JESSICA BOWMAN AS COLLEEN COOPER: DR. QUINN MEDICINE WOMAN
Jessica Bowman, who joined Dr. Quinn, Medicine
Woman in January 1995, was formerly a regular in The
Road Home, on the CBS Television Network, and
starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of The
Secret. She has also guest starred in the series NYPD
Blue, Baywatch and Boy Meets World.
Bowman won Best Performance by a Young Actress in a
Dramatic Series at the 1996 Young Artists Awards for her
performance in Dr. Quinn and was nominated for a 1997
Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award. She was born in
Walnut Creek, California. Her birth date is November 26.
Colleen Cooper, second child of Charlotte and Ethan
Cooper, was born in 1856. After her father left, and her
mother died, she was placed under the care of
Michaela. Colleen was devastated by the death of her
mother but was kind and helpful to Michaela. They
grew very close, and Colleen developed a passion for
medicine through Michaela. Her interest and love for the
medical field led to Michaela allowing her to help in the
clinic. Colleen also finds time to act as the towns
librarian. Academically inclined, and exceedingly
proficient in mathematics, Colleen plans to attend
college in Denver to get her M.D. Although she once
had a crush on Sully, and has had some other interests,
Colleen had no serious love, aside from her love of
medicine. Recently however, she has been seen
increasing in the company of Dr. Andrew Cook.
Her feeling for Andrew grow and she falls in love with
him. They get married before Colleen has to leave for
For more Dr. Quinn information, see the List of Episodes and Air Dates and
visit the Script Archive.