Jillian grew up in small-town Pennsylvania very near to the birthplace of Hershey's chocolate. She first hit the stage at age eight and never left. Throughout high school, Jillian worked extensively in regional theater and at the Actor's Center in Philadelphia.
After studying journalism at Villanova University, Jillian attended the two-year conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she was later invited to act in the Academy Company.
Jillian continues to train with The BGB Studio, Margie Haber Studio, Zak Barnett Studios, and the Actor's Green Room. She is also an advanced improv student and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
Most recently, Jillian booked roles on the final season of NBC's This Is Us and in La Ciguapa Siempre, a Netflix-produced thriller short. She's also been featured in several national commercials for Armor All, Carl's Jr., Hasbro, and The General.