Jillian Leigh Bell (born April 25, 1984) 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 Leigh Bell
April 25, 1984
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Bell was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, the daughter of Tanzy and Ron Bell. 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, California, 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.
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.
|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|
|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||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||Bless the Harts||TBA (voice)||Series regular|
|2019||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Herself||Episode: "The Rhy Chromosome"|
- "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.
- 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.
- "From Curb to Partners: Jillian Bell - Jimmy McNamara". The Huffington Post. September 6, 2012. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
- "Jimmy McNamara: From Curb to Partners: Jillian Bell". Huffingtonpost.com. September 6, 2012. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
- "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.