Jillian Leff is a Chicago based actor and writer. Originally from Cleveland, OH, she holds a BFA in Acting from Ball State University (chirp chirp). She is a TCTP company member whose past credits include THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS (Annie), WOMEN (Beth/Carl), and ANON(YMOUS) (Calista/Serza). Other Chicago credits include THE GOOD FIGHT (Cicely) (Babes With Blades); GODDAMN GENIUSES (Erwin Schrodinger) (Runaways Lab Theatre); MACSITH (Witch) and LOST GIRLS (Laddie) (EDGE Theatre). She’s also gotten to work with the awesome people at The New Colony, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, and Ghostlight Ensemble. She hopes you have as much fun on the campaign as she did. http://jeleff11.wixsite.com/jillianwebsite
Get to know Jillian!
TCTP: What’s your nerdy guilty pleasure/What’s your fandom?
JL: Harry Potter is absolutely, one hundred percent my fandom. One of the shelves in my room is a dedicated shrine to the books, my two wands (one of my own and a replica of Ginny Weasley's), and my Dumbledore Chocolate Frog Card. I have too many shirts and sweatshirts to count, Went to HP World when I was 25 and cried when I walked into Diagon Alley and I have a 9 3/4 tattoo on my ribs.
TCTP: What clique were you in in high school?
JL: I started out with the honors kids, tried to be a jock my freshman year, but became a full fledged theatre nerd and was president of the Drama Club my senior year.
TCTP: What secret did you have as a 15 year old?
JL: I really liked playing video games, which wasn't the secret. But, I really enjoyed playing the sports games - mainly Madden (the football one). All of my other friends were into fantasy games, but I just wanted to pretend I was an all star running back.
TCTP: If you had a month to live, what would you do?
JL: Quit my job, and hang out with my friends and family as much as I can. Throw a giant party for everyone to come to.
TCTP: Who would you play as? Demon queen, dark elf, half orc wizard, or rogue gnome?
JL: Probs Rogue Gnome. Although I started talking to Zach (who plays Orcus) about making a character and we talked about a Half-Tiefling Monk, so that would be cool.
Check out Jillian's work in SHE KILLS MONSTERS, running March 16 - April 21 at Prop Thtr.
Get Tickets Here: https://dime.io/events/she-kills-monsters