If you used to watch soap opera Days of Our Lives and General Hospital, then Jen Lilly must have been one of your favorite characters. Jen is an American singer and actress with a passion for humanity.
She is a member of Be Your Own You, a lifestyle organization with a goal to empower girls, young woman, as well as the ladies with some life experience. Among numerous supporting roles she appeared in, everybody remembers her role in The Artist, the Academy award-winning 2011 French movie.
The real name of Jen Lilley is Jennifer Elizabeth Lilley. She was born in Roanoke, Virginia, on August 4, 1988.
Her parents are Ellen and Vincent Lilley (he is a judge). Jen is not the only child in her family, as she has one younger sister (Katherine Lilley) and two brothers (Ryan and Michael).
Jen Lilley attended Cave Spring High School, after which she enrolled to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She was a hard-working student and graduated even before it was planned.
Jen was honored with magna cum laude because of her success at the university.
Besides being a brilliant student, Jen still managed to devote some time to acting even during college.
This is when her acting career starts – with The Loss of Life, which was a movie Jen Lilly got her first role in. Just as we mentioned, Lilley got a supporting role in The Artist.
Jen had the chance to meet some great actors on the set of this movie directed by Michel Hazanavicius – Penelope Ann Miller, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Jean Dujardin, and many more.
The Artist and a casting role in this movie brought Jen Lilley more than an average reward.
Fifteen million dollars was invested in it, while the profit turned out to be over $133 million until now. The same year, in 2011, Jen Lilley appeared on MTV’S Disaster Date.
While being on MTV, Jen met Russell Pitts, Kara Luiz, Jason Karasev, and many other actors and celebrities.
One of her most appreciated roles was the one in the iCarly TV movie – iParty with Victorious. She played the role of Monie in this movie.
Another awesome role she got was the role of Maxie Jones, as Jen was a temporary recast for the time when Kristen Storms was making a medical pause on General Hospital.
Days of Our Lives gave Jen the chance to make her first on-screen debut, which occurred on July 3, 2013.
She played a character of Theresa Donovan, a newly created one.
However, she exited the soap in June 2016, when she told the press the current schedule was stopping her from pursuing other opportunities and things she wanted in life back then.
Jen Lilley got a role in The Crazy Ones with James Wolk alongside.
We guess there is no person in this world who doesn’t like Grey’s Anatomy, right?
If you are a fan, then you must have seen Lilley in a guest role of Kara on this hit TV series.
Jen plays a lovely role in Mingle All The Way, one of the Hallmark Christmas movies, with an interesting story.
Jen plays the role of a founder of a dating app, who matches with a man with who she already had a couple of awful encounters before.
However, the couple still decides to spend a week together, and, as you can already guess – they realize they have a great connection in the end.
The year 2018 brought a new project for Jen Lilley, such as Yes, I do, Twin Betrayal, Evil Doctor, and the Wedding.
Indie Series Awards nominated Jen Lilley for Best Lead Actress – Drama for Youthful Daze.
Besides acting, Jen knows how to sing as well. She began singing at the age of 16. Thanks to her lovely voice, Jen done numerous musical performances. However, on November 24, 2015, Jen released her first Christmas album – Tinsel Time. One of the tracks from this album was premiered on TV Insider.
Because of the immense popularity the album gained, it was released on Amazon and Jen made a lot of money by selling CDs.
Jen Lilley has a big heart, and is involved in numerous charities and is a fighter for the children’s right all over the world.
She is a fighter against sexual and physical abuse against children but also stands for protecting the homeless people, the ones involved in trafficking, and people in Africa.
Childhelp is one of the charities that stands for preventing child abuse, and they choose Jen Lilly to be their ambassador back in 2011.
Jen and Cynthia Steele Vance hosted a 2012 show in Washington D.C organized by Childhelp named Childhelp Wings Fashion Show.
Next year, Jen became a collaborate of a brand Be Your Own You, a lifestyle brand that motivates women and girls to stand up and fight for their rights.
Jen also designed her own clothing line – Signature Series, and all of the revenue money is transferred to Childhelp directly.
One more proof Jen Lilley is an amazing and caring woman is the fact she was one of the performers at a benefit concert in 2014 in New York for the sake of helping wounded veterans.
She performed at one more benefit concert – in Georgia in the summer of 2014.
Jen sang with SOWEGA Art Performance so that they could gather resources for ONEless Ministries.
Lilley was recording her new album, which was released in 2018. A single titled King of Hearts announced the forthcoming album.
Jen was a part of the cast for the movie A Dash of Love, filmed in November 2016.
Lilley is doing great in terms of finance, as her acting career, television, and music are bringing her a solid revenue. According to reports, her net worth evolves around $500,000.
Just as most of the celebrities, Jen is an active user of social media, while her Instagram account counts about 100,000 followers.
Jen Lilley is happily married. She married Jason Wayne, her longtime boyfriend on May 26, 2007.
The couple celebrated 10 years of married in 2017. They have similar interest as well and are actively involved in multiple charity projects.
In one of her interviews, Jen explained her husband is never jealous of her roles and is very supporting and caring.
Jen and Jason adopted a baby boy from foster care in 2016.
She also shared a story about how transforming and wonderful this experience was both for her and Jason.
This boy is 2 years now, while they are also in the process of this boy’s half brother who is 2 years old.
On March 21, 2019, the couple announced Jen is pregnant.
Jen and Jason are now expecting a baby girl, which means they will have both 2 boys and a girl – lovely!
She shared a picture on her Instagram profile to say the happy news to the world and also said the baby will come around her birthday.
Before this, Jen had a miscarriage, which was a deeply painful experience for her and Jason.
However, after a sad and tough period, the couple went through, they are happier than ever and thinking of names for their August baby girl already.
Full Name: Jennifer Elizabeth Lilley
Date of Birth: August 4, 1988
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia
Profession: Actress and Singer
Height: 1.60 m
Net Worth: $500,000