Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Jill Goodacre Connick, "Friends" Legend

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Jill Goodacre Connick.

Jill Goodacre Connick (born March 29, 1965) is an American actress and former model who helped to build the Victoria's Secret's brand. She was one of Victoria's Secret's main models in the 1980s and early 1990s before she met and married Harry Connick, Jr.

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Jill and Harry Connick.

Jill is from Lubbock, Texas by way of Boulder, Colorado. She was one of the main catalogue models back in the days when she, Jane Seymour and Geena Davis ruled the Victoria's Secret roost. The company was fairly new then, and it did not have the glitzy annual fashion show yet, or Jill would have been in it. She did play a pivotal role in popularizing the mail-order catalogs.

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Jill Goodacre on the cover of Cosmopolitan Italia - April 1985.

After establishing her modelling career, Jill Goodacre turned to acting. She made the usual appearances on the chat shows of the day, such as the David Letterman show and Conan. Jill also appeared in a few television series such as "The Uninvited" and "Camp Wilder."

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Despite everything else that she did, Jill Goodacre only hit her peak of fame with her appearance on 'Friends' ("The One With the Blackout"). The guest appearance as herself was right around the time that Jill got married and retired from modelling, but she went out with a bang. Jill appeared in the seventh episode of the first season of "Friends," so she deserves a bit of the credit for the success of "Friends." Everyone who loves the show remembers when Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) got trapped in the ATM with lovely supermodel Jill Goodacre - it was one of the highlights of the entire long-running series.

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Jill Goodacre on the David Letterman show, 10 July 1991.

Along the way, Jill had worked with singer Harry Connick Jr., directing one of his videos. Apparently they hit it off. Harry says he met Jill after he saw her walking by the pool at the Los Angeles Sunset Marquis Hotel. He liked Jill's strong handshake and love of beer. The chance meeting obviously made a big impression on Harry Connick, and he made it a point to work with her.

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Jill Goodacre herself has said:
I'm a meat girl and I just love having a beer.
So, Jill had that working for her.

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Cosmopolitan magazine, June 1986 Model: Jill Goodacre Photographer: Francesco Scavullo.

Jill married Harry Connick, Jr. on April 16, 1994 and immediately retired from modelling (though she still did some more acting for a time). They have three daughters and live in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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Jill Goodacre and Harry Connick remain happily married, and it's always nice when one of these bios has a happy ending like that.

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Jill Goodacre at the New York Premiere of Showtime's comedy series "Fat Actress" at Clearview Chelsea West Cinemas in New York on March 2, 2005 (John Spellman / Retna Ltd).


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Jill Goodacre Connick.

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