Jill Jaress

Actress | Writer | Producer
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KNOWN FOR 
Jill Jaress Unleashed (2017) | 1 Nighter (2012) | The Paul Reiser Show (2011)
AWARDS 
1 win More »
HEIGHT *
5' 6" (1.68m)
AGE RANGE *
Performs ages 50-87
GUILDS *
BAE | AEA | SAG-AFTRA
ETHNICITY *
Caucasian
HAIR *
Blond(e) (Chin Length)
EYES *
Blue
WEIGHT *
133 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Slim
VOICE TYPE *
Alto
ATHLETICS *
Golf | Swimming
ACCENTS *
Southern | Scandinavian | Texan | New York (Brooklyn) | German | British | New York (Bronx) | French | Russian | Midwest  Less
INSTRUMENTS *
Piano | Trombone
DANCE *
Hula | Ballroom | Swing | Line | Club/Freestyle | Salsa  Less
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/jilljaress
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

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Past Film & Video (15 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (41 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Jill Jaress UnleashedJill Jaress Unleashed (TV Mini-series) Jill Jaress, Hermione WideBottom, Pixie Lamour, Lady Cameltoe, Mom, Sven, Erlene, Director, Producer, Writer  Less 2017– 
  • Primary photo for The Paul Reiser ShowThe Paul Reiser Show (TV Series) Manager ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The SitterThe Sitter (TV Movie) Elizabeth Reynolds  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Back to You and MeBack to You and Me (TV Movie) Gretchen  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for DetectiveDetective (TV Movie) Jury Forewoman  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Wedding DazeWedding Daze (TV Movie) Mavine  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Long ShotThe Long Shot (TV Movie) Lisa's Mother  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The ParkersThe Parkers (TV Series) Hostess ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for PassionsPassions (TV Series) Mildred ( 6 episodes, 2003 )  Less 2003 6
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  • Primary photo for Unsolved MysteriesUnsolved Mysteries (TV Series) Laura ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
  • Primary photo for Smart GuySmart Guy (TV Series) Receptionist ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997 1
    • Pilot (Mar 26, 1997) Receptionist  Less
  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Deirdre ( 1 episode, 1990 )  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Tales from the DarksideTales from the Darkside (TV Series) Ruthie ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Me and MomMe and Mom (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1985 )  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for Scarecrow and Mrs. KingScarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Series) Janet ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for Trapper John, M.D.Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series) Birdie ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
  • Primary photo for The New Odd CoupleThe New Odd Couple (TV Series) Vivian ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for HoneyboyHoneyboy (TV Movie) Arlene Ingalls  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for TaxiTaxi (TV Series) Sally / Airline Attendant ( 2 episodes, 1978–1982 )  Less 1978–1982 2
  • Primary photo for BensonBenson (TV Series) Secretary ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Lou GrantLou Grant (TV Series) Bella ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Too Close for ComfortToo Close for Comfort (TV Series) Woman ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Barnaby JonesBarnaby Jones (TV Series) Alice Granville / Madge Johnson / Turner's Secretary / Sherry ( 4 episodes, 1973–1979 )  Less 1973–1979 4
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  • Primary photo for The SeekersThe Seekers (TV Mini-series) Josie ( 2 episodes, 1979 )  Less 1979 2
  • Primary photo for Starsky and HutchStarsky and Hutch (TV Series) Officer Sweeney ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for CHiPsCHiPs (TV Series) Pregnant Woman ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
    • The Sheik (Nov 18, 1978) Pregnant Woman  Less
  • Primary photo for Fantasy IslandFantasy Island (TV Series) Bella ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Harriett ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978 1
  • Primary photo for Baa Baa Black SheepBaa Baa Black Sheep (TV Series) Lard's Secretary / Col. Lard's Secretary ( 2 episodes, 1976 )  Less 1976 2
    • The Cat's Whiskers (Dec 7, 1976) Lard's Secretary (uncredited)  Less
    • Small War (Sep 28, 1976) Col. Lard's Secretary (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Marcus Welby, M.D.Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) Stella Colter ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for McMillan & WifeMcMillan & Wife (TV Series) Sergeant Muldar ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for Police StoryPolice Story (TV Series) Jillie / The Dancer ( 2 episodes, 1973–1974 )  Less 1973–1974 2
  • Primary photo for The Bob Newhart ShowThe Bob Newhart Show (TV Series) Mary Ellen ( 3 episodes, 1973–1974 )  Less 1973–1974 3
  • Primary photo for CannonCannon (TV Series) Hilda Wilcox ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for Bob & Carol & Ted & AliceBob & Carol & Ted & Alice (TV Series) Eunice ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Thicker Than WaterThicker Than Water (TV Series) Ellen ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Odd CoupleThe Odd Couple (TV Series) Beth Olem ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Wanda (segment "Love and the Big Surprise") ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for McCloudMcCloud (TV Series) Gloria ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1971 1
  • Primary photo for Shepherd's FlockShepherd's Flock (TV Movie) Abby Scofield  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The New PeopleThe New People (TV Series) Ginny Loomis ( 17 episodes, 1969–1970 )  Less 1969–1970 17
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Self (1 titles)YEARBUDGETDOMESTIC / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Actors EntertainmentActors Entertainment (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013
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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

InternetCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Jill Jaress Unleashed * – Actor/Filmmaker Got a Laugh Entertainment/ Directed by Jill Jaress

