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 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.
Besides modelling, Jill 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.' Her appearance on 'Friends' ("The One With the Blackout") was memorable because it was right around the time that she got married and retired from modelling. They remain happily married, and it's always nice when one of these bios has a happy ending like that.
Jill had worked with Harry Connick, directing one of his videos, and apparently they hit it off. She married Harry Connick, Jr. on April 16, 1994 and immediately retired from modelling (though she still did some acting for a time). They have three daughters and live in New Canaan, Connecticut.