Jillian Clare filmography and biography
Jillian Clare biography
Jillian Clare is an exuberant, accomplished award winning young
actress/singer originally from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. At five
years old Jillian began singing and dancing on stage winning accolades
and numerous vocal talent awards. Her acting career began when she was
6, entertaining audiences performing in a one person original musical
titled 'A Dream is a Wish'. Commercial work quickly followed, along
with a lead role in the independent pilot, Bright Lights.
Since arriving in Los Angeles during the summer of 2000, Jillian has been busy lending her considerable talent to television and films. Her compelling performance portraying pre-teen 'Abby Deveraux' on NBC's Days of Our Lives, earned her the 2004 and 2005 'Young Artist Award' as the Best Recurring Young Actress on television. In addition, she has appeared in many commercials, several feature and short subject films, including, the blockbuster Spider-Man, a starring role in the family film Quigley opposite Gary Busey, and the multi-award winning short, Chasing Daylight. 2004 brought another dimension to Jillian's career, with a hosting job on the Universal pilot presentation, All Access Pass, a news magazine show geared toward kids and teens. In 2005, a new credit was added to her resume as she not only starred in but also executive produced the live action comedy pilot, L.A.F.I.T. She also co-wrote and recorded the theme song for the pilot.
Jillian continues to appear on-stage in both musicals and dramatic plays, something she holds dear to her heart. While working on the popular soap opera, she successfully juggled her 'Days' schedule to star as 'Scout' in Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird on stage at the West Coast Ensemble in Hollywood. Other stage productions include, Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Christmas Carol and the original show, Meet Me at the Oak, a role that earned the young actress a 'Best Child Actor' award. During the 2000 Christmas season, Jillian played 'Cindy Lou-Who' in the live production of Grinchmas at Universal Studios in Hollywood. To date, she is the youngest performer ever hired at the theme park.
A favorite of advertising agencies, Jillian has done numerous national television and radio commercials. Her memorable work in a Children's Tylenol commercial earned her a 2003 'Young Artist Award' nomination. She has also provided voice work for the ABC hit series Lost, the Disney channel, and the feature films Catch Me If You Can and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.
Jillian is an avid singer and has been featured on numerous CD's including the Soap Sessions 8 Christmas CD, several kids CD's and the Hollywood Hooligans Christmas CD. She will next be heard on the new Hollywood Hooligans Pop/Rock CD, and will soon be collaborating on songs with established and award winning songwriters for her debut LP.
Her passion is performing and protecting all living creatures. She lends her support to a variety of charitable causes geared towards children and her four-legged friends. Jillian has an older sister, a darling niece, and an extended family back in the Northwest. She adores old Hollywood, vintage, cameos, giraffes, horseback riding, and her idol, Audrey Hepburn.
Jillian Clare trivia
- Had both of her front baby teeth knocked out playing tetherball
- As an 8 year old, she is the youngest performer ever hired to entertain at Universal Studios Theme Park (played Cindy Lou-Who in Grinchmas)
- Named after a character from Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home
- Awarded 'Best Child Actor' by the LAAREP for her role in the original stage production "Meet Me At The Oak".
- Nominated for 'Best Supporting Actress' by the Valley Theatre League A.D.A. Awards for her role in the original stage production, Meet Me At The Oak.
- Went to Gorman High School.
- College freshman at 16 years old.
- Best friend of actor Brett DelBuono whom she met when they worked together on the Fox sitcom, The Winner.
Jillian Clare filmography
|Mother Goose Parade||2008|
|The Teen Choice Awards 2006||2006|
|In the Mix||2005|
|Truth and Dare||2003|
|While Supplies Last||2002|
|Maggie and Annie||2002|
|Catch Me If You Can||2002|
|Days of Our Lives||1965|