Growing up in rural Indiana, Jill didn't start acting until the age of sixteen. By 18, she had won a state speech title and matriculated to Bradley University on a theatre scholarship. Jill first captured the attention of the LGBT media in 2006 when she starred in the action flick In Her Line of Fire alongside Mariel Hemingway. Since then, she has stayed busy on stage, screen and television. Jill starred in indie hits X’s and O’s and The Pleasure Drivers; she became a series regular on five separate occasions, perhaps most notably with Here TV's Dante's Cove; and she guest-starred on several more series, including Logo's Rick & Steve. Jill recently went on to co-executive produce and star in two award-winning series of her own: We Have To Stop Now and Second Shot.
In 2007, Jill co-created We’re Getting Nowhere, regarded by the press as “the video blog that started it all” for LGBT new media. The enormous popularity of the series, hosted by the Viacom-owned Afterellen.com, led to a development deal with Logo and a stream of lesbian roles for Jill: eight scripted series, five feature films, three shorts and over a dozen new media projects.
Discontented with traditional media, Jill has maintained an active online presence since 2008. She followed We're Getting Nowhere with two socio-political video blogs for Shewired.com: The Violet Underground and The Gloves Are Off.
A pioneer in LGBT new media, Jill served on the Screen Actor’s Guild LGBT National Board and has traveled to over two dozen cities to speak on LGBT media issues. Her projects have been staples of the worldwide LGBT film festival circuit for 7 years running, the most recent being Second Shot, an independent comedy co-created and written by Nancylee Myatt (3way, South of Nowhere) and Dara Nai (Afterellen.com).
The first two episodes of Second Shot premiered to sold out audiences at The Dinah in April of 2013. Later that summer, Second Shot played Outfest Los Angeles and won best feature at LFest in the United Kingdom.
Jill has been nominated in four categories and won two Audience Choice Awards at Logo's NewNowNext Awards. She was also voted Shewired's Woman of the Year and awarded Autostraddle's Celesbian of the Year. Curve Magazine has nominated her in four separate categories, with three wins going to her self-produced, award-winning comedy We Have to Stop Now.
Aiming to reunite the cast of 3Way, Jill collaborated with Second Shot head writer Dara Nai on Bad Habits, a 30-minute single camera comedy. She penned a column for Curve Magazine in January 2017, and has three features in development.