Jillian Leigh Bell (born April 25, 1984) is an American comedian, actress, and screenwriter. She stars in the 2019 film Brittany Runs a Marathon. She had recurring roles as Jillian Belk on Workaholics and as Dixie on the final season of Eastbound & Down, and appeared in 22 Jump Street and Fist Fight.
Jillian Leigh Bell
April 25, 1984
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Bell was born and raised in Las Vegas, the daughter of Tanzy and Ron Bell. She is of Romanian descent through her maternal grandmother. Bell began to study 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.
Bell is an alum of The Straitjacket Society in Los Angeles. She auditioned for Saturday Night Live. Although she did not join the cast, she became a writer for the show in 2009 for its 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.
In January 2016, Comedy Central debuted a new series, Idiotsitter, in which Bell portrays the constantly misbehaving adult daughter of wealthy parents. Idiotsitter was launched as a web series in early 2014, before being picked up in June 2014 by Comedy Central for network airing.
|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||Helene the Lunch Mom/Yoga Instructor||Voices|
|2016||Office Christmas Party||Trina|
|2017||Fist Fight||Counselor Holly|
|2018||Game Over, Man!||Embarrassed Girl|
|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|
|Godmothered||Eleanor / Fairy Godmother||In 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"|
|2011–2017||Workaholics||Jillian Belk||44 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–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–present||Bob's Burgers||Mandy / Nat (voices)||Episode: "Better Off Sled" (as Mandy)|
Episode: "V for Valentine-detta" (as Nat)
Episode: “The Ring (But Not Scary)” (as Nat)
Episode: "Just the Trip" (as Nat)
|2018||Drunk History||Clara Kinsey||Episode: "Sex"|
|2019||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Herself||Episode: "The Rhy Chormosome"|
|2019||What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage||Herself||Episode: “Elevator”|
|2019–present||Bless the Harts||Violet Hart (voice)||Series regular|
|2019||Human Discoveries||Minerva (voice)||Series regular|
|2019||Green Eggs and Ham||Gluntz (voice)||Series regular|
|2019||Archer||Captain Glenda Price (voice)||Episode: "Dining with the Zarglorp"|
|2019||Nailed It!||Guest host||Episode: "One Fail, Two Fail. I Fail, You Fail!"|
|2020||Room 104||Sam||Episode "Star Time"|
In 2010, Bell was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series for her work in the writers' room on Saturday Night Live.
- "Jillian Bell on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
- "Jillian Bell's 30th". Retrieved December 22, 2015.
- "Lenny Jacobson on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
- "Jillian Bell". TVmaze.com. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
- Justin Shady (July 24, 2012). "Bell: Workaholic aces 'Master' class". Variety. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "Claire Voyant - Past Column from July 06, 2012". Lvol.com. Retrieved January 18, 2017.
- McNamara, Jimmy (September 6, 2012). "From Curb to Partners: Jillian Bell". HuffPost. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
- "Seven Questions With Jillian Bell '02". Bishop Gorman High School Alumni Newsletter: 12. Summer 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "'Workaholics' Star Jillian Bell Joins Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum in '22 Jump Street' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. September 12, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- 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.
- "Jillian Bell, Isla Fisher to Star in Disney+ Comedy 'Godmothered' (Exclusive)". Retrieved January 9, 2020.
- "Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series Nominees / Winners 2010". Television Academy. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
- "MTV Movie Awards 2015: See the Full Winners List". Billboard. April 12, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2020.
- Nissen, Dano; Nissen, Dano (September 5, 2019). "Laurence Fishburne, Jared Harris & Jillian Bell to be Feted at San Diego Intl. Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
- "John Cameron Mitchell Receives Provincetown's Filmmaker on the Edge Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 13, 2020.