Jean Paige Turco is an American actress, best known for her role as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. Other notable roles include Melanie Cortlandt on the ABC soap opera All My Children, Terri Lowell in the CBS series The Agency, Gail Emory in the CBS series American Gothic and appearances in NYPD Blue, Party of Five and Person of Interest. From 2014 to 2019 she starred as Abigail Griffin in the post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100.
Turco made her television acting debut in 1987, on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Dinah Marler, and appeared on the soap opera All My Children as Melanie Cortlandt. Turco starred in another short-lived series, CBS’s cult classic American Gothic. She later had recurring roles in NYPD Blue as Officer Abby Sullivan and on Party of Five as Annie Mott, a single mother who is also a recovering alcoholic.
Turco starred in the CBS drama series The Agency as graphic artist Terri Lowell, from 2001 to 2003. She had a recurring role in the third season of Rescue Me as science teacher Mrs. Nell Turbody, and in 2007 was a regular cast member in the ABC series Big Shots, portraying Lisbeth, the ex-wife of Dylan McDermott’s character, Duncan Collinsworth, a cosmetics company CEO. She appeared in multiple episodes of Damages, and guest-starred on The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also appeared in a recurring role on Person of Interest as Zoe Morgan.
In March 2014, Turco began starring as a series regular in The CW post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100. In the same year, she also was cast as the lead character’s wife in CBS’s NCIS: New Orleans.
Turco married Irish actor Jason O’Mara in 2003 and they have one child together. On June 19, 2017, the couple announced that they had separated.