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 three semesters as a journalism major at Villanova University, Jillian chose to pursue her passion and moved to NYC to attend the two-year conservatory program at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she was later invited to act in the Academy Company.
A lover of comedy, Jillian won the Manhattan Monologue Slam with a piece she wrote based on a Comedy Central sketch. She is also an advanced improv student and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade.
Jillian recently moved to LA and signed across the board with BBA Talent. She has since continued her acting training with Margie Haber Studio, Zak Barnett Studios, and the Actor's Green Room. Her most recent projects include national commercials for Armor All, Carl's Jr., Hasbro, and The General Insurance and a series regular role as a southern belle in Grits, a pilot presentation for CMT.