Jillian, a Minnesota native, started entertaining as a young girl singing out of her living room window to her friends in the neighborhood. She began her professional career modeling in Florida that eventually led her into acting for commercials and films. She has had the opportunity to study her craft in both Los Angeles and Florida helping her to land one of her first roles, where she spent over two weeks in Morocco filming the action thriller "Real Premonition" and since has been in over 25 feature films including: Prime of Your Life, Scare Zone, Waste of Space, Contract Killers, Brainjacked, The Uh Oh Show and Exit 727. Jillian has also be seen on the Lifetime TV series "Drop Dead Diva", and Spry TV's "Walk on Water".

She has worked on over 60 commercials and infomercials either on camera or as voice over talent and modeled for hundreds of companies including:
Publix, Bealls, Dillards, Columbia Sportswear, Harley, Corvette, Disney, Universal Studios, Florida's Natural Orange Juice, Bright House Networks, Hyundai, Toronto Blue Jays, Reebok, Nike, Shop NBC, The Home Shopping Network, Rockettes Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Daily Buzz, The Day Time Show and Studio 10.

Recently Jillian had a beautiful baby boy, Dalex with her cinematographer/director husband of 3 years, Dave A. Barrett. Jillian and Dave also started their own company together, Moonphase Productions, and currently have a couple of films in development.

Her passion for organic and natural living has driven her to create a line of holistic personal care products for her company Organic Reverence®, which is in the process of developing a Chakra line. When chillin' out, Jillian loves to watch sunsets from her dock, trying to play the guitar, with her family and yellow lab, Buccaneer.