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • The Actors' Film Festival * – Best Performance Lead Role 2014
  • Cannes Film Festival * – Official Selection Short Film Corner 2007
  • International Film Quarterly Film Festival * – "Best Romantic Comedy" - Feature Directed by Jill Jaress 2014
  • The Actors' Film Festival * – Best Direction - Jill Jaress 2014
  • Broad Humor Film Festival * – Winner - Best Short 2007
  • SoCal Film Fest * – Honorable Mention, "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress 2012
  • Cinema City Film Festival * – "Excellence in Screenwriting" 2008
  • The Indie Fest for "The One-Nighter" * – Award of Merit 2014
  • Accolade Film Competition * – Honorable Mention 2007
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival * – Honorable Mention 2014
  • Broad Humor Film Festival * – Official Selection 2014
  • LA Femme Film Festival * – Official Selection 2014
  • Big Bear Lake Film Festival * – Official Selection 2014
  • Vegas Cine Fest * – Official Selection 2014
  • Queens International Film Festival * – Finalist 2007
  • Through Women's Eyes * – Finalist 2007
  • Sundays in the City Film Fest * – Finalist 2007
  • Cinema City Film Fest * – Finalist 2008
  • Women's INternational Film Fest * – Official Selection 2008
  • Beverly Hills High Def Film Fest * – Official Selection 2008
  • WGA Producers Access Program * – 1 of Four Winners 1992
  • Cinema City Film Fest * – Excellence in Writing "Someone to Love". 2008
  • Waterfront Film Festival * – Official Selection - Screenwriting 2011
  • The Actors' Film Festival * – Best Direction - Jill Jaress 2014

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Theater
  • * THEATER CREDITS:

    Starring or co-starring roles in fourteen plays, amongst them a starring role in the musical, "Dean" at the Prince Charles Theater on the West End in London. She also appeared with 'Pierce Brosnan' in Tennessee Williams' play, "Red Devil Battery Sign" at the Round House Theater in London. On Broadway, she co-starred in the long-running hit musical, "No, No Nanette".

UPCOMING: Jill Jaress stars in "1 Nighter"
  • * Jill Jaress stars opposite Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms in the 90 minute romcom "1 Nighter". The following is just a few of "1 Nighter" laurels and reviews garnered to date:

    "1 NIGHTER"
    WINNER
    BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LEAD ROLE: JILL JARESS
    BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: TIMOTHY BOTTOMS
    BEST DIRECTOR: JILL JARESS
    ACTORS FILM FESTIVAL

    WINNER
    BEST ROMANTIC COMEDY
    DIRECTOR: JILL JARESS
    INTERNATIONAL FILM QUARTERLY

    WINNER
    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: JILL JARESS
    LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARD FILM FESTIVAL
    ----------------------------------------------------

    "Uniquely funny, sweet and inspiring"
    "particularly delicious performances from Jill Jaress and
    Timothy Bottoms"
    "a terrific collection of fresh faces"

    FX Feeney, film critic for Variety, People, Vanity Fair, Movie Magazine, LA Weekly, American Film, Movieline, and the WGAw Magazine

    “the perfect date movie”
    “Bottoms and Jaress are brilliant together”
    Buddy Sampson - The Scoop - LA

    "a very funny movie"
    Pete Allman - The Blaze

    WINNER - BEST PERFORMANCE LEAD ROLE: JILL JARESS
    THE ACTORS FILM FESTIVAL

    WINNER - BEST ROMANTIC COMEDY
    INTERNATIONAL FILM QUARTERLY

    AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
    LOS ANGELES MOVIE AWARD FILM FESTIVAL

    AWARD OF MERIT
    THE INDIE FEST FILM FESTIVAL

    HONORABLE MENTION
    HOLLYWOOD REEL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

    HONORABLE MENTION
    SOCAL FILM FESTIVAL

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    THE BROAD HUMOR FILM FESTIVAL

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    BIG BEAR LAKE FILM FESTIVAL

    OFFICIAL SELECTION
    VEGAS CINE FEST

OUTSTANDING ABILITIES
  • * Excellent character actress both comedic and dramatic with an extremely wide range.
    Outstanding Comedienne: Improv Groups, The Groundlings, Mice, Instant Gratification.
    Stand Up: The Improv, Comedy Store.
    The Bob Newhart Show: Semi-Regular

    Always on time, always prepared, welcomes direction and
    delivers results quickly. Always pleasant and a team player.
JIll Jaress: actor, writer, director, producer, environmentalist.
  • * In 2007 Ms Jaress opened her production company, Got a Laugh Entertainment. She has since written, produced, directed and starred in two films both successful in their own milieu. "Someone to Love" was accepted at Cannes and won 11 laurels in additional festivals. "1Nighter" is available on Vimeo, GooglePlay and Amazon where it currently has a 4.2 star rating. It has won 22 festival awards. She is about to launch her strictly comedy webseries, "Jill Jaress Unleashed". She is passionate about environmental issues and creates public service announcements to raise awareness. More information at www.jilljaress.com www.got-a-laugh.com and www.1nightermovie.com
Theatre Credits
  • * Jill starred on The West End in London in the musical "Dean" and appeared on the fringe in "Red Devil Battery Sign" with Pierce Brosnan. On Broadway she was featured in the long running hit "No No Nannette". She's also starred in fourteen additional plays in Hollywood and regional theatre. She's a gifted character actress with a wide range both comedic and dramatic.

    Her production company has four features and three series in various stages of development. More information is available at www.got-a-laugh.com.
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).
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