Jill Schoelen


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A more unconventional husky-voiced "scream queen" heroine of the 1980s was Jill Schoelen, daughter of well-known fashion designer Dorothy Schoelen. Born and raised in Burbank, she studied at the Acting for Life Theatre in Burbank and started off on TV as a teen in the Fame-influenced TV pilot called The Best of Times (1981), starring the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Stepfather Stephanie Maine
(1987)
Cutting Class Paula Carson
(1989)
The Phantom of the Opera Christine Day
(1989)
Babes in Toyland Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
(1986)

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  Fault (TV Movie) (completed)
Shelley
 2004 She Kept Silent (Short)
Yalena
 1996 Not Again!
Jenny
 1994 There Goes My Baby
Babette
 1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Becky Garfield
- Shaker (1994) ... Becky Garfield
 1993 Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (TV Movie)
Ruth Henderson
 1993 When a Stranger Calls Back (TV Movie)
Julia Jenz
 1992 State of Mind
Wishman
 1992 Adventures in Spying
Julie Converse
 1992 The Heights (TV Series)
Betty B
- Fear of Heights (1992) ... Betty B
 1991 Rich Girl
Courtney
 1991 Popcorn
Maggie
 1989 The Phantom of the Opera
Christine Day
 1989 Curse II: The Bite
Lisa Snipes
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Flora Gerakaris
- Truck Stop (1989) ... Flora Gerakaris
 1989 Cutting Class
Paula Carson
 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Amy Fletcher
- Gambler (1988) ... Amy Fletcher
 1987 Billionaire Boys Club (TV Mini-Series)
Amy Whitehall
- Part II (1987) ... Amy Whitehall
- Part I (1987) ... Amy Whitehall
 1987 The Stepfather
Stephanie Maine
 1986 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Mary Piper / Mary Contrary
 1986 Shattered Spirits (TV Movie)
Allison
 1985 That Was Then... This Is Now
Angela Shepard
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
Shelley
- The People vs. Willy the Goat (1985) ... Shelley
 1985 Thunder Alley
Beth
 1985 Chiller (TV Movie)
Stacey
 1985 Sara (TV Series)
Emily
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) ... Emily
 1984 Hot Moves
Julie Ann
 1983/I Happy Endings (TV Movie)
Anne Marie Bartlett
 1983 D.C. Cab
Claudette
 1983 Great Day (TV Movie)
Carla Simpson
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Kelly Hobbs
- Sweet Sixteen and Dead (1983) ... Kelly Hobbs
 1982 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Jane Canfield
- Love (1982) ... Jane Canfield
 1981 The Best of Times (TV Movie)
Jill
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Album: "Kelly's Smile" See more »

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I had some problems when I was a child. They were temporary but, for a child, even a few months can be a very long time. I learned to enjoy being alone and lose myself in make-believe--acting. It was healing for me as a seven-year-old. It still is. See more »

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Living in the Los Angeles area with her kids and dog, Hercules. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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