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Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman
Born Jessica Robyn Bowman
(1980-11-26) November 26, 1980
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Jessica Robyn Bowman (born November 26, 1980) is an American actress perhaps best known for her role as Colleen Cooper on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.


  • Career 1
  • Filmography 2
  • Awards 3
  • External links 4


Bowman was born in Walnut Creek, California. Bowman began acting in community theater, and commercials, and appeared as Darcy on The Road Home.

After guest appearances on Boy Meets World, NYPD Blue and Baywatch, Bowman assumed the role of Colleen Cooper on the popular drama Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman in season 4/1995. She took over this role after the original portrayer, Erika Flores, did not renew her contract. Bowman won the Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Series at the Young Artists Awards in 1996 for her role as Colleen. She was also nominated in 1997 and 1998. She won the Michael Landon Award in 1996, along with Beth Sullivan, Tim Johnson, Chad Allen and Shawn Toovey, for Outstanding Family Television series of the year. After Dr. Quinn was cancelled in 1998, Bowman starred in Someone to Love Me, playing a rape victim who struggles to prove her rapist's guilt.

Bowman appeared in two made for TV movies, Young Hearts Unlimited and Lethal Vows, before reprising her role as Colleen for the movie Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within in 2001. She appeared in the movies Joy Ride and Derailed, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Remote Judy Riley Video
1994 Road Home, TheThe Road Home Darcy Matson 6 episodes
1994 Boy Meets World Jennifer Episode: "The Uninvited"
1994 NYPD Blue Allison Davis Episode: "Simone Says"
1995 Secrets Anna Berter TV movie
1995–1998 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Colleen Cooper 65 episodes
1997 Baywatch Kirstie Morgan Episode: "Rendezvous"
1998 Breakfast with Einstein Marlena TV movie
1998 Someone to Love Me Kaley Young TV movie
1998 Young Hearts Unlimited Lissa TV movie
1999 Lethal Vows Sarah Farris TV movie
2001 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Heart Within Colleen Cooper-Cook TV movie
2001 Joy Ride Charlotte
2002 Derailed Bailey Kristoff
2004 50 First Dates Tamy
2011 Striker Michelle Zlatanovic Short film


  • 1996: Young Artist Award: Best Performance by a Young Actress - TV Drama Series, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"
  • 1996: Michael Landon Award: Outstanding Family Television Series of the Year, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman"

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