Jill Jaress | Resume | Photos


Enhance your page with a resume!

Jill Jaress


BAE, AEA, SAG-AFTRA

Performer Profile


  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5 feet 6 in
  • Weight: 133 lbs
  • Age Range: 50 - 87
  • Physique: Slim
  • Hair Color: Blond(e)
  • Hair Length: Chin Length
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Voice Type: Alto

Internet


Jill Jaress Unleashed Actor/Filmmaker Got a Laugh Entertainment/ Directed by Jill Jaress

Performer Skills


  • Performance Skills: Dancing, Improvisation, Singing, Host, Voiceover, Comedian
  • Athletic Skills: Golf, Swimming
  • Accents: Southern, Scandinavian, Texan, New York (Brooklyn), German, British, New York (Bronx), French, Russian, Midwest
  • Musical Instruments: Piano, Trombone
  • Dance: Hula, Ballroom, Swing, Line, Club/Freestyle, Salsa

Awards


  • The Actors' Film Festival, Best Performance Lead Role , 2014
    For "1 Nighter" aka "The One-Nighter"
  • Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection Short Film Corner, 2007
    Someone to Love, written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress screened to an SRO audience in the Short Film Corner and went on to win laurels in ten additional Academy-qualifying and international film festivals.
  • International Film Quarterly Film Festival, "Best Romantic Comedy" - Feature Directed by Jill Jaress, 2014
    "The One-Nighter" - a 90 minute feature. Written, directed and produced by Jill Jaress. It stars Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms and Jill Jaress
  • The Actors' Film Festival, Best Direction - Jill Jaress, 2014
    For romcom feature "1 Nighter" aka "The One-Nighter"
  • Broad Humor Film Festival, Winner - Best Short, 2007
    Written, Directed, Produced and Starring Jill Jaress, Kristian Capilik and Jennifer Murphy.
  • SoCal Film Fest, Honorable Mention, "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress, 2012
    The full length feature, "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms, Jill Jaress
  • Cinema City Film Festival, "Excellence in Screenwriting" , 2008
    "The One-Nighter" - written, directed, produced and starring Timothy Bottoms and Jill Jaress
  • The Indie Fest for "The One-Nighter", Award of Merit, 2014
    For the full length feature script of "Someone to Love" written by Jill Jaress
  • Accolade Film Competition, Honorable Mention, 2007
    Someone to Love written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress with Kristian Capalik and Jennifer Murphy
  • Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, Honorable Mention, 2014
    For "The One-Nighter"written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress and Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
  • Broad Humor Film Festival, Official Selection, 2014
    "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress and Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
  • LA Femme Film Festival, Official Selection, 2014
    "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress and Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
  • Big Bear Lake Film Festival, Official Selection, 2014
    "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress and Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
  • Vegas Cine Fest, Official Selection, 2014
    "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress and Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
  • Queens International Film Festival, Finalist, 2007
    "Someone to Love" written, directed and produced by Jill Jaress starring Jill Jaress, Kristian Capalik and Jennifer Murphy
  • Through Women's Eyes, Finalist, 2007
    "Someone to Love: written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress, with Kristian Capalik and Jeniffer Murphy
  • Sundays in the City Film Fest, Finalist, 2007
    "The One-Nighter" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress and Golden Globe nominee Timothy Bottoms.
  • Cinema City Film Fest, Finalist, 2008
    "Someone to Love" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress
  • Women's INternational Film Fest, Official Selection, 2008
    Someone to Love - written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress
  • Beverly Hills High Def Film Fest, Official Selection, 2008
    "Someone to Love" written, directed, produced and starring Jill Jaress.
  • WGA Producers Access Program, 1 of Four Winners, 1992
    for feature screenplay "My Fairy Godmother".
  • Cinema City Film Fest, Excellence in Writing "Someone to Love"., 2008
    Someone to Love
  • Waterfront Film Festival, Official Selection - Screenwriting, 2011
    "The Christmas Spirit"
  • The Actors' Film Festival, Best Direction - Jill Jaress, 2014
    For romcom feature "1 Nighter" aka "The One-Nighter"

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.


IMDb is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this page, which have been supplied by a third party and have not been screened or verified.