Jillian Leigh Bell (born April 25, 1984) is an American comedian and actress. She is best known for her recurring roles as Jillian Belk on Workaholics and Dixie on the final season of Eastbound & Down, as well as appearing in the 2014 film 22 Jump Street.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 3.1 Film
- 3.2 Television
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Bell was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her grandmother was Romanian. Bell began studying improv at the age of eight. She graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 2002. After high school, she moved to Los Angeles and became a member of the Groundlings.
An alum of The Straitjacket Society in Los Angeles, CA, Jillian auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and though she did not join the cast, she became a writer for the show in 2009 for the thirty-fifth season. The same year Bell appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm as an assistant who wears revealing clothing at work.
In 2011, she began to play “Jillian Belk” on the Comedy Central series Workaholics. Film director Paul Thomas Anderson noticed her in Workaholics and cast her in a small role in his 2012 film, The Master and yet again in another small role in his 2014 film, Inherent Vice. She had a recurring role as Dixie in the fourth and final season of Eastbound and Down. In 2014, she appeared in 22 Jump Street alongside Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. In 2015, she co-starred in Goosebumps and The Night Before.
|2011||Bridesmaids||Girl at Shower|
|2012||The Master||Susan Gregory|
|2014||22 Jump Street||Mercedes|
|2015||The Night Before||Betsy Greenberg|
|2016||The Angry Birds Movie||Purple mother bird||Post-production|
|2006||Crossbows & Mustaches||Denise||Television shorts|
|2007–2008||Preppy Hippies||Jillian||5 episodes|
|2009||Waiting to Die||Kristy||Pilot|
|2009–2010||Saturday Night Live||Team Helga Curling Player||Episode: “Jennifer Lopez”; also writer|
|2009||Worst Week||Eleanor||Episode: “The Puppy”|
|2009||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Maureen||Episode: “The Bare Midriff”|
|2011||Franklin & Bash||Jennifer Putnam||Episode: “Jennifer of Troy”|
|2011–present||Workaholics||Jillian Belk||42 episodes|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Amanda||Episode: “The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check”|
|2013||To My Future Assistant||Pilot|
|2013||Eastbound & Down||Dixie||8 episodes|
|2013||High School USA!||Miriam (voice)||Episode: “Rumsprinabreakers”|
|2014||Gravity Falls||Melody (voice)||2 episodes|
|2015||Lucas Bros Moving Co||Beyonce / Laura (voices)||2 episodes|
|2015||SuperMansion||Lex Lightning (voice)||6 episodes|