Jillian is a passionate performing arts enthusiast and veteran of the entertainment industry. After graduating from Vassar College, Jillian appeared in the off-broadway musical “Struttin,” and received the Audelco Award for most outstanding female performer in a lead role. Shortly after “Struttin,’” Jillian relocated to Paris, France where her dreams of pursuing a career in the performing arts were further realized. In France, Jillian became the first Black American female to host more than five national television shows on the national French TV network, M6.
Jillian‘s love for musical theater continued in Paris when she as cast in the lead role of Hattie in “Kiss Me Kate,” performing at the famed Théâtre Mogador in Paris, and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève while also continuing to tape television shows for M6. As a celebrity interviewer and host for the hit show Dance Machine, Jillian interviewed singers and bands from throughout Europe.
Cheating: When Love Lies includes one-on-one interviews with cheaters, betrayed partners, therapists, lawyers, and people whose lives have been affected by cheating. A consummate professional, Jillian is determined to present interviews that are non-judgmental, so to reveal the many sides of this prevalent aspect of the human condition. The podcasts are as passionate and raw as they are real—at times maddening or heartbreaking, they are always ultimately a provocative look at this ne’er talked about aspect of our lives.
Courted by FX network, Jullian returned to the US to become a correspondent on the newly launched morning show “Breakfast Time” hosted by Tom Bergeron and Laurie Hibberd. Following the show’s critical acclaim, “Breakfast Time” moved to Fox and became “Fox After Breakfast,” where Jillian continued her role as a show correspondent alongside now “Amazing Race” host, Phil Keoghan and Tom Bergeron. From there Jillian moved on to become host of the syndicated game show “Quick Witz” and host of “ Double Agents” on Discovery.