women who feels bad about her choices.
Q: If she wasn’t so set on having the Leda line extinguished, is there one clone she might have gotten along with?
Jessalyn Wanlim: Cosima’s knowledge of science and passion for her sisters definitely could have made her the one clone Evie might have had a friendship with. [When Evie tells Cosima about Delphine’s death] it’s in the most genuine and nice way possible. It was an underhanded threat to make sure I had her in her place.
Q: As a fan of the show, what was it like to witness Tatiana Maslany’s acting process in action?
Jessalyn Wanlim: She made me feel so welcome. The process she uses is through music and dance, so a lot of [preparing for] Cosima involved African-style animal dancing. Every time we worked together with a character, she was always trying to find it in her body. She’d be playing two or three clones a day, and I was like, “How on Earth are you doing this? My brain would explode!”
Q: Is there a clone you wish you had gotten more scenes with?
Jessalyn Wanlim: I would have loved to play with Alison! That would have been a lot of fun. But I think she probably would have pulled a gun out of her little sweater vest and killed Evie. Alison doesn’t really hesitate in whatever she’s doing, so I think Evie would have just died. [Laughs]
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