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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 October 1982Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameGillian McLaren Jacobs
Nickname Gill
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gillian Jacobs was born on October 19, 1982 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Gillian McLaren Jacobs. She is an actress, known for Community (2009), The Box (2009) and Walk of Shame (2014).

Trade Mark (2)

Blonde hair
Big blue eyes

Trivia (9)

Studied acting at the Juilliard School, in New York City, graduating in 2004.
Starred in such off-Broadway productions as "Little Flower of East Orange", which was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as "A Feminine Ending", directed by Blair Brown.
Made her New York stage debut in 2006 in "Cagelove". Her performance as an assault victim was praised in a New York Times review, which said she "has the glow of a star in the making".
Her first love is theater. She started acting at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and frequently competed in an annual Shakespeare Monologue Contest.
Good friends with Community (2009) co-star Joel McHale.
Jacobs is of Irish, Scottish, German, and French heritage.
Was accepted to Harvard and Northwestern University but chose to attend Julliard.
Niece of former Secretary of Transportation Samuel Skinner.
First name is pronounced with a hard "G".

Personal Quotes (4)

I'd never really done comedy before Community (2009), so getting to work, day in and day out, with all these great people, directors, writers, and actors, I feel like I've learned a lot.
I had some years of definite frustration. Auditioning and not working as much as I would have liked to, or working and being paid a pittance, and sort of scrounging by in New York and sleeping on a chair that folded out into a bed.
I'm not conservative, but I am kind of clean living in my own life.
I like the 'Moth' podcast a lot. I listen to that.

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