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Gillian Vigman (born January 28, 1972) is an American comic actress. She is most recognizable for her role as "Jack's Wife" in many Jack in the Box commercials, but is also notable for her membership in the recurring cast of comedians on sketch comedy series MADtv. She also starred in the ABC comedy Sons & Daughters, and had recurring roles in the sitcoms Suburgatory and New Girl.

Gillian Vigman
Born (1972-01-28) January 28, 1972 (age 47)
OccupationActress, writer and comedian
Years active1998–present
Dave Gibbs
(m. 2008)

Early lifeEdit

Vigman was born in Holmdel, New Jersey, to a British mother and American father. Her father was born Jewish, whereas her mother converted to Judaism.[1]

Vigman attended Colgate University, graduating in 1994.[2]


She started her professional comedy career in Chicago working for The Second City. Prior to joining the cast of MADtv, Vigman toured with The Second City National Touring Company in 2000, to launch its 20th anniversary S season.

She first appeared on MADtv in the eighth episode of the Eighth Season in a sketch called "The Real Bachelor." She is only the second cast member to appear in an earlier season before joining the regular recurring cast. Only Daniele Gaither, who appeared in a sketch in Season Two before joining the cast in Season Nine, has obtained such a distinction.

Vigman officially joined the cast of MADtv in 2003, as a feature performer, for the ninth season. At the end of Season Nine, in 2004, her contract was not renewed.

She made appearances on several television shows like I Love the '90s, Scrubs, World Cup Comedy and Cupid before starring in the ABC comedy Sons & Daughters, playing the role of Liz Walker. After Sons & Daughters, Vigman appeared on a number of hit shows including According to Jim, Parks and Recreation, and New Girl, before landing the recurring part of Jill Werner on Suburgatory in 2011. Her film credits include The Hangover series, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, After the Sunset, Dragonfly, and Love 101.

She has appeared in various commercials, including for Hanes, Jack in the Box,[3] Chase, Swiffer, Splenda,[4] Esurance,[3] 1-800 Contacts, DirectTV,[5] United Airlines, Rooms to Go, Buick, Real California Milk,[6] and Progressive Insurance.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Fancy Julie Short
2006 Deck the Halls Gerta
2008 Step Brothers Pam Gringe
2009 The Hangover Stephanie Wenneck
2009 Aliens in the Attic Nina Pearson
2011 The Hangover Part II Stephanie Wenneck
2011 Withstand One Night Viv Short
2011 Answers to Nothing Jennifer
2012 Mr. Universe Suzanne Short
2013 The Kings of Summer Carol
2013 The Hangover Part III Stephanie Wenneck
2014 Helicopter Mom Barbara
2016 The Press Conference Gov. Moore Short
2017 A Crooked Somebody Monica Lewis
2017 The House Becky
2017 Deadly Detention Ms. Presley
2018 Forever My Girl Doris


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Cupid Daphne "Botched Makeover"
2003–04 Mad TV Various Regular role (season 9)
2004 Significant Others Gillian "An Ache, a Fake & Forgot to Brake"
2006 Comedy Central Thanksgiving Wiikend: Thanksgiving Island Mrs. Bixby TV film
2006–07 Sons & Daughters Liz Walker Main role
2007 According to Jim Jillian "The Flannelsexual"
2007 American Body Shop Wendy "Stretchy Face"
2009 Accidentally on Purpose Toni "Class"
2009 Parks and Recreation Alexa "Christmas Scandal"
2010 The Hard Life Gina TV film
2010–11 The Defenders Jessica Morelli Recurring role
2011 Funny or Die Gail Segment: "Baby Boss"
2011 United States of Tara Abby "Chicken 'n' Corn", "Bryce Will Play"
2011–2013 Suburgatory Jill Werner Recurring role (seasons 1–2)
2011–2018 New Girl Kim Recurring role (seasons 1, 3, 5–7)
2012 Californication Mary "Waiting for the Miracle"
2012 Little Brother Katie TV film
2013 Cougar Town Mary "You Tell Me"
2014 Transparent Tammy Cashman "Original Pilot"
2014 Legit Regina Frost "Death"
2014 Selfie Carol-June "Pilot"
2014 The Goldbergs Louise Rubin "Shall We Play a Game?"
2014 Newsreaders Cheryl Hinnerman "Motorboating Dads; the Negative $100,000 Question"
2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Jane Snyder "Girls Gone Wilder"
2014 Supernatural Heddy "Ask Jeeves"
2015 Quality Time Samantha "Pilot"
2015 Take It From Us Alyson TV film
2015 Filthy Preppy Teens Kyle "The Return of the Prodigal Teens", "Hangout", "St. Patrick's Day"
2016 Angie Tribeca Jean Naté "The Wedding Planner Did It"
2016 Adventures in Babysitting Helen Anderson TV film
2016–17 Life in Pieces Tabitha "Bite Flight Wing-Man Bonnie", "Chef Rescue Negotiator Necklace"
2016–17 Dr. Ken Megan "Dr. K's New Girlfriend", "A Dr. Ken Valentine's Day", "Pat's Rash"
2016–2018 Divorce Janice "Weekend Plans", "Another Party", "Happy Now?"
2017 Lopez Lori Strahan Recurring role (season 2)
2017 I'm Sorry Melissa "Pilot"
2017 Get Shorty Nicole "A Man of Letters"
2018 Life Sentence Ida Abbott Main role
2019 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boss Beverly, Ogre Henchmen Voices; Episode: "You Got Served"
2020 Star Trek: Lower Decks Dr. T'Ana Voice; Main role


  1. ^ "Q&A with Sons & Daughters Creator Fred Goss". Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "International film festival returns to village Aug. 4-7 - Colgate University News". July 8, 2011. Retrieved February 22, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Q: Who is the hot customer service rep., Brenda, in those Esurance commercials?", Who Is That Hot Ad Girl?, May 23, 2011
  4. ^ Splenda
  5. ^ DirectTV
  6. ^ Real California Milk
  7. ^ Progressive Insurance

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