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Jillian Leigh Bell[1] (born April 25, 1984)[2][3] is an American comedian, actress, and screenwriter. 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 22 Jump Street, Fist Fight and stars in the upcoming film Brittany Runs a Marathon.

Jillian Bell
Jillian Leigh Bell

(1984-04-25) April 25, 1984 (age 35)
  • Actress
  • screenwriter
  • comedian
Years active2006–present


Early lifeEdit

Bell was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, the daughter of Tanzy and Ron Bell.[4][5] Her grandmother was Romanian.[6] Bell began studying improv at the age of eight.[7] She graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 2002.[8] After high school, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and became a member of the Groundlings.[4]


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.[4] The same year Bell appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm as an assistant who wears revealing clothing at work.[7]

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.[4] 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.[9] In 2015, she co-starred in Goosebumps and The Night Before.

In January 2016, Comedy Central debuted a new series, Idiotsitter, in which Bell portrays the constantly misbehaving adult daughter of wealthy parents; her character, Gene Russell, is serving time under house arrest, and is being mentored by Billie Brown (Charlotte Newhouse), who is hired by Gene's parents. Idiotsitter was launched as a web series in early 2014, before being picked up in June 2014 by Comedy Central for network airing.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bridesmaids Girl at Shower
2012 Love, Gloria Cheryl
2012 The Master Susan Gregory
2014 22 Jump Street Mercedes
2014 Inherent Vice Chlorinda
2015 Goosebumps Lorraine Conyers
2015 The Night Before Betsy Greenberg
2016 The Angry Birds Movie Helene the Lunch Mom/Yoga Instructor Voices
2016 Office Christmas Party Trina
2017 Fist Fight Counselor Holly
2017 Rough Night Alice
2018 Game Over, Man! Embarrassed Girl
2018 Charming Additional Voices Voices
2019 Brittany Runs a Marathon Brittany Forgler Also executive producer
2019 Sword of Trust Cynthia
2020 Bill & Ted Face the Music Dr. Taylor Wood
TBA El Tonto In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
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"
2011–2017 Workaholics Jillian Belk 44 episodes
2011 Friends with Benefits Amanda Episode: "The Benefit of Keeping Your Ego in Check"
2012–2013 Partners Renata 6 episodes
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–present SuperMansion Lex Lightning (voice) 20 episodes
2016–2017 Idiotsitter Genevieve "Gene" Russell Also creator and writer
2016 Portlandia Car Rental Clerk Episode: "Weirdo Beach"
2016 Son of Zorn Dorothy Clementina/Headbutt Girl (voice) Episode: "Return of the Drinking Buddy"
2017 Dogs In a Park Various Dogs 8 episodes
2018 Bob's Burgers Mandy / Nat (voices) Episode: "Better Off Sled" (as Mandy)
Episode: "V for Valentine-detta" (as Nat)
2018 Drunk History Clara Kinsey Episode: "Sex"
2019 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Herself Episode: "The Rhy Chormosome"
2019 Neurotica. Hailey Episode: "Eureka!"
2019 Bless the Harts TBA (voice) Series regular


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television Herself Episode: "The Rhy Chromosome"


  1. ^ "Jillian Bell on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jillian Bell's 30th". Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "Lenny Jacobson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d Justin Shady (July 24, 2012). "Bell: Workaholic aces 'Master' class". Variety. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Claire Voyant - Past Column from July 06, 2012". Retrieved January 18, 2017.
  6. ^ "From Curb to Partners: Jillian Bell - Jimmy McNamara". The Huffington Post. September 6, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Jimmy McNamara: From Curb to Partners: Jillian Bell". September 6, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Seven Questions With Jillian Bell '02". Bishop Gorman High School Alumni Newsletter: 12. Summer 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "'Workaholics' Star Jillian Bell Joins Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum in '22 Jump Street' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. September 12, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  10. ^ Miller, Liz Shannon (January 14, 2016). "If Comedy Central's 'Idiotsitter' is Half as Funny As Talking to Its Creators, It Could Be the Funniest Show on TV". Indiewire. Retrieved March 7, 2016.

